A beautiful morning to wander the yard and the OKC tornado's.....

This past week has been a hard one for me... not only stuck indoors but recovering from a really big surgery and today I had to get out in the air and sun.  I've been on pain meds so walking as if I had some balance and sense was out of the question.. was rather funny to see me really.

As I first stepped out on the back deck the Mandevilla was blooming in the most beautiful color of red.  
Then I could not believe my eyes but the Gladiolus bulbs I planted just two weeks ago were as high as my hips.. should be in flowers soon but I'm wishing they would hold off for another two weeks since I entered my yard in a contest.. ?
 Then there is the Trumpet tree in full bloom.  These flowers open as wide as a tea saucer and so beautiful.
Not too far from the Trumpet were the Day Lillie's stretching towards the sun.  In another few days the area will be full of beautiful orange flowers.

 Everything out back is so beautiful and green and this alone really made me feel so much better.  It's good to get back to normal.  Another week or so I can get my hands dirty and pull some weeds that managed to sneak in while I've been indoors.
 Last but not least is the Gardenia bush... totally in bud with a few flowers blooming.  I wish you all could smell the air outside my front door.  Some may even say "It's too powerful" but I love it!
 Ok, back inside and sit still for a few more daysThe Mr. was yelling at me for going out there but as all of you know the fresh air is the best thing for healing.  

I got a phone call from my daughter yesterday, "Mom there is a tornado over our town" (She lives in OKC)... as she and her family went into the "Safe Place" in her bedroom.  Her master bedroom walk in closet is a totally square box steel storm shelter, with 5 dead bolts inside to keep the door from opening.  It houses not only their clothes but their Storm supplies...Makes me feel so good knowing they have that room.

For those of you in the path of all those storm, "Stay Safe" 
"Have a wonderful week everyone" 

I'm linking up to
Make it Pretty Monday 



Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh yes! you yard is beautiful.
don't over do it.
I had a tooth extracted on Friday and it is still hurting a little bit. Nothing like your procedure.
Take it easy and heal, girl. No cheating. Sitting outside is one thing...doing all that walking can wait!
and YES! it is tornado season! we had some close ones last week. After
The mile wide tornado in Granbury was about 2 hours from was scary here for a while. praying for that town! ---glad your family was safe!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope there haven't been any bad storms today. We had rain this afternoon but we really needed it. I love your flowers. The gardenia is gorgeous and so fragrant! Enjoy your day my friend!

Karen L. Bates said...

What fabulous! Not sure where you live but it must be tropical. Your yard looks fantastic but you just stay put until you are all healed! It will wait for you. :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your yard is beautiful and I know you loved being outside and smelling all the wonderful flowers. But we careful you don't want to undo your surgery. Just sit out in the yard and enjoy your garden - that is the best medicine.
I hope you daughter and family are safe and sound.

Jenny said...

I'm sorry to read about your surgery.

I'm glad you have those glorious blooms to cheer you, though.

Take it easy on yourself!

Hugs and healing.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your yard is just beautiful. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. The party is now live. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Sandy, There is nothing like a gentle stroll around the garden to lift the spirits... and yours is such a pretty garden. I have never seen a trumpet tree before, but it is stunning. The same goes for a Gardenia tree, I have only ever seen little indoor plants. The perfume from your tree when it flowers must be beautiful.
Gosh, my little irises are about 2" tall as our weather in England has been dreadful.
Take care of yourself and do not try to do too much.... it will be tempting, but you really must take things slowly.
Sandy, I have enjoyed my visit so I have become a new follower.
I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! where you will be made most welcome.
Remember, slowly, slowly and you will heal.
Good luck with your garden competition.
Best Wishes to you,