The Geraniums are Blooming

The geraniums are blooming. They must know spring is only five weeks away. It’s wonderful to see their beautiful color popping up throughout my garden as the days grow longer.

These are two of my favorites. I searched Plum Bird Corner and found where I’d written about the first plant in a previous post. See it here. I must be amazed by its beauty every spring. I’ll be watching my plants for even more color in the next few weeks.

Is This a Thanksgiving or a Christmas Cactus?

Bright Pink Thanksgiving Cactus flower
Christmas Cactus, or Thanksgiving Cactus? I’m still not sure, but I’m leaning more towards Christmas, because of the more rounded shape and thickness of the leaves. When I originally bought it many years ago, I probably chose it for the beautiful flowers, and didn’t pay much attention to whether it was a Christmas or Thanksgiving variety.  Continue reading

Sightseeing in Birmingham, Santa Monica, and Austin

I’ve been doing a lot of sightseeing lately.  I took this photo at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens when I traveled there early last week.
I took the second photo in Santa Monica, California on a photography field trip later that same week.

I’m in Austin Texas this week visiting our son and daughter-in-law. These beautiful sun flowers were waiting for me when I arrived. This has certainly been a time of travel for me and I’m loving it.