Hi Friends ~ I do hope you all are taking some time to relax during this hectic holiday season. I don’t go out unless I absolutely have to. Tuesday I absolutely had to, as I had an appt. to have my second tooth pulled in a week. What a relief it is to not have my jaws throbbing from pain anymore!!
I feel like my daily nap, but I am waiting on a lawn care person to come by and give me an estimate on a couple of jobs. I did work outside for a couple of hours this morning and it felt so good to be out there ‘doing’. I’ll tell you, besides missing my husband for who he is and being the love of my life, I sure miss his ability to do so many things around here. He saved us LOTS of $$ through the years because of his many talents. I was his ‘helper’ and always loved working with him. Now, I have to find help where I can, some free, some paid for. I do as much as I can and am inspired by other ladies (around my age), who take care of themselves, homes, businesses. All of you who still have your husbands by your sides, please tell them how much you appreciate all that they do for you, how much they mean to you, tell them you love them, encourage them, forgive them.
Thought I’d share some flowers that are in bloom down here. They make me feel happy, content and thankful. May they brighten your cold, wintery days.
First off, three lavender beauties. The first two, I don’t know the names of. I’ve been told, but don’t remember. The third is called, ‘Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow’.
Two blooms of Confederate Rose. This plant produces ‘volunteers’.
Blooms below are from my ‘Daisy Tree’, Montanoa atriplicifolia (Yucatan Daisy). I bought it as a baby in 2014, and right now it is pretty spraggly, so I need to prune it. It is supposed to bloom all year. Things have just gotten way out of hand, but now that I’m feeling better and the weather is cooler, I hope to get caught up in the gardens.
This was called GrayLeaf by the person I bought it from. I found out that it is, Melochia tomentosa. The leaves are a silvery green, very pretty and delicate and the flowers tiny.
This is the ‘Tropical Hydrangea’ with ‘Spicy Jatropha’ in the upper left, and a purple weed flower bottom right.
‘Vanda’ orchids, given to me over 25 years ago.
An unknown rose.
The following pictures are of the rose called ‘Carnation’.
First three photos taken on the 14th. The last two this morning, the 15th.
‘Louis Philippe’, or the Florida Cracker Rose.
The first three pics are of coral ‘Drift’ roses, fresh then faded out as they age.
‘Picnic’ miniature roses.
This is an unknown.
Made for my dentist. I just got the whim to make this for her, in between having two teeth pulled. She’s 2 1/4 inches tall, by 2 1/2 inches wide.
And, to end this post, look what I spied under the Christmas tree.
I woke her up. It was her first time sleeping in this basket in this new place. I was wondering when/if she would sleep here. The basket was given to us by my husband’s family, filled with goodies, for our 25th wedding anniversary, which makes this basket 22 years old now.
That’s it for now. I need to do Christmas baking in the next few days and finish up a couple of gifts.
Happy Christmas holidays to all of you ~ FlowerLady