Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Plants and Relaxation

 Spring has finally arrived and excited to finally get a day when it's not raining to get my pedicure! Still warm enough to wear my sandals. Time to get some color on toe nails! I'm at home in afternoon when I took this photo.
 Earlier I did a bit of shopping again at garden center. I returned a hanging basket (no plants.) So I shopped for a few more plants.  A few more pots at home than I remembered. 
 I went outside in that evening to look at lilac bush. Got some evening sky and can you see the angel on top the bush? Such a surprise to find that configuration!  I sent a copy of it to my friend who's battling cancer. She really liked it.
 Pansies with iris blades in front of them. Can't wait til they bloom.
 Saturday afternoon I went outside and spent a few more hours than expected. I cut back the evergreen blackberries that invade our space. I made a mess. Glad to have a yard debris bin to put them in. Curbside recycled later.
 I transferred my chinese lantern plant into pot I bought last fall. It's gotten big this spring. Can't wait for the lanterns to grown. Red gerbena daisy and dark purple ivy geraniums. My back hurt at times so I enjoyed setting on the step and listened to the birds sing. Stayed out of the way of getting mowed over as well! ;.}
 Tomato plants in a bucket. I brought out from garage where I kept them warm. Watered them once then forgot them! I think they will come around now. Still outdoors. Another coleus. I can winter them over indoors. Phil mowed the lawn once he got back from tire center to check out his car. It's fine for now, which is a good thing!
Rock and Roll rose starting to bloom! My other roses are growing since I cut them way back. Soon they will have roses too.

This was a fun Sweet n Low pak at Dennys the other Sunday when we ate out.

 Megan was a tour guide on Sunday at church. They have a different bldg to meet in til their bldg they are attempting to buy is renovated. They needed a temp spot so they are meeting in a school. Since she was helping with the children and show the parents where class rooms were, this would be her guide hat. Kids and parents alike liked it! She taped them on since super glue didn't work.

My rhody bush is starting to bloom. 


Right now I'm not sitting at my desk but somewhere else. Enjoying some down time. 
Back with you soon!

"But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His suffering, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain resurrection from the dead." Philippians 3:7-11


Betsy said...

Gorgeous plants and liked seeing Megan’s hat after your description of it to me. And...I recognize that crocheting! It’s nice to have you here.

mamasmercantile said...

Your plants are all looking gorgeous and brightened up my day with their stunning colours. Not warm enough here yet for sandals I am still wearing socks.

krishna said...

Beautiful! I'm dying to garden, but I'm resisting me, because we have plan to landscape ..

Gracie Saylor said...

So fun to see your garden, Becky, and Megan's Guide hat :-) and to know you are enjoying time with the Queens...I am trying not to be jealous :-) Thanks for sharing the encouraging parting verses as well! xx