Summertime flowers light up our garden

Today’s joy was a direct result of our gorgeous, colorful garden. We adore visiting our Hibiscus and Clematis to see these splendid flowers! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying the summertime flowers lighting up our garden! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 214 of 365. And Day 1,310…

Beautiful flowers and friends

This stunning Iris lights up the garden of our beloved family friends who we are visiting. Mama and I spent much of the day recovering from yesterday’s long drive, but we are enjoying spending time with our friends and seeing their beautiful flowers. Today’s #OneGoodThing was appreciating beautiful flowers and friends with Mama! What was…

Our own little “Super Bloom”

After endless rains, California is having an incredible Wildflower Super Bloom. Mama and I are now getting to experience it on a smaller scale in our backyard. A single poppy that we planted in a pot in last year’s garden turned into this gorgeous array of white and orange blooms. It’s made that section of…

Wild poppy in our backyard

A patch of wild poppies has cropped up in our backyard and began blooming today! I hadn’t been entirely sure the greens weren’t weeds, so I was relieved to find this flower. These beauties are the California state flower, and they always remind me of a story Mama told me when I was little. When…

Amaryllis blooming

Mama and I have loved watching these two wax-covered Amaryllis bulbs grow. You can follow the progression in the photos. About three weeks passed from start to gorgeous! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the beautiful Amaryllis flowers with Mama! Thanks to Trader Joe’s for selling these plants, which have brightened our winter! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share…

Amaryllis progress

In the cold of winter, Mama and I miss our garden and the thrill of watching it blossom. We’ve found that same joy during many winters over the years by watching a red Amaryllis bloom on our kitchen counter. When I brought these two wax-covered bulbs home from Trader Joe’s three weeks ago, they were…

Fragrant winter blooms

On a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, I found paperwhite flower bulbs (also called narcissus), and brought them home for ourselves and for gifts. These beautiful, white flowers have started blooming, bringing cheer and a sweet fragrance to our cold, wintery home. I adore these flowers, and it has been such a joy to watch them…