Good morning ~ Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL
Hope you all are safe from cyclones, snow storms, etc. and that you have a lovely day or evening wherever you are.
I think of friends in the middle of the states who are being blasted by the snowstorms, and friends in Australia who have been blasted by that bad cyclone. I do hope to hear news from different ones as they are able to get on line to let us know how things are going in their part of the world.
Today there is sunshine and some clouds, a bit of a breeze, a perfectly gorgeous day here in s.e. FL.
When I went outside this morning the scent of roses filled the air. What a lovely way to start the day. Plus azaleas are adding their sweet scent as is the scent of the blooms of Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans). Tomorrow I hope to get outside to garden a bit, as I may not be working, I'm working again today and will be working again Fri and Sat. This is the great time of year for working in the gardens here in s.e. Fl, or doing any outdoor projects.
The first two pictures are of a loaf of Orange-Cumin Bread which I'll give the recipe to later. This was a delicious bread, and the texture of it wonderful.
This is a bud of a White Powder Puff shrub that is about 2 years old. I grew this from seed and this is my first bud.
Here we have sweet Smith's Parrish again. Someone mentioned her delicate blush which always a joy to behold.
Red hibiscus bloom not unfurled.
Mm. Laurette Messimy in the next two pictures. One in sunlight the other shaded.
Here is my shed again with Louis Philippe. The scent this morning was so wonderful. Old Blush is creeping across from the other end plus there is a bougainvillea with the same color of blooms, in the mix.
This is LaMarne.
Dainty Bess ~ What a sweetie she is. Her scent is sort of spicy like cloves. I just love her purple eye.
After the petals have fallen off.
Bon Silene the next couple of pictures.
I read that we are going to have an early spring, so I can just imagine the joy all of you up north are feeling right now. Enjoy planning your gardens for this year, then getting out to work in them.
Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL