Good early evening Friends ~ My heart and prayers are going out for all dealing with this latest round of ice/snow/sleet nasty weather. I have a friend in NC and two in northern GA who are in the thick of it.
I feel a little ‘guilty’ living down here in s.e. FL where it was in the low 80’s, stiff breezes, and sunshine today. We are expecting thunderstorms through the night. I decided yesterday since rain was coming to get out and mow this morning and that’s what I did, plus I pulled weeds, trimmed, raked and bagged, for about 3 hours. It felt good being outdoors accomplishing what I did.
This morning before I went out to work, I raised the blinds here in my little space and what did I see but the first opened rose of my sweet ‘Rose de Rescht’ from Deb and her husband. I took some pictures from inside, then had to get out there and put my nose in the bloom because it is supposed to be deeply scented. Oh my gosh, the scent is just what I want in a rose, beautiful, wonderful. I love roses with scents. Whenever I see a rose and lean down to smell it, if there is no smell, I am disappointed. Anyway, here are the pics of this lovely rose from morning through this afternoon. I love the effect with the lace curtains I just bought $3 for two pr.
That inspired me to see what else I could find in the gardens to be photo worthy.
Mm. Laurette Messimy
This I’m not sure of. I thought Old Blush, but I don’t really know.
Don’t remember what this little spreader is. It takes over by ‘spitting seeds’ everywhere. Really, I can hear the seeds as they leave the plant. I’m amazed I’ve not been hit yet. Although maybe the sound is greater than the flight of seeds.
Caravan & heart patio area
This area below is the ‘stag garden’ and I got the idea to use these broken marble pieces that we have in our stash as another patio beside the caravan. To the right of the caravan in the photo above. I’ve still some tweaking to do, may just lift them all up, jumble up the soil and get rid of weeds etc. level it out and lay them back down better. This is work, lift, move, bend, over and over.
I crocheted this ‘granny heart’ the other day.
I love it. It is a free pattern and you can find it here.
Last but not least, a smile to end this post. Last night I popped a chicken pot pie into the oven and when it was done, I poked vent holes in the top to let out the steam. I was doing this randomly and when I got done and looked at it I cracked up and had to take a picture. Couldn’t have done this as well if I had tried.
The aroma of supper tonight is beckoning, Moroccan Chickpea Chili.
Love and hugs to all of you this Valentine’s Day week.