Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gifts in the Garden

Opening the large, metal gates last Friday upon my return home, this was the sight that greeted me.  What a surprise.

The surprise was because I planted the white flowers called agapanthus about seven years ago.  They only bloomed one year and then never again.  It was my assumption that the black squirrel or some other unknown creature in the garden had eaten the bulbs.

But, alas, here they are in all their glory.  Five of them surrounding the little boy in the garden.

I'm happy - the hummingbirds are ecstatic.  Zipping and dipping into each bloom on the ball of the flower is a joyful sight to behold.  One can hear the hummingbirds making their clicking sound as they enter each bloom.

The little boy has a long history.  I don't exactly remember where I got him because I've had him for so long.
At some point my daughter Jennifer wanted him and asked if she could have him when her son Christopher was born.  She cleaned him up and kept him in her house.

After she passed and I decided to replant this section of the garden with all white flowers that she loved, it seemed appropriate and right for the little boy to be here in Jennifer's jardin.  Surrounding him are azaleas, white butterfly lillies and other white flowers that are not blooming at present such as white oleander.

Often I drink my coffee or meditate or eat my lunch sitting where I can enjoy the view of the little boy and whatever is blooming.

It's lovely to have the surprising gifts of flowers blooming in the garden, don't you agree?.

12 comments:

Steve Cotton said...

It is a beautiful spot -- and one I enjoy during my visits.

redshoesarebetterthanbacon said...

Great garden!

Peter Kouwenhoven said...

A beautiful tranquil spot. Wonderful.

Retired Teacher said...

Beautiful garden!

norm said...

A nice post to start my day-I thank you for your thoughts.

Babs said...

Thanks everyone. I wish each of you could come and share it with me! Wouldn't that be delightful?

Christine said...

I have agapanthas galore and they are just starting to bloom. Didn't you have early rains this year? That may have got them going. It is a beautiful garden.

Babs said...

Yes, Christine we have had a wet cool May instead of the alternative. Very nice actually......The whole spring has been cooler and wetter. Unusual.
Glad you like the garden. Are you agapanthus the purpley blue or the white? I do love them both.

Wetravelaround said...

Agapanthus are my favorite plant ... I blessed them when we were in the garden :)
David & Charlie

Gilda Valdez Carbonaro said...

I understand the sentiments completely. You post is beautiful.

Babs said...

Well, the mystery is solved. Thanks David and Charlie.....
A nice surprise.

Babs said...

Thanks Gilda for your sentiments and posting.........