I have been so focused on home improvement projects, de-cluttering every room, closet and drawer in the house, holding a huge garage sale, and painting for the past six weeks that I haven’t blogged and have done a poor job of visiting blogs. My mind has to be quiet and settled before I can do that. And it seems that when I finish one mess, I turn around and create another. All of this, of course, has involved Ron and somehow we have managed to stay married. Neighbors have wondered when we are going to catch our breath and have even asked if we are getting ready to put the house on the market. The answer is no. Just time to “get rid of”.
As I rinsed out the paint from my brushes this past week, I stood up fast and hit my head on the bottom of a hanging clay pot and this is what I saw. The most incredible orchid, blooming. Well, this got my attention.
As I rubbed my sore spot, I studied the plant and realized others were blooming and that it was time to get my camera and really tour the yard to look at my lovelies. I thought I would share them with you.
Not only were the orchids blooming, but this bougainvillea seldom stops.
The spike from the sun bromeliad is so top heavy, it leans to the ground.
Next to it is a dwarf Christmas Palm with its cluster of nuts in brilliant red, perfect this time of year.
In front of it is a shrimp plant which gets larger and prettier every season.
A cluster of pineapple plants circles the mango tree and this one will be ready one of these days. They may be small, but they are delicious.
The key lime and the star fruit are beginning to produce.
This lovely orchid has enjoyed this spot in the living room the past two weeks and has bloomed yearly for the past decade.
And to think. It took a bump on the head to realize that I’m surrounded by beauty.
Shame on me!