Tiny yellow flowers cover all of the grounds
From a distance, they look like yellow carpet.
This year they have sprouted in every area.......even throughout
the woods. Their light fragrance fills the air.
They are such a cheery flower!
My greenhouse is overflowing, full of different types of cactus,
lemon trees, mums,
and large potted rose bushes.........all healthy
and ready to get out into the spring air.
I collect succulents and cactus that look much like this.
The one in the above photo, I dug up last year as I was walking
with Sophie here on the grounds. I also do this to keep them
in large pots, saving them from my husband's mower.
This one had a crown of red pods last week........
today........it has started blooming.
Such a pretty cactus.
Some cactus I purchase because of their shape,
Some are just so pretty, I cannot resist them!
I have posted about the devil's claw ...or pincushion that
grows here......I collect every one I come upon........some I place in my
"dry garden "to grow naturally, some I grow in large containers.
The one on the right in the photo above I have grown for the past 5 years.
It was once as tiny as the one on the left......which I found last year on
on one of my walks.
This peanut cactus blooms the most beautiful red blooms.
It is also a favorite of mine.
But out of all of the cactus......I love the devil' s claws the most
Their globe shapes and pretty blooms, captivate me.
I have posted this wonderful fluffy and cheery spring time
cake recipe on my cooking blog.
I make this when I get an abundance of eggs from the hen house.
The recipe is from a 1963 McCall's cookbook and you
can get the recipe on my blog at this link:
Gentle Spring's around the corner,
Waiting just to show her face
And to bring us flowers and sunshine;
Winter's almost run his race!
Be not, then, my friends, discouraged
That there's cold and ice and sleet;
For Springtime soon will be with us,
And the flowers we will greet:
Daffodils, so bright and yellow,
Hyacinths of varied hues,
As they nod their heads, in gladness,
Telling us they bring good news...
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Springtime" (1940s)
Wishing you pretty spring weather!