Hi Folks ~ It’s been 9 days since I last posted and I’ve a passel of pictures to show you. We are being blessed with cool weather still, low 80’s, cool breezes and the humidity isn’t too bad. I am so thankful for that. We’ve got cloud cover today, which is nice for working outside, which I did some of this morning. I got a load of laundry washed and hung out too and mowed.
Last week I wanted to make pizza, so loaded the ingredients into my bread pan and plugged it in like normal. Well, it did NOT sound right at all, and then the motor just stopped running and was making a grinding noise. I unplugged it, waited a minute and plugged it in again. Same thing. I’ve had this for 14 years and it served us well. Now I will get another one, and Oster 5838 (same brand, but if I’m not mistaken, this one makes horizontal loaves.) I can order it through Walmart and they will send it to my store. The store does not carry it. I did make the pizza dough and let it rise, but kneading the dough really got to my right wrist which was damaged in a car accident in 2000. The machine has been a joy to use, just put in the ingredients, close the lid, plug it in and it does it’s thing. While I’m out doing other things the bread is making and before long it smells wonderful in here.
Anyway, lots of blooming is going on down here in tropical s.e. FL. From what I’ve seen from your blogs, there is lots blooming for most of you too. It’s a great time of year.
The first few photos are of Bauhinia acuminata or Dwarf White Orchid tree. I grew this from seed, planted in 2005. This is the first year that it is loaded with blooms.
It is in the terra cotta pot at the end of the picket fencing, next to the caravan.
The queen crepe is loaded with buds this year. I need to take a picture in the morning, this was taken late afternoon.
This is a new hibiscus. Isn’t it a beauty?
First blooms on Jerusalem Thorn, grown from seed, planted in 2005, it’s about 6 feet tall.
‘Angel Face’ roses.
Unknown miniature rose
Another unknown miniature rose
‘Prosperity’ rose bud, this is a cutting from my main bush. I was thrilled that it rooted and is now in bloom.
Hamelia paten and Zebra Longwing
Purple Velvet plant with pretty bloom.
Sunrise one morning last week. The clouds were moving at a fast pace from the west.
That’s it for now.
Enjoy the rest of your week, count your blessings and let people know you care.
"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it,
it's your world for the moment.
I want to give that world to someone else.
Most people in the city rush around so,
they have no time to look at a flower.
I want them to see it
whether they want to or not."