I found this little branch on the floor of a Lowes parking lot.
It filled my truck with fragrance.
Someones loss is my gain.
Tumbled Salenite stone wrapped in weaved silver wire.
My first try at this.
This is my little treasure. So pretty.
I found two on sale and only bought one.. forever kicking myself.
Eucalyptus trees embracing the morning light.
Magic in the palm of my hand.
I have had a lot going on that has kept me away, but have a folder full of gems to share. I’ll start with this little one.
Parrots Beak (Lotus Berthlotii) Native to: Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Tenerife.. and happens to really enjoy our front yard. It’s grown quite a lot since I took these images, I’ll have to take some updates. We’ve had it five months now and seems to really like this spot it’s in. We’ll bring it inside for the winter months.
Here is our much loved Dawn Flower (Ipomeoa Indica — also known as blue morning glory, oceanblue morning glory, koali awa, and blue dawn flower) in a brilliant display this year. It claims to enjoy full sun.. but ours has mostly shade and is quite happy, much to our enjoyment.
This tulip was an unexpected gift from some wonderful people. We’ve taken pictures the past couple of weeks to share the magnificence of the purple tulips journey through spring bloom.
I had forgotten about this image. One of my families Sweet Violet plants had been damaged last year on accident, I had put it in water in an attempt to save it – (which it worked for those interested, replanted and re-established) It wasn’t until I placed the remains of the plant in water that I realized it had seed pods on the base of the stem cluster.
The next morning the pod opened and dropped the seeds into the bottom of the dish. I never knew what Sweet Violet seeds looked like having been given the plant originally as a cutting to spread around my yard, so this was a wonderful experience. My families favourite flowers.
One of the few plants that will bloom around here in the middle of winter. It’s fun to see it mixed in with holiday decorations. So full of joy and happiness, and smells wonderful too!! The frost has darkened the points of the leaves, but it’s hardy and blooming through it. Here are a couple of images to share.