Thursday, March 14, 2013

More chilly temps, more flowers, more beaded edgings

Good morning folks ~ I let Miss Tork out earlier and got shocked by the chilly temps.  I just checked and it’s 53 and feels like it is 46. Brrr.  I’m not complaining though, as this weather is great and summer with it’s heat and humidity will be here all to soon.

Yesterday morning I went to the P.O. to mail some things, then headed to the Goodwill Thrift store as it was Sr. citizens day and we seniors get 25% off. I needed some new shirts to wear to work, and I needed some new pants for working around here and possibly for work also. Well, I ended up finding 4 pair of capri pants, and 4 shirts, plus a book on ‘Cottage Gardening’. With the sr. discount and other discounts I ended getting the nine items for about $1.85 each.  I really like my shirts and my dear husband would like them too, and what a deal.

I’ve made 2 more beaded edgings.  They are such a joy to make. Size 30 fine crochet thread and a size 11 hook.


Since I bought two more orchids for my upcoming bday,  I decided to take pictures of other orchids in bloom right now as well as these. You can read about other bday flowers here.

This is a reed orchid. Very, very easy to grow, it spreads and needs hardly any care at all. It grows all over in my gardens. I’ve had this many, many years and don’t have a clue as to where I got it.


This is a Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’, you can read about it here. I don’t know where I got this orchid either. Probably the flea market many, many years ago. It also spreads easily and grows really well. These are probably 10 feet tall.



This orchid is from my friend Nanci. We don’t know what kind it is.


This is from my husband’s sister and her husband.


This is an unknown I bought for $5.


The next two are my bday orchids to myself, they were also $5 each. No names came with these.




I need to get going for the day. 

Love and hugs to all of you. May your life be filled with love, joy, peace.



“Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.” 
John Ruskin

"Flowers construct the most charming geometries: circles like the sun, ovals, cones, curlicues and a variety of triangular eccentricities, which when viewed with the eye of a magnifying glass seem a Lilliputian frieze of psychedelic silhouettes."
Duane Michals

"Where flowers bloom so does hope."
Lady Bird Johnson

For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come...
Song of Solomon 2:11-12a


Sunray Gardens said...

The Orchids are beautiful! We got below 20 last night. Thought we were through all this but not quite yet apparently.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Sandra said...

I LOVE your crochet edging, it is truly gorgeous Lorraine :)

What a great deal at Goodwill, glad you found some good items.

And as always, your flowers are beautiful.

We're already enjoying hot days, yesterday we hit the 90's, oh boy. lol

Hugs and love,

sharon said...

lovely orchids...I also go to goodwill and yesterday found a silk and linen brand new throw witch I put on the dinig room is worth between 100-200 dollard from Ballard design and I got it fo 10 bucks

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your orchids are stunning. I used to have a green thumb,but it has turned brown,so I will enjoy your flowers via the blog.

Heather said...

Gosh your flowers are beautiful Rainey... I so admire them... you are strumming along pretty well on your crochet edgings, I wonder what your plans are for them, I look forward to finding out! Cheers~

Linda said...

You are surrounded by beauty with all your lovely flowers. What are you doing with your edgings, they are so pretty. I've been looking for a new blog feeder mine is going away and I hate learning new things. I've tried a couple and don't like any as well as my current one. Why do things have to change. What do you use?


Girl, I want to go shopping with you! I love our Goodwill store but nothing and I repeat nothing is as cheap as what you paid for your goodies. You scored big time. And your orchids, so lovely. I wish it was warm enough to grow them in my garden but that's how it is--always wanting what I can't have. :)

When is your birthday?

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Brrr, below 20 is really cold. I thought we were done with cold weather too, but tonight will be basically the same as last night.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

90 already? I'm not ready for that yet, that and the humidity and dreaded hurricane season.

I love crocheting these edgings. You've made some lovely crocheted creations yourself.

Happy Living ~ FlowerLady

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Way to go Sharon. It is so much fun to find good things at a great price.

Enjoy your new throw ~ FlowerLady

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I bet you still have a green thumb, it's just been hibernating.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you Heather. Flowers make my heart sing.

I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with the edgings. I already have someone who wants to buy one, she's not sure what she'll do with it yet. I will show what I do with them later.

Happy Living ~ FlowerLady

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I am getting more into my gardens, they are a solace to my soul.

I don't know what some of you are talking about with losing the blog feeder. I read my blogs right from my list on blogger. It is scarey learning new things.

Happy hunting and learning ~ FlowerLady

Jane said...

Love that coral and turquoise edging, Rainey. It looks very southwestern. You sure got the deals at the thrift store. Yesterday our local one was having their final clearance on all the winter stuff and I bought a pretty gold sweater for fifteen cents!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Tops and pants at Goodwill are usually $3.89 each, jeans are even higher, around $6. I just went on Sr. Citizens day so that I get my 25% off, and some of the things were marked half price, or 25% off, plus the sr. discount. I did good that's for sure and I am thankful. I got them all washed and line dried, ironed and hung up, ready to wear. I'm wearing one of my shirts today.

I would love to grow some of what you have growing in your gardens, but they won't grow in our heat and humidity. We all just have to be content with growing what will thrive in our areas.

My bday is the first day of spring. :-)

Happy living ~ FlowerLady

Linda said...

Thanks that's what I wanted to know. A blog feeder is a place where you can organize and read all your blog feeds. It's very convenient when you have a lot of them from different places.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Morning Lorrane (my morning) I read my Blogs straight from the Readers List in blogger too. I didn't know there were other ways. I'm too scared to play around with 'things' something will always go wrong! the perfume from your orchids must be intoxicating, in the nicest possible way.
I could never work with such fine thread or hook, so I will never produce work as exquisite as that.
Oh yes, enjoy that chill while you can. Our chill is just starting to creep in in the very early mornings. Well I'm not really sure one could call it a chill, more a reprieve from the oppressive heat!
Thinking of you

Leslie said...

The beaded edgings are beautiful, so delicate and dainty. And your orchids are total eye candy. My favorite is the first one--I just love that bright orange!

Balisha said...

Your orchids are so beautiful...mine however, are just growing leaves. Maybe someday.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how I love love love your Orchids... The only place we see them around here is when we go to the Conservatory at Biltmore. I have a bunch of pictures of those Orchids --which I'll feature on my blog next week.

Happy UPCOMING Birthday. So glad that your flowers bring you so much joy.

Lona said...

Wow Lorraine you really made out big time on your outing. LOL! I hardly ever find good deals like that at our local thrift shops.
Loving your new orchids too.They are so lovely. Have a Happy Birthday and a lovely weekend.

tina said...

You can't beat Goodwill! Shopping there is so much fun and rewarding too. Sounds silly but it is for me. Good buys now you should be set for summer.

Lynn said...

Just dropping by Plum Cottage to say hi. It looks like everything is blooming including you, Lorraine. Great finds at the Goodwill. New duds and a book is an excellent score.

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

Your orchids
are beautiful.
I can hardly wait for blooms
in my small garden.
I see many buds.
Have a good day
and as always
thank you for sharing your life...

Becky said...

Such beautiful flowers and I love finding things at the Goodwill as I can barely find a thing I would wear in the stores currently. The fabrics are all so thin and you are paying three to four times more than you did just 10 years ago.

Maria said...

Those orchids are absolutely gorgeous!