Category Archives: Passiflora Passion Vine

Dutch Treat…

sometimes I like coffee and sometimes I like tea…

Dutch  Wafer Treat (5)

this caramel wafer treat called for a nice hot cup of coffee (decaf today)…

Dutch  Wafer Treat (1)

the steam helps soften the Dutch Stroopwafel making for a delicious sweet treat…

Dutch  Wafer Treat (4)

here’s wishing you a Happy T day 

♥ I will be enjoying some healing Acupuncture ♥

Mandala Monday: give me five

while our purple passion flower vine is in between blooms our more established vine is producing like crazy…

Passion Flower on Black Velvet BackgroundI still cannot help but marvel at each and every one of the amazing flowers…

Passion Flower Center

striking on their own and a perfect center for my mandala today…

Liatris Passion Flower Mandala

the birds enjoy eating the pretty Pokeberries that pop up in a corner of our garden leaving behind perfect plastic looking daisy shapes or pedicels as I found out they were called when I looked it up:

 “A shiny dark purple berry held in racemous clusters on pink pedicels with a pink peduncle. Pedicles without berries have a distinctive rounded five part calyx. Fruits are round with a flat indented top and bottom. Immature berries are green, turning white and then blackish purple”

peduncle is a fun word don’t you think 🙂

Liatris Passion Flower Mandala (1)

the brilliant bluish purple blooms are fallen blossoms from our Salvia plant along with spent Passion flower blooms…

have to tell you about the blast from the past VERY olive green enamel tray I arranged my mandala on…

it came with a set of enamel pots and pans long long ago as the tray for a matching fondue pot which we still have and use for cheese fondue every now and again…

Liatris Passion Flower Mandala (2)

our past bloom Liatris flopped over after a rain so I used some of those to make the five point star which set the pattern for my mandala (no pre planning  just letting what presents itself in our garden lead me)

Buddha Quotehappy new day dear ones ♥

joining Dawn of Girl Unwinding for her Mandala Monday here

these sunny days of summer…

Red Fox nappinga visitor under our neighbor’s tree having a bit of a snooze…

Sunlit Abalone Shell

a favorite Abalone shell caught at just the right moment in the sun…

DSC03043 Bunny ears in the sun

and our resident rabbit keeping an eye out with sun shining from behind her ears as she munches on clover…

Borage Blossoms with dewdrops

a sweet surprise in our herb box reseeded from last year…

Sparrow in Passion flower bath

♥ thank you very much for your visits and I hope you are enjoying the season you are in ♥

“Be humble for you are made of earth.  Be noble for you are made of stars.” ~Serbian Proverb

Mandala Monday: Thank you Mother Nature

thrilled by our new passion vine’s first blooms in these hot lazy days of summer…

stages of Passiflora Incense Purple

with many thanks again to dear Lina

Passion Flower back view

everything about these exotic flowers is WOW including their delicate fragrance…

Passiflora Passion Flower

last year’s vine has started blooming too…

Passiflora Passion Flower (1)

 I found a very interesting link after preparing this post with lots more to know about “Passionflower: The Sacred Symbol”

Passiflora Passion Flower (2)

interesting that the article likened them to mandalas as that is exactly what I felt about them…

Passiflora Passion Flower (3)can you believe each bloom stays open for just one day…

Passion Flower collage

joining Dawn for her Mandala Monday again this week…

Passion Flower vine from Lina

♥ thank you very much for your visit ♥

John Muir Nature Quote