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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Early Evening Musings ...

It's almost 5pm and
I'm just getting around to sharing my
but better late than never, right?
So ... herein are my Evening Musings
that methinks I'll link with Wordful Wednesday at

and Outdoor Wednesday too ;-)

My Digital Media class this session meets on T-Th from 8:30-11:30
in the morning. I'm not used to getting myself ready and out of the house so early any more. Of course Molly wasn't happy to miss her morning walk but we enjoyed walking together this afternoon when I returned home.

I spent considerable time over the last 3 days pruning my citrus trees and (as a result) my body aches. Guess it would have been smart to hire a tree trimmer to do this task, especially since I'm not finished yet.

That said, I've done it for decades and paying someone to do it seemed like an unnecessary expense, but perhaps I'll let someone else do it next year ... or not.

The lime tree was starting to put out blossoms,
so I knew I needed to get to work on it right away.

The lemon tree is still loaded with fruit
so I had to be careful what I cut back.

I still have no clue what this white blossom might be
but I'm certainly curious and would like to know.

I first shared original views of it (different from these)
at Small Reflections for Macro Monday on February 8th ...

It changes daily so I keep snapping photos of it.

I've checked all the suggestions visitors have made with Google (Narcissus, Lily of the Valley, etc) but haven't found anything that really looks like it.
I've used the Poster Edges filter in Photoshop Elements to alter these images ... just because I like the way the effect looks.
If you have an idea what it might be or a suggestion about how I could determine it's name, I'd appreciate you sharing ...
because I'd love to plant more of these in my garden.
I'm pretty sure it's a bulb. I planted a bunch of different kinds of bulbs a few years back but inadvertently tossed the pictures with the names of plants that I'd intended to keep ...

Sigh ... so much for the best laid plans going awry ...

As for other matters ...
I've recorded the Olympics on my DVR since Sunday but haven't had time to watch everything. I did see the first night of Pairs Figure Skating and enjoyed watching Shen Xue & Zhao Hongbo perform their short program with such artistry, skill, and joy!

Mosaic created with PSE6 using internet images found with Google

A few minutes ago I finished viewing the long programs ... and (although their performance wasn't perfect) I'm delighted they secured the Gold Medal. What a happy ending for their 18 year journey.

In addition I'm happy for Pang & Tong who won the Silver in their 3rd Olympics (after just missing the podium in Torino). How pleased Yao Bin (the Chinese ice-skater turned coach who spent the last two decades building a Pairs Figure Skating program in China) must be. What a tremendous accomplishment!

I tend to prefer the individual events to 'team sports' ... (figure & speed skating, downhill racing, cross country skiing, jumping, snowboarding, etc) ... so I've not watched any hockey and probably won't.

I'm relieved to report that my Medicare Card arrived in the mail over the weekend ... HOORAY! Unfortunately my Plan D coverage is still up in the air ... apparently my original application has been lost. I spent a long time on the phone yesterday trying to resolve the problem and eventually was told they'd resubmit it. I'm supposed to call in a week to check on the status of things.

Hunger calls ... so methinks I'll publish this and fix myself something to eat then settle down to watch some Olympic events.

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XmasDolly said...

Fantastic pictures!

Sharon said...

OH! i'm jealous. We're still covered with snow with lots more coming... but looking at your pictures gives me hope that spring will come one day!

(and thanks for sharing the cool Photoshop effect. I've never tried that one before!)

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have several flower identification books. It's now after 1 A.M, and I've been looking through all of them. No luck!!! Then I surfed the web and looked through plant identification sites. Still no luck!! I'm now as curious as you are. Have you tried printing a picture and taking it to your local garden center or nursery? That's my best idea, and if you don't want to do it, I will. Because now I really want to know. I've never seen a flower I can't identify before this. As you know, I've remarked on your lemon trees before, so I'm glad you showed them again. But I didn't know you had a lime tree as well!!! Sorry about your insurance problems, that can be so frustrating!

Caterina Giglio said...

so nice to see green and flowers and fruit!! your flower looks a lot like it is in the allium family, like onion or agapanthus....

Chubskulit Rose said...

Signs of Spring?

I forgot to watch it. I am looking forward to the reruns though.

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Unknown said...

Beautiful shots of your plants, sorry cannot help with the unidentified one as I am clueless.

Only got to watch one night of the Olympics so far and am sure that will be about it :(

Sorry about the insurance issues, I'm still waiting on my disability claim here.

Have a peaceful day.

♥ Kathy said...

I'm ready for signs of life...Happy Outdoor Wednesday

Pam said...

I have had some of those white flowers in my garden, but I don't remember what they were.
I wish I could grow a lemon or lime tree in my yard. They are so much fun for the kids to pick their own fruit. They do that when we visit my aunt in Florida.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful pics!

Carver said...

Beautiful plants and I always enjoy your photographs.

LV said...

Whatever those flowers are they are very pretty. You shared a world of lovely things with us today. Very nicely done.

Alice Audrey said...

I have no idea what kind of flower it is, but it's pretty.

penny said...

I don't envy your job of pruning the citrus trees, they are full of thorns that bite... Ouch! But they do look wonderful in your landscaping and they pay you back with fruit.
I have no idea what the lovely flower is.. why not call it 'mystery' flower?

Dick said...

Lovely white flowers, I don't know the name. Good pictures.

George said...

Trees in bloom -- I'm jealous! But at least we've been enjoying the Olympics along with you.

Karen said...

Oh LOVELY! My yard is still covered in snow--and no telling when the flowers will start to peek their heads! But as always, I am heartened by the beauty in your garden, transmitted by your wonderful photos!!

Jeanne said...

I've been watching a lot of the Olympics. Very happy with the pairs figure skating results. The snowboarders are just amazing me.

Robin said...

I don't know what it is either but it's certainly lovely.

I've been recording the Olympics too (the 10 hour time difference makes watching really hard) - I thought I'd just selected a few sports to record but when I checked my dvr it was FULL! Apparently I recorded everything! Yikes...

Joyce said...

The white flower photos are beautiful! Does your lemon tree bear fruit year 'round? Your citrus trees are looking good!

Stine in Ontario said...

Nice to see flowers blooming!

I have watched some of the Olympics but I'm not glued to my TV. :)

Pamela M. Kramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

Love the photos and the skater collage! Very cool.