Friday, February 13, 2015

Flowers and a #Weekend #Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #117!

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Firstly, Happy Valentine's Day this Saturday! Secondly, I want to explain why I didn't have a weekend blog hop last week. We've been having power cuts in South Africa and all of last Friday we had no internet connection because of it. That's the day I like to post my hop and I decided that it just wasn't meant to be. You see, Friday was also the day my eldest son went off to university and it was a busy day for us. So far, he's been having a week of orientation and we've heard that it's going well.


My South African proteas (pictured above) had such a great response that I decided to share a few more interesting flowers with you today.

Bird of Paradise, scientific name Strelitzia, is native to South Africa. This stunning flower always makes a statement.

Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow is also known as Kiss Me Quick, which is perfect for Valentine's Day. It's scientific name is Brunfelsia pauciflora, is native to Brazil, and is popular in South Africa.

It's a sweetly fragrant, multicolored, flowering shrub. It blooms purple then turns lavender and then white. It has all three flower colors at once as more bloom. It's also a slow growing plant and takes years to get to this size.

These decorative little blue and yellow flowers are called Felicia and are native to South Africa. They are also in the background of the first photo with the Bird of Paradise and Amanda.


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Make My Saturday Sweet is a weekend blog hop for all family friendly blogs. You are welcome to link your favorite post from the past week(s) and to visit the last link before yours and leave a sweet comment. It's a really easy and fun way to make new friends and to catch up on old acquaintances.

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Amanda’s Books and More

It's time for another Make My Saturday Sweet blog hop!

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