Good morning Folks ~ Well, we are having our coldest spell in years. At 7:20 EST, here in s.e. FL it is 44 degrees F and feels like it is 36. Tomorrow morning we have a ‘freeze warning’ from 1-9 a.m. I put older orchids in hanging baskets in the little wash house, grouped herbs and other plants into a corner somewhat protected from winds, and brought new orchids inside here. The one I was waiting for buds to open finally has sweet blooms. It’s the one in the middle in photo below.
Here they are grouped inside.
Today I plan to make a quick run to the PO to pick up a pkg. and then to the grocery to get a few things there and back home. These places are close, and I am thankful for that.
My radiant heat heater is still in the attic. I need help to get it down, (and once it’s down, I’m not putting it back up there, I’ll store it elsewhere.) But, it’s somewhat cozy in here and this little cold spell won’t last long. Sunday it’s supposed to be 78.
I repotted some plants the other day into bigger pots, moved some around. Did some rearranging inside the cottage to make things work better for me. Still more to do in that area, all in good time.
I’ve been working on a needlework heart that’s a special order and have been enjoying that. I sit here listening to soothing music as I stitch and it reminds me of my dear husband and his love and encouragement.
Here are photos of part of my work area. Good grief! I really need to straighten up again so I can find things. I no sooner clean it up and the next project has is wrecked again. Part of the creative process. You can see several WIP’s, works in progress also.
Last night for supper I made a new recipe, a curried ham dish, and it was pretty good, served over jasmine rice. What’s nice is I have left-overs!
I hope you all are staying safe and warm in the wintery areas. Hang in there, spring isn’t too far away.
Thank you all for your kind comments and your encouragement. Much appreciated, more than words can say.
I will close this post with a saying from the book ‘Wabi Sabi ~ The Art of Everyday Life’ by Diane Durston.
The best things in life are nearest:
Breath in your nostrils,
light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet,
duties at your hand,
the path of right just before you.
Then do not grasp at the stars,
but do life’s plain,
common work as it comes,
certain that daily duties and daily bread
are the sweetest things in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Have a good day ~ FlowerLady