I was introduced to a new flower over the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a Pine Cone Lily. It is a tuber, grows on a very fleshy stem with narrow, long green foliage and has a rather sweet aroma. The Pine Cone itself is very heavy and is squishy with lots of water; if you squeeze it you will get sprayed!
The pale bluish-lavendar flowers are Hydrangea.
I am a semi-retired woman who works part-time at our county library. Three terrific daughters and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren make up my immediate family.
Thrift-shops, antique stores, flea markets, vintage shops, etc., are my favorites! Mixing old and new with rustic country is my style that I call eclectic. And that makes me happy.