Cee’s FOTD: Happy Valentine’s Day

“The supreme happiness of life consists in the conviction that one is loved.” ~ Victor Hugo

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Hubby and I will be dinner/dancing tonight. Wishing you all a very happy weekend and Valentine’s Day for those who celebrate.

For‘Cee’s FOTD Challenge’.

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Floral Friday: Lily Of The Incas

I love having these colourful Inca lilies to greet my visitors and our local supermarket always has them in abundance. This beautiful flower also known as Alstroemeria and Peruvian Lily, originates from South America and was introduced to Europe in the 18th century by Swedish botanist Baron von Alstroemer.

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Wishing you all a really enjoyable weekend.

This is also for Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

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Frilly Floral Friday

Our ‘Tropic Escape’ hibiscus has been flowerless for a while, but this week she’s decided to show us what she’s capable of. Her exquisitely delicate flowers look like they’ve been carefully crafted out of the finest tissue paper. What a pity that after all that effort, each beautiful flower only lasts for a day before closing up again, then wilting and dying. We should really appreciate Nature’s miracles whilst they last.

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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

 

 

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: The Lovely Vanda

We have just returned from a road trip to visit our family in New Jersey. Just before we left, I took this photo of my Vanda orchid coming into bud over the fish pond. I’ve had this orchid for five years and it flowers very frequently, always with more flowers than previously. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Now the gorgeous purple lady has thirteen flowers and two more stems with more than a dozen buds bursting to come out. It was a lovely welcome home.

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I’ll tell you more about our trip next week. Happy weekend to you all.

The join in Cee’s ‘Flower of the day challenge’, just click the link.

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Cee’s FOTD: Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

Cee’s ‘Flower Of The Day’ challenge is open every day. Today is quite cloudy, but my Bromeliad hanging out on my patio, guarantees I always have some sunshine. I call her ‘My Girl’. Do you remember that song by the fabulous ‘Temptations’ and can you believe it’s over 50 years’ old? How time flies when you’re having fun.

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Now I have an earworm. 🙂 Happy Tuesday to you all.

Here’s the link to Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

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