Saturday, January 23, 2010

Today's pics

Good morning everyone. Hope you have a great weekend. It's gray, humid, looks like rain. Yesterday it reached 85. I'm about to head off for work so no gardening or needlework for me today.

Here are pictures taken this morning.

Blue Sage

A bromeliad bloom.

Golden Dewdrop



Louis Philippe


Mist flower

Mother of millions

Philippine Violet


St. Vincent Lilac ~ Oh my gosh, the scent of this is heavenly.
I grew this from seed.


Work in progress.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Carol said...

Wonderful blooms to pic from and lovely lovely embroidery! ;>)

Kit said...

Oooo, the Mother of Millions is starting to bloom. Take me thru their bloom period, I can't wait to see it all flowered. What is that round object in your workplace? Kit

sweet bay said...

Your flowers are just lovely. I hadn't heard of St. Vincent Lilac before. Beautiful and fragrant, it sounds wonderful.

Love the embroidery too.

gld said...

Beautiful blooms that are greatly appreciated this gray, rainy day.

The new project is beautiful. I just crocheted a neckwarmer for myself and my husband said I think I might like one of I finished up the row and gave it to him! He is outside in the cold more than I. He reports back that it works.

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

85 degrees sounds fabulous! Your blooms are so beautiful, lucky you! :-)

Have a great weekend,

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I thought hitting 68 this past week was great. 85 would be incredible. Love the blooms.

As someone who has done small scale work before, I know the patience and time a piece like that takes. Very nicely done. Be sure to let us see it when you're finished.

Lilacs in Florida?

Rambling Tart said...

Such beautiful flowers! I can't wait for spring. :-) And your bead work never fails to delight me. :-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I can't imagine 85! You have so many pretty flowers. I love seeing the Mother of Millions, I remember seeing the buds on an earlier post.

FlowerLady said...

Good morning Folks ~ thanks once again for visiting and your kind comments. I appreciate your time.

Thanks Carol. I am addicted to flowers and bead embroidery. :-)

Kit ~ When MOM is full of blooms it is really pretty. This is called MOM because of all the gazillion babies that come up. The round piece on my work surface is a stained glass light.

SweetBay ~ I could hardly believe the scent of the St. Vincent Lilac yesterday. I'm going to move the plant close to our screened room off the back of our cottage so that we can enjoy it's beauty and scent.

Glenda ~ Glad the pictures added some color and brightness to you gray day. Now that you're back into crocheting, you are going to town with projects. I think it's really neat that your DH wanted a neckwarmer for himself and that it helped to keep the cold at bay.

Cameron ~ 85 was almost too warm. It was cooler yesterday, gray and windy.

Tom ~ 68 is a wonderful temperature. It's the temp that we'd like to have year round. :-)

I have seen your fine, miniature, detailed work and I was truly impressed. Talk about patience! Are you still doing that for clients?

It's not really a lilac. I'll do a post about this vine.

Rambling Tart ~ Spring must seem to take forever to get here for a lot of you. Glad I can give you all a taste of what's to come for you via pictures.

Catherine ~ 85 was a bit much for January. The MOM is an interesting succulent plant.

Thank you all for your compliments on my needlework. I really am enjoying this and have been inspired more by visiting some fantastic bead/embroiderer's blogs and websites.

Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

Gloria said...

Your flowers are just beautiful and I love the work that you are doing. I wish I could sew by hand but the fingers don'w allow it. Thx for sharing.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That's a nice set of blooms you have. I love the mother of millions. I hope mine blooms thicker like that when it's put outside in the spring.

I am amazed at your bead embroidery! It's beautiful!