“Like most animals, wasps and bees typically only “attack” when they feel threatened (e.g., when their nests are disturbed, humans swat at them, etc.). Bees and wasps may land on your skin to inspect a smell or get water, but they’ll leave if you stay calm and avoid quick movements.” ~ PETA
This is just soooo cute and soooo me. I think this is a lilac, and look at the gorgeous two shades of purple.⠀
What's your favorite flower?? I love roses, hydrangeas, and anything purple LOL. Dark purple lilies are stunning!
Deep purple bearded iris are so romantically old fashioned. #indigoridgeohio#purplebeardediris#purpleflowers#gardengirl#ohiogardens#midwestgardens#flowergardensofinstagram#irisesofinstagram#flowers#flowergardening
It's hard to believe that it's been almost a month since I posted anything here! This past few months have been a whirlwind. Here's why.
I got the call that my mother was in her last days so I hopped on a plane to sit with her until she peacefully passed away. That week was hard but the weeks after were even harder.
All this while I was deep into writing my next book. Some days it's been really hard to focus but since it's about gardening, it has also been my therapy. 💜
Before I got the call about my mom, I was having some health issues. Since then, it's gotten much worse. I've got great doctors and access to treatment, but, man oh man this is not fun.
I impulsively bought an old camper van! I think with everything else going on, I just needed a symbol of escape to nature and beauty and simplicity. I've wanted one for 15 years and now I wonder why I never took the leap. Sadly, my desire for #vanlife outweighed reason and it's needed many many repairs.💰💰💰
So here is where I'm at now. 🌸My manuscript is due tomorrow (!). 🌸I'm lying in bed just a little longer this morning to give my body a rest after throwing an epic birthday bash for my little love.
🌸There are lots of doctors in my near future to help me on my healing journey.
🌸And then, camping! Trees, birds, escape.
But why the hydrangea pic? Because it is so big and full of blooms that you can't see my house numbers. So... I bought new house numbers and installed them higher up. My husband said it would have been easier to cut back the hydrangea. I had to post that here because you understand that is so. not. an. option. #priorities
I've missed my friends and family and I can't wait to reconnect. 💚