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Who watched? What a moment!
By who says, If I'm honest, I wasn't that excited for the solar eclipse, but I bought an 85$ lens and decided to shoot it for fun. The experience its self was incredible, I'm so happy I decided to go out watch it. It's funny how a 85$ lens was able to give me a usable image so I thought I'd throw it up for a few hours, I hope some of you were able to experience the amazing phenomenon as well :) 🌝🌚
Chasing waterfalls and finding hidden gems 💎
Turned my life into a never ending adventure when i quit my job and started my online business!
Now i get to do the things i love everyday and get make money while doing it 💕
If you didn’t have to spend your time working for your money what would you do everyday?
So so so true! I feel incredibly blessed to have found a way to earn an income while I sleep and while I'm out living my life. People think it's too good to be true, it's actually not...check the link in my bio 😎
Cercis canadensis (Eastern redbud) is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, native to eastern North America from southern Ontario, Canada south to northern Florida. "Cauliflory": flowering from the trunk or main branches of a tree.
Flowers grow not only on branches, but also directly from trunks, the bark of which is represented in the form of deep cracks.
Another interesting fact.
These flowers (and the young pods they turn into) are edible and have been added to salads to add color and some slight sweetness. Leafcutter bees also seem to prefer them, leaving neat little cuts in the heart-shaped leaves. In fact, 19 species of caterpillars have been documented feeding on Redbuds, including the Henry's Elfin Butterfly. At least 13 leafhoppers and 6 beetles also find them good to eat.
The tree is rather short-lived, reaching 75 years or so and produces flowers often by their 4th or 5th year.
The indigenous people found medicinal functions for this tree. The Alabama used a cold infusion of the roots to treat both fevers and congestion. The Cherokee used it to treat coughs. Both the Delaware and Oklahoma used its roots to treat fever, but also as a purgative to induce vomiting. Many tribes of course also found the flowers and young pods tasty. Others derived a red dye from the roots. Now Redbuds are standards in landscapes due to their beauty. Fittingly, it is the state tree of Oklahoma.
To be continued... #nature#tree#flower#Cercis#redbud#JudasTree#traveling#travelgram#travelingram#travelphotography#travel#traveltheworld#vacationtime#tourism#mytravelgram#visiting#vacation#exploringplaces#activelifestyle#beautifuldestinations#discoverglobe#natgeospace#ourplanetdaily#earthpix#discoverearth#awesomeearth#wonderful_places
The most popular photos in my portfolio with this tree.
Cercis canadensis (Eastern redbud) is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, native to eastern North America from southern Ontario, Canada south to northern Florida.
Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) is sometimes also called the Judas Tree or Flowering Judas or Judea's Tree.
Part of the legend behind this name and this lovely native goes back to Christian folklore. The mythology surrounding all Redbuds originally dealt with a species in the same Genus found in Judea and various other parts of the Middle East that is also called the Judas Tree, Cercis siliquastrum.
The legend says that originally all Redbuds were tall, strong and stately trees that bore beautiful white flowers. However, when Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus and committed suicide by hanging himself, the tree he chose to use was the Redbud. The tree was so ashamed of the role it played that forever more it would not grow big or strong enough to be used for hanging. The wood from then on would be brittle and the flowers, no longer pure, lost their white color and blushed instead. Thus we get the alternate name for Redbuds: the Judas Tree, the tree he chose for his death. Probably closer to the truth was that this tree grew throughout Judea and thus was called "Judea's Tree" which was changed somewhere along the line to just being referred to as Judas Tree.
I remember the first time I saw this magic tree and it struck me so much that the violet-pink flowers grow straight from the trunk of the tree, a trait more common in tropical tree species called "cauliflory." To be continued... #nature#tree#flower#Cercis#redbud#JudasTree#traveling#travelgram#travelingram#travelphotography#travel#traveltheworld#vacationtime#tourism#mytravelgram#visiting#vacation#exploringplaces#activelifestyle#beautifuldestinations#discoverglobe#natgeospace#ourplanetdaily#earthpix#discoverearth#awesomeearth#wonderful_places
My Europe trip has ended and I have been back home in Arizona for about 3 days now!
Already out exploring again and spending my days doing things i actually enjoy 💕
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 😊