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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #15

Today I'm also joining Brian's House for Thankful Thursday.
I'm very very thankful for so many blessings and for so many, many dear friends near and far and their kindness, you all bring joy to me each day.
Today's photos are from my former co-worker at N C. State University, Janice.
They were sent via a very descriptive email.

Hey ­čśÄ. We had mulch put down today and just took some pictures - saw my Iris blooming and my Sweet Betsy blooming - thought you might could use them at some point.  My mama always, for as long as I remember, had Iris (multi colored) 

She also had a Sweet Betsy or two in her yard.  (I don’t really know the technical name - mine came from rootings from her bush years ago - the little rusty color buds on them smell like Juicy Fruit gum when you hold them in your hand- special memories.  

Sweet Betsy
In my wildest dreams I cannot imagine a plant with aroma as sweet as Juicy fruit...but I'd love to smell it.. Tomorrow on Nature Friday I will have two
beautiful sunrises taken by Janice's Granddaughter, Alayna

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

This is today's inspiration

Her face says it all
Will I ask what she sees, No
No tears, means no fears!


  1. Do pass on thanks to Janice for her lovely photos. I'm not familiar with the Sweet Betsy plant, but the scent sounds most appealing!
    Cheers, Gail.

  2. oh a plant with a fabulous scent? that sounds interesting!!! and we hope our future will be a f├│rtunate one...

  3. Beautiful plants and a marvelous poem in honor of the lady who sees all!!

    Love, Pam

  4. Hari OM
    things are really springing forward here now too - I persuaded dad to come to the garden yesterday (!) and he actually enjoyed the sun, the plants, the insects... and the neighbours! Now. If only Madame Fortune there could tell us what comes next... YAM xx

  5. Love the picture of the fortuneteller and your poem is perfect! The Sweet Betsy is so pretty. I've never heard of it before.

  6. Nice poem. I wouldn't want to know what she has seen either.
    The flowers are very pretty. I have never heard of Sweet Betsy.

  7. Loved Janice's email and pictures AND the Sweet Betsey that has the fragrance of Juicy Fruit gum. When I was high school age I was never without a stick of Juicy Fruit in my mouth. I had to pay a lot of quarters at the principal's office when the nuns caught me chewing gum but it was worth it! No fears sounds good to me! It sounds like we are beginning to flatten the curve. Good Morning! Jerry had no problem finding TP, Bounty and chicken breast yesterday AND wait for it... hand sanitizer. We have not been able to find hand sanitizer since January!

  8. I am thinking she is looking at the future of our world in that crystal ball.. just the name sweet betsy smells good. ha ha.. lovely yard...

  9. Great pictures. What fun to have a Juicey Fruit smelling plant. Hope all f you have a wonderful day.

  10. I am thankful for all my blogging Angel furfriends.

  11. We love seeing all the spring flowers. It will be quite a while before we get to see very many flowers here. Your poem is perfect for that picture.

  12. We're so thankful for our friends too and we're really thankful blooming season is here. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  13. I believe that some people ARE gifted with divining things.
    It's all very interesting!

  14. Those iris are outstanding. I guess I don't know what Sweet Betsy is.

  15. We thankful for our friends and for the Spring flowers you share since we don't get any here.

    The Florida Furkids

  16. Beautiful blooms. I have not heard of sweet Betsy. great poem. XO

  17. Is it an X-rated vision....her face says that!

  18. Yes thank Janice for a look at her lovely flowers. They made me smile.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  19. LOL...What a funny poem today and what beautiful flowers and landscaping of your friend's yard!!

    PeeEss...Love your header!!!

  20. I love our poem and your flowers which are awesome. We are hoping to get some nice growth in the next few days.

  21. I can’t imagine a Juicy Fruit tree! Hahahahaha! I don’t think I’d want to know why that fortune teller sees either.


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