Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Diamond-dusted Violets

Happy Winter Solstice!
Yesterday's morning sun highlighted these african violet petals' unique texture, making them appear as if coated with a diamond glaze. Click on photo to enlarge,

12 comments:

  1. Granny's gonna like this one!!!!

    A splash of color for a winter day.
    Love it.

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  2. You reminded me why I have to go to the florist and get some african violets for the new house - thanks!

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  3. CASEY, I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I GOT BEAUTIFUL PRAISE BUMPS WHEN I LOOKED AT THIS PICTURE. JUST PERFECT. GRAMPS TOOK MY BEST FRIEND TO THE HOSPITAL YESTERDAY. SHE'S WHERE SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOR WEEKS. THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE INTERESTING.I WISH I HAD THIS PLANT TO TAKE TO HER. SHE'S 87. PURPLE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE COLORS. THANKS FOR FLOWER. KEEP THEM COMING.
    ME, GRANNY

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  4. I hope your friend will be OK! I'm sure she appreciates that someone cared enough to get her to the hospital.

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  5. That's not gold dust! That's pixie dust! ;)

    Katie

    Granny, sending good thoughts to your friend...

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  6. oh good! That means Tinkerbelle is still watching over me!

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  7. Granny, hope your friend does well in the hospital...bless Gramps for taking her there...he is a jewel.
    X, have you moved a long distance or just a different home within the area. Hope you are enjoying your new place.
    Glad tinkerbelle is still watching over you Casey! That is sure good news! lol
    mare

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  8. Mare - it's a new home on the other side of Detroit - better in every way. I am enjoying personalizing it - my best Christmas present ever. Hope your Christmas is good as mine this year. Actually, I extend that wish to everybody !

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  9. X - Happy New Home and Happy Holidays as well. Keep the champagne chilled, I'll try to stop by for a bite.... LOL xxxooo

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  10. PX huge congratulations on your new home! And Merry Christmas!

    You could check at a local nursery or even Home Depot or Lowes for African Violets. They all have pretty healthy ones as a rule. Less expensive than a florist (so you can buy more! Hee hee)

    I envy you being able to start with a fresh palette and put your own stamp on your new home. What fun! And to top it off with a piece of Casey's art. You are, indeed, a lucky man this holiday season! :)

    Katie
    PS I hope your African Violets will have pixie dust on them, too!

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  11. Thanks Katie for the well wishes - I wish the same to you!

    Annie, stop by for a "bite" anytime!

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