Friday, April 8, 2016

See Beautiful Friday




Today we thought we would show how how we "see beautiful" in our home.

Mom loves orchids, but she isn't very good at taking care of them.  Luckily she has some very pretty blooms to share today.



Two of her three orchids are either blooming or about to bloom.  Such a pretty shade of lavender.





Here is a close-up of the pretty orchid.  How Mom wishes it could last forever!!!  At least it does bloom a few times a year for her.




And this itsy bitsy baby orchid is getting ready to burst into "beautiful" too.  Mom is thrilled with this one as it is the second time it has bloomed since she got it - usually the little ones die on her.





We are hoping that it will only be a few more weeks before we have some flowers in these pots to share as part of Dory's Flower Friday.  But it still gets too cold at night for flowers to survive outside yet.  We may get to the low 30s tonight.




And it will be really nice if these Kansas winds would die down so we can get some steaks grilling on the grill!!!


We are joining Dory and Sugar in today's blog hop.




23 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Ciara and Lightning!!
My mom is green with grass green envy. Those orchids are absolutely
gorgeous. AND mom knows how you feel. Our house faces north. We have one place in the entire house that gets some angled sun. Oct 2014 she bought a blooming African violet...it loved the window. She anticipated more blooms Oct 2015...zilch,nada nuttin'. She was bummmmmmmed. Lo and behold it started showing signs of blooms about mid to late march. She has been documented each bloom with a picture. There are 4 fully opened flowers now and 3 more about to open. Once all the flowers are opened she plans to post on a Flower Friday too. Oh we are doing a happy dance for your mom!!
Hugs madi your bfff and mom

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We forgot that it's nearly grilling time! Those orchids are gorgeous, we noticed they are out of Sibe reach.....any reason?

C.L.W.STEP said...

Our ghostwriter can never seem to make any kind of plants grow in the house. But she usually gets some nice flowers in her outside garden. If we'd just get some nice weather, she could start working on it!

The Army of Four said...

Those are so beautiful! Our mom gave up trying to grow indoor things but keeps wanting to try again. She had a Christmas Cactus that loved the bathroom, but someone kept knocking it over. Every time she went into the room!

Oh, no. I know what you're thinking, but I meant Mom, not Maggie.
Ha roo woo roo!!!
Cammie!
PS: We're ready to fire up the grill, too!!!

stellaroselong said...

Its so windy today mom just rode her broom to work and left her car at home. Those Orchids are beautiful, mom has never had one. Enough said. stella rose

Robin Whiskers said...

Cool flowers!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD those ORCHIDS are OUTSTANDING... SO BEAUTIFUL... BRAVO to your mom... Can't wait to see the Babies in Blossom...

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

our Mom is the total opposite - the one flower she doesn't like is orchids - she says they always look plastic

Huskies622 said...

Steaks?????!!!! We are on our way! Just let us know when!

Kiki and Nala

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...those are such beautiful orchids!! Mama loves orchids too and can never get them to bloom or last!!!

Thanks for joining us today for Flower Friday!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

How beautiful! Orchids are one of my favorites too, but I've never been brave enough to try growing one!

Brian said...

Y'all look terrific and we all love blooming season!

rottrover said...

My mom had a friend who was a professional plant person - he took care of all the plants at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Anyhow, HE said to put an ice cube in the orchid's pot once a week and don't do anything else. It works!!

-Otto

Millie and Walter said...

Those are such pretty flowers. We don't keep any indoor flowers and are also waiting for the temps to warm up so we can have some bloom outside.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Beautiful - we love the lavender color. Our mom has no luck with indoor plants
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

tweedles said...

You have lots of beauty in your world.
We dont have anything pretty inside the house, everything blooming is outside. Ii hope the winds die down too, so you can grill some steak
Love
Tweedles

Angel Prancer Pie said...

We saw Beautiful in all those pics!
The orchids are lovely, and so are you sibes.
XOXO

Mark Muller said...

they are super beautiful! and apaws apaws for your momma, that they will bloom is a very good sign :o) my momma rescued 6 orchids who were on the way to the trashcan of the store, but none of them bloomed... 5 are gone, one has one green small leaf... not really a sign of hope lol

Mitch and Molly said...

Your mom's orchids are so beautiful! They are such exquisite flowers!

Amy Boyer said...

Fabulous orchids! I've never grown them as they sound so challenging. Your mom has a green thumb!

The Florida Furkids said...

Beautiful orchids. Our Mom's are getting ready to bloom too!

The Florida Furkids

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Beautiful orchids!

It has gotten cold again here too these past few days. Everyone is ready for some warmer temps!

Woofs,
Tommy

FiveSibesMom said...

Mmmmmm...did someone say grill and steaks?! It's cold here too, and darn winds...hopefully the BBQ's will be busy this week coming! Those orchids look beautiful, love the lavendar. I'm terrible with plants, no green thumb here. But, I wish - I so admire beautiful gardens, like yours!