It is Easter Sunday and I find myself making liquid hand soap after giving myself a haircut. Strange days, indeed. My haircut seemingly turned out better than the hand soap. Oddly, there is none in stores. Hand soap, or haircuts for that matter.
I decided pastels were necessary for Easter and cut flowers accordingly. The Bromeliad in the middle is from a couple of weeks ago and has faded to pale yellow. The glass pitcher is a wedding gift – possibly its second use after nearly thirty years. My 27th wedding anniversary is Friday and I can say with confidence we are not going out for dinner. The good news is I found a rack of lamb online and my husband makes a great Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb!!
It is interesting to take the temperature (not literally) of gardeners. There is a lethargy encompassing us all, I think. I wonder if it is intentional – in the cosmic sense. Having spent many decades picking up the pieces after land development – is Mother Nature saying Pause and Reflect? I am feeling that and would love to know what the rest of the world it thinking.
A close up:
Shell Ginger (Zerumbet alpinia) appears in pink. The aging Bromeliad is Little Harv Aechmea. The chartreuse and white flowers are from Lotusleaf Begonia (Begonia nelumbifolia). Foliage – the ferns, Asian Sword Ferns, yard trash; varigated leaves ‘Java White’ Copperleaf (Acalphya wilkesiana “Java White”) the other green foliage is from Firecracker Plant (Russelia spp.) no firecrackers yet.
Spend some time in the sunshine, it will lift your spirits.
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