Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Mid~Summer Evening. . .

A mid~Summer evening On Crooked Creektt's front porch.

We have been so~o~o fortunate this year
to have had cooler temperatures and additional rainfall.

However, the inpatients that were planted late Spring
became root~bound and were no longer blooming.

This weekend, "Mr. Ed" and I moved two of our potted plants 
from the back deck to the front porch 
to fill in until the Autumnal plants arrive locally.

Both are "new to us" planting varieties. . .
The first is called a "Firecracker Plant".

What attracted me to this plant was the vibrant orange blossoms!!!
Upon closer visual investigation,
I was quite intrigued with the cactus appearing shaft at the base of the bloom.

The glossy green leaves are almost artificial looking. . .
did you notice that I have a visitor on the front porch this evening???

The second plant is an "African Queen" fern.

I purchased this plant solely for its "Drought Resistance" properties.

No matter how often I "tease" this plant, 
its fronds don't turn downward. 
You do "tease" your plants, don't you???

Of course,
when I move the plants, I also move the out~of~doors decor.
A bunny pair from the back deck now greet visitors On Crooked Creektt.

These bunnies are such an adorable pair!
It appears that one is whispering in the others ear.

The view our guests see as they arrive . . .

the view from the Entry Hall as we greet our guests On Crooked Creektt.

All has been "switched" from one setting, the back deck
to another, the front porch 
for the sole purpose of enjoying a Mid~Summer Evening On Crooked Creektt.

Until next time. . .

* * * * * * * FYI * * * * * * *

My Dad's 88th Birthday . . .June 2010.

Dear Ones,
It is with a grateful heart that I "Thank You" for the prayers on my Dad's behalf.
He has taken two hard falls in two weeks.
At our visit this week, it is evident that his body is weakening daily.
My heart is breaking watching him suffer, be in pain 
and the rapidly decline in "quality of life" that he continues to endure.
We will continue to travel as often as is possible 
to spend as much time as we can to be with him.
It is my hope that the visits from "Mr. Ed" and I will, somehow
ease his transition from this life to the next.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have made a beautiful little corner on your porch! I love ferns. And what a pretty bloom on the Firecracker! I am so sorry to hear about your dear Dad! It must be so painful for you too to see him this way. Blessings to all of you.

Anonymous said...

Pat, I'm sad to read bout your Dad, God be with you all....Loving your cute corner on the porch.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Pat, my heart goes out to you as you go see your Dad. I wish you did not have to go through that. Sending prayers and hugs dearest friend.

ps like that Firecracker plant for fall colors

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, Pat, your porch looks so pretty! I've been away from home; so, I am afraid of what my plants may look like now. So sorry to hear about your father. I will say a prayer for you both!

bj said...

Awww, bless his heart. So sorry he is going thru this..and I know how hard it is on you, too. My daddy suffered quite awhile before he passed. It hurts so much to see them decline.
I love ferns with a passion...never heard of this one.