Hello! I wanted to show you the orchid that has been blooming in our garden window. Kristi got it for me a few years ago, the blooms were dyed blue, I think. Amazingly it put out a new shoot last year with pretty white orchids with pretty purple centers. It also sent out a new shoot a few months ago and these incredible flowers have lasted for weeks. Have you ever tried to grow an orchid? They really don't take a lot of special attention.
The photo above I had to go around to the other side of the table to get the light ON it.. this is from the other side. Do you see the photo bomber? I love how colorful the flowers on the deck are this summer.
Aren't the little Adirondack chair candle holders cute? They're a surprise gift from my younger sister Denise. She's so sweet!
These are just so pretty.
The centers are amazing.
Richard came yesterday and finished painting our old porch swing and re-hung it. YAY!
We thought of getting a new one, but decided that this one will suffice. :-)
I woke up early this morning and thought of how I might decorate the swing for a photo. :-)
So I grabbed my Woodland Blanket designed by Lucy at Attic24 blog, my Pendleton blanket pillow and my traditional African Bolga basket full of yarn I'm using to crochet the blanket.
I'm pleased with how we rescued the old porch and it's now it's a pleasant place to spend some time enjoying the countryside sounds, sights and aromas.
Kristi tried a new recipe, pear muffins. They're delicious, spicy, nutty and with a streusel topping. Yum!
I'm on my third Sara Gruen book and am enjoying it. It really makes you understand the horse world. I'm halfway through and the heroine is going through some pretty awful things, I sure hope she gets back on track!
I'm off to my Daughters of the American Revolution meeting and then on to swim. Have a wonderful week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)