Monday, January 11, 2016

Thank you!

Good morning Friends ~ I hope you are all enjoying the start of this new year.
 
I want to thank all of you for your prayers, encouragement, virtual hugs, love and support.  I am feeling much better. One thing about becoming a widow is having more compassion on others when they are down. So many are hurting in this world for a myriad of reasons. We all need love, prayers, support and encouragement.
 
It is 'chilly' here this morning, after several days of awful heat and humidity. At 7:06 a.m. EST, it is 56 degrees and feels like it is 52. Brrr!  But oh so NICE.  I have some errands to run today and it will be fun to do them in this kind of weather.
 

Here are a few pics of some blooms from my January gardens.




That's it from Plum Cottage.

Have a really nice week ~ FlowerLady
 

30 comments:

tina said...


So glad you are feeling better.

L. D. said...

I am glad to see your flowers blooming. We won't be seeing outside blooms for another few months. Take care,

Nancy J said...

Lovely and cool, I change your F to C, your temp -30, then divide by 2, so your 56 is our 13C. Lovely for shopping. And, as always, your garden flowers glow. Hugs from down south.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Good to hear you are feeling better.Enjoy the cooler temperatures and while you do,remember that to me that would feel warm right now.Thanks for sharing your flowers,which serve to brighten my day.

Janice Taylor said...

Wonderful, that you are feeling in better spirits. I hope you enjoyed this beautiful, Florida day.
Your blooms are all lovely._Janice

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, forgive me for not being aware that you were down... I am very glad to read that you are doing better. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you a beautiful and blessed week. Hugs!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Have yourself a good week too, ok? (Hug)

Susan said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. The cooler temps have definitely felt nice. We need a little winter before we head back into summer again.

Melanie said...

I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. I would love to have your 50 degree temps - it'd feel like a heat wave here! We've been below zero with the wind chill these past couple of days. I'm sitting here on the couch in a long-sleeved shirt with a hoodie over it, and a thick, cable knit blanket over my lap and chest. :-)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

How exciting to see your beautiful flowers especially since nothing is blooming in my neck of the woods. Hope you are having a happy new year and feeling better!

Consider It All Joy said...

Happy to read that you are feeling better, Rainey! Sometimes we just have those days and are thankful for the prayer support that the blog word offers. I hope your errand day was good and you felt, not only the warmth of the air, but the hugs of HIS arms! Blessings, Cindy

~ Dixie said...

I'm pleased to hear that you are feeling better.

Wonderful January blooms!

BeachGypsy said...

Hi Lorraine .. Lots of beauties in bloom here too....love going out and about to weed deadhead pick photograph and ENJOY!! Did you get your errands done?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

yay!! You feel better. January Garden, such a wonderful thing. I have none. We are getting snow today...about 6 inches. The birds are in hiding wherever they stay to be protected from the 19 degree temp.

thanks for sharing your garden. It's always a joy to see.
xx, Carol

Maryann said...

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your flowers you know I always love seeing whats blooming at your place.

Celestina Marie said...

Dearest Lorraine, it is amazing what lifted prayers can do. So glad you are feeling better. Your cooler temps sound wonderful. I know I love it when our cool down. We are having actual cold days and I am feeling very motivated.
Your winter garden is gorgeous and the blooms are a delight to see. I have a few blooming azaleas. I think they are confused by the warm weather we had in December. Knock out roses are blooming too. Hope you enjoyed a nice day running errands. Blessings, xo

Jeri Landers said...

Lorraine, Sorry you've been feeling low, I wish there were a cure for that. Unfortunately , we just roll along with it and deal as best we know how. Having your blooms all year long must make you smile though; my garden is naught but brown toast in January, that is gloomy.My mother is in the same condition as yours, she slipped on the ice and sprained her ankle, which is not good at 89 yrs. Also has some dementia. Wow, guess we better enjoy life while we still can!

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you are feeling better.. Blogging is wonderful when it comes to having some awesome friends who love and care about you even if you have not met them... But you (and most of us) also have many wonderful local friends who are just as loving and compassionate.... We ALL need that --especially as we get older...

Hugs to you, my Florida Friend.
Betsy

Jessica Jarrell said...

We all do need encouragement and love! I love that the blogging community is so supportive. I always get nothing but love and support from other bloggers. We really are a great sort of people :-) I'm glad you are feeling a bit better, I hope it continues! Have a great week FlowerLady!

Lynn McIntosh said...

I'm so happy that you're feeling brighter! We've got cooler temps as well over here on the southwest Florida coast...55 degrees really does feel cold! :) Your January blooms are beautiful!

Darcie said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better too. Sometimes when we share our sadness with others it helps to lift it a bit...doesn't remove it but just a little lifting of the heaviness of it all. We all love you dearly!

Annie said...

Beautiful blooms at Plum Cottage in January. I am enjoying my Jaunuary garden in Oz.

Kate R said...

You definitely sound in good spirits and you have such lovely blooms in your garden to brighten any mood. Enjoy your lovely Plum Cottage and the pretty Florida weather - definitely cooler but quite welcome too.
- Kate

vidula inamdar said...

Hi lovely lady
A very happy New year to you
Be always happy & healthy

Debbie said...

Good morning! Not sure how I stumbled across your blog but I am soo glad I did! I see that your posts are FULL of comments so I can see this is a popular place to visit and I can certainly see why. I read back through several of your posts...and I going to follow along from now on. Your flowers are soo lovely! But your heart and spirit are even more beautiful! God's best blessings to you today! Debbie

M.K. said...

Lovely pics, FL. You do have so many friends who care and love, as is shown in the number of comments always found here :) Glad you have cool weather. That's such a blessing after the months of heat.

Mountain Mama said...

I'm so glad you are feeling a bit better, Lorraine - and your gardens are so lovely!!!

A Joyful Cottage said...

As always, your flowers are beautiful. I'm so glad you're feeling better. Hugs, Nancy

BeachGypsy said...

How ya doing down there Lorraine?

KathyB. said...

Such beautiful blooms actually growing outdoors in JANUARY !With the cooler weather and tropical looking garden you must really feel like you are living in Paradise.

I am so glad to read you're feeling better. Blessings to you. ( BTW, do the flowers smell as heavenly as they look ? )