Plum blossoms and Abutilon

Our plum tree burst into these gorgeous white blossoms, which then led us to discover that Mama’s beloved Abutilon has also started blooming. We were so thrilled these delicate red flowers made it through the cold. Today’s #OneGoodThing was discovering the plum blossoms and red Abutilon with Mama. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share…

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…

Blue skies and blooming garden

Beautiful blue skies beckoned us into the backyard this afternoon. Mama and I enjoyed being in our garden again, breathing the fresh air, and seeing the colorful flowers still in bloom. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a lovely afternoon outside with Mama! Day 291 of 365. And Day 1,022 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago…

Last of the crepe myrtle

This year’s crepe myrtle season was brief, blooming late and staying only a short while. Most of the flowers are dead and gone, but this one glorious cluster still brightens our front yard! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the last of the crepe myrtle blossoms with Mama! Day 245 of 365. And Day 976 in a row (here’s the first…

Firecracker flowers from seeds

This flower has been an exercise in patience. Mama and I planted it from seeds in March. After more than four months of tender care, we were rewarded with these gorgeous fireworks-like flowers. We refer to them as “Aster Salmon Red” — though they’re technically Aster flowers, of the Salmon Red variety. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying these…