Here’s my seat where I sit and converse with my three goldfish. I sometimes wonder whether they get bored swimming around in the same small pond and wish that they could get out into the big wide world, or maybe like myself they are content for now to be confined to their own safe space, out of harm’s way.
This was my comfortable seat yesterday, savouring a glass of Prosecco whilst contemplating whether my Easter Bunny should live or die. Sad to say, he did not survive the day.
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.
“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu
I have several orchids in my lanai which for the most part seem happy to be just green leaves. I often engage them in a very one-sided conversation, encouraging them to please try a bit harder. They appear to ignore my impatience, but just when I’ve almost given up hope, they surprise me with gorgeous flowers.
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.