I think everyone should have a red hibiscus growing in their house. Don't you? I repotted my spindly plant last year as it was not looking well, although it was spared the guillotine by producing one of these every once in a while. And now.. it's taking over! But I love it. We've had multiple blooms of late and it's a happy little camper and it makes me happy too.
I snapped a photo of the flower above yesterday when it was a bud.
The plant below is nicknamed a "Peace Lily", it's a Spathiphyllum. I brought this one home from my Dad's funeral and I adore it completely - when it blooms it's my Dad saying hello.
My African Violet is amazing and blooms profusely - I put water in the saucer, never into the top of the pot, and it's working well.
The Autumn light is so different and lights up our dining room.
When I was driving out of our farmyard yesterday I looked up through the skylight and saw the gorgeous color of the Pin Oak leaves - so I opened the moon roof and snapped some photos.. I'd been trying to get some shots of it but it was never lit right..
This is a Douglas Fir tree - the Oregon State Tree. I loved seeing all the fir cones on it.
Green, yellow, orange, rust and red. Fall colors if I ever saw them.
*LOVE* -- why do the leaves have to go away.. the next step is bleak bare black trees.. oh my.
Another moment in time captured.. my crochet blanket and my dog by the fire.. hubby nearby.. life is good.
I think I heard something.. do you hear it? Maybe it's a BEAR!
Caleb (my 5 year old grandson who lives with us) was drawing away and brought this to me and told me it was for me and grandpa too. I thought it was wonderful! He said it was a rainbow butterfly. Isn't it cute?
My daughter that lives in Ohio, Amy, got her two daughters a couple of guinea pigs last year. Jenna and Paige just love them, and so do Amy and Jay, her husband. When I was there last Spring, I got to know the piggies. The girls were playing beauty salon with them and Amy snapped this photo a few days ago. I think it's hilarious!!
My blog friend Meredith posted some neat moon shots a few days ago and I didn't even know it was full.. well, we've had cloudy weather of late. Last night it cleared off and I went out at 11:15 pm and snagged this moon shot. I *LOVE* my new Lumix DMC-ZS40! I am finally getting the moon photos I dreamed of. Well, using a camera that I can carry in my pocket, anyway.
I hope you enjoyed my potpourri of a post today.. flowers, leaves, butterflies, guinea pigs and a moon. Maybe that should have been my blog post title? LOL! Or not! OK, we're off on an adventure on a beautiful day... I will tell you about it if it works out.. well, I'll tell you I'm off to see something I've never seen and to try to take a photo of an iconic Autumn sight... can you guess? :-)
((hugs)), Teresa :-)