Friday, December 30, 2011

The last Friday of 2011

Good morning Friends,

I hope you are gently unwinding from the Christmas holidays, and hope your new year celebrations will be nice ones.

I want to thank everyone who follows my blog, and all who leave comments.  I look forward to new year of visiting with you at your blogs and sharing what’s happening here in our little compound.

The ‘aromatherapy tree’ has turned brown, and will come down tomorrow.  It was a nice treat while it lasted.  Glad it wasn’t in our cottage dropping needles like crazy. Our little indoor decorated tree will come down on the 1st.  I left it up because I really love the lights and sparkle and sweetness of the ornaments.  It will be nice to get it all packed away again, and won’t take any time at all this year.

DH painted more floor tiles in the caravan yesterday. He took a break this past week. He also did some tree trimming yesterday and there’s more to do as this is all hanging over our driveway from the neighbor’s trees to the east of us and it is getting out of hand.  They are lovely, but they are a pain in the rear, and they just keep on growing and growing.

Today is my last day of work for this year.  I am so thankful for my job and that things are doing better there. Thank you for all of your prayers, they are much appreciated. We are hoping for a better 2012.

I’m crocheting, learning needle tatting, looking forward to being in the TAST project, am ready to embroider and bead again.  DH has helped me set up a spread sheet so that I can keep track of materials, etc. for my little Etsy shop.  I’ve got to take pictures, edit, upload, and list of items I’ll be selling in there and that’s going to take some time. Gardening is never done down here, so there is plenty for me to do outside.

Here are some pictures, which may be the last ones posted for this year. 


This first few pictures are of Mm. Laurette Messimy.






Begonia blooms



Cape Honeysuckle



Blue Sage




I blew this up and loved the look.


May you all have a wonderful 2012 filled with many blessings.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady


Sunray Gardens said...

Lovely blooms. There is something about a Begonia that always looks so fresh and pretty.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Jane said...

Good morning Rainey! We had snow yesterday so winter has begun in earnest. It's always so nice to come here and get a taste of a tropical clime!

Rebecca said...

It's wonderful to look at your flowers while stuck with the wet, gray & chilly weather we have here.

(Is your job still the one at the Antique Store or did I miss that you got a different one? I've been wondering...)

I wish you and your husband a blessed and peaceful new year. My husband frequently checks in to see what YOUR husband is up to. He (my husband) is a handyman also.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thinking of you as this year ends.
You were a new friend in 2011.
Best wishes to you and yours...

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Lovely closeup shots.

Even though I miss all the flowers in the garden this time of year I love having a rest from the garden to do other things. You must be kept soooooooooo busy fitting your gardening chores in with your craft business.

Have a Happy and Blessed New Year.

Kimberly said...

FL, so nice to hear things have been going well for you! I love your plans for have a lot going on! Your blooms are beautiful. I'm so interested in the roses. You seem to always have success with them. I've not planted any and have been really tempted...just don't want high maintanance. Interested to hear your thoughts. I wish you and your DH a wonderful 2012!!

Kit said...

Happy New Year! I love your rose shots. Makes me dream of mine. Raining here today, and feels like spring. Kit

organicgardendreams said...

Dear FlowerLady, wishing you a wonderful 2012! I am looking forward to follow your lovely blog in the next year. The photos of the Cape Honeysuckle are amazing. Such an intense color. I also like the Blue Sage a lot. Can't remember seeing this variety. Thanks for sharing!

Lona said...

Your Blue Sage and Cape Honeysuckle are so pretty. It is good to come to your postings and see color.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year.

Mrs. E said...

Feels like spring over here! Thanks for the reminder!

Sissy said...

how wonderful to find flowers in a blog post. Most of ours are long gone! Happy and Healthy New Year to you, FL!

Becky said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The bee's seem to REALLY enjoy that honeysuckle! I've worked nearly 40 hours this week so haven't had much time to do anything but eat and sleep and try to stay ahead of the dishes and kitchen cleanliness. SO HAPPY FOR THE WEEKEND!

Susan said...

Wishing you a wonderful new year with lots of beautiful blooms and all the happiness possible!

Masha said...

Mme Laurette Messimy is gorgeous! I am glad you can still enjoy rose blooms. I had to check the link to your aromatherapy tree, I thought it was some Florida native :). Our Christmas tree is coming down next week too, and unlike you, I will vacuuming the needles from under the rug for the next 6 months :(. Still, I like to be reminded of Christmas. I hope you have a good new year's.

HolleyGarden said...

Such beautiful blooms! It must be hard to never, ever get to rest from the garden. A blessing and a curse, I suppose. Have a very Happy New Year. I really hope 2012 will be a great year for you.

Jenni @ RainyDayGardener said...

Lovely photos! Wishing you a Happy New Year and a fruitful year ahead with all your endeavors! Cheers, Jenni

lemonverbenalady said...

Had to come by and see some flowers and wish you and DH a very happy and healthy new year, dear Flower Lady! xxoo Nancy

NellJean said...

Happy New Year Dear Flower Lady.

Vetsy said...

Happy New Year Flower Lady, I'm so happy to have you as an inspirational blogging friend. May this new year bless you with Abundance and Joy!

Donna said...

Happy New year! Love the blue sage of my faves!
hugs from here

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful blooms! Thanks for visiting my blog. Wish you a very happy new year!

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

I like that you call your tree the "aromatherapy" tree! How very true! All your photos are glorious and make me miss the growing season just that much more.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Ami said...

FlowerLady: Beautiful flowers as usual! We are having such gorgeous weather, aren't we?

Happy New Year to you and your family!!!