Saturday, September 13, 2008

ANTICIPATION...it's keeping me wa-a-a-a-a-itin!

My yard is in the final throws of "last colors of summer"...the next season is soon to be dawning into yellows, oranges and reds of Fall. I'm anticipating this season for its wonderfulness of smells ranging from fading leaves, new pine straw, pumpkin spice coffee, and baking apples with cinnamon and butter.


Next to my garage, my yellow chrysanthemum is on the verge of blooming, reminding me of my Daddy...
there were lots of mums at his funeral in 1990, so it always reminds me of how much he loved the Fall, going to high school football games and yelling at the Falcons on the TV...he was not always timid.

(This is a micro shot...in reality it is about the same size as the end of your little pinky finger) [Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) Genus: chrysanthemum Height:18-24 in.]


Out in the front island are two angel trumpets...more than 5 blooms
on this one...only one pod on the plant in the front of the island. [Angel's Trumpet Brugmansia;Height:6-8 ft.attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birdsFlowers are fragrant]

Soon they will pop out to satisfy my eagerness..why am I eager?...because they are the "babies" in my floral array this summer...small as the array is, I appreciate every awakening of color as it bursts out to meet its new home.

Each time I will be looking on these two plants I will think of my dear accountability sister who kindly shared the plants with me...so, their names are Dorothy.




Just behind the trumpet and next to the sitting bench my moments are always smoothed when I take in a whiff of my miniature gardenia...
this is the prettiest bloom I've ever seen on it!

Can you believe I was able to capture it in a portrait so I can return and enjoy it again and again throughout the upcoming winter!
[Gardenia jasminoides...or miniature Gardenia or Cape Jasmine; an evergreen shrub; height & spread, 2 to 6 feet.]

I recently propogated a few branches of this bush for my Mother--she so enjoyed its crisply-sweet smell this past summer when she visited.
The blossom itself reminds me of the STAR of DAVID (5 points; such a sweet smell in the center)...just like Jesus is the SWEETEST SMELL of the line of DAVID! So, I think I'll name this one JESSEE...the line of Jessee!


Thank you, Lord:
for giving me such a beautiful covering of your creation to see,
to smell, to enjoy, to share with my blogging friends and neighbors.
Again, our prayers ask you to especially cover the Texas coast
as they are enduring Hurricane Ike...
put a hedge of protection around them.
Amen

5 comments:

LynnSC said...

Hi!
This is my first stop at your blog. I am glad I came.

Pictures are gorgeous!! I so wish that I could be a better "picture taker". And... the fall and pumpkin spice lattas from Starbucks!! My favorite!!

Thanks for your visit to my blog. I'll drop back in again.
Lynn

Sassy Granny said...

Ooooo! If ever I needed gardening help you'd be the first person I'd call.

Funny how flowers, sod & soil take us straightaway to the Lord's presence. I just have to believe He relished with tender joy each and every scintilla of creation in the same way you relish your blooms.

Thank you for sharing,
Kathleen

Kelley said...

I am so glad I visited you today. I can almost smell the coffee, cinnamon and flowers!! This has been a beautiful start to my morning.

Have a wonderful weekend in your garden of delight....

Clif said...

Once again I have had a difficult time leaving a comment. It just has to be that I am too dumb to be on a computer. Just as I start to give up, the comment page comes up. Oh well! Great post today. Just like with you, so many things around our home remind us of others and also places we have been. Thanks for your comments on my blog about suffering. Your "soap box" thoughts were encouraging to me.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by.

These pictures are beautiful! That may well be the prettiest gardenia bloom I've ever seen...it's pretty enough for framing!

I think it's really neat that you have named your plants and flowers for those they remind you of. I myself am not much of a gardener, but I wish I was. Maybe when the kids are older and I have more time....

Famous last words, right?? :-)
Blessings!