Hello Folks ~ Rain is camping out over Florida, it’s been a wet week and more expected through Sunday. There was a little window of sunshine earlier today. I’m sure glad I got out and mowed on Monday. I would say our drought conditions are over.
Plum Cottage is sitting in a jungle more so than usual.
Below are different greenery growing on trees.
The first two photos are on the palm tree. Isn’t it neat? The different colors of green and different textures.
Resurrection ferns that only look like this after it rains, otherwise it looks brown, dried up and dead most of the time. Notice the house paint colors on the wall. I was looking at this wall today and there is a lot of flaking paint. Sheesh! I’ve got my work cut out for me this fall/winter/spring, as I want to get the cottage painted. I do finally have a color I’m happy with, now I just need to go buy 5 gallons of it, pressure clean the walls, scrape paint, caulk, then paint.
This is a sweet flowering tree, Bahinia, white orchid tree, with a delicate scent.
Dang! I missed seeing this until it had already opened and closed. This is on the front gate and I haven’t been checking this cereus cactus to see if it even had any buds on it. They sneak up on you, and if I’m not looking up, I miss them. This is the second bloom on this cactus. The first bloom was the one DH and I photographed three years ago.
Salvia coccina ~ Looking at this photo makes me itch to paint the cottage. Maybe I’ll start with this wall.
This little orchid is sweet, don’t know the name of it. Tomorrow it will be full open. These two photos were maybe a few hours apart.
Oatmeal bread. Hmmm, hmmmm.
Hamelia paten flowers with our state butterfly,
the Zebra Longwing.
My little house mate, Miss Tork. This is where she sleeps most of the time, it’s her chair.
Well, it’s lightly raining again, my stomach is rumbling and that’s the news from Plum Cottage.
Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady
"How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and the heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Rain in Summer