Ivy Buds

Ive mentioned before about my huge Dogwood tree that has been taken over by Ivy. In the Winter the tree leaves fall leaving nothing but the tangled vines of evergreen.

I sit on the patio and watch the bees swarm through the branches. I hate bees but I leave these alone each year because they leave me alone. We have this secret agreement. They work so hard pollinating the tree or are they pollenating the ivy? 

I couldn't help but notice all the Ivy buds. They looked like tiny fireworks exploding in the sunset. I had to grab my camera ipad and take some photos. I mean, I get excited of any fancy growth in the yard thats not concidered weeds. On the other hand, Ivy could be a weed since its a neucience. Like Kudzu.

Who knew those bees would eventually create a tiny jungle in my yard. 

"A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs:
And if these pleasures may move,
Come live with me, and be my love"

                     ~Christopher Marlowe
(The Passionate Shephard to His Love)


  1. I love the starburst look!!

  2. I guess the world is all in how we see it. Thank you for this moment

  3. Ivy can be a nuisance but those tiny fireworks are kind of pretty.

  4. I hate kudzu and pretty much all other plants that litter the yard.

  5. Interesting that things that can be a nuisance can look so pretty.