Call Me a Flasher!

The other morning, when I went out to water the potted patio plants, I noticed that my Epiphylum [white bloom] was blooming. I went in and got my cellphone and took it out, turning the flash on since it was still just before sunrise and snapped a photo.  It only blooms at night.  I also counted eight more buds on the plants! Afterwards, watering more shrubbery in the ground, I also took a photo or two [pink - Strawberries and Cream Crepe Myrtle] [orange-red and yellow is the Mexican Bird of Paradise]. When I got back in [with a handful of grass for Isaiah to munch on -indoor cats need this to help digestion], I took a photo of one of Bud's wood carvings from nearly 60 years ago when he was just still a 'child'! This one is called El Bandito.  He has since stopped whittling with his arthritic fingers.  Too bad.  I loved the primitive work he did.  Unique and one of a kind.


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  1. Your flowers are so gorgeous and colorful. And I think El Bandito could sell for a high price in the right shop - I love him! It is sad that he cannot use his talent anymore.

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    1. His "handy man" days are over. 😔

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  2. Thanks for sharing these lovely blooms. I am sorry arthritis prevents your husband from using his talent. I hope you both have a nice start to the week. Mildred

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    1. We still have his "old" carvings to enjoy. Can't go wrong there

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  3. Pretty flowers. That carving is wonderful. Too bad he's not able to do it any more. Aging can be a cruel process.

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    1. Like they say...getting old is not for sissies.

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  4. What a neat little carving and your flowers are just beautiful, Anni!

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    1. I cherish what few he's done in the past.

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  5. What an array of beautiful, exotic flowers you've shared with us! An interesting fact about indoor cats.

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    1. They are obviously some of my favorites!

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  6. Glorious photos, Anni! The color you captured is stunning! Isn't nature amazing?

    Love the wood carving of El Bandito!

    Have a super Monday!

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    1. Thanks Ron. Hope your afternoon was super.

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  7. My neighbor had a night blooming Cereus when I was a kid and I never got up early enough to catch it in bloom, glad you caught it. Love El Bandito.

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    1. Most times I forget the buds until it's too late.

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  8. that night bloomer is amazing, i do love them. your hubby is talented, so sorry he can't continue to whittle or sculpt. both of you are talented artist

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  9. Colorful flowers brighten the day. Even the night flower is stunning. I love love the carving of El Bandito. His background is fitting for this 60 year old character.

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  10. Beautiful morning flowers! Your husband had a talent for carving!

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  11. Wow, I love that carving so much. Both of you are very talented. sorry his fingers hurt now and it's stopped that artistic bent.
    Beautiful flowers too. You can be a Flasher anytime..the results are great.
    Sue

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    1. Don't encourage my flashing abilities. I might get carried away (jk)

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  12. SO JEALOUS of your crape myrtle. My friend in MD has several gorgeous specimens, and I really wish I could have one--even just ONE--in NEO.

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    1. ...as I am lilacs for you northerners!!

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  13. Flashing!!! (Eeeeek!) I drove you too it!!!!!!!!!!!! (Eeeeek!) With all my Code Questions!!!!!!

    LOL

    OK! You are kidding and so am I. But I just couldn't resist it. >,-))))

    Whittling! My husband too, has done it, since he was a kid. -smile-

    He has terrible trouble with his eyesight, which bothers him a lot, with everything of course... He's still a wood worker. So I told him, be happy he does not have arthritis like your husband does. Anyone in their 80's certainly has some form of arthritis, but his is not crippling. We all need to remember, our troubles are bad, but there are other troubles, we don't have.

    ✨🌼✨🌼✨🌼✨🌼✨🌼✨

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    1. Sometimes it's more crippling than other days.

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  14. AWEsome shots and the carving too. :)

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  15. Awwwww.. inquire from your doctor about arthritis medicine for Bud, Anni. Those hands do much too beautiful work to be idle! ~Andrea xoxoxo

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    1. He takes aspirin only. He is not one to rely on drugs.

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  16. Those beautiful flowers are all new to me. Lovely.

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  17. Love the primitive carving that Bud made. He's very talented too.

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    1. I always wanted a Santa done by him but, never happening.

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  18. I love the flowers and the carving even more. I'm so sorry Bud can no longer do it.

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    1. I wish he could, but I can't complain...right?

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  19. Lovely to see the flowers and I do like the El Bandito carving.

    Have a good week and a happy August.

    All the best Jan

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  20. The flowers are so beautiful . That carving is special,since he is not doing that anymore. That is the beauty of photos. We get to keep those memories alive with pictures.

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  21. Those flowers are very pretty! I love Buds carving, and agree that it is even more special since he isn't carving any more.

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    1. ...and the little dude is one of my favorites.

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  22. Wonderful photos of those early morning flowers, and a treasured carving from Bud’s childhood.

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  23. Never done wood work. One of kind.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  24. That carving is just delightful! As are the photos of the flowers. I am entranced by the Strawberries and Cream crape myrtle. I have not seen one before! I have three in the yard and they are lovely but not eye-catching like that.

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    1. I also have a hot pink & lavender colored. I would really like to find a red one.

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  25. Your flowers are beauties and I like the carving your hubby did. Sorry to hear arthritis has ended his wood carving but you do have the carvings he made over the years.

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