Good evening Folks ~ We are having such gorgeous spring weather down here in s.e. FL. While we do have green and colorful flowers all year long, we also have a LOT of spring blooming trees. Yellows, purples, pinks, just beautiful!
I want to say thank you again to all of you for your kind, encouraging and uplifting support. It is priceless to me and I appreciate all of your comments and emails. I have been feeling at peace the past couple of days, and that’s a good thing.
I’ve still been playing with paint colors and mixed up three of my samples together and think I’ve finally got a color I really like for myself.
Today my friend Ramona gave me a 3/4 full can of an aqua color paint. She thought of this can of paint in her stash from watching the video on my blog a couple of posts back. Well, this is what I did with a bit of it this afternoon.
Here are these two walls after pressure washing. I still need to do some scraping on the wall with the peeling paint. It is the wall that faces south, so really has taken a beating with the sun blasting on it. You can see my paint sample colors.
This is part of the cochina patio stones that I pressure washed. You can see how bad it all looked by the cement patio stones in the foreground. I can only do so much of this at a time. I worked for two hours pressure washing and was worn out, so quit for the day. This patio can be worked on more too, but I had had it.
We found these patio stones in a heap on the next street east of us a few years back. We loaded them into the van, brought them home, and started putting the puzzle together. I was thinking today how I miss the sweet surprise ‘free’ gifts that my DH used to bring home from his jaunts out. Curbside shopping is fun, and I still look, but haven’t found anything lately.
The afternoon of the 17th I got a sweet bday pkg from a follower who lives in Washington state.
Pale, green/blue and brown eggs that she had blown out herself. Nice for Easter and Spring. I put some of them in this old basket with a couple of hearts I had in it. This is now in my bedroom in my craft area.
The book above on the left is a journal and it says Life’s little reminders on the cover, and has different sweet reminders on the pages inside.
The book on the right is by Sarah Young. I already have her book Jesus Calling that I got a couple of months after my dear husband left this planet. It is a blessing in my life, something to re-read and be continually blessed and encouraged by. This new book ‘Jesus Today’ is about hoping in Jesus. It came at just the right time for me now, just as the other one did.
Below is a zip lock baggie filled with mint from the fields near their home.
Thank you dear Lily for thinking of me.
Below is a blurry picture I took of two pieces of candied ginger I had just taken out of the bag. What a wonderful treat to see the one in the shape of a heart! Another gift for me at this time.
Today two of my friends, Ramona and Jude, took me to a Vietnamese restaurant. Jude had told me about this restaurant and how delicious the beef rice noodle soup, ‘Pho’ was. Well, she was not exaggerating! I couldn’t get over how tasty it was, different herbs and spices I couldn’t put my finger on. Now I want to try making this at home as I love to cook. I brought almost half of my meal home with me. We had Edamame as an appetizer, and then they brought out batter fried oreo cookies with whipped cream and drizzled chocolate for dessert with a candle in the middle for me to blow out, while the two ladies sang Happy Birthday to me. Sweet! Dessert was really good and different!
Judy had brought me a spring of Queen’s Wreath blooms, purple and looking sort of like wisteria, otherwise known as Sandpaper vine as the leaves feel like sandpaper. I have this vine that has just started to take off and I hope to get flowers soon.
Thank you Jude & Ramona for a lovely lunch.
This sweet mug is from another dear friend, Doreen. I’ve never seen these with little covers to keep your drink hot.
I hope you all have a lovely 1st day of spring tomorrow.
I will be celebrating my 66th bday.
Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady
Here are some blooms taken yesterday.
Blanket flower, self sows, a real treat all year.
‘Paul McCartney’ rose. This rose smells heavenly.