Here it is with all its buds. I counted 37 in all!! The amaryllis I posted the other day now has two blooms. Fortunately our Jacaranda tree blooms later than most of the others round here. So we will still get to enjoy it when we get home.
My Mother's Day roses are still going strong. In the first photo here, I love the color. Call it apricot, peach, orange, salmon or whatever, I really like the color. Almost every room in my whole house is done in a pale shade of this color. In my kitchen , sage green is the accent color. I find that color is very important to me as I grow older (!) My husband says I can't tell the difference between blue and green, which is possible, because my father was color blind. Interestingly enough, I just discovered my sister also has the same trouble with blues and greens.
This one I would call, mulberry. What do you think? The interesting thing is that none of us knows exactly what color the other sees.
My father tells the story that he wanted so badly to be a pilot during the war, but he failed the test for color blindness. He then went home and memorized the color test booklet and went back to take the test again. But they skipped a page and caught him!
Time for a photo opportunity for Bailey. These are before and after photos. That is, before and after the vet put him on a diet. I hope you can tell which is which! He still has a flabby tummy, but I estimate he has lost about 6 pounds. He weighed 21 pounds at Thanksgiving last year. I will take him in to be weighed after we get back from our trip.