Oh my goodness, my heart skips a beat admiring this beauty I grew from a bulb that looked like it had nothings going on. Old and shriveled up I soaked it for one hour and planted it in this pot. It is beyond breathtaking to see it in person and that this grew from seemingly nothing. Well I can’t say that it grew from “nothing” as I talk and encourage her every day. 😉
It’s been a journey such as going from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. With three giant red blooms, she is by far the most beautiful plant I have ever grown. It just brings me happiness and is such a joy to greet her every day.
PS. Today is a special day and it’s the birthday of two family members that are very near and dear to me. Sending you both much love and a special birthday greeting with a virtual flower greeting. Love you very much and miss you. 😘
It’s sunflower season, some of my favorite flowers. Enjoy and bring a little sunshine into your life. ❤️🐝
Temperatures are dropping and perhaps this is the last smile for the season. I never got to try these beauties which are suppose to be eatable. There will have to be another year for it but I sure did enjoy their beauty.
Close up from the Fairy Garden. Enjoy ❤️
Starting the week with more beauties from the Fairy Garden and a lovely shade of Lilac.
Have a great week everyone and remember that sometimes you just have to say it with flowers. ❤️
The weather is changing quickly and is nearly hitting the freezing point overnight. The fairy garden is still holding, but you can definitely see the changes in preparation for it’s winter slumber. Who knows, these might be one of the last blooms for the season, but maybe a few more surprises will surface.
I finally broke down and turned the heater on last night. I’m glad that I did, and it was nice to wake up to comfortable temperatures instead of freezing. I felt better all together, although my hand still struggles and woke me up several times last night with a pain that was hardly tolerable. And I really can tolerate a lot. Overall, I’m not sure, but I do feel a slight relief from the pain as if it is getting better. It’s still pretty swollen and I hate to thing the reason it may feel better is due to an increase in the painkillers. I was very worried yesterday as we planted my grandparents and Dad’s grave. I really didn’t know how I would manage, and here too, I did surprisingly well. I did medicate before, but I don’t think that I can give it proper credit. I have found little relief from it lately, as if my body is getting immune to it. Perhaps it’s rebelling while trying to tell me that this is no solution. I agree.
Kneeling down at the grave, I first planted Dad’s grave. I picked three smaller silver bushes to add to the two green ones already there. In addition I picked twelve pansies. Eight in a lilac/lavender color and four with a yellow and purple face to be placed in the middle row with the lilac on either outside. I really liked how it turned out. It is unique, different from convention and beautiful. Most of all it isn’t that typical cookie cutter version that everybody goes to. Even the lady at the nursery where I bought the plants tried to sell me something different and didn’t seem to grasp what I was trying to put together. It was ok, I already had my vision and knew what I wanted. It was later at the cemetery, while kneeling at Dad’s grave and digging my hands into the soil that I forgot about my pain. It magically vanished and loved the feel of the earth within my hands. I guess I grounded and with it all pain left my body for that time. Perhaps it was Dad thanking me and watching over me that made the difference.
One of the last blooms of the season has surfaced, and although the Fairy Garden is holding, the nights are considerably colder and so are the days. We almost hit the freezing point last night, and a small warm up is on the way. Summer is trying to hold on while breathing a few more breaths of color and beauty, but the days are numbered. The Fairy Garden is slowly entering it’s winter slumber and these beautiful sights will soon be gone. Hopefully a few more will come to greet me before the final season change.
“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark”
~ Thomas Paine
Here is a little love from the fairy garden for you. Have a beautiful Sunday everyone and say it with flowers today.
I’m thinking of you and I am here to remind you that whatever your facing today is temporary. Soon the time will come to make smelling the flowers a priority…hang in there.
Picture taken at a recent garden show in Würzburg.
Starting the week with thoughts of a dear friend and sister who reached out to me yesterday.
May this flower find you at peace and wrapped into a lovely, warm hug.