The new daffodils did bloom!! And they're gorgeous! It has been cold, rainy and windy since they opened up, but I'm so pleased to have these pretties growing in a big pot here. This beauty is named "Roulette" and I can see why. I got the bulbs on the Breck's website.
This photo has all three of the new ones in it - OKAY - which one is YOUR favorite?
The big yellow and orange one is named "Fortissimo".
This one is named "Decoy". :-)
So.. are you familiar with petrified wood? I'm fascinated with it and always wanted a piece of it myself. So the other day I was perusing the Facebook Marketplace and noticed someone had two pieces of petrified wood for sale. I texted back and forth and we finally met up and we bought them. I thought they'd be neat by the pond and waterfall. This piece the tree had been through a fire before it petrified. The other side is charred. I think it's so neat that wood has turned to stone!
Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment, replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite, or another inorganic material such as opal. The result is a fossil of the original woody material that often exhibits preserved details of the bark, wood, and cellular structures.
This is the other, larger and much heavier piece.
Some people cut these across and polish the end, which is pretty cool.
He "threw in" a large chunk of Rose Quartz for $5. :-) I need to scrub this up with a brush and soap!
This is another, larger piece of Rose Quartz that we picked up at a rock shop near Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota a few years ago. I adore the pink color of this big crystal.
The Bleeding Heart is growing slowly with the current cool temps and rain.. but we're supposed to get some warmer days this week.. f i n a l l y.
I love love love these heart shaped flowers.
I promised a photo of my hat.. this will have to do for now. LOL! I'll try to get a better shot of it on my noggin. The other day I was wearing my pink shawl to a meeting and someone said.. "My, you're colorful today!". :-)
This is a neat photo of the Empress Hotel in Victoria BC, we're heading there on Monday, taking a ferry there. We have a room booked for three nights with a harbor view. I am pretty excited about it. We have a reservation for High Tea there which will be fun. Now, where did I put my tiara? :-)
I'm off in 15 minutes for lunch with my two sisters, Denise and Roberta and my honorary sister Shirley. They are having an early birthday lunch for me at the Chart House in Portland, Oregon. It's got a killer view, I'll take some photos to share with you. Ta ta for now! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)