Than to be in Carolina, in the morning. Hi everyone! We are back from our trip to the future homesite. Many plans were made and decisions were finalized. It was a very fruitful trip. One of the things I found in South Carolina growing all over was this crimson clover -Trifolium incarnatum. It was gorgeous.
Another flower that was growing all over was this sweet little blue flower. Anyone know what this is? The wind was blowing so photos were hard.
Our lot was a great deal different than last we saw it...in March! There are more hardwoods than I remembered. We have dogwoods dappled through the lot. Hopefully we will be able to keep many of them. The house will have to be sighted in the right place and then septic dug and of course a driveway. So no telling how many of the trees will be still there. I have told the builder of my tree hugging tendencies.
We have many Shagbark Hickory Carya ovata, which are new to me. Interesting trees. This was taken with the camera phone-- not as clear as other photos. Many Water Oaks, Quercus nigra, various white oaks- not sure of the variety. Trees are not my forte, but I am trying to ID what I can. There are also a lot of Winged Elm,Ulmus alata. These reseed easily so there a lot of little ones.
Through the trees you can see my husband standing about where the house will sit. We have a lot of poison ivy -- oops. There are Virginia Creeper vines, Parthenocissus quinquefolia (in addition to the poison ivy) some honeysuckle..though I didn't see blooms, so not sure what kind.
The last photo...for today, is some lady standing down by the water line. We have about a four foot drop right by the water, then gentle slope up to the street. You can see how much undergrowth there is.