Good evening folks ~ I am already feeling like getting horizontal to read for awhile and it’s only 6:41 and I had a two hour nap. I’ll show and tell why at the end of this post.
First I’ll show some of what’s blooming here in Plum Cottage Gardens.
First off is a bougainvillea ~ this plant is usually a more salmon/purply color but right now is pretty orange.
Blue butterfly bush ~ Clerodendrum ugandense
First blooms of this season.
Variegated Flax Lily bloom
Dianella tasmanica 'Variegata'
with reed orchids behind. The flax blooms are tiny and delicate.
A nice hibiscus from my friend Nanci.
A zebra longwing, our state butterfly,
with Firecracker bush or Hamelia patens
Miss Muffet caladium from a friend, growing in a pot of coccinea salvia, peachy colored flowers and a couple of dried out snail shells.
Last week I was told a pkg. was coming from an online friend. When I came home from work on Thursday, there it was just inside the locked patio gate off the driveway. I had no idea what it was and was I ever surprised and thrilled when I saw what it was.
A Ninja Master Prep blender. I’ve not had a chance to use it, but I have a small head of cabbage and want to make coleslaw. I’ll show the results when I make it. I want to make smoothies for breakfast, and I want to try my hand at making peanut butter and lots of other goodies too.
Then, on Sat. which was the 1st National Widows Day, friends of mine brought over a trailer for me to load up with scrap. That was a blessing. It was a bit rough negotiating the thing into place but it was finally done, with a few smushed plants along the driveway. These plants are all hardy and spread like crazy so I wasn’t really too concerned. I was too grateful for this couple’s help.
I’m only posting a couple of pictures right now, will do a post on the project when we’re done.
Smushed plants next to my van.
The trailer with part of the scrap on the right.
I worked for 50 minutes yesterday morning after church and loaded this much. I was getting tired and the sun was overhead and the rest I would need help with.
The female half, of this couple came this morning and we worked for a couple of hours loading the rest in. I am 65, and she’s about to turn 61. We made a great team and I know Mark would be proud of what we did.
Now I’ll work on loading up this area with more during the next week, then she’ll come again and we’ll load more in and that should be it for now. Forward progress.
This was just one of several projects my dear sweetie and I were working on when he became ill and then left this planet four months later. When I lost him, I lost my momentum and it has taken me awhile to get it back again. One of the last things he told me was, “get rid of the junk, I know you’ll feel better when it’s gone”. Bless his heart! I thought of him a lot while loading and cleaning up and I sure do miss him. My heart and mind hold lots of memories throughout our 43 years together. My love for him continues to grow.
And that’s it for now. I need to take a nice hot shower and then head off to bed. I’m beat.
I hope you all have a nice week whatever you do, wherever you are.
Don’t forget to count your blessings.