Monday, August 3, 2020

Elegance Under the Stars

Some events in life are studded with enchantment and wonder.

A birthday party for a niece of mine happened to be one of them.

She is beautiful both inside and out.

She's always fighting for the underdog, too, and does so much good for the world.

She wore a long, white dress with an elegant, many-layered "diamond"  necklace and a flower crown in her hair.

The table------oh!  the table-----stretched clear across the lawn of her bungalow and was set with china, crystal, and lighted candelabras!

Each guest's name was painted on small, flat rocks.

The birthday girl even hand-painted the guest cards at each place setting.

The food tasted fabulous and the wine flowed.

There was singing,  poetry, and many wishes for happiness for the birthday girl. 

Flames flickered in the tiki torches under the summer night sky.

It was a night, despite the wretchedness of the past several months,  that will never be forgotten. 


Sunday, August 2, 2020

May Your Day Be Blessed

                                                                           (A painted tin rose!)

Today, may your day be blessed.

May you find peace.

May your heart be lifted up.

May laughter come to your door.

May you find some joy and contentment.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Providing Support for Climbing Plants

Morning Glories and Mandevilla plants are both climbers.

They put out tendrils that love to climb higher and higher.

A couple of months ago, I asked hubs if he could think of a way for the climbers to get from a shelf to the top of the porch.

A big space covered in greenery would make a lovely natural "curtain" on the back porch.

Hubs, who always tried to make my wishes come true, put strings up from side to side in a space on the back porch.

Sure enough, the Morning Glories and Mandevilla plants started to climb. And climb. And climb some more!

They look sooooo beautiful. It's like a curtain of greenery.

Sadly, my beloved hubs died on July 9th. 

 By the way, one of hub's favorite flowers was the orchid.
One on the back porch is blooming profusely.

When I look at the wall of greenery, thanks to his ingenuity in hanging the zigzag strings, it makes me smile and cry at the same time.

The plants and their string climbing wall are here. He is not.  

Sometimes life is hard.
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