Thursday, June 4, 2020

Here Comes the "Bridal" Wreath


This is an old house and opening the infrequently raised upper windows is often difficult.


They tend to be jammed to the hilt.

However, after having luck with one of the "sticklers,"  we were able to sleep with the screened window open. 

It was heavenly.

The following morning, I awoke to a sweet and lovely fragrance and wondered where it was coming from.


  Looking out the window and down below, the bridal wreath spirea shrub was covered with thousands upon thousands of white flowers.

It must have bloomed overnight.


What a luxurious way to start the day.

The blooms on this beauty are short-lived, which makes its appearance even more glorious.


ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE SHRUB BRIDAL WREATH SPIREA?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Baby Tomatoes and Basil


For a couple years now, the grands, when they visited, loved looking for small, red tomatoes on a hanging tomato plant on the back porch.

Oh boy, it was like a treasure hunt every time they came.

They'd lift up the green leaves and suddenly, I'd hear, " I found one. Look Grammie.  I found a red tomato."

Before anyone knew it, the tomato would disappear-----right into a little mouth.

This year, a gorgeous tomato plant hangs from the back porch.



However, due to Covid-19, there are no little grands visiting.

Soooooo, when I saw another healthy hanging baby tomato plant, I bought it for my daughter.

The grands will have tomato treasure hunts at their own house this year.


Also picked up a basil plant for her as chopped basil is perfect with mozzarella cheese and olive oil.

DO YOU GROW ANY VEGGIES?

Loving Lovely Lilies of the Valley

It seems amazing that many posts from this blog these days pertain to flowers.

Of course, it is the time of year when they arrive and bring so much incredulous beauty to our lives.


Flowers are such great gifts from God to His earthly children.

Today's photos show beautiful, delicate, and gently fragranced lilies of the valley.

They happily grow around the fountain in our backyard. 

As a little child, I'd pick these beauties on walks in the woods with my Aunt Gert and my cousins.

Oh, it was so thrilling to get an entire bunch them to put into a little glass container upon my return home.

To this day, the scent of these lilies of the valley fills my heart with joy.


That's why I even love wearing Jessica McClintock perfume spray. It's very reminiscent of lilies of the valley.

DO YOU HAVE LILIES OF THE VALLEY WHERE YOU LIVE? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THEM?
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