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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Does Your Hubby Bring You Strange Gifts


My Hubby came in all excited and announced "I brought you a treasure".  Then he layed this down in front of me.  My question was "What is it?"  "It's a pod of course was his reply."  Hummmmmm


 He cracked it open and out came all these seeds and he was right, the inside really is pretty.


 Just look at the character inside this pod.  I love the look. 


 Now I am sure I can find someway to display this and show it's beauty.

Next question "What are the seeds and what do they grow up to be?"  "It's Caesalpinia regia".





Now I am use to him giving me the Botanical name of everything and so I humor him for a few minutes and then I ask him to please speak english.

Common Name = Royal Poinciana or Flame Tree or Peacock Flower

Gorgeous flowers and it will become a small tree.  I really do hope his seeds grow, I would love this in the yard.
Before we were married he once gave me a brick, so I should have know that my life would be filled with unusual gifts. I think this one is a good one.
 

36 comments:

  1. That is actually very thoughtful and romantic!

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  2. Now see, that's something I would appreciate....beauty is all around us. They would be nice in a bowl or on your butter slab!!! hugs...cleo

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  3. You are indeed one lucky woman. You have a very interesting hubby and he sounds like a keeper to me...
    btw,, there is one of those trees down the street from me and it's beautiful when in bloom...
    Sandy

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  4. Awww, how romantic!
    I have two of those plants growing in pots that my Man brought home from a trip to Phoenix about 5 years ago, they have been thriving in the Texas sun ever since. I'm glad to know the 'real' name of these beauties, he was told that they are Mexican Bird of Paradise.
    Thanks Marty for inspiring me to use the pods as fall decor!

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  5. I have to say that was very thoughtful of your hubby Marty! It is neat.

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  6. Hello Marthy,
    what a nice idea of him and how amazing that he knew the name, too. It is not often that men are interesting ins plant names. Beautiful plant! I wish you that the seeds grow into huge treees with lots of that beautiful flowers. And you can tell your Grandkids once, this trees have been gifts of my hubby.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  7. My husband does this sort of thing too. Not necessarily things from nature but really random things. The Babe Ruth cookie jar comes to mind! I think it's nice that you will find a way to display it. It'll make him feel good. My cookie jar has lived on top of my refrig. since the day Babe stepped in my house!

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  8. Oh I love this pod! It would make an interesting picture to hang on the wall.....a closeup like you have posted. A real conversation piece! Fabulous that your husband brings you neat little gifts like that!! And.....the plant is just beautiful! We all want seeds. LOL

    Barb

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  9. Ah, everything begins with just one seed...
    Brenda

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  10. Hope the seeds do well Marty, sounds like a great conversation piece-enjoy:@)

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  11. LOL! A brick? Now that's a story we may need to hear! :) it is an interesting looking pod and too hope the seeds grow into that gorgeous bush! Hubby's can be so funny! I'm still wondering about that brick! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. That is so interesting...it almost looks like it's made of wood!

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  13. Yes, I want to hear about the brick too...the "cornerstone" of your life, maybe???? How sweet of him. It is so nice that he can still be romantic and thoughtful. My hubby is like that too. XO, Pinky

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  14. Marty! You aren't gonna believe this but my step mother gave me two of those pods last spring! She got them in Texas. I have the seeds in a jar and was going to try and plant them this spring! I have a photo of what the pods look like on the tree she got them from if you want to see it. Isn't that funny!

    Rainey

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  15. That sounds a lot like something my husband would do!

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  16. What an unusual pod and how cute that he got it for you! I think it will look great in Fall displays. Nature is amazing.

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  17. He's so sweet, your hubby, and hey, look at the flowers that will be blooming one day! Lots of hugs.
    FABBY

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  18. Such a beautiful tree! I would plant some now and leave outside. Some seeds need cold before they germinate, so I would put some on the fridge and plant them in the spring. I don't know if it gets cold in the winter where you live, if it does just planting them in pots will work. If you leave them outside, they will come up in the spring. Of course you may have to water if you don't get winter rain.

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  19. That's so sweet. The last thing my husband brought me was a Robin's egg he found on the ground a couple of days after a storm. No nest in sight.
    I hope your Flamboyant/poinciana grows. It's a gorgeous tree.

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  20. Oh they are so beautiful. One of The Highwaymen, Sam Newton, once told me he no longer paints Royal Poincianna trees because the vibrant color is hard on his eyes.
    ~Ames

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  21. Ah, what a romantic guy! Love your flower pod.
    I had only know my husband for two weeks when he gave me a spice rack and a blender. He said the spice rack was free with the blender.
    Gotta love a guy like that!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  22. How sweet for your husband to bring that to you! My hubby isn't a gift giver of any kind. Not even at Christmas...I take that back. One year he bought me some singing insects. Oh, and a pen. :-)
    I sure hope the tree grows for you! It's going to be beautiful!!

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  23. Hi Marty, I awarded you a "Butterfly Award" - please pop over to my blog to see your award! I love your blog and appreciate your comments on mine! :)
    Peggy
    http://repeartreedesign.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-recd-butterfly-award.html

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  24. Marty,
    You may have won the husband award for unusual gifts! Love it!

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  25. I have never heard of that. It is gorgeous. That was a very nice of him.

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  26. Marty,
    Romance abounds in the rarest of forms! I say grab that hubby and give him the biggest kiss you can muster! Ah~h~h...
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  27. Thowse flowers are so gorgeous! I love the name too. What a thoughtful hubby you have...Christine

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  28. How sweet! I hope they grow for you too!

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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  29. Very pretty.... Seeds of love!!!!

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  30. Nifty, Marty! Please keep us posted on the success of those seeds. The flower is amazing!

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  31. Such a unique gift from your husband.
    You can also plant the seedlings.

    Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

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  32. I think that was so sweet of your husband.

    Kathy

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  33. Hi Marty,
    Perhaps a shadow box! Fun that you get fun and unusual gifts. Can't wait to see what becomes of it. liz

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  34. Hi Marty...

    Ohhh...what a beautiful plant and flower! I have never seen one before. The seed pods really are pretty...love the color and texture! I'm sure you will find an awesome way to display that pretty little pod!

    Girlfriend, I just giggled while reading this post! A bean pod is a bit of a strange gift...but sooo much fun! I have to tell you that my birthday was last Saturday. Friday evening after work, honey came bearing birthday gifts for me. He brought me a beautiful fresh floral arrangement in the prettiest pitcher, a sweet card, and a turtle! Yep...you read that right! Hehe! He found a turtle trying to cross the road as he was traveling home from work. Of course, he had to stop and pick it up...thought it would be the perfect birthday gift! And...he was right! I have a feeling that years from now...I may forget the gift of flowers but I guarantee you...I won't forget the turtle gift! Hehe! Gotta love our guys...right? Just had to share that with you, my friend!

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    Love ya,
    Chari

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