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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Surrounded by love and sweet perfume...

I love little flower posie bouquets.
Today it's a tiny bundle of nigella and roses.
 Roses, well, roses speak for themselves...fragrant, gorgeous, romantic,
what more could a flower ask for?
Nigella is something other worldly.
Marine-like features, the most amazing shades of blue...
When the seed heads mature they look quite alien.
The common name is enough to make one sigh...
'Love in a mist.'
Right now, the bed where my niece and I planted our memorial
garden for my sister and aunt is full of these two beautiful roses
surrounded by the nigella...
 How perfect that the 'Love in a mist' seeded itself in this bed...
 Both roses have a most wonderful scent and I look forward to them maturing
and growing even taller and more beautiful next year..
 I'll let the Nigella seed itself again and provide
the 'Love in a mist' for Tracy and Aunt Ella...


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Just too busy!

I've just realized that it's been a week since my last post!
Having my nieces here, going hither and yon, cooking,
working and plain having fun, I really wonder how women do it?
How did I do it years ago AND work full time?!
So I'm taking a minute to take another breath and post a few
photos from our trip to the Butterfly Gardens...
Hats and hearts alike.
Delicate, deadly, Datura...
 One curious and gentle parrot.
Alien larva.
Leopard pitcher plants.
Floating art.
Flaming floral art.
 Asleep in pink pajamas.
Blue loving the bananas.
 Slowing down the teenagers.
...and so the adventure continues.