Saturday, June 13, 2009

Smelling the Flowers

Today dawned another new and yet better morning! After a quick shower, I took a nice long walk around our pool patio garden. I was thrilled to actually smell a gardenia!

It's been years since I've enjoyed their scent!

My Echinacea is just beginning to peak:

I'm feeling lucky that I've got several white Echinacea seedlings in my garden this year.

I particularly enjoy the spent clematis blossoms:

Surprisingly enough, several of my Nikko Blues are blooming pink this year. C says that Barker has had something to do with that!

This Hydrangea (below) dates back to Kristin's high school days in the Key Club (a banquet table decoration). I was sentimental enough to take cuttings from our last house and start them here at this house. I am happy to report that their blossoms are very similar to those of my Nana's hydrangeas: such a sweet memory!

Money Plant: another sweet memory of my Nana! I love how the seed pods and leaves are turning a bit red/violet with a hint of chartreuse.

I spent a good part of this morning just vegging: watching "The Secret Life of Bees" and beading on a soy silk fusion piece that I started several years ago. Thanks again for all of your well wishes. I can't tell you how much it means to me! I'm doing really well....and even breathing through my nose on occasion!



Eva said...

Good to hear you feel alright again -- and congrats to the return of smell. And for this walk through your garden!

Eva Hagbjärn said...

I'm glad to hear that you are much better and that you are able to feel scents again.
Pitty though that there's no real money on that Money Plant. Then you could perhaps have been a multimillionaire by now =))))