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Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Forty-Something Year Old Fuschia Lives On

Scroll down for Mosaic & Blue Monday,
Ruby Tuesday, My World, and Outdoor Wednesday

but first, belatedly ...

Skies are grey in June
here in California
but my HOUSE is blue

Tiny though my yard
is ... I take delight in it
each and every day ;-)

Click to embiggen for better viewing ...

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
Cherokee Indian Proverb

1. As usual for June here in Southern California at the beach, our skies have been gloomy in the morning (and occasionally all day long), but my garden is doing well. From personal experience as a Native Californian, I know the cooler weather WILL pass eventually so I'm just trying to enjoy 'what is' right now ... Just for the JOY of it! Today's post focuses on an elderly Fuschia I brought with me in a hanging basket from a previous home and which planted itself in the ground decades ago when the hanging basket fell apart.

2. I always enjoy catching up with my retired friends on the second Monday of each month, my sister (whenever she has a cell signal and calls me from the road), and neighbors when I work in my yard ... Just for the JOY of it! This week provided many opportunities to connect with others social for both Molly and myself ;-)

3. I'm happy to be able to help out a friend (dealing with serious health issues) by providing transportation for her after she was involved in an auto accident last week. Fortunately the Subaru protected her from injury by coming apart as it was intended to do ... but as a result, the car's a total loss so she'll be looking to purchase a used vehicle in the weeks ahead. After listening to her talk enthusiastically about her marvelous twice-weekly craft classes for more than a year, I observed one first-hand on Wednesday and met the friendly folks who all encouraged ME to sign up for the classes next Fall.

4. Jennifer Louden's assistant Deb has set up a Google Group for the upcoming 2010 Taos Writer's Retreat participants so we can renew old friendships and get acquainted with new folks as we prepare for the gathering at the Mable Dodge Luhan house later this summer. Sadly, I suspect I must have done something inadvertently when I updated my profile there because I'm unable to connect at the moment, but hopefully that will be corrected soon.

5. Although I'm not much of a sports fan (with the exception of the four major tennis tournaments), I did watch the last two Lakers vs. Celtics games and found the last one quite exciting. I'm looking forward to upcoming Wimbledon matches over the next two weeks and have my DVR set to record coverage on ESPN so I can watch as time permits.

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Thought for Today
"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them." Kahlil Gibran


Sherrie said...

Your Fuchsia is beautiful. Have a great day!

Sherrie's Stuff

Barb said...

I think your Fuschia embodies the saying, "Bloom where you're planted!" Enjoy your week.

SmilingSally said...

I hope you find some time to visit blogs.

Happy Blue Monday.

LV said...

Thanks for a very nice blue feature today.

eileeninmd said...

Your fuschia is just beautiful! Lovely photos and mosaic!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful fuschia! Marvelous photos as always! Hope you have a great week!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely post anchored by your beautiful fuschia. Take care!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wow! What what gorgeous fuchsias!

Jim said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

reg said...

fuchsias!, they are so beautiful and you did a nice job of catching the elegance of these flowers

LadyFi said...

What delight that fuchsia must give year after year. And what an adorable house you live in!

Ma.links said...

Such a gorgeous house!

Love Bears All Things said...

I like:'Just for the joy of it'. I've never seen Fuchsia growing outdoors. Thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

Karen said...

What a beautiful fuchsia--and how lovely that it made its own home!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fuschsia... and I love the mosaic you made.