Sunday, May 16, 2010

Springing Into Summer
in the Desert


This beautiful flower is one of numerous blooms on the cactus next door! We're looking forward to more blooms - it's loaded with buds! They can be enjoyed late at night or early morning because as the sun rises they close up.

I wish I had lots of quilting and stitching to share but alas it's been a very lazy week. Sigh!

On a super happy note - there's a new Little Blue in the house - woohoo! My sweet hubby went out last Monday to 'run an errand' and came home with a new friend for me. It's no wonder I LOVE that man - he does spoil me (rotten). teehee!


edit - Little Blue II is a replacement for my Little Blue netbook computer that simply bit the dust last Sunday morning.

I'll be back soon with quilting and stitching to share!

I appreciate your visit - come again soon!

In Friendship!

23 comments:

sunny said...

Beautiful flower!!!! And welcome New Little Blue! you've made your mommy very happy. LOL!

Kaaren said...

Oh you're soooo spoiled and I love it!!! I think Mr. QD is definitely a keeper.

Little or no sewing has taken place here as well, Darlene. I've been doing a lot of work in my gardens and when I'm finished that, I have very little energy for anything else.

sewprimitive karen said...

Cool flower. A New Little Blue and a gift at that! I was ogling netbooks at the store today (while boringly buying a new dehumidifier) and they are so cute!!!

Linda said...

Gorgeous bloom. Ok, I must be super slow, what's a Little Blue?

Wendy said...

What a super sweet guy to surprise you. Not much sewing this week for me as well.

Cara said...

YAY for new Little Blue!

bettyp said...

I am slow too!! Haha!! Whats a new lil blue??? BTW the flower is just beautiful!!

joan said...

Beautiful flower... it so nice to be surprised by DHs.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your honey is so sweet. When I read your post about Little Blue, I wasn't too concerned. I was already expecting him to get you a new one! :) You should definitely keep him around!

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy to hear you have a new Little Blue. It has been a lazy week for me too, and a busy week this week so we'll see how I do.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Gorgeous flower - I remember the cactus blooming when we lived in the desert - breathtaking.

Carol said...

What a beautiful flower! YIPPEE! A new Little Blue! What a sweetheart Mr. Daze is!

Allie said...

That flower is very pretty - glad you got a new Little Blue, yay!!!

Michelle said...

What a pretty flower!

Thelma said...

HI Darlene!

I finally had a good week in my sewing room, that, after a month of bad weeks! You had a very productive April, you've earned some rest in May.

Love that cactus bloom, I don't think I've ever seen cactus blooms in person, and there you've got them in your yard! Wow!!

Great news, a new little blue!!

Carol said...

That's a really nice picture of the cactus blossom. I was super lazy yesterday, I think it was because it was so hot in our house. We turned on our A/C for the first time this year today and it's much more comfortable in our house. That's great that you got a new laptop.

QuiltSue said...

What a beautiful flower.

Janet said...

What a gorgeous photo and how wonderful you have a new little blue, thanks to your thoughtful sweetie.

Shakerwood said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family . . . .Blue-ette! Would love to see a pic of the whole cactus when it is all blooming. We can't grow anything like that here with a lot of success....too damp.

About Me said...

That is a beuatiful photograph! It really caught my eye. Thanks for brigthening my day :0)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw that is very sweet. What a great guy. I'm so happy for you.

Connie W said...

We don't see cacti around here except for potted ones so we miss out on all that beauty.

Glad you got a new computer, a must for us bloggers. :)

paulette said...

Hi Darlene!
Isn't this flower called the Night Blooming Cereus? I saw one this winter blooming in a desert wash garden. Spectacular flower!! They only bloom for one day before they shrivel up!! So sad!
Paulette

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