Authentic Compassion

Monday, September 22, 2008

Blooming blogging

Update - you know how sometimes an idea seems so perfect, so in tune with what you are doing and you just slip it in there. I felt so "right" about the posting of flowers and tying it into my late Mother In Law's flowers - so doggoned right I'd already done it! :::blushing and about to schedule a mental competency hearing for herself:::: I don't say I haven't gone crazy I do say I don't have to pack for the trip. SORRY!

I was outside this morning taking pictures of the rejuvenated flowering plants around here (mild fall temperatures make for a second season of blooms) Pesky morning glories still invading and overtaking our copper trellis, rose bushes and fence. Crybaby decided to help herself to some tasty tender morsels. Snickers had to be coaxed - it definitely wasn't his favorite taste.

I am trying to decide whether to just cry "uncle" with climbing roses - I have issues about keeping with a routine of pruning and tending my plants. (I have issues about keeping with a routine of tending my BODY let alone my plants). Just about the time I'm set to dig, one of the climbers presents us with a perfect bud deserving a reprieve!

Last two photos are a plant given to my MIL last spring by her other son's family. Before she left she put the houseplant outside (neither MIL nor I wanted another house plant!). I got such a surprise when digging out a clump of hosta. Under some thick foliage her gloxinia was sheltered all budded up and ready to bloom. I began to water it more and we are rewarded with beautiful pink blooms - in the multiple blooms picture I set the pot on our fence for ease of photography not where it actually resides.
Acknowledging botanic explanations I had to learn in science classes about why plants flower - I believe God gives us blossoms to remind us to have joy in our days. Blooms don't last long, are intensely beautiful, nurture hummingbirds and lots of insects - but they have to be enjoyed in the brief time they are available. It is blooming again here on Buhlaland and I'm grateful.


Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow those are gorgeous, Linda Sue... it's a shame they don't last longer!!

LOL on the comment "tending my body"... I never see those horrid chin hairs until I'm in the car on my way to church or something... and of course, I never have tweezers handy!! LOL

LindaSueBuhl said...

Paula - I used to have a pact with gal friends - if I were in a coma - they'd bring magnifying glass and tweezers to ICU! I have so LITTLE vanity left I am not very high maintenance but those leetle wheeskers drive me nuts. said...

What happy pictures! I just love your blog!!!


Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such pretty petals and pretty creatures! Enjoyed visiting, blessings, Kathleen

KathyB. said...

I just love surprises and what a glorious surprise for you to 1. find out you had already done your posting and 2. a gloxinia poking up from someplace it shouldn't have been able to thrive, and thriving anyway just to bless you ! Hope the surprises keep happening, they make life interesting . KathyB. said...

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Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

LOVE the flowers --- and I LOVE morning glories!!!!!!

No tweezers needed for me for a while as my hair is gone!!! I knew I would lose my hair on my HEAD, but what a wonderful surprise when my chinny-chin-chin ones were gone, too!!!!! LOVE IT!


Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What pretty blooms even if they don't last long. Maybe that is why we love them so, we enjoy the moment as in all things in life. Loved the pretty pictures. Blessings, Kathleen

Liz said...

I'll take some of your pesky morning glorys! :) said...

Such a happy post! I launched one of my story starts today. I'm so curious what everyone will think. I'd love to hear your take on it!