Good morning Friends ~ June 1st ~ Wow, summer is here, it is the start of ‘dreaded’ hurricane season too.
Thank you all for your comments, tips and encouragement on my last post. Much appreciated.
I am very disappointed in my new glasses. They are progressive lenses, which I had before, but I can barely read with them, certainly not in bed at night before sleep. When I first put them on at the optical center, I couldn’t believe it. The distance part brought everything in the center too up close and personal and made me feel ill right away, and the reading was almost like a double image. The young lady said to give the glasses a couple of weeks, so that’s what I’m doing, but I am NOT a happy camper at all. Buying these cost me more than what I get in my small monthly ss check. Needless to say, I’ve been discouraged and depressed over this issue. I’ll be going back to them next week to tell them my not so good news for them.
As to my painful heels, some days are better than others. But all in all, I think they are better. Healing takes time.
I work in my gardens between 1-2 hours each morning, or as long as my feet let me. I’ve made the secret garden into more of a butterfly garden than it was. I’ve seen as many as 4 different kinds in there and others around the property. Sunday morning after the church service, one young lady came up to me carrying a plastic container and asked me if I was interested in butterflies. I said yes, and she gave me the container with a chrysallis of a Polydamas Swallowtail hanging from the inside lid.
I have it sitting in here in my space. It should emerge from the chrysallis in about 2 weeks. The instructions on the side of container said to let the new butterfly rest in container for about 15 hours, then say a prayer and release it in your gardens.
A little while later I found out that she is the one starting a small group about butterfly gardening and that she works at ‘Butterfly World’ and is very knowledgeable about butterflies. She said she has 40 varieties in her own gardens.
I look forward to visiting her gardens, learning more and being inspired. I’ll keep you posted on what I learn when this small group starts up. This is all exciting to me, especially just after starting to make my secret garden into more of a butterfly garden.
Below is another favorite scented flower. This is ‘Grand Duke’ jasmine. It is heavenly.
This is a sweet iris that always makes me smile when it blooms.
Here are 4 different flowers growing happily together. Frangipani, Spicy Jatropha, trumpet vine, and Miss Joachim vanda orchid.
Whirling Butterflies - Guara
Orange Jessamine - Murraya paniculata
Roses = Barnhouse, International Herald Tribune, Kathleen, Mozart, and an unknown red.
Well, it’s time to get up and get going. I’ve got to rake up some trimmings from yesterday, and get the sprinkler going as it is one of my three days to use the sprinkler.
I am reading a fiction book, ‘The Amythest Heart’. A quote I read last night really touched my heart being a widow. The main character in the story is a widow, and her granddaughter had asked her if she ever got over losing her husband. Her reply was this:
“When love is real, you don’t ‘get over’ it at all.
It stays with you forever,
expanding your heart
enabling you to love others more deeply.
Love is a gift, a grace.”
Love & hugs from Plum Cottage gardens ~ FlowerLady