Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Trumpet vine, road trip and hog heaven

- This vine has popped up in two places recently - here next to the "no pooing and peeing" zone and running up a utility pole on my commuting route. I think I have identified it as a trumpet vine. Whatever it is, it's pretty.

- A Tuesday after work road trip with friends Kim L. and Robert to give hugs at a funeral home visitation. LaGrange, Georgia turns out to be a perfectly delightful little town with a full downtown at 6:30pm with nary a parking space available. According to Wikipedia, it is named after the country estate near Paris of the Marquis de La Fayette, who visited the area in 1825.

- A dinner of barbecue at a place called "Hog Heaven" - oh my! An icy cold "Blue Moon" beer arrives with an orange slice garnish. Delicious.


Fireblossom said...

I love vines, especially flowering vines. :-)

Louvregirl said...

LOVE that vine...and I 'want it.'Such a pretty yellow.
lg :)

desk49 said...

No flag from the pole is hung
Vines trumps its glory to everyone
A beer that’s blue with orange sliced too
The pore pig got cooked for the bunch of you

TALON said...

Looks like a trumpet vine - a really fine one! I guess it thrives in a poo/pee free zone.

Sounds like a misnomer, doesn't it? Surely it's got to be Hog Hell for the poor piggies on the platter! (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

Sara said...


THANK YOU! You have identified a plant I have in my yard that is very prolific. It grows on my fence. I wondered what it was and now I know:~)

That meal does sound delicious! I'm glad you enjoyed the road trip.

Lynn said...

FB -

Me, too - this one has really taken hold and I had just noticed the one on my commute path the other day. It's new to me.

lg -

I think it would grow in your zone!

Ellis -

That pig did get cooked just for us. :)

Talon -

lol! Yep - hog hell indeed. :) Poor pig.

Sara -

I hope that is it! I googled "creeping vine with yellow flowers" and found that.

Jannie Funster said...

Yes, a lovely trumpet honeysuckle. (I think) Perfect for humming birds.

Beer + bar-b-q? I'll have to try that sometime. ;)

Georgia, Georgia, so many towns to know.
Georgia, Georgia, to the state one day I shall go.


Riot Kitty said...

That was nice of you to give hugs...sorry for whomever you lost.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I imagine the hummingbirds will like that vine!

Yes - come visit.


Riot Kitty -

Thank you - a good friend's father-in-law.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Beautiful plant! Leave it to you to find something positive about a memorial gathering! Blue beer? Never seen any- Sounds like a fun place.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

It wasn't really a sad occasion - Bill's father was 92! A good long life. :)

Lory said...

Very pretty! But I think this may be a Carolina Jessamine vine.