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I picked up another Amaryllis at Walgreen Pharmacy early in June. The foliage and the buds were pale with only a hint of pink. I didn’t have much confidence that she’d turn out too well, But the configuration of the plant was good. At least, she wasn’t She-Devil Red… It has two stalks and ten buds on one bulb! The stalks are well-proportioned and sturdy No, long, lanky stalks and leaves here…. Read More

I swore that I would never post again until I answered every wonderful comment on my last post. I am still well, but I have had a few small complications that kept me from concentrating. I apologize. I just had to share this birthday wish with you. I laughed and laughed. A dear friend, who shares my macabre sense of humor, sent it to me today. Many kind friends sent good wishes…. Read More

Last year, the poor little clematis managed to produce one tendril. It made it all the way to the top of the trellis and produced one blossom. During the winter, the plant turned brown. I assumed it was dead in the pot until I saw a tiny green leaf at the top. The rain came and she began to grow. Finally. I am reminded of the children’s story book, The little Engine… Read More

Winter Rose I feel a bit ridiculous sharing my health status, but I wanted to share it with all of you who have been so supportive and kind to me for all of these months. You and I thought I would be dead “within six months to less than a year” according to the official prognosis. I had an x-ray last week to rule out a pneumonia. The radiologist could not figure… Read More

Whoever is in charge of the Climate Control Dial Has turned it in the wrong direction. If I thought it might work, I’d do a sun dance in the street. Instead, I offer a few photos of my Valentine’s Day flower from Charlie. Here’s to warmer days ahead! 🙂

Charlie, these are just some random things that I see during the days when I wander around. Hope you like some of them. I just wanted you to see what interests me in the garden. These are the last days of Autumn. You know, I almost never photograph a butterfly. I don’t pay much attention to them. I think it must be because I was always nearsighted and couldn’t really see them… Read More

Amaryllis Leaves & Bud Amaryllis Leaves Umbrella Leaf Regina Iris Leaves (A bud is forming on one) Baby Asian Elephant Ear Leaf Bromeliad Leaf The Fan Cactus is not a leaf But I included it as evidence that it is still alive and well! 🙂

The Clematis blossoms dried and remain on the vine interesting still in the straw version of themselves Romero sheared the Foxtail Ferns to the ground As he promised, they sprang from the soil into mounds of green Foxtail forests.   The leaves of the Bromeliads turned brown in the winter freeze and I thought they were dead Suddenly, a blossom appeared from the ruin The Bird’s Nest Ferns with their leather leaves… Read More

Miss Lily has been my photographic nemesis for years. When I got my first camera, I tried to photograph her, with little success. There was a problem with light and color and all of those green stems in her center. I haven’t had much more success in recent years. There is just something about Miss Lily that doesn’t like my camera. Last year, I gave up the struggle and simply watched her… Read More

Charlie, these photographs Are about the tulips That I buy in vases at Walgreen Drug Store I’ve brought three of the vases home From visits to the store to pick up prescriptions I enjoy watching the buds open and I enjoy seeing the bulbs and roots through the glass I find the foliage to be as pretty as the blossoms This one had really graceful leaves I noticed that most of the… Read More