Last night I was knitting the sleeves of Laura’s sweater, watching television and Steve came upstairs carrying the Schlumbergera-the species name of Christmas Cactus. He bought it a couple of weeks ago at Whole Foods. Christmas Cactus. It had bloomed. It had buds when he bought it. Flowering plants in winter appealed to him.
My mother kept a giant Sclumbergera, cascading out of a huge planter. She had a green thumb but that gene skipped me
(What a name for this pretty plant-Is a single one a Schlumberger?)
When he brought it to show me the pink blossoms, I was flooded with memories of my mother and how thrilled she was when hers bloomed. I “get it” now. I’m sure I barely paid attention to her enthusiasm then. Pang.
My friend, blog follower and frequent commenter, Sue R, told me she saw some Chrysanthemums that looked like Cauliflower. I said, WHERE?
She couldn’t remember exactly but I know she sent me here somehow. I found them.
There they were right on a front lawn. I couldn’t believe it. Thanks Sue!
and I did get out of the car for the second shot. Are these the ones you were referring to. Sue?
Linea Verde- Green Market
Bloomfield neighborhood on Liberty Avenue.
Steve and I were on our way to dinner and so that’s why you see the outdoor pumpkin display going both directions.
After dinner we went inside and bought pizzelles. Anise flavored.
I Had to ask about the roots in the first photo-turmeric!
Strolling with Charles (1) around the neighborhood.
Hot summer sun. The colors so rich and alive.
I appreciate the gardeners’ efforts.
Back at the house on the front porch he said “bubble” and pointed to the chair.Underneath was a red plastic bear with bubble stuff. You had to squeeze the Bear’s stomach and it took awhile for me to get the hang of it.
Love to all, near and far.
This pretty bouquet traveled from Pittsburgh to Ohio in the car. A friend brought it to my doorstep the other day. I’ve been thinking about her a lot this weekend.
Since I was going visiting family, I couldn’t leave the flowers in Pittsburgh. They were so colorful.
Sunday afternoon, I put them on Laura’s front porch to photograph their beauty.
I thought how much my mom would have enjoyed them.
Grateful for those who have gone on before and all those here on earth with us now.