"First discovered in Japan, the name hydrangea comes from the Greek "hydor," meaning water, and "angos," meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to "water barrel," referring to the hydrangea's need for plenty of water and its cup-shaped flower. With its wooden stems and lacy, star-shaped flowers packed closely together in a pompom, the hydrangea's color ranges from white to blue to pink and purple, determined by the acidity level of the soil.Read More
“Yellow flowers are like physical manifestations of sunlight. I’m growing a garden of sunglasses just to help save eyesight and make the world a little bit cooler.”
― Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax
This past week I have really been sick. Caught something cold flu like that sent me to bed. Now the cough weakens me by late afternoon and keeps me awake some of the night. Needless to say one does not get much painting done like this.Read More
Iris at it's best. I took this photo 13 years ago.
Did we win the Lottery? . Roses are Red . Chocolate Cake . New York Prime . Strawberries dipped in Chocolate . Surprise? . Laurie Pace
I really REALLY want to thank Whole Foods Colleyville, Texas for their love and support today. As we shopped, the store manager came out to see us midway and gave us a wonderful THANK YOU card from the store. They have been there for us this past year as their first year open...through my husband's surgeries, through our bi weekly treks in the store, our morning breakfast at seven am before anyone else is there, through the holidays, the birth of a grandbaby... through it all we have weathered this year. And they gave us a thank you... and a gift card! They took our picture! Then when we checked out, Terry bought roses for Stacey and I, and since Stacey had just had a baby, they gifted her roses to us. No we did not win the lottery, but they made me cry happy tears. We feel like family there. Thank you Maria and everyone else!Read More