Good Monday morning Folks ~ First of all, thank you for all of your kind and encouraging comments, and for your prayers for widows. I am blessed to have you all in my life.
I just noticed this morning that that last post got posted twice and I really don’t have a clue as to how that happened! I use Window’s Live Writer and have never had that happen before. I apologize for that. I was somewhat distraught, so that might be the cause of my doing it twice.
Yesterday I sat here quietly embroidering while listening to books being read out loud on LibriVox. An artist friend of mine told me about this website, as she listens to it while she creates her porcelain pieces. You can visit her blog The Cranes Nest and be inspired by her gardens and her artwork.
We had rain yesterday morning, then a reprieve, then a monster thunderstorm in the late afternoon, that hung around for quite sometime. This little cottage shook and quaked from the thunder, lights flickered a few times, but the electricity stayed on. I did have the a.c. and the computer turned off though. Florida is known as the ‘Lightening Capitol’ of the U.S. You do NOT want to be outside when a storm happens.
At least, I am not having to water gardens, God is doing it for me. More rain is expected all of this week. That means everything is going to be growing even more rampant and I may just disappear under all of the growth. Below is one instance of ‘running rampant’. This is almost blocking my path into potting area, which by the way is in sore need of being taken care of. I have ideas, but need cooler weather to work back here.
With all of the rain there is one fern that is extremely happy. It is called ‘The Resurrection Fern’. When we have no rain, the fern shrivels up and looks dead, then when it rains it comes back to life, hence the name. These are growing up the Norfolk pine, which we bought as a 3’ little tree to use for Christmas, many, many years ago.
I looked up into the tree and can see this spreading further on up.
Another palm frond is hanging by a thread, and will soon be crashing down, hopefully into the driveway in the picture below this one.
This is part of the driveway. If you look closely through the lattice gate, (which needs to be cleaned once the rains stop), you can see a car zipping by on the 5 lane road out front. This is my little oasis, overgrown and as weedy as it is, in the hectic and crazy world that we live in.
Following the picket fence on around, which encloses the clothesline garden area, you see the caravan. (The tall tree on the left, is the Norfolk pine which the resurrection fern is growing on.)
This lovely heart shaped leafy plant was given to me by my dear husband’s two sisters and their husbands when my husband left this planet for his heavenly home. They picked it out because of the heart shaped leaves. It is in the little screened porch off the kitchen, which is my main entrance, and I see this every day. I believe it is a Spathiphyllum of some kind. It gets watered by the a.c. water that collects in two buckets.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love
Oedipus at Colonus
Have a good week & let’s not let the trolls in life get us down.