Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just Saying Hello

I had good intentions today to have a review for you or at least a thoughtful piece pertaining to writing. Well, we all know what’s paved with good intentions.

So I decided just to say hello, thanks for dropping by, sorry about the problem with the virus warning (still don’t understand that one) and share a photo of my water lily that snapped last month.

Water Lily
The funny thing about this water lily is that it’s growing in a large plastic tub. I placed it there years ago to keep it alive while I decided where to put a small pond/waterfall kit. 

Still haven’t decided where to put that kit, but the water lily doesn’t seem to mind. So now I hate to bother it.

Have you ever put something somewhere for a brief time only to have it turn out to be permanent? In the long run was the brief place better than the permanent anyway? Hope everyone has a safe and fun day. Thanks for coming by.


  1. I think this is a perfect post. Love the water lily. So beautiful. Isn't it funny that it has thrived even in an environment that you'd not expect. Sort of like all of us at times.

    Hope things are going well for you and your family. Hugs.

  2. Love the water lily!

    I've got *2* small trees that I'm trying to decide what to do with. In my case, though, I think I'd better make a quick decision before they outgrow their pots!

  3. Hey Mason! Sorry I haven't been by in a while - the Challenge kicked my butt last month.
    Would it be wrong if I said I'd like to make Astro Turf permanent in my yard?

  4. Kay, you're so right - we do tend to thrive in places we never expected. Hugs back to you as well. Hope all is good with you too.

    Elizabeth, you comment made me laugh. We have a Northfork Island Pine that we have re-potted several times over the past 15 years. We take it outside in the warm months and bring it back inside from the cold (it can't survive our winters). The tree has adapted so that the top of it is now growing downward.

    Alex, your challenge was amazing. I can see why you need time to catch your breath. As for the Astro Truf, can I get on that list for installment in my yard?

  5. Hello. I didn't get a virus alert at all.

    I can't think of anything I've thought to put one place and then put it in another. :)

    Take care.


  6. Mason, I love when you do these spur of the moment posts because I get to know you a little bit better. The lily is gorgeous. And yes, I have put something somewhere temporarily and it ended up staying there.

  7. Teresa, so glad you didn't get the alert. Not sure why some are and some aren't. Have a great day.

    Karen, thanks for the kind words. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who puts something somewhere temporarily and it stays there. :)

  8. Hi Mason .. well it sure looks happy and if it's flowering - I'd leave it there .. buy another few for the pond and waterfall site!

    It's beautiful though .. I do love them .. cheers Hilary

  9. That's a beautiful flower and a great photograph.

  10. Hilary, I hadn't thought about it but it does look happy. It always brings a smile to my face when I see it bloom.

    Southpaw, thank you for the kind words. That's sweet coming from you who takes such gorgeous photos.

  11. So pretty! I've definitely had a few temps turn permanent on me! :)

  12. Sometimes it's very nice just to say hi. Love the water lily.

    The temp to permanent question - I guess that would be be. When the Air Force moved us to Ohio I figured we'd be in this house the usual three to four years. That was 1978. Still here.

  13. Mason - I'm so glad you took the time to just say "Hi." We need to do that more often. And I love your water lily; it's absolutely gorgeous!

  14. I'm glad you got the virus thing sorted out - what a nuisance they are. Love the picture. I dug up quite a few iris (is it irises?) and left them out to dry out the bulbs before I replanted them and they all took root! They look lovely in the corner of my garden though.

  15. Hello to you! Water lily looks very happy where it's at. : )

  16. Water lilies are so beautiful. No wonder they inspire paintings.

  17. I just love your water lily. I think it's beautiful. And yes, I've put things where I swear I'll move it and they're still there until I move.


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