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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Smell that Mountain Laurel...

We went to dinner with our grandson, Cole, and our daughters, Jennie and Joanna, on Monday night. Joanna gave me a sprig of Mountain Laurel. When I got home, I had intentions to paint it but would not have time right then. Cole suggested that I take a photo. I hung the laurel in my studio and promptly forgot about it. Gene remembered this morning and I went in my studio to check it out. Sadly it is past the painting and good photo stage, but my studio smells wonderful! I think I will leave it as potpourri for a while. :) Thanks, Joanna!


My sad Mountain Laurel blooms. You can see a photo of the beautiful blooms by Joanna on her JoJo's Photobox, here.

Added 3/18/2010, After reading Leslie's comments below, I went surfing and found that it is Texas Mountain Laurel.

7 comments:

Joanna said...

Smells wonderful! :)

Jo Castillo said...

Mmmm, yes, Joanna. Thanks again.

Bag Blog said...

The mountain laurel is a sure sign of spring. I guess down your way it is already spring. Here in OK, we are just beginning to see some positive signs. Enjoy the grandkids!

Leslie said...

JO, that's beautiful! But isn't it Wisteria? Mountain Laurel has a bloom that looks more like an apple blossom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalmia_latifolia

Maybe Wisteria is called Mountain Laurel in your part of the country, though- so excuse me if I'm wrong! :)

http://www.sloatgardens.com/wisteria.htm

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, we have been having great weather. Nothing blooming at our house except the Loblolly Pines are popping their pollen all over. We have a few weeks of yellow/green powder all over everything. Not good. Perfect weather to have the house open and can't do it or everything is covered in powder. Good thing is that it doesn't seem to cause allergies.

Leslie, hi there. It is a bush not a vine and I put a link above to Texas Mountain Laurel. Hmmmm.... Thanks for the check up. :)

Joan said...

This must smell wonderful!!! I really like your posting below about the artists in the gallery. You are spot on!

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, thank you! Nice to see you here in the warm weather.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill

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