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Flower of the day: August 11, 2020. Pepper tree

On a recent park walk, my friend pointed out a large tree with drooping leaves and little berries on its branches as a pepper tree. I didn’t know what to expect since the bulbs were yellow and had no resemblance to a peppercorn. But when I rubbed the yellow bulb between my fingers, it released that distinct spicy smell. When I looked it up online, this pepper is called “pink peppercorn“; it’s an altogether different kind of pepper than commonly used in cooking.

My friend didn’t know it was a pepper tree until her mother pointed it out to her last month. I love how knowledge is passed down and we can keep learning from each other. Now that tree has more significance to me and my kids (since I had to take them to smell it).

Thanks Cee for hosting this FOTD challenge!

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. It was a great walk/ hike with both you and Helen! What a fun time to do something different and enjoy the outdoors. Love our outings where I come home refreshed.
      Have wonderful Wednesday and fighting!! Much love…


    1. I know what you mean about naming what you see in nature! It feels empowering and your interest in that thing goes up substantially. There’s so much to learn and I don’t think anybody knows everything. It’s an ongoing learning process.
      Have a great weekend and I’m so happy you stopped by!

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      1. It’s lovely to be catching up with the little group of blogs I follow – the sunshine has kept me outside for a few weeks, but I’ve missed seeing what everyone is up to and reading your lovely words x


      2. I’m so glad you stopped by! I too enjoy keeping up with the blogs I follow, but finding a peaceful time to just read and comment are far and few in between. It’s the mom anxiety of I need to do this and that!
        It’s summer…you got to enjoy the sunshine and am so glad you did. Being outdoors makes a positive difference in our moods. I just saw your pretty seeds photos and mouse ballerina in your recent post. Beautiful display and composition!


    1. Thanks for your wonderful comment!! It makes me happy to know that you learn something new from my posts. Blogging is fun like that: we share and learn from each other! Your gratitude blog shows me all the ways, things taken for granted, to stay grateful. Blessings are a gift and a bigger gift if we have the eyes to realize them.

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      1. You’re utmost welcome! Yes, I love learning every time I stop by. It certainly is and I love that aspect about blogging. Aww, thank you. All glory to God for He was the main inspiration behind that blog. So true. Amen! May God continue to shower you with His blessings. πŸ’™


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