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…

The garden’s glorious mornings

Each morning we look out Mama’s bedroom window at a glorious display of these blue and white flowers. Mama and I have loved watching this Morning Glory plant grow; yet, we were perplexed as to why the plant got quite a bit taller than the fence before any sign of blossoms appeared. Now that it’s…