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…

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…