Good Saturday morning Friends ~ Here it is the morning after Valentine’s Day and I ‘made it’ through. Today is a new day and I will rejoice and be glad in it. I had a nice dinner, read past V-day cards from my dear husband, cried and laughed, read the following and cried and felt joyful at the same time.
This piece is from Grace Gems, which I get daily in my email box.
“See how happy are God's saints at their death! They go to a kingdom! They see God's face, which shines ten thousand times brighter than the sun in its meridian glory! They enter eternal glory, which is the quintessence of all delights!”
I am oh so thankful for the 43 years we had together.
So, it is another beautiful day here in s.e. Fl. I went out in my long nightgown to take some pictures and it was chilly but comfortable.
Here is some eye flower candy for you.
A fading Hugs-n-kisses hibiscus bloom
Reed orchids growing all over. Easy peasy orchids. These are in the main garden growing out into the path. One really great thing about these orchids, is you can break them off after you see an Arial root and just plop it somewhere else.
Vanda orchid “Miss Joaquim”.
Velvety Mexican oregano with a seed blown in from somewhere.
Mm. Laurette Messimy
I’m not sure what the rose is in the next two pictures, same bush.
Not sure what this one is either.
I did some puttering in the caravan the other day to make me feel better and get a hadle on what I want to do in there. It is a little get-away, right here at Plum Cottage. It’s not finished with paneling and painting on the inside, but it will be, hopefully by the end of this year. I can sit out there with lap top, read, have a cup of tea, pray, whatever. It’s a happy, love filled and restored haven.
I’ve already put one 3 drawer sterilite unit out there and am putting another one out there. Some storage for my craft supplies. I wanted a top to cover both of them and found a temporary piece of wood in the meantime, not perfect but I covered it with an old and stained lacy table cloth.
Then, I spied the marble stack and wondered if there perhaps, might be a piece I could use. I got my tape measure out and sure enough, the piece at the back of stack is 16 inches by 48 inches, by about 1/2 –3/4 inches thick. YIPPEE.
The color is perfect. The only thing is, I’ll probably have to wait for my dear B-I-L to come back down in order to get it lifted into place. I can move it over there with the help of a dolly, but it is too heavy for me to lift myself. Maybe I can do what I did in the bedroom and that was to move it up in stages on things and then slide it over. I’ll see and let you know how that goes, one way or the other.
North side of caravan, where the marble will be just on the inside of the window.
Here is looking at the south side. Little stove is over the fridge, they both run on gas, and the fridge also runs on electricity.
The lace curtain is there temporary, I wanted to see how it might look. I’d have enough to do both lower windows on either side. You can see my toaster oven sitting on the cover of the stove top, and I also have a little one burner hot plate. We were going to sleep/camp in here after we finished it, so that we could do our bedroom walls and lay the laminate flooring. But, God had other plans for DH. DH did a wonderful job on taking this run down camper bottom/shell and turning it into what it is today. It is about 6’x8’. The stove was a God saving element when it was in the ‘old camper’ in 2005 and we were without power for 13 days because of Hurricane Wilma.
This is looking west towards the heart patio garden.
That’s it from Plum Cottage and gardens. I hope you all have a great weekend, inside or out. Count your blessings and thank God for all of them. Let others know you love and care for them.
Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady