The flowers have blossomed, in spite of so much rain. Tulips,Bearded Iris, Dutch Iris, Cherry Blossom, and Gladiolus Nanus,. and more.
One side of the driveway, deeper pink and upright, the paler blossoms below are on the other side, and are so beautiful and droop their branches so delicately.
Ixia and Gladiolus Nanus are two of my favourites, right after
The Gladiolus Nanus were lost somewhere last year, this year in a tub, and saved. They are graceful and delicate.
Hugh and I continue to heal, he is a long way ahead of me, but we are both so thankful for all the help we are receiving. The firewood is slowly getting cut and split, many thanks to friends.
I am so thankful for a safer place to live, wonderful friends, calmer weather, and my blog friends closer here in NZ and far away. Amidst all the tragedy, hurricanes, snow storms, shootings, and the ongoing famine and war, we all must try to find beauty and peace, in the blue skies, the green grass, the flowers, and trees, whatever season we live in. Autumn colours in the North, spring flowers down south.
The quilting machine is still languishing in the garage, our Fix-it man ( aka super-duper sewing machine mechanic) is still in Tasmania after a new grandchild arrived. It will get attended too in time, meanwhile I have a Christmas block QAL, and Yvonne’s transparency quilt , (fabrics chosen, starting in some days to come ) to enjoy.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
is a promise of sunshine after rain,
of calm after storms,
of joy after sadness,
of peace after pain,
of love after loss.”
Greetings from Jean.