Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Joseph's Coat Of Many Colors

I love the garden early morning....
especially pretty today,  a Rose....

Our "Joseph's Coat Of Many Colors"
Rose comes to life each spring.

This is the third year after planting
and it's reached contentment in it's
 I gave it a good fertilizing
and sprayed for unwanted disease
not long ago and the results are 
pleasing to me and the Rose.

You can see all the variations of
color in this after day
the Rose color changes. 
 The final
color before dying is a dark pink.
Thus, the reason for it's name
"Joseph's Coat Of Many Colors"

Have a beautiful day.....Dee Dee

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On The Beach

 lone pelican 
 in the
Gulf of Mexico.
A father throws 
the net to 
 bait fish.  

The sea gull 
are deafening
dinner bell. 

 sea shells.

Enjoying the moments.....Dee Dee

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Red Hibiscus Blooms

The Hibiscus 
begins like this. 
something quite remarkable happens
to the bud.

At first light the Hibiscus bud opens

and it's beauty compliments  the
other flowers in the garden....

By now, you might realize most of
my post pertain to flowers. 
Lots of
new plants are being added 
to the garden
and they will be featured all
summer long 
in my blog.

I'm glad you stopped by.  
Do have a 
blessed Lord's day, 
 Dee Dee

Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Hibiscus In Garden

I've been wanting to plant Hibiscus in this
location of the garden for quite some time.
After a good rain, and the ground easy to
dig in......I planted a new color and 
variety. The
plant is full of buds and should bloom all
summer long.

The blooms last but a single day.... come
nighttime they wither and fall from the plant.

Spring is the most beautiful time of the year.

Have a sweet ole' day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Monday, March 17, 2014

Planting Snapdragons and Zinnias

I love the colors....
white and yellow. Snapdragons 
and Zinnias will compliment one
another planted together.
And so it begins....our spring planting!

Looking forward to having fresh
flowers for my kitchen table, all
summer long.

Have a sweet ole' day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Welcome Spring

Pretty Knockout Rose
 is blooming away in the garden.  
Every shrub has new growth and
the trees are alive with bird song.

"I was reminded the other day," said Stuart,  "that when Saint John
baptized Christ, he was touching God.  An awesome and extraordinary
thing to consider......
~In This Mountain....Jan Karon

Have a blessed Lord's day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Planting Time

I was thrilled today to find white and
gold Zinnias.  These are photos I took
a couple of years ago....same colors
and they were just beautiful the whole
summer long.

My pots are readied and the garden
is beginning to look like spring.....
The Blue Jays and Mockingbirds are
back and soon baby birds will be
learning to fly.

Have a sweet ole' day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Florida's Snow Bush

A Snow Bush seedling thrives in
our cottage garden.....

Have a blessed weekend.....Dee Dee

Friday, March 7, 2014


Gathered seashells from 
Honeymoon island
lie on our bistro table.  

The first nice warm
I'll walk along the 
Gulf shores
as a 
"shell seeker"

Even in the depth 
of winter,
I imagined
 all that would be 

It is happening now!

Have a blessed day, everyone.  Dee Dee


All the elements are exactly right for
hanging laundry today.  Spring sunshine
and slightly cool coastal breezes.

Seems all is well with my world.....

Have a sweet ole' day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

We Drove Along The Gulf Shores

It's springtime in my hometown. Today
the wind coming over the Gulf waters made
me shiver.  I hope we have a few more
days of coolness.  Soon enough Florida
will have hot weather
We found tiny blooms on
the Bougainvillea vines.

The white Egret was busy looking for lizards
and took no notice of my camera clicks.

My favorite photo taken today.....  I love how
the waters' sparkle in the background. 

So....enjoying this time of year....

Have a blessed day.....Dee Dee

Saturday, March 1, 2014

So Pretty In The Garden

More photos of our Camellias.....
they can speak for themselves
of how beautiful they are.
They've been blooming since the
last of November and now
showing signs of finishing for the
season.  Come spring, and 
they go to sleep. 
We have been blessed
with their beauty all winter.

Even their leaves are beautiful,
don't you think?

Have a sweet ole' day....Dee Dee