Tuesday, August 17, 2010


My favorite, the hydrangea, has two new blooms--thank you, Lord!

An antique shrub rose, Louis Phillippe. Smells like the best thing you've ever smelled!
Mandevilla growing on my trellises--so fresh

Finally, the orange bougainvillea blooms!
Tibouchina--Princess Flower.  Not a clue how to spell it, but oh, so velvety and gorgeous.
And last, the porch fern is coming back from my lack of watering...I'm consoled.

This last chemo treatment was not pleasant...but I have consolation in a walk around the garden first thing in the morning.  Life is about the normal, everyday pleasures that are so precious. 

Go find something beautiful today, even if it's in your own backyard--'specially if it is.