Hi Folks ~ We've had some chilly weather for two days now, around 60 at night, feeling like it's in the high 50's. Good sleeping weather. Really nice during the day. Breezy, some clouds. Lots of birdsong, dragonflies, butterflies, cats eating my butterfly weed, so will be soon adding to the butterfly population.
I painted the wood siding on the caravan in two sessions, two different days. I’ve still some aqua to add on the inner frame work around little stained glass windows, on either side of the door. I need to reglaze the windows first.
Now, here’s a question for you. Paint the two hearts on either side of door below, aqua or white? These two hearts were my first ‘curbside’ find in March 2013, after my DH left this planet. I was thrilled because they were ‘hearts’.
Now for some pictures from the gardens.
Below are George Tabor azaleas.
This below is a Tillandsia, or air plant.
Frangipani which I bought last year. Very pretty. My others from cuttings from a friend many, many years ago, are pink.
I don’t remember what this little sweetie is. I almost lost it, but this little sprig hung in there and surprised me with blooms.
Louis Philippe or ‘Florida Cracker Rose’. 9 buds in this picture.
Climbing ‘Maman Cochet’ fading but still pretty and smells wonderful.
Sunday was my 67th bday. My dear BIL & SIL, Todd & Sue, took me out to lunch after we all went to my church together. We went to a great little Greek restaurant called Chris’s Taverna.
Todd had the meat salad on the left, Sue the gyro in the middle, and the Greek salad on the right was part of my meal. I had a gyro the last time we went there and it was delicious!
I also had Mousaka. I took half of my salad and half of the Mousaka home. I also had a glass of their red house wine, which was very nice.
Sue, unbeknownst to me, had told the waitress it was my birthday, so at the end of our meal, several waitresses came out with a dessert with a lit candle, singing ‘Happy Birthday’. This was delicious with orange in the custard. Phyllo crust. Yummy! I took a couple of bites, then took the rest home.
Last night my dear friends Nanci & John took me to a wonderful Thai restaurant. I had Snapper with red curry sauce over brown rice. John had a vegetable red curry over white rice, Nanci had Pad Thai. We all got a little salad with this wonderful carrot/ginger dressing to start us off, and I had a margarita. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures.
Lots of bday wishes while at church, it was a good bday.
With bday $ I bought a new bedspread set, for spring/summer. Below shows the fall/winter one on the left, which is on the bed now and I love it, but I wanted a cooler look for our hot, humid weather. I ordered the new one this morning and it should be ready to be picked up at my local Walmart, Tuesday. I love the colors in both and the mixture of flowers. Suits my eclectic cottage style. My DH would have liked both of these two.
So, I guess that’s it for now from s.e. FL.
I hope you are all having a great week so far.
Count your blessings, be kind, be forgiving, be encouraging.
Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady