For Frank this week – a memory. ”…find an image in your back catalog that still grabs your attention and share it!” This is the only time in my life that I have seen snowy apples…our neighbour had not finished his autumn harvest, and suddenly, one morning, it was snowing heavily. I can say I was fast getting my camera out. I still love the sight of those snow capped apples!
There are so many kinds of reds…
…but my favorite ones are always natural
Of course the Swedish Falu red (made from copper) house is a must, and so is Christmas red! Wishing you all a lovely week!
This year my Amazon lily has got 6 stems with 5-7 flowers on each one of them.
I fell in love with this flower at first sight – when I was in my twenties.
I bought a bulb in the 1980’s when we had a very good plant shop in the nearest town – where I worked then.
I have always loved flowers, and very seldom fail with new ones – I am always well prepared. But the Amazon lily – no. The first bulb did not ever come up above the soil.
The second one did. But only never to set flowers. Then I got an upcoming pot plant from an old collegue of mine. Or in fact, from his wife. He grows orchids and she loves plants too –
On their porch she had 5-6 Amazon plants – and she gave away one of them to me. With a piece of good advice…
Let them stand outdoors during summer – and they will shoot flowers.
They did, already the first year.
Now they stand out there from May to September – and they grow marvelously beautiful flowers – with scent like a dream.
They stand below the grapes – getting ready now to eat. They really match – the grapes and the Amazon lily. In outdoors beauty. And eating – with eyes as well.
For the lovely Paula at Lost in Translation – a new word lesson! This time, I had to look up pullulating and victuals. Thank you for the useful knowledge. Interpreted my way.
Pictures from Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Poland and Britain.
Reflective – in the header another interpretation…
Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey…
And strawberries – the queen of summer!
Mmm…Flavour for Ailsa. I give you my mango and strawberry cheesecake!
Surprise – well, some surprises over the years are not easily forgotten. First out in the header – when our neighbours had not picked their red apples before the snow got them…and the second one – the first time I saw a swimming bus… in The Danube!