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{floral} MAGNOLIA

Been busy.  I know we’re all busy, but 2012 has been non-stop for me.  Until now.  I’m finally finding time to look up from boxes and decisions on where to put things.  And this is what I see outside the French doors of my new home office.  A beautiful magnolia tree entertains my each time my wandering eye glances that way!


And I can hardly believe that I see on it some of the first signs that fall is indeed just around the corner.  Here in Mississippi, when we see these bright red seeds bursting out from the broad, shiny leaves of the stately magnolia tree, we know that cooler months are not far behind.


And for me, it means I actually did survive moving during August, the hottest month ever.  With humidity, we’re talking heat index of 110 degrees!!  But I’m thankful that my husband and I are nearly settled in our new home and all the selling/buying/packing/moving/unpacking chaos is behind us.  In February, we helped one of our daughters move into her new home – which is really a very old home – which needed lots of love.  So until about May, we spent lots of time and effort getting things like they should be.  Then we decided to put our own home on the market.  And you know what that means!  Constantly clean  house!!  And to our surprise, it sold very quickly, so we were once again making trips to the liquor stores for boxes, and packing for a move.  The last 8 months have been a blur.  I’ve hardly touched my camera.  But it’s time to get it out and go exploring my new neighborhood.  This is my favorite time of year!

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{crush} PURPLE & GREEN

My favorite color combo is purple and green.  I’ve loved all shades, well, almost all shades, since I was a child.  My bedroom was painted a lavender color when I was growing up.  I’m older and my room isn’t purple, but I enjoy the color in my home with my ever-growing collection of amethyst glass which is displayed in corner shelves in my dining room.

This flower belongs to the Oxalis plant.  We commoners just call it Shamrock.  Or three-leaf clovers.  Some people see them as weeds.  I have a dear friend who who is an awesome gardener, who taught me years ago that some things we consider weeds are actually native plants that are meant to be enjoyed.  Since then I’ve grown to love all the Oxalis and wild violets that pop up around my yard.  In fact, now I even dig up lone clumps and put them together in a grouping and they really give a beautiful display when in bloom!  As in all of life, it’s all a matter of perspective.

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