I am back again….

I have been gone for a long while. The WordPress was giving me a headache. Couldn’t write anything right, and couldn’t post pictures. So annoying and frustrating.

My nephew, Masood Sayeed (remember him?), he has his blog Wander Lust and has posted here in the past; so he is here to spend some time with us. He drove up in his Motor Coach which is like a home on wheels. I have a couple of pictures on my cell phone and I will try and post them tomorrow, may be!

Having him here is such a blessing. He is my brother’s son, and knows so much of the working of computers and cellphone. He showed me what I was doing wrong with posting the photos. I hope I have learned to post them the right way.

My flowers continue to bloom even though the temperatures have dipped down into the high forties and fifties. Had to bring my curry leaf plant inside today, because tonight it was going to be in the mid 30s. The heater is on. I have covered some of the flowering bushes like jasmine and the Mandeville with thick towels. The temperatures are going to be in the sixties this week during the day. Strange weather.

More Dahlias
more Clematis
An eye candy, beautiful, no?
Another “Fragrant Cloud”
Blooms of Hyacinth Beans, Favorite of Humming birds
And finally a giant Hibiscus

Are you yawning yet?

I am just so excited that I can post the photos. I will post some paintings this week. Love you all. Be good to yourselves. Be safe.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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25 Responses to I am back again….

  1. slmret says:

    Your garden is so full of beautiful flowers still! We are still having near triple-digit temperatures, although tomorrow it is supposed to cool down a bit. I am ready for some normal temps!

    • Zakiah says:

      I hope all over California the temperatures improve and the fires are gone. I wish for you blue skies and some rain to get rid of the smog and haze.
      Thank you for the comment about the garden Janet. I am super excited that Masood is here and can teach me a few things.

      • slmret says:

        Thanks, Zakiah — it should cool down a little, but the smog and haze may last for a while. It was nice to get away last week and see some blue sky in Santa Barbara (no pictures this time — mostly business!) but they are always cooler than we are here.

    • Zakiah says:

      I am so glad that you traveled to SB. I wanted to ask you how everyone there is doing, but didn’t know how bad the smoke and clouds were there and how good or fair Tom was feeling, so I resisted in asking. I am very happy that you were able to go out there. Glad the skies were blue there. πŸ™‚

  2. murisopsis says:

    Beautiful! I’m so glad you have a computer expert at hand to help with the WP block editor!!!

    • Zakiah says:

      I cannot believe how easy it was to post the pictures and adjust their size and what not. Today I am going to ask him how I can post the cell phone photos on to WP. I have started taking pictures on my cell, instead of taking the big Cannon along, even though I like the clarity and the photos better with it.
      I am so happy to be back on WP. it was so frustrating to not be able to get into it.

  3. I’m never bored with your beautiful garden. Yes, it’s getting cool here too. WP can be a big pain. I hope you’ll get some great tips on taming this beast.

    Take care.

    • Zakiah says:

      Last night the temps dipped down into the thirties. I was sure there will be a lot of drooping and “Oh No!” around the bushes. But I was surprised to see them all standing tall and looking fresh.
      Yeah Masood knows a lot about all these little aggravations that give me insomnia. heh heh. I am super happy that he is here.

  4. beowulf says:

    It’s amazing your flowers continue to bloom. Beautiful.

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Nick. I was surprised to see them this morning, healthy and vibrant. I was sure that the temps from last night will have a bad effect on them.

  5. Your flowers garden is a wonder, Zakiah . Compliments.
    Love ❀

  6. Welcome back. Splendid photos.

  7. What a great help he is! Your flowers are beyond beautiful!

  8. Rupali says:

    I am so glad to see you. Wow so many beautiful flowers and the first clemantis is so special.

    • Zakiah says:

      You know Rupali, the Clematis vines are the same that I had planted about thirty or thirty five years ago. Every year their blooms are one of the first to appear in the garden bedsides the tulips and crocuses and daffodils. There is something so pure about all the flowers, but Clematis takes such a special place in the garden.

      • Rupali says:

        This is awesome. Clemantis which is 30+ years old. You must be a very good gardner Zakiah ji. You inspire me again and again. Having our own garden is a blessing. Take care.

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Rupali. he roses are almost 43 years old. I planted them when we built this home. The dahlias and the gladiolus are the youngest at about five or six years. Crocuses and tulips and daffodils, all, decades old! The soil Is good, and responds to my ground-keeper’s care very well. My knees and back don’t allow me to do too much work in the garden , so I depend on Todd quite a bit.
      Thank you for your sweet comment.

  9. Glad you are back!
    Your flowers are gorgeous! Their beauty makes me giddy! πŸ™‚
    How nice to have such a great helper to help you with WP! I hope Masood is doing well in every way, especially health-wise.
    BTW: How is Dave doing? I still think of him and still pray for him.
    ( I recently put up a post about it being my 5 year cancer-free anniversary. πŸ™‚ )
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

    • Zakiah says:

      Masood and Dave are doing well. It is good to have Masood here. His motor home is gigantic. So glad that he is able to come and spend some of his nomadic time with us.
      Great news about your health. Five years?? how quickly the time flies! Hope you have fifty plus years of freedom from all health problems.

  10. Darshan says:

    🀩 it’s so beautiful

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