Fall is here is the Gulf Coast! It arrived Monday night, coming in with a fury. I was struck by the beauty this morning of the hurricane lilies–or surprise lilies or spider lilies, whatever your name– that had sprung up in the front knoll. What a gift!
Sweet olive has come into bloom. Another great gift. They will bloom most of the winter, take a rest and burst forth again early spring for a bit. I cut branches and brought them into the house. Every time I catch a whiff of the scent, I smile. Thank you, God!
And thank you to dear Carol, Indiana eccentric gardener at May Dreams Gardens who had the wonderful idea of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and generously continues to host it through the years. She and many other garden bloggers have helped me to be more aware of the beauty.