Saturday, September 14, 2013

7 Years and No Itch

Today marks the 7th anniversary of my return to northern Idaho. I'm no longer at the original house I rented - things change, needs change - but I am still very happy with my decision to relocate here. At my current place, I've enjoyed a mostly private covered back deck where a tub of geraniums have flourished. They got a slow start, not blooming much at the beginning of summer, not at all in July and into August, while the violas and a plant covered in yellow blooms stole the show. By late August, those two started looking spent which was a disappointment because I was spending more time than ever on the deck wanting to enjoy some color.


And then the geraniums started putting forth buds, just a few at first. In the last couple of weeks they have exploded.


They are more colorful and beautiful than I could have hoped for. Fascinating to watch them unfold one small flower at a time...


...until the group of them form a ball of bright color.


They are a nice anniversary present for my soul. 

3 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

Change is difficult, esp. more so as we age.....but like your flowers....it seems your life has bloomed in Idaho....like you said.....that's good for the soul!

Chris said...

Isn't it great when we have no regrets. Life is too short for that. My husband and I are thinking about where we want to retire. I think we want to stay in the east and close to family.

Beautiful flowers. Wonder why they took so long to bloom.
Chris

Connie Rose said...

Beautiful geraniums! You probably know they're really pelargoniums, not true geraniums.
Anyhow, congrats on 7 years in your chosen home city/state. I've been in Humboldt County CA for 18 years this month, nearly as long as I was in L.A. before graduating college, getting married, and getting outta Dodge.
Hope it's a great week for you! xo