Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Days, Small Pleasures

I just had to have this sweet potato vine that I saw at Lowe's. It takes a lot of watering but it looks sooo good! There are actually two kinds of plants in this arrangement. I guess they are both sweet potato vines, but one is a bronze color. At first it looks like dry leaves in the photo, but if you enlarge the picture, you can see it's alive and well!

Flowers floating in a fountain at my Granddaughter's wedding. More pictures to follow after I get around to ordering them.

The Blue Plumbago went into a pot because I just don't have any place left to plant. I had one planted in the front courtyard that lasted one year. I just love the blue color, and hopefully it will last longer.

I was disappointed that I didn't get any blooms on the lithops this fall. I stared out last year with five in this pot. They just dry up and disappear overnight.

Each beautiful fall day puts me in a great mood. I try to focus on all the wonderful things I have, not what I lack. In fact, I can't think of a single thing I need at this moment! All the small, repetitive pleasures add up to happy feelings in general! I am happy I have two lithops left--I wasn't any happier when there were five!!! Go figure!


Julie said...

I love the dark colored sweet potato vine! Well, actually I like them both and especially together! Great choice from Lowes!!!

I know what you mean about the cooler days of fall. It really does just make you happy and content. I was happy even today while doing hard labor! Cleaning a 5 x 7 rug on my driveway on my hands and knees, scrubbing!

Your 2 lithops are really neat. I hope you will have better luck with these remaining ones. They sure are tricky! I'm not sure I want to try any of these types anymore. But, what the heck...they bring us happiness while they last!


Alex said...

The flowers floating in the pond are relaxing...can I come sit in your pond? =D hee hee