Thursday, May 2, 2013

Infrequent Pleasures


Mother's Day comes but once a year, but gift plants like this Azalea "tree" just get prettier every spring.

Bleeding Hearts are so beautiful, but I've not had great luck with them.  So, I was delighted to see this one return, and hopefully this will happen again next year.



The chicken wire keeps out the rabbits, and the deer hasn't yet discovered this delicacy. Thank goodness!

The Orchid sale at the UW is a semi-annual affair, and I succumbed once again even though my success rate with these beauties is poor.  The end flower was a bud and has since opened, so I am taking that as a good sign. Normally the buds are the first to go!  I am keeping my fingers crossed.


Max Is not a cuddler, but last Saturday he was in the mood.  What fun for Oma!  That cuddle kept me going all week!  Not much crafting happening here at the moment as my sister and her hubbie are in town, and that's fun, too.

12 comments:

Linda said...

That's a gorgeous azalea tree...I received one years ago and I love it! Have a wonderful evening!!

Nancy said...

Cuddles are priceless, and the photo of you and Max is precious!

Becca said...

Hi Judy! I forgot to tell you I discovered a bleeding heart in our front yard the other day! It's small, but certainly what it is! Fun! Hope you have fun with your sister, and that photo of you and Max is so sweet...take care.

Merry said...

Oh wow love that bleeding heart. Your azealea is so pretty. Ooooohhhh to Max and that cuddle how lovely.

Debra Spincic said...

The picture of you and Max needs to go into a picture frame ASAP!!

Lynn said...

Beautiful plants, my azaleas are almost done blooming, they always
go too fast.

Nancy Kay said...

All the pictures of the flowers are wonderful, colorful, beautiful!!

What a special cuddle for you and Max; the picture is precious!

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Judy,your Azalea is beautiful! What a wonderful sight,... also Max and Oma!
Have a good time,Ulla

Dee said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I love bleeding hearts. So delicate.

Awwww, little Max has such a sweet expression. Glad you got some cuddle time.

Crispy said...

Cuddles are the best thing ever!! He's such a little cutie :0)

Gee I thought anything grew in WA. Out here in ND, Bleeding Hearts grow best in lots of shade with some sun either early or late in the day.

Crispy

Jeanne said...

Such pretty flowers! Glad you got some cuddle time , too.

kathy b said...

I didnt know bleeding hearts are picky. i love them but have not tried to grow them> We have lots of shade in our front yard.....

Your CUDDLE image is the BEST> So serene so sweet.....precious just precious