Good morning Friends ~ Thank you all for your comments. They mean a lot, and I do try to get to all of your blogs in return or send emails. I apologize if I have missed you. That’s why I thank you here in public.
It is Tuesday morning, very windy, humid and T-storms are expected later today. We had a little rain last night, but could use more.
Yesterday morning soon after getting out of bed, I leaned over and felt a twinge below my waist along backbone. Oh good grief! I’ve gotten these before, sort of a pinched nerve is what I call it. I went about my day, worked in my wash house, then sat and did needlework indoors. It hurts to bend over, but I’ll survive. It just takes time to work itself back to normal. I rubbed on some Arni-care gel in the middle of the night and that helped some and at least I could sleep better. Turning over with this aggravation is a real pain. I’m going to rub in some Tiger Balm later, that stuff is GREAT. First used it on Mark for his pain and he liked it as it really did soothe him.
Anyway, today is a new day and I am thankful for it. I went out and took photos and here are the ones that made the grade.
This is my Queen Crape Myrtle filling out with new leaves. I’ve had her since 2007, an anniversary gift from Mark. She was only about 4’ tall, she’s probably 10’ tall now. She’s great shade for the patio and I love her huge purple blooms. I look forward to her blooms every late summer/early fall. That is a stag horn fern hanging off her in a wire hanging basket.
These are two rooted cuttings I got going last year of the red passion flower vine. I can hardly wait to see the blooms.
Here are gorgeous ‘unknown name’ orchids. These two are by the caravan.
These are my wonderful Vanda orchids. They grow all over, like the reed orchids. I just break them off with some roots attached and put them here and there.
This is Plumbago. I love blues and purples in the gardens.
Spiderworts, which grow like a weed, but I don’t care, the more the merrier.
Copperleaf shrub in the background with reed orchids.
This is a yellow flowering Dwarf Poinciana with seed pods.
This is a wonderfully scented unknown named rose. It was heavy with rain from last night and hanging down so I held it up to smell and for you to enjoy it’s beauty.
These blooms are ‘Granada’. Isn’t the coloring wonderful!!! Granada was one of our favorite cities in Spain.
Here is one of the many bees who visit the sweetly scented Callisia fragrans, or Basket Flower.
My project yesterday was to cover the aluminum walls by the washing machine and behind the painting in the wash house. I used a polyester bed sheet, (not good for sleeping under, I prefer cotton, much cooler).
Here’s the before
after ~ I used a damaged piece of pegboard that we had, cut it down and rigged it in place, as I couldn’t quite reach over there to do it right.
I’m planning to put some 2-3 inch thick styrofoam up between the rafters in the ceiling to help it be cooler in there.
Bookmarks for our widow’s group, what I worked on yesterday afternoon. I’ve got 12 more started and want to make around 30-35 all together.
Yesterday morning I ordered some alcohol ink marker pens for coloring silk ribbon for embroidery. That way, I only have to buy white silk ribbon and color them myself. Was inspired by some you-tube videos by Crafty Attic. This lady is very good with her tutorials.
Well, that’s it for now.
Hope you all have a great week ~ FlowerLady