Never Forget Turning forty tomorrow Evenings feel longer Memories knocking stronger People forgotten Turning in my mind Arriving like paper flowers Turning my frown upside down Inviting new wishes On tomorrows page I write Never forget where you came from… ©AnitaDawes2022
I do love watercolour painting… One of these days I must find where I put all my paints and brushes!
My face and jaw are still hurting, so I took myself out of the office for a while and went out into the garden, hoping to relieve some of the pain. It was one of those wonderful early summer mornings, perfectly quiet for once. (we live in a very noisy neighbourhood)
I wanted to check out my favourite rhododendron. I had seen some huge buds last week, so expected to see bursts of purple, and I wasn’t disappointed. I stood and gazed at the display, the warm sunshine creating a summer meadow atmosphere down at the bottom of my increasingly wild paradise.
On my slow walk back to the house, other patches of purple caught my eye. First, a wild Granny Bonnet, I can never remember the name, growing through a crack in the crazy paving. The last one in the collage, grows all over what passes as a lawn and is called a Bugle, I think.
Back in the office, I feel more relaxed and the pain is less, so I can put my writing cap back on and get cracking.
See you later… Jaye
I don’t really need an excuse to walk around my garden, but after an incredibly busy week, I was more than glad to do it.
Always first on my visiting list are Acers.
This one is right outside my back door and is looking so bright and cheerful right now. There are such amazing colourways in acers, and I cannot get enough of them!
The second Acer lives at the bottom of my garden. A delightful pale green with delicate, lacy foliage. It started life as a bonsai but refused to be confined in a pot. It is now taller than I am!
Third is a creamy pale pink Rhododendron, just starting to burst into flower.
Evergreen, it has been one of the few patches of green in the garden. The only sign of life all winter long and these early flowers are a joy to see.
Fourth is another Rhododendron, a purple one. Always late, but well worth it. Those huge flower buds promise an amazing display this year…
Fifth is a tree I once found in a garden centre and fell in love with, which has never quite lived up to its promise. I didn’t realise it was supposed to be a column cherry, one that grows up and not out if you know what I mean. It is 8 feet tall now and as thin as a bean pole. Good for small gardens, I suppose. I love all the different varieties of cherry and I do love this one for trying, bless it…
Sixth and last on my visit is my bonsai Laburnum. I grew it from seed seven years ago, and it sometimes produces those amazing yellow flowers. I just love the leaves!
That was a quick visit, mainly because here in the UK, it is still very cold.
Hopefully, we have some warmth coming, as the jobs are piling up out there…
This image made me smile, it’s so bright and sunny!
I am in a good mood today, and wishing everyone a lovely, peaceful day!
Luckily, I took these pictures just before the Siberian weather moved in…
We inherited this beautiful bush, so I have no idea what it is called. Usually first to bloom, it becomes a mass of white flowers. It is a weeping variety and seems determined to dominate the garden, although I don’t mind at all…
This magnolia was a gift a few years back. It still hasn’t made up its mind to thrive, so I was delighted to see these flower buds this year!
This Japanese Quince was once a bonsai, but it never thrived, so I planted it in the garden. Seems that was just what the doctor ordered!
I love Candytuft. You start with one and end up with loads. I am thinking of getting a pink one to keep him company!
This unusual Camelia has struggled since we introduced it, but the flowers are divine. Any ideas to improve its condition are very welcome. He will love you for it too…
Finally, my favourite bonsai is waking up. The leaves are still tiny, but the colour is so beautiful. I love Acers…
I wonder what I will find next Saturday?
To mothers everywhere… enjoy your special day…
And some flowers for those who didn’t get any!
A wonderful post from abanahomes.com…
15 Stunning Flowering Bonsai Trees
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