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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Random Thoughts and a RAK




How can it be October already, and a week since I last posted??!! My days continue to be busy busy... Two days of teaching last week plus a day trip out of town, several appointments, a batch of jelly done, a wedding celebration, yada yada... It doesn't take long and another week has flown by.  I really don't have a lot to tell you about today and just have some random photos to share with you.... Back in June I told you my (first ever) orchid was blooming again- and guess what- it's STILL blooming! I wish all plants could have such long-lived blossoms. Here it is October and it still has the same 11 blooms!



Speaking of blooms, a while back I complained that my morning glories had grown like crazy- I have them on an obelisk and it looks rather like jungle growth- but not one single blossom! Well, now that the cooler weather is here and a killing frost is likely not far off, it's now loaded with buds! Go figure! It has had the odd flower here and there, so figured I'd better share a photo before Mr Jack Frost claims it one of these nights..  Look at that  beautiful blue! This is yesterday's bloom so it's starting to wilt, but the only other bloom today is so high I can't reach it... Even the waning one is beautiful...



I'm working away on another miniature... many many little triangles...here's a sneak peek... can you guess what I'm doing? I'll share with you soon... This little quilt was inspired by the backing fabric! Yep, you could say I'm doing things backwards! Stay tuned....














Yesterday I was the recipient of a random act of kindness. A dear friend sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Just because! Isn't that sweet? They are gorgeous fall colours and I love them!! Thank you Linda!

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall day, wherever you are!



Peace,
Linda

Life is the greatest journey you will ever be on....

9 comments:

Dasha said...

What a glorious colour that orchid is! Lucky you to have had the benefit of the blooms for so long. Morning Glory in Australia is a noxious weed, and grows rampant in the bush if not controlled. Still a beautiful flower though LOL. We have them sometimes in a pretty rose pink too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A bouquet of flowers is really special. It seems like a lot of bloggers are still talking about flowers and it's Oct already! I love it! Enjoy your week! What are you reading now? Hugs!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful flowers and morning glory. Mine was half dead when we got home from Calgary and never revived but it was beautiful before that. I hope you get to slow down soon. lol I never did get to KL. Too busy going to physiotherapy etc. Guess it'll be next year.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The orchid is pretty and so many flowers! The bouquet is a colourful and thoughtful gift; just because is a nice gesture.

Lori E said...

I hope the frost holds off a little longer here. Looks like a good many blooms still to come on your plants.
What a lovely surprise you got. Very sweet RAK

Lorraine said...

Your orchid looks gorgeous - I've never had much success with them. Sounds as if you are keeping busy.

Wendy said...

Beautiful blooms! The colours are amazing!
You have a wonderful friend, but then you are one as well!

My Maine Blog said...

Good Morning Linda ... Your orchids are gorgeous and so sad the cold weather is coming on and the morning glories will be gone. I still have all of my "hot pink" geraniums in full bloom out on the back patio but I have decorated for the fall in the front yard with mums and pumpkins. I don't have the heart to let the summer blooms go just yet so I have two seasons going til' the frost gets them. I can't wait til' you come to Maine...I made something special for you so hope your busy time includes a trip down here this coming week. It will give you a chance to get away from it all. Hugs -

Gwen Buchanan said...

Gorgeous photos Linda!! can't wait to see your newest creation.. I can't guess it tho. I know it will be a beaut!!
Wow an orchid blooms that long. Beautiful too! does it have a fragrance?

Hope you feel better real soon.

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