In a few short days, I am to fly out to the mid-West for my summer vacation?!? Well, it is not the shore or the mountains and why am I going? It started out to see Ivy's bedroom - my friend Heather's daughter in Nebraska. Since I am to be so close to Iowa, well, I just had to spend time with my other friend , Beth and have the chance to meet her grandson, Clarence Pete. He just turned 1 last week and I sent him a drum for his birthday.
So why the flowers?? I picked this bouquet from our garden for my friends. Knowing that they would not last on the plane flight, the next best thing was a photo op. Hey, isn't it wonderful how many more friends can enjoy the spectacular colors that Bill grows for me to pick?!?? Enjoy every gorgeous bloom and the amazing array of colors. You wouldn't think they 'go together', yet with Mother Nature, a mixture is the order of the day!! One last word about the cactus. A few years back, I volunteered to visit with a hospice patient, Phyllis. Before she moved to Florida, I asked for a piece of the cactus to remember her by. Ever summer, she is back with me, gifting me with gorgeous yellow blooms.