June 17, 2014 – Yucca Oh Yucca

Yucca Yucca001 Oh Yucca.Yucca01We thought you were dead.???????????????????????????????We feared the cold winter ???????????????????????????????Had gone to your head. ???????????????????????????????Though you look a little rough, ???????????????????????????????You’re clearly alive.???????????????????????????????Shooting flowered spikes ???????????????????????????????To six-foot-five! Yucca08You’re wild and you’re native.???????????????????????????????That just blows my mind. ???????????????????????????????It seems you’d be in Texas, Yucca11With those of your kind. Yucca12

23 thoughts on “June 17, 2014 – Yucca Oh Yucca

  1. Hi Jim! Wow! What a yucca!!! I love this post…they are so beautiful…great writing too! Thanks for stopping by my blog…I’m happy I landed here! Blessitude – Lorrie

    1. Thanks Amy. Beautiful indeed. You are much further south, I know that. And a big San Antonio Spurs fan. I’m thinking you’re in Yucca country. People probably even call it Soap Weed down there. πŸ™‚

      1. Yep. Jim, A big celebration party for Spurs Tonight! All traffic roads are blocked in DT only public transportation πŸ˜€

  2. Wow, I would have thought it was dead too, judging by the winter photos. Great progression of photos, and the rhyming brought a smile to my face. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Cynthia. Glad you were laughing all the way. Nothing like starting out with proclamations of death. πŸ™‚

  3. I did not know they this was yucca! I have plenty of it in my garden… All in bloom right now, or just starting. And full of lice 😦
    It seems there are a lot of flowers in Indiana growing also here in Hungary. Maybe the climate is alike…?
    Anyway, I love your blog! ItΒ΄s beautiful!!!
    You are a lucky man to own such a pretty little piece of earth!

    1. Thank you. I am a lucky man – of that I am fullly aware. Though, granted, we do work this old piece of earth pretty hard. Yes, I think our climates are similar in Indiana and Hungary. Haven’t noticed any lice on the Yucca around here, though. πŸ™‚ Thank you very much for reading. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Sarah. It did surprise me. I really didn’t expect it to bloom this year and then it goes and blooms as well as ever. Surprise! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks. It survived the winter and now boasts gorgeous blooms, if some pretty rough foliage. You’re welcome for the visit. See you around. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Tilly. Do you have this plant in Michigan? Yucca, aka Soap Weed. I always marvel that it is a native species here. It really does belong in Texas. I’m not sure it can handle another winter like the last, but its blooming tall and gloriously now. πŸ™‚

  4. I felt a bit mean but I laughed out loud at winter part of the poem and the yucca covered in snow! I used to have a type of yucca as a houseplant πŸ™‚

    1. Laughing out loud – thrilled to hear it. Don’t feel mean. The Yucca chooses to live here. That’s the amazing thing to me. This desert looking plant is native and survives here every winter through cold, ice and snow. Thank you for reading and thank you for laughing. πŸ™‚

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