IMG_1788Good morning! It was so nice to have our sunny skies return yesterday and today there is more of the same to sprout our plants after the gallons of rainwater they received over the weekend.

Our almond tree is now only half covered with white blooms while the leaves are popping out quite quickly.

My Santa Rosa Plum tree is barely budding and I noticed my hydrangeas are doing the same. Nearby, the red camellias are loaded with buds and some of them opened into hand-sized blooms; they only thing missing is fragrance.


The New Zealand Tea Tree has been blooming it’s small flowers since Christmas, I need to photograph it before the flowers are gone.

A purple, fuzzy Pincushion plant is flowering near the new orange tree in the former pear tree location. I planted several new perennials around it last spring/summer that are now filled with fresh, green leaves with blooming promises.

2014-11-12 005When I browse around the yard, I notice opportunities to transplant flowers or perennials to new locations to allow them more space or to replace frost-damaged plants. Sometimes I walk around with my notepad and jot down those big ideas/projects and then I choose to take action on specific ones.  As I cross them off my list as done – one little project at a time, I feel a great sense of satisfaction, peace and contentment with their completion.

Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles (Original edition and new 10 Year Anniversary Edition), calls them attention units, those things that bug you as incompletes. In Principle 28, Clean Up Your Messes and Your Incompletes, he states, “If you make a list of2014-11-12 050 those attention units and complete them, you will be free of the mental burden of all of this clutter and create space for something new in your life, you’ve got to make room for it. I mean that psychologically as well as physically.”

Sometimes, I complete several little projects or one big project – momentum builds, things get done, and I feel productive and effective! I made room for new things in my life. Success!