The poinsettias did well this year. They bloomed right on schedule.
A holiday bromeliad,
and holly berries for the mockingbirds.
Some days you just have to count your lucky stars and be grateful for life as it is. It's so easy to breeze through the day without noticing the beauty that surrounds us. How the light filters through the tree branches or the mandevilla vine covered in soft white flowers. It's so easy to walk past people without making eye contact or smiling at them. Then a day comes when you see someone innocently suffering from the uncertainties of life, and your eyes open and, even if, for a short period of time, the world looks different to you - warm, inviting, complete and beautiful. You slow down, count your lucky stars and give thanks.
These bold and colorful flowers for the young woman I crossed paths with this morning. Best wishes!