Good morning! It is nice and early here (a little before 7 am) and if I told you what I've already done this morning I am afraid I might be mistaken for a "crazy lady" so let's just say I've been busy for a couple of hours and it's time to sit a spell and put up my Monday post. I just have to mention the weather first though. It's HOT here (back into the triple digits this week-end!) and yet! it's a "Fall" hot, lol. For you who are not Californians let me explain. It IS hot for sure, and yet it's a different hot then the blazing heat of August or even September. And it cools off wonderously at night, so honestly it makes it all much more bearable. Truthfully, this IS Fall in Southern California. The weather is always quite warm (possibly all the way to Thanksgiving...sometimes even Christmas!) and yet the sun has shifted and there is a difference in the air. My flowers are still in full bloom and my front planter is just a plethora of color. It won't be long till they begin to look scraggly and will have to be dug out for winter, but for now honestly it is just gorgeous. And mom's plant has finally bloomed! I can't remember for sure if I have mentioned mom's plant, so I will try and be brief. The Mother's Day that she had her stroke my oldest son intended to present her with a clipping from one of her beloved hydrangea bushes that he had managed to nurse along into the beginnings of a plant. My mother had a wonderful green thumb. She did NOT pass this particular talent down to me however. Anyway, he got a HUGE beautiful pot (for that tiny little clipping) and brought it over here the morning we brought her home from the hospital on hospice. Truthfully it was kind of lost in the shuffle of all that was going on and by the time I took notice of it again it was struggling for life in the hot sun of summer. Well, I began to somewhat frantically nurse that little clippling along. (I did mention that I am horrible with plants right?) It didn't die, but oh did it ever struggle. I thought we'd lost it more then once. Finally it grew into somewhat of a plant (verses a clipping) and a year came and went and it just kind of existed. No blooms or nothing even near it. I decided maybe it needed some food, so I bought "something" that promised gorgeous, healthy blooms and did what I could. At first, nothing...And then there it was the beginning of something. I was pretty excited I am not going to lie. And now, a FULL BLOWN flower. And really pretty. And, I can see the beginnings of a couple of others. How I want to tell my mother...."Your plant has survived. It is blooming and I know now why you loved them so. They are so pretty." I have a feeling the flowers there in heaven with her probably make this pale in comparison, but somehow I just know that there are many there for her to enjoy. Let me show you my flowers.....though let me warn you in advance. Photography is another one of my "lack of" gifts and these pictures honestly don't even come close to showing you how pretty it really is. But it will certainly give you the idea.
|KIND OF BLURRY....I DID TRY, LOL|
|LILIES ARE BLOOMING ONE LAST TIME TOO IT LOOKS LIKE|
|AND THERE IT IS!|
|MY SEGA'S HAVE JUST GOTTEN HUGE!|
|MY FALL WREATH|
|THESE TEENAGERS ARE MUCH BETTER AT SELFIES THEN I AM, LOL|
This week will be a busy one for me as honestly my list just keeps getting longer of things I need to get made up. So I will get off of here and get busy. Hope you all have a GOOD week, and are enjoying your lovely Fall weather as much as I am. Blessings to you all! Debbie