Hello Beautiful People!
Just want to share a lovely lovely, most wonderful sensation......it is my most favorite in the whole world.....Gratitude!.....and accompanied by Beauty, equates to JOY!
Just sharing some pics, lots of pics....of what I have in abundance today and I am so very very grateful. They are all 640x480 so should not overload your PC lolol......I go through that, so I keep them small. Enjoy!
This is our Specimen White Plumbago.....love these in the summer to cut and bring in their lacy white beauty! These do need trimmings and lucky for me they are perfect to put into vases. :D:D:D
Next to the Plumbago, is the Thryalis, is a very fragrant bush with little yellow flowers, a must have !
My favorite orchids are the Vanda Orchids, in almost any color....they bloom more often than other varieties and such large blossoms. And I love love their long hanging roots....so very exotic.
This gorgeous purple Vanda is next to the Lemons of which there are many :D, and will take months before they turn yellow.
This is lovely early morning sun from the east, hitting both orchids.....love!!
The cut and trimmed White Plumbago bush is now in vases to go around the house.
The back porch is roofed but open and the morning sun hits it. The washer/dryer are out there and I keep it covered in a painters canvas from Lowe's. I bought that canvas because of all the blogging ladies who were making curtains and bed ruffles etc from it and I got excited. But when I opened the package the stench of chemicals hit me hard. I washed it several times but could not get the fireproofing chemicals out of it and I certainly didn't want it inside the house much less on my bed sleeping with it. It stayed outside on top of the machine for months when I decided I needed to cover both washer and dryer with something better than the plastics I had on them....and lo and behold....there was the canvas sitting there! and when I opened it, the size was perfect when cut in half to cover each one! Love when that happens! On top of the dryer I keep a copper water fountain with bell chimes, love this delicate sounds when the round floaters go around and around and randomly hit the various sized brass bells, it is enchanting. I also have a vase of sea shells which I love to see everywhere.
Abundant plantains......these had to be cut early, but I will eat them sauteed with garlic oil!! YUM-O!
Abundant Avocados!.....a tree branch broke off and lots of avocados were on that piece, these are only a few of them. My neighbor's tree is right next door and they let me pick whatever I want. Love that!
Abundant collards.....I juice them. I like to make sandwich wraps with them too, and hummmm....its been a while, I think I'll make a sandwich wrap using these collards as the bread/wrap part and mix in some avocado, onion, tomatos, herbs and some kind of cool dressing! yep! that's a PLAN!
I saw a picture of this on blogland somewhere, fell hard in love, and had to make my own version. I love this for the summer especially here in South Florida where Beach is the common theme. But I adore Sea Shells, flowers and candles, so how easy was it to put them all together on a silver tray? Love!
My napkins or serviettes as they are called by my love Pammie, and guess what?........I used one finally!....and I could not believe how soft it was on my face! compared to the paper towels I've always used....oh boy! I need to love myself more and use these gentle, simple, bucolic, poetic, beautiful cottons instead of paper products. These can be washed with any laundry, so I'm in love. Sighhhh.
What I'm wearing today.
Abundant linen. I'm going to make several draw string loose summer pants, with some long lose ruffles on the bottoms, and other fun details......
My bureau today....simple.....seashell and lots of crystals with Mother Mary.......candle.
Hand made soaps and bath salts.....my sister makes the best most luxuriating moisturizing best smelling soaps!
My collection of salts for baths.......pink Himalayan Salt, Sea Salt, and Rock Salt......
On the porch.......beautiful begonia~!
Love love love these variously toned pale pink hydrangeas.........
Cedar Window boxes.........pink begonia, lysimachia or creeping jenny, and coleus.
arghh! this wall still needs to be painted, but not until October or some seriously cooler weather!
The avocado tree got a support for the heavy branches filled with avocados growing fast !
My newly painted bedroom wall on the outside, got a little garden with various plants.....so cute. That white snow looking stuff are Jasmine petals fallen from the top of the huge bush, the smell is heavenly.
I am very grateful for today. Abundance was everywhere, I had no pains, and Life was good!
sharing this post with Coastal Charm
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and with Rooted In Thyme
and with Home and Garden Thursday
and with The Charm of Home
and with Cottage Garden Party
and with My Romantic Home: Flowers
and with Chic on a Shoestring