My hybrid bougainvillea is all set to light up my life! My fading blooms next to the Masai lady. I used wild grass blooms from the marsh as fillers. Fast growing plant, this Jatropha. In a day or two the tiny petals will open. I've placed it next to an (earthen) container water- garden. The reigning Princess of my yard!!
"Embroidery has a natural affinity for flowers. It can also, of course, represent nothing at all." ~ Chris Rankin, Splendid Silk Ribbon Embroidery 1996 Really I don't dislike to cook, but what you cook is eaten so quickly.When you sew, you have something that will last to show for your efforts.~ Elizabeth Travis Johnson The Complete Book of Sewing For Children
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau