Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Little Wednesday This and That

 Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Good morning, everyone. Finally, a nice dry day so I am off to the center for a day of fun and games. I am looking forward to it. Yesterday was just too nasty to go out.  I hated to miss because it was blood pressure day, but the worst of the storm began just when it was time for me to leave the house. It was nice to have a choice about going out in the rain. Oh, I indeed had choices while I was working, but there was always the matter of making up a fib to call in sick.
Another new addition to my garden is the Rex Begonia.  The plant is native to India and was introduced to the West in the 1800's.  This little plant was nestled way in the back of the flower shop, barely visible, but it called out to me and as soon as I saw the tag which said, 'angel plant'.  Their wings DO look like angel wings, don't they? I didn't realize until I got it home and went online that this one can be a bit difficult.  It will certainly get some tender loving care from me.

If one finds oneself with bread in both hands, that person
should exchange one loaf for some flowers of the narcissus,
because the loaf feeds the body, but the flowers feed the soul.


Love that quote!

Buying candles has become almost an addiction for me, and I usually have scented candles burning all of the time.  I love the way they make the house smell. Burning incense only seems to irritate hubby's emphysema, so that is reserved for the times he is not around, but the candle scents are so gentle, they don't bother him.  Most of my purchases are for this reason, but there are also candles I buy for other purposes such as...

The above are candles I use for rituals and prayers. I also have plenty of white candles on hand.

I brought this Candied Cranberries candle home about two years ago at Christmas, but once I got it home decided it was too nice to use, so it has become a decoration.

This is another candle that became a household decoration once I brought home.  Didn't have the heart to destroy it.
 The view from the other side. This candle has such a wonderful scent, but it will never be put to the test.

Look how well my pepper plant is doing.  Notice all the new peppers coming out.  Hubby asked if I am going to eat them. I don't know about that.  They say they are pretty darn hot.

I'm having a great time with my new you can see from all the photos.  I'm waiting patiently for the full moon to see how well it does with that.  Poor Miss Minga is getting her picture taken every day.  I get such a kick out of her poses.  Well, it's time to get a move on.  Hope your Wednesday is filled with joy. 

All real and wholesome enjoyments possible to people have been
just as possible to them since first they were made of the earth
as they are now; and they are possible to them chiefly in peace.
To watch the corn grow, and the blossoms set; to draw hard breath
over plowshare or spade; to read, to think, to love, to hope:
these are the things that make people happy.

John Ruskin


  1. Glad you're enjoying the new camera phone . . . love all the photos you're posting!

  2. These photos are all so fun and wonderful! I think you're right, and that candle is too lovely to burn. Betterbto keep and enjoy it longer. :)

  3. Looks like you have a "green thumb" m/f.
    Thanks for sharing what makes your heart go pitter-pat. It's always nice to see what makes you happy.