30 July 2011

Remember Her?

I posted about this beautiful dainty pineapple-looking flower from the cactus plant in my previous post. A few days after this photo was taken, it looked like this:
Small lilac shoots came out and slowly unfurled its beautiful small lavender petals! It is so delightful to watch this small beauty that only bloom once a year . . .
We had two storms pass by our place and I am so glad no damage was done after all the renovation work (which is more like repair and maintenance work) being done to our place called Heaven. My dogs were pretty stressed out but I managed to give them their delayed weekly bath last Thursday. They both have 'hot spots', small wounds on their paws, which is making me grumpy. Wounds make me grumpy because they create troublesome scenarios in my worrisome brain. Sumo licked the wound (animals lick wounds to heal, release stress, or to relieve the pain/itch) but Sumo licked it too much which widened the wound. Luchie and I had to supervise medications and I worriedly called for a vet to schedule a house call. . .

Other than that, the weather goes sunny one hour, rainy and windy the next, while all of Heaven sings and blooms. With work piling like mad, I should take inspiration from the blooming plants and how they easily adapt to the changing climes . . .

For Maia, Beverly, and Denise and the TodaysFlowers team who never fail to inspire me. Have a great weekend everyone!
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23 comments:

Holly said...

Enjoyed your post about learning to adapt to change like the flowers. I like your beloved animals too.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Denise said...

Oh your poor sweet little dogs. I hope their paws heal fast. Thanks for stopping and letting me know your TF flowers were posted. It's lovely to see how this pretty plant has developed since your last post. That touch of lavender is a delight. I will link you with Today's Flowers as soon as it is up. Have a great weekend my friend.

LV said...

You have a very nice blog. That is a lovely pineapple bloom. I have never been successful in growing one.

Linda Makiej said...

Marvelous shots!! :)

Judy said...

What a cute little flower! I like the way you have shown the changes to it as it matures! Looking forward to next week!

Joyful said...

It is a beautiful thing you have there in Heaven. Happy weekend!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is so beautiful! Lovely shots. Thanks for sharing:)
Great space you got here.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Jama said...

Must be the ornament pineapple! wishing your dogs speedy recovery.

Kim, USA said...

It does look like pineapple stalk very pretty!

Black eyed Susan

Cheryl said...

So glad your dogs are healing, even if slowly.

I loved watching this bloom as it went through its changes.

Marydon said...

So love this beautiful blossom. Hadn't seen one like this before.
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Pat said...

Oh, wow - that is amazing - I've never seen anything like it before. Happy PS!

maiaT said...

Another interesting flower, there is always something new in Heaven.

I'm glad that you are back, you are probably done with the renovation.

ester said...

Very unique flower.

My entry.

Carletta said...

Hope the doggie dears are healing quickly. :)
This is a very colorful little bloom! It makes me smile.
Carletta's Captures

lisa said...

This is just beautiful Lui!
Happy Sunday to you!

Mel Cole said...

Awww.sometimes things gets us easily angry but that's life you know.good thing we got pets and flowers to be our inspiration.beautiful flower of such a tiny cactus.visiting from my today's flowers @ love home grow garden

California Girl said...

Thank you for an informative post. The flower is unique and your black dog looks very much like my older dog, a female, now 14.

Ann said...

nice, in Singapore, they use tiny pineapples to worship their Goddess of mercy

The Chair Speaks said...

This miniature pineapple is so cute!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This is absolutely stunning!!
Barb

Luna Miranda said...

pink buds to purple flowers---it's beautiful. sorry to hear about your dogs--i hope the vet would come soon. stay dry!

Míriam Luiza said...

Eu tenho estes mini abacaxis, e o meu está igualzinho a este! Melhora ao seus cães!