More To Come........
Good morning Naomi. Hey I'm first!
Lucky you - not only being brought a yummy lunch but by a yummy young man: Joe. What a sweetie.
What splendid luck about the bougainvillaea benefiting from the neighbour's watering. Good news all round. BTW we have snow!
Just beautiful photography and so many pictures too. Nice work. I admire it.
Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio playing with granddaughter, Audrey. I got fired.
Your cactus plants have always amazed me. I love the beauty of the flowers adjacent to the most dangerous thorns. Cactus are one of nature's most lovely of contrasts. Great photos, as always.
You're up very early, Naomi! Your pictures are wonderful, as always. Here on the east coast we don't have vegetation like that. I especially enjoyed seeing the Bougainvillea since I often see it mentioned in novels, Sue Grafton in particular, and it's nice to actually see pictures of it.
I am sad to hear that you don't venture into your garden, but surely hope that you get more visitors that you feel confident enough to go down there more often!
what a sweetheart to take you walking in your garden of beauty!!
I love the way you introduce all these lovely plants & flowers in your garden...I could literally 'smell' them through my computer screen and I am not kidding you. Next I really wish I could use my hands and grab them out from the screen too heheheh...
I love it and what a treat to have Joe came, such a lovely gesture :D Hey, anyone tell him from this profile he looks like Michael Douglas? A volunteer prior to his job that is so awesome, it is hard to find men who volunteers wholeheartedly :D I luv him already heheheh...
Have a nice weekend my dear friend :D
I enjoyed the photos. They remind me of Springtime in the desert, where, for the briefest of moments, everything is in bloom. I'm glad you were able to spend some time in the garden and wish you many more opportunities.
oh naomi! i am so happy that you got to enjoy both your garden and some great company! nature is truly a gift to be enjoyed and wondered over. i was so happy to see your plant and flower photos once again.
warm hugs to you from me!
Naomi- I love the garden! How lucky you are to have made it out for the afternoon. My cactus are flowering also, I just love cactus!
Oh my, that wall of Bourgainvillia flowers is stunning! I have never seen one so big. Over here they are houseplants and so stay quite small in comparison.
As ever I find your garden enchanting and the pictures you take are marvellous! I am so glad you got to go down into your garden. I find it quite sad that you can't get down there as much as you would like to.
Beautiful garden. Your love of flowers shows with both the way you photograph them and the way you describe them.
So nice of Joe to take you walking through your garden!
If I lived close enough - I'd be over often to take you down to your garden.
Stunning photos! Stunning colours too. Wow. They are so textured that the flowers and plants seem within my reach!
I have a big bouquet of Daffodils sitting beside me and my computer.....though the afternoon sun is pouring into the room, when I look out the window, I see a big pile of slushy white snow. HOWEVER!!! much has melted, the pussy willows have opened up and I can see some of my front lawn. It's a beautiful day........oh, and my river has opened up too...Flow away damn ice chunks!
Your photos and post are medicinal for us Canucks Naomi.
Hey Naomi! Sorry I haven't been visiting much. Work has overtaken my life lately and I'm trying to get some balance back.
I *love* the photos! I enlarged them and they are amazing. And what a great guy Joe sounds like. I posted about my cousin Mary's "voluntouring" efforts. I just love people who "walk the talk".
I was sneakin' a peek, and found it very interesting. Enjoyed your 4 songs. Will be back another day to sneak around in your garden some more;)
Hi Naomi! Again a beautiful pictorial of your garden. You must be so proud of it - and well you should. It is beautiful!
I understand very well about going down steps and how nice it is when someone offers to accompany. Our garden here in PA will not look anything like yours, of course. But we will be planting in the next few weeks (before Mother's Day).
A built-in bench is a wonderful idea and just what you needed to be able to spend time in your lovely garden.
I love that the succulents are blooming right now. My aloe vera plants just last week sent up two spires. One of them started blooming yesterday, the other one hasn't started yet. God, I love this time of year. :)
I am delighted with your garden tour, Naomi and Joe looks very nice! Those flowers are really stunning, takes my breath away... principally the pink one! You did a good job with those photos, Naomi! Well done!
Have a nice week ahead! Many hugs!
He truly is an angel for you, Naomi. It is nice that he realizes how important the garden is for you.
I love the tiny magenta flowers (but oh, the thorns!!)
The bougainvillea is one of my favorites and yours is stunning!
Joe's hot stuff! *giggle giggle*
Your garden is amazing - I love the cacti with the ring of pink flowers. Stunning.
What a fabulous treat! I can't get over how stunning your garden is, and my favourite - your Bougainvillea - oh, I am going to plant some!! We have some at home, at my parents place, and I really miss it.
I am glad you enjoyed your garden walk today - and Kudos to Joe for taking you!!!
I'm so glad your friend came by and helped you down the hill. I bet you had a great time and I loved the pictures.
Hello Naomi :-)
...and hello to the lovely Joe!
What a wonderful day out in your stunning garden. The shots of the bougainvillaea are breathtaking - what a beautiful flower!
Here's to many more gentle sojourns in your magical garden, with your Angels by your side.
Love coming atcha from across the Atlantic - and thank you to Joe too!
What gorgeous pictures as always and that with the company of a handsome angel!!
Naomi, what lovely photos. Come over to my place to see what we've got!!
What a gorgeous garden you have. As always, the photos are spectacular. But what a special person Joe is, to come over like that and enable you to be able to enjoy your garden up close.
Thanks for sharing all of it with us.
Naomi, your Bougainvillea...... are beautiful. I wish they would grow here in Houston, but I think we get too much rain for them...I know that they grown better down in the valley (Texas valley) around Corpus Chrisit and Brownsville.
As usual your garden is quite a sight to see. Do you have a yard man that comes to tend to your garden? If not, the Lord sure does a good job of tending to your garden. I do love your cactus. I have some prickley pear in my back yard. We do get a lot of water here and it almost drowns them.
Love your pictures and I'm glad that you got to go down and visit your plants.
Wow! What a cool garden! So different from what we can have here.
Joe sounds like a wonderful person and I am so glad he visited with you and you two had so much fun in the garden. The pink on that one cacti? was just amazing. Thanks for such wonderful journeys through your garden. It is always filled with so many pretty thing.s
I am so glad you got to spend some time down in your garden, Yeah for Joe !!
That was nice to hear that you got some time to spend in your garden. That garden of yours is really so beautiful, stunning, fantastic and what more else can I say.
Oh my gosh! That golden barrel flower is really so excelent. It really tops it all.
Looking at all those blooming in your garden makes you wonder how nature really is so good and beautiful.
Absolutely beautiful photos Naomi. I bet the cave men used the fish hook cactus to catch fish......really! Thanx for sharing these lovely pictures and stories to go with!
A bench, Joe, all the aloe you need to live to be 100...does it get any better?
Love the Boug color, and I can't get over the mammilaria! Stunning! What a riot of color!
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