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Home … leaf art ♥ haiku via l i g h t room

embroidered Maple leaf artistry of Hillary Fayle

Happy fall haiku,
to you! 🙂

I’ve fallen for today’s shared
post by Susan aka LightWriters
@ l i g h t room ❤

Her heartwarming haiku with
hearty-die-cut maple leaf photo
also reminded me of another
foliage post (click image), where
I’d featured
 the embroidered-leaf
artistry
 of Hillary Fayle. 

Enjoy! ♥ Jackie

That plain humble place where love always says ‘hello’…
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a little … purple

I totally ❤ purple!!!
But how much do I love yarn?
well…

At first glance, this snowful foliage photo by Paul Militaru looked to me like a sparkling skein of yarn! I’m still LoL-ing about that, since Paul’s portfolio is primarily places and scenic spaces! … hmmm … Could this be a sign that I am simply “snow tired” ?!? 😉 ♥ Jackie

Paul Militaru

a little purple

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Ruellia tuberosa (Minnie Root)

From violet-coloured “sheep potato” flowers to exploding seeds from Thailand…
Maria’s tropical garden blog has got it all, I tell ya! 🙂 ♥ ❤ Jackie

Botanical Journey from the South

Ruellia tuberosaRuellia tuberosa (Minnie Root) Aka  Fever Root, Snapdragon Root, Sheep Potato, Waterkanon, Watrakanu, Minnieroot, Iron root, Feverroot, Popping Pod, Duppy Gun, Wayside tuberosa, Gunipeca batard, Bluebell, or Cracker plant, is a species of flowering plant in the Acanthaceae family. Its native range is in Central America (Caribbean, México, Central and South America (Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Perú) and has naturalized in many countries of tropical South and Southeast Asia. 

Ruellia tuberosaIt is a small biennial plant with thick fusiform tuberous roots and striking funnel-shaped violet-colored flowers. Its variant, Ruellia metziae Tharp (Metz’s Wild Petunia), or Ruellia tuberose ‘White Form’, was covered in this previous post.

Minnie Root

Hardy to USDA zones 9 – 11. The simple leaves are opposite and elliptic; the stem is 4 sided. The plant only flowers after the start of the rainy season. 

Ruellia tuberosa

Ruellia tuberosa reaches an average height of about 30-60 cm (12-23 in) in moist and shady environments. It grows, however, preferably…

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the KWH iPad Show #12 💜 Lily for a Day

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Hello & Welcome
to my 12th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is the first daylily bloom
from our front yard garden bouquet 🙂

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pink daylily

Hey everyone! … Meet our first daylily of the year 🙂 Isn’t she lovely? Today’s photos are technically the season’s third bloom (all pink). But with a name like daylily… well… Who’s counting anyway, right?!?

We have three daylily plants in our front garden—pink, peach and purple. At least that’s how I remember it, since it’s been a while and all my daylily photos from last year are currently stuck (hopefully safely stuck) on my iMac-less hard drive :-/ I’d hoped to post photos of those, but didn’t make it in time before my iMac quit. Last year’s first daylily blooms were peach and are posted here. Wow… this year’s garden is way ahead of last year! Perhaps next year will be ripe for the purple plant to bloom first? Let’s get together here again next summer to find out! 🙂

Anyway, there’s something festive about the first flowers of the season! Now at the risk of boring you, please indulge me whilst I “make like a squirrel” and pack my knitting blog with a few flowering summer photos—in preparation for the flowerless months ahead 🙂

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a lily-full day! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #8 💜 buzzing blossoms & lilacs & leafy sunsets… Oh May!

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Hello & Welcome
to my 8th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is abuzz with leafy sunsets
and the season’s first garden bouquet 🙂

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budding mid-May sunset

Now that it’s June, I thought it might be fun to post a few floral foliage photos/video (captured, edited and watermarked via my iPad) of our garden bouquet from the last half of May 🙂

May felt warm like actual summer, yet the trees in our yard were as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard! :-/ The first week of May brought showers of snow. But then it barely sprinkled, until finally raining last week. Yup, and our trees were leafless so long that I actually dressed then in yarn … LoL … Spring fever, anyone?!? Ah well, it seemed like a woolerful idea at the time 😉

Oh, but now see how our garden has grown! First came the leaves, followed by the bees. Bees all abuzz with the pollination of blooming bushes and apple/lilac blossoming trees! It’s all quite aromatic—if you don’t look at the weeds! 😛 And still daylight grows, for another couple of pre-solstice weeks 😀

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Whewww… that’s a giant photo gallery! It took forever to process via my iPad, but I think I’m getting faster at it and learning lots… Apparently, this is what happens when you don’t get to see petals or leaves for half the year! :-/ Yup, and in another 5-6 months (when that “other” season roars back into town) this pictorial labour of love post will be my mind’s momentary getaway… savouring the scent, sight and bee buzzing sounds of a blossoming summer 🙂

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Matthew 6:30
God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers
. . . He will certainly care for you!

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

 Pausing to perfume the petals in life’s bouquet! ♥ Jackie