Monday, April 27, 2009

A Little Surprise

I looked down into the flower pot that has the purple verbena and purple salvia and I see this beautiful verbena.

Right click on the picture and choose to open in a new window for a larger view.

It put a smile on my face. I have never seen this color of verbena. The tiny unopened buds make me think of the roses Daddy grew along the fence. Just a wild rose he saw growing along a fence somewhere. He took a few cuttings and next thing you know these tiny roses are growing along the fence. I don't have my Daddy's green thumb. He could stick a cut from any plant into the dirt and it would grow.

Don't you just love little surprises?

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I did not do much this weekend. Frank grilled chicken leg quarters on Saturday. The potatoes were on their last leg... not the ones from the garden, they have a ways before they are ready to be dug. Frank asked for potato salad. So I made it. It was good.

There were some bananas that were ripe and they disappeared from site. I asked Frank what happened to them and he said he put them in the freezer. I will probably make a banana cake with them one day.

I did work in the yard a bit yesterday. The azalea bushes were way too bushy, so they got a hair cut. I'm not the best at it. I just used just plain old hedge clippers.... wishing that I had an electric one :-)

Frank has talked with his Dad a lot this weekend. His Dad's sister passed away last Thursday. The funeral is tomorrow. Iola lived in Mobile Alabama and will be buried in a family cemetery in Mississippi. Frank was not up to going. His sister is going with their parents and that eases our minds some. It is a six hour plus drive to there. Would you please pray for their safety and that they might be comforted by the Spirit?

Today... I need to do some laundry and get the vacuuming done. I really need to call Mama. I think Frank said that he is going to try and get the yard mowed.



  1. That's a beautiful surprise! Love that color. Your home-made potato salad sounds delicious and so does a banana cake.
    Remembering Frank's family in prayer at this time.
    Don't overdo today. Take care Zaroga.

  2. The flower is a very unique color, never saw one like that. IO just got my potatoes planted this weekend. I couldn't find any starters to plant, every place around for miles and miles were sold pout since late March. Don't know why, unless it is the economy or something. I was even trying to get my eating potatoes to sprout by putting them in a zip lock bag and laying them in a sunny window. I finally found some at an out of the way green house. Hope it'sot too late. I just like to dig a few and have some small new red potatoes. Love them in potatoe salda with the skin still on and use half sour cream and half mayo and no mustartd. I just discovered I like this about 2 years ago and I can't get enough of it.

    Hope you have a great week,

  3. That is a really unsualcolor for verbena! Beautiful picture! Sounds like a normal day in the life of a southerner.

  4. That is a pretty color. Jim mowed the lawn where it was pretty long. I've been trying to catch up on blogs and the recipe you post sounds great. We haven't grilled yet it's been raining since we got back but I've been itching to do so.

  5. I will pray for Frank's family! I am glad his sister is going! That is a great color flower! I am so glad you posted it!

  6. That is such a pretty flower- I can see why it made you smile. And of course, your photo is great!

    I will be praying for Frank's family traveling- and for Frank.

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, Zaroga! They make my day:)

    Have a good week,
    Linda C

  7. That is such a beautiful flower.


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