I have tried three times to upload images from my iPhone. I am informed that it is publishing them, but there is nothing here. GAH!

Last week the rhododendrons were so beautiful and pink and spread around like a pink carpet. This week, they have turned pure white, with a suggestion of pink in the pistons and an occasional bud. You can seem below.

The lilacs assail me with their fragrance. So many bees around.
The white rhododendrons. Aren’t they so beautiful and so pristine in their appearance?
My dear cherry blossoms in the grass. Even in their languished state, they lend beauty.
I love this bush of azaleas. Each bloom has so many petals, layered one on top of each other, resembling a rose. All the other azaleas, the reds, and purples and the white (not shown) are just blooming like crazy. I have had these bushes for almost twenty years or more, and they just keep giving me joy, year after year.
This is a fairly new variety of Azaleas. It is double colored and looks really pretty.
The Gerber daisies add their own beauty. I love them.

Okay, that’s all for now. Enjoy my garden.

Please remember people in India in your prayers. I pray for them all the time. May this scourge be gone forever, and the world will be a happier and healthier place.

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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24 Responses to Blooms

  1. whyzat says:

    Gorgeous rhodies! Our tiny bush bloomed a couple of weeks ago. Must be an early variety. Last year it didn’t bloom because of a late freeze, so I’m happy for a few at least.
    I have been following with horror what is happening in India. From what I have read, Modi is India’s Trump. I don’t know how you feel about him, but I think the people would be better off without him!

    • Zakiah says:

      Modi is a clone of Trump, behaves like him, and is full of venom. India would be better off without him.
      Don’t worry about your Rhododendrons, next year you will have bigger and better blooms.

  2. So much wonder , Zakiah . I remain admiring . I don’ t remember the state of America where you live .Such climate and such good soil ! and also the humane cares.
    Thank you to share this for our pleasure
    Love ❀
    ps : your name is quoted in my latest post πŸ™‚

    • Zakiah says:

      Love the flowers Michel. I enjoy them so much. My father was an avid gardener too, specializing in roses. Now my son and daughter are getting into it, and they are having beautiful gardens.
      I did go to your post and commented on it.
      Love, and thanks for your kind comment.

  3. murisopsis says:

    You have a green thumb, finger, heck your whole hand must be green!! I can’t even get my daffodils to bloom – had one puny bloom that lasted 3 days. *sigh* Your garden is beautiful… I am praying for all of India and a couple WP friends there too. It is a dire situation.

    • Zakiah says:

      ha ha ha. You are funny. There was a time when I would bring plants to keep indoors, and they would die. DIE, within a week. I didn’t know what I was doing wrong. Fortunately they feel better outside now. The orchids are doing well along with the African violets inside the house though.
      Thank you for your prayers.

  4. Zakiah – your garden is just a fireworks of colours. There’s so much of nature’s blessings here.
    I’m just so saddened by what is going on in India. It wasn’t that long ago that they seemed to have gotten things under control.

    • Zakiah says:

      wish you could come and visit me during a summer or early fall sometime Mattie. Would love for you to see the garden.
      India did have things under control, in fact they were sending the extra vaccines to other countries. Now they don’t have them for themselves, including oxygen cylinders. Heaven heip them one and all.

  5. slmret says:

    Such a cheery post of flowers in your garden — they’re all so beautiful! I’m horrified at the news from India, though not paying too much attention at this point!

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Janet. Every two to three weeks the new flowers bloom in some other part of the garden. The cherry blossoms are gone now. The azaleas are showing off. Next week it will be the iris, gold and purple.
      So happy to see you commenting. Love you. Thank you for your concern for the people of India. The help from different nations is going there, but it seems it may be a little too late. My nephew was saying that they are predicting a peak towards the end of May.

  6. mrswrangler says:

    Your gardens are beautiful.

  7. Rupali says:

    Sharing is caring and the reason for my morning smile is you dear Zakiahji. You have literally created a heaven around you. These flowers bring bring hope in such difficult times.

    Stay blessed always.

    • Zakiah says:

      Flowers— roses, and just about every thing that has color pleases my soil and my soul. How sweet you are Rupali to say such a sweet thing. I hope all these travel bans and restrictions will be over, and you can come and visit me.
      Such difficult times indeed. I pray your mom and all your relatives are safe dear love. Sending vibes and prayers of peace and love to you.

      • Rupali says:

        Thanks kindly dear Zakiah ji. I talked with my mom this morning. She is fine and taking care. I shall convey your greetings to her. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  8. Thank you for sharing your flowers! They are so beautiful! They are definitely loved and cared for by you! I can imagine, like me, you talk to your flowers. πŸ™‚
    I think flowers (anytime of the year) bring so much hope, joy, and calm to our lives. πŸ™‚
    I have been brokenhearted over the the suffering in India. I have been praying for the peoples and their leadership and will continue to pray.
    (((HUGS))) ❀

    • Zakiah says:

      I am always blabbering when i go around my garden, but not as much as i used to when i would feed my Koi in the pond. They would hear my voice and they would all surface up with their mouths outside the water, waiting for my to feed them. I miss that so much Carolyn. So much.
      Thank you for your prayers for India and her suffering people. Love.

  9. lolaWi says:

    you have a beautiful garden!

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