It's Sunday afternoon here, time slipping into the evening hours soon. Since last weekend we've initially had some 5 days of sunshine so I've been out in the garden catching up. Not much stitching was had but I will show you some garden photos including a new garden pal. I do have a favour to ask but I will wait till end of this post to do so. Don't worry, no money is involved!
The highlight this week is reacquainting myself with the wild and wonderful world of these wee succulents. They are small and you really need to crouch down and look at them. When you do, you will see such little characters. I call them my new pets. I need to find names for them.
The first photo shows a big pot from last year. Some of these babies are in bloom!
Then in early spring I planted two smaller pots with more succulents...
Aren't they grand? They are so easy to please too and there is such a variety to choose from. So much so that when we had to rescue this long skinny planter, we decided that it was perfect for planting succulents in. I have named it our Succulent Trough!
This planter is rotting away and but we gave it some more life. It now sits on our sundeck and tucked under the roof line so it won't get wet too often. We shall see what it looks like come end of summer. This just got planted a few days ago and I'm really happy with it!
Now, here's a new garden pal I found near our Benjamin Britten rose. Meet Danny the dragonfly. This guy likes to rest just in this particular rose bush because that's the only rose where I find him taking his snooze.
He's huge and a very handsome fella! When I was a little girl, a dragonfly landed on my head and I remembered screaming my head off! I still wouldn't want one to land on my head but I appreciate them a lot more!
Now, you may be puzzled by the title of this post - "Changing Fortunes?" My regular readers will know that I have been out of work for awhile now and not intentionally. On Thursday evening I checked my email and found a new "opportunity". Now these things have happened before but I just had a nice feeling, you know?
So, fast forward a couple of hours later, I went to check my blog. I noticed on my blog list that Marly had just posted with a title "A Winner!". Immediately I remembered I had put my name in the hat (as I love Marly's stuff!) and as I clicked to go to the post I was thinking "please let it be me!". I nearly fell off my chair when I saw my name! Then I'd thought "wait, girl, what if it's another Melissa?" So, with hands shaking, I went to the post where everyone put their names in. Nope, I was the only Melissa. Even then I was not sure - that's an indication of my level of confidence in good fortunes these days! I emailed Marly who graciously and patiently informed me "no, you were the only one!"
I won! I won! I was beside myself with excitement! I'd thought, could my fortunes be changing? Gosh, I hope so.
Here's the favour I would like to ask you to do, if you so choose - visualize a little thought bubble coming out of your head, like in a comics strip, with the words "If this is the right job for Melissa, please let her get the job!" Then wrap up the little thought bubble into a little thought airplane and zing it to me. That's it. I don't ask for a prayer because they are precious and I save those requests for dire stuff like health crises, you know? This is just sending some cosmic cheering my way. Thank you!
For that, I end with the lovely Leander rose, all peachy pink and girly!
It should be interesting what I will say in next week's post! Thanks for your visits! Have a wonderful week ahead!