Sunday, November 9, 2008

Today's Flowers #14 What Do They Have To Do With Your Chronic Illness?

Visit Today's Flowers Community and view nature at its best, while opening up a whole new world of friends. There are two hobbies that the chronically ill seem to venture toward. They are photography and flower gardning. This community combines both. So you are very likely to find people, with whom, you have something in common.

This is our first offering to the Today's Flowers community. I love this beautiful plant because it was given to me by an elderly neighbor. It is the bloom of a Hosta plant. I have an ever increasing variety of the texture-rich leafy green Hosta plants. But, I had never seen one with blooms this big. When I saw her's, I just had to have one.



It was the middle of summer when I saw her beautiful Hosta garden. It was full and lush. Too pretty and too late in the season to be disturbed. So, she promised, if I came over in early spring of the next year, she would give me one. Well, it was worth the wait. She gave me several rhizomes. If you know Hostas, you know that simply cutting the rhizomes into smaller pices and planting thoes rhizomes in the spring, gives you a whole new flower bed. That is just what happened. As you can see, theye were beautiful.

Sometimes when we see seemingly health people going on with their lives, we want what they have-a healthy body and a productive life. Like my neighbors healthy and productive Hosta bed. However, it is not our time, yet. We must first rejuvinate our mind and then our body will follow.


If we are willing to eat the proper foods, go to rehabilitation therpy, take our medication correctly, perform meditation techniques and/or pray, etc... In short, delegently do what you know will help you to get to a fuller life. Instead of wanting and waiting, you will have YOUR own healthy and productive life.
Like I made up my mind that I wanted one of those beautiful Hosta plants, you must make up your mind what you want concerning your health.

43 comments:

Chronic Chick Talk said...

Hi there,

I just love all your beautiful pictures. You need a blog just with pictures because your garden is so beautiful. Also I have an award for making lemonade out of lemons. Hope your feeling good today. Like your new header by the way.

Chronic Chick Talk

Napaboaniya said...

Looking very pure and delicate :)
My flowers here & here

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great post and I love the photos. I've heard of this plant but have never seen one before.

Mckay K said...

Hi Chick! This one will have to do.:) I get to share with so many other people this way.

At least you have realized that lemons can be used to make lemonade. That is a Gratitude Moment.

I have had the best day. And I hope you did too.

Thanks for the header compliment.

Be well

Mckay K said...

Napaboaniya- I agree.

2sweetandsexy- I glad you saw it on my blog. Now you can join in the Hosta conversation.

Be well

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Very nice photos of your Hostas. One does not expect to see such beautiful flowers on a plant that is mainly known for its leaves. I have a bed of Hostas which bloom in pale lavender, and I'm always delighted with the flower stalks. I'm happy your garden is brining you pleasure.

dot said...

The hostas are beautiful! I trying growing them one year but they did not do good at all.

Denise said...

I think your Hostas are lovely. I have them in the front of my house which is always in shade. Great post.

Paz said...

Beautiful white flower photos.

Best,
Paz

Mckay K said...

Hi Pat, I too have the lavender blooming ones. I had them on the front. However, there was too much sun. So, all but one was moved to the back yard. They are happier there.

Hi Dot, Sorry you did not have good fortune with your Hosta. They don't need much sun.

Denise I know they are lovely if you have them in the shade.

Mckay K said...

Thanks Paz I just love them.

Carletta said...

I had hostas at my old home but haven't put any out here. The only downside to them is keeping the snails away!
Lovely image of the bloom.
Thanks for visiting my flower post today.

Mckay K said...

Hi Carletta, thanks for the visit and the comment. As you can see from the leaves, I have not had that problem. I have read that that is sometimes a problem.

Be well

Arija said...

A lovely Hosta indeed. It's no use crying after spilled milk. Concentrate on what you still can do, it serves no useful purpose to rile againt fate, rather be grateful for still living to see the beauty of the world, the changing light, the song of the birds and the love of those you cherish.

Mckay K said...

Arija, thanks for your encourging comment.

Marcos Santos said...

Hey you

His blog is really cool.
I like this!

Abra├žos
Marcos

RuneE said...

I have gone for photography, but all I know about flowers is "that I know what I like" - and those I take pictures of.

I loved your first picture.

Mckay K said...

Runee, I want to take photography. What I know, I learned from reading a book.

I know the flowers that grow well in our area. However, The flowers on Today's Flowers are from all over the world. What a joy to see them.

Thanks for the compliment on the first photo. I think it is so elegant.

Sandradb said...

Very beautiful and neat flowers - really magical. Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

Mckay K said...

Sandradb, thank you for visiting and thanks for the nice compliment.

Be well

Mckay K said...

Thanks Marcos. I am glad you like the blog.

Reader Wil said...

Hi I am sorry to read that you are chronically ill. It's good to do gardening. And I bet your garden is lovely. I have hostas as well, but I have to fight the snails and slugs.Sometimes I think in vain. Thanks for your visit!

Mckay K said...

Reader Will, thanks for your compassion, but please don't feel sorry for me. I am LIVING with a chronic illness.

I hope you will return soon.

Be well

Meire said...

Thank's for visiting my blog!

You photo is very beautiful.

david mcmahon said...

They really are beautiful.

arleena said...

Great post and photos. Flowers are so beautiful.

Mckay K said...

Merie-Thank you!
David- Thank you!
Arleena- Thank you for the compliment on the blog post.

marLou said...

That's a beautiful flower. I have hostas too and they are strong resilient plants which are able to withstand drought and anything that mother nature will do. The hosta is much like you. :)

Day4plus said...

Ah Hostas----they are a very nice plant. Most of mne bloom purple--the white is lovely. MB

Rosamaria said...

You are welcome in my blog, thanks fou your visit.

Beautiful pictures!

ilanadavita said...

Delicate white flowers.

MedaM said...

I too have this beautiful plant in my garden. I didn’t know the name of this lovely flower not even in my own language so I always call it as a “Lilly”. Not only the flowers are very attractive but its leaves are really beautiful and decorative. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos with us. I especially like the first photo; white flowers against the black background; just beautiful! And, thanks for visited my blog which I appreciate a lot.

Jedediah said...

Gorgeous photos and such a great blog!

Cris said...

And they make beautiful pictures... what a beautiful story. Have a nice week!

Mckay K said...

Marlou- Thanks for seeing strength in me. I hope to pass it on to others who are not there yet.

Day4plus- Thanks for your visit and nice comment.

Rosamaria-Thanks for the compliment.

Ilandavita-Thanks for stopping by. Please visit again.

Medam-The blooms are pretty enough to be a lily, but they are in deed Hostas. That is why I put the second picture in. So that you would reconize the leaves of the plant and know that it is a hosta. Madam,thanks so much for your sweet compliment and visit.

Jedediah, Thank you. It is beautiful.

Cris-Thanks for the compliment on the post and picture.I hope you have a great week as well.

Denise BC said...

Wow, McKay
Exuberant and exotic, did not know these beautiful flowers, congratulations for the post.
Thank you for your participation in Today's Flowers.
hugs,
Denise, Pupo & Santilli - Team TF

Mckay K said...

Denise, Pupo & Santilli - Team TF

I feel honored! Thanks Today's Flowers Team for your visit. I am glad I was able to introduce a flower that was previously unknown to you.

ChrissyM said...

Lovely post and gorgeous flower.

Mckay K said...

Chrissym, Thanks for the visit and the sweet comment.

guild-rez said...

Hello thank you very much for your visit and comment.
I love your photos, very pretty.
- Cheers from Canada.

Mckay K said...

guild-rez, I am so glad that you liked the photos and happy that you came to visit.

Be well

Kahshe Cottager said...

I am sorry to be late returning your visit - the power outage we had has really put me behind this week!

I love Hostas as well ... this looks like the flower of one of my favourites, the fragrant Plantanginea.

Mckay K said...

Kahshe Cottager, that is exactly what it is. Its official name is the Hosta Plantaginea 'Venus. Venus is the perfect name for it.

It is never too late to visit here. And, comment are always welcome.

Be well