Good morning Folks ~ In reading blogs, I see that ‘lots’ of you are having spring weather and that is great news indeed. I hope the rest of you will be seeing it soon. Just had a very light shower here, showers are expected today through Friday. We need the liquid sunshine so I’m not complaining.
It means I may not be mowing, or doing laundry, so I’ll do some work indoors instead.
Here are some flower pics I took yesterday.
This is Dombeya burgessiae (Seminole) I bought this last year at the Mount’s Botanical Garden nursery. This will get to be about 7 ft. tall. It is sometimes called the ‘’'Tropical Hydrangea’. I am happy to have this in my little cottage gardens. The white little specks are pollen from the palm tree.
This is either Blue Mist flower or Ageratum, I’m not sure which. It’s been around in my gardens for years and years as it self-sows and grows wonderfully with little care.
Dahlberg daisies, such little sweeties.
Rose de Rescht, a gift from Deb & Charles.
Unknown rose I bought cheap at a local nursery, smells wonderful.
These are from the other day. I was having a rough time with blogger so they didn’t get put into the post where I showing this ‘Granada’ rose.
In photo below is all six house color samples. I bought 2 the first time, and 4 yesterday and ‘yippee’ I found the color. It came down to a choice of two, Gypsy Magic or Purple Mauve, Purple Mauve won. It is the bottom color in the middle row, Gypsy Magic is the color above, and it’s a little too brown.
Yellow color I ‘may’ use for the three doors. Trim will be white.
Purple Mauve top
Gypsy Magic bottom
Plum Swirl is on the top
Purple Mauve middle
Gypsy Magic bottom.
Here’s my new electric pressure washer. It took me 1/2 hour to put it together. I then tried it by cleaning two patio pavers about 20” square. YAY! What a great tool! I’m proud of myself for making this purchase, using Christmas bonus $ from this past Christmas. I forgot to take a picture of it all together, will get that later.
Now I can clean the walls of cottage, then start painting one section at a time, after doing some caulking. This is going to be a lot of work, but oh so rewarding. My right hand is bothering me either with arthritis or tendonitis. In a car wreck in 2000 which broke my right arm, wrenched my shoulder, and chipped my wrist bone. I always helped DH when we did painting and both of enjoyed this project. It will take me longer, but that’s ok.
Thank you for your prayers about my job situation, greatly appreciated. A few of you mentioned I should just retire. I would love to, but financially, it isn’t possible at this time.
Thank you all for prayers and wishes for Dear Balisha who found out she had ovarian cancer about three months ago. She went to be with Jesus Monday afternoon with her family all around her. Her husband posted on her blog to let us all know. Please keep him, Joe, and their family in prayer at this time.
An embroidered piece made in 2000 for a friend.