Wednesday, October 15, 2008

From today...

We had to run to Terre Haute today, so on the way home we took a little detour. We were places that we didn't know where we were. Oh, we knew we were in Illinois or Indiana, but to honestly be able to say go here and turn right and go so and so and turn right again--no, we didn't know that. We did know if we headed east that we would eventually come to a road we recognized. Thank God the sun was still shining to tell directions by, though I do have a compass in the car for just such times.
The above is the first picture that I took...while my eyes were riveted on it, my husband was looking elsewhere. He asked what this was....
I told him I thought it was what my daddy used to call Wahoo...I seen it on another blog a bit back and got to looking for it on the web and found that it is also called the strawberry bush.
I can remember the first time I ever seen it when I was probably 10 years old or so...I thought it such a different type of bush. It was a little bit farther along than this...
I know I broke off some and sped home with it to show my mom and dad.
I must say that I still think it a pretty neat bush!

9 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I remember seeing these in Massachusetts but I don't think I've ever seen them here in Ontario. Strawberry bush. Hmmm. I'll try to remember that name. ;-)

Abe Lincoln said...

I think I saw this one time and heard it called a strawberry bush. Since then I have tried twice to buy one but both turned out to be some other bush with pink flowers. This is a nice set of photos.

Mary said...

How unique! I've never seen these, but love them. Really good photos of them! Makes me want to rush out and find one.

Deborah Godin said...

So, they look a little like late blossoms, but up close they look more like seed pods. Do they 'burst' and scatter seeds at some point?

Rose said...

Deborah, that describes it exactly...I wanted to direct every one to google 'Wahoo strawberry' and then click on images...both stages come up in some of the photos.

Carletta said...

I somehow missed these Rose.
I love that first one!!!
Don't know if I've seen this bush or not but it is pretty.

indicaspecies said...

What a nice post and I like those photos, espeically of the exotic bush.

dot said...

How unusual! I've never seen or heard of such before.

Jeannelle said...

Isn't it fun to get lost once in a while!

I have never seen this "strawberry bush" before. Most interesting! Thanks for spotting it.

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