What a Morning!!!

Do you remember this plant from a few days ago?

Well we went back out that way for a cycle tonight and this is what it looks like now. 
It's a pretty poor picture and quite out of focus - there is a reason for that. 
The midges were out in force tonight and we were being eaten alive (nearly). 
 I hate midges, especially when you are cycling through a cloud of them. They get in you hair up your nose - yukk.
Anyway, I wanted to show you what it looked like. Who would have thought such a big flower would have appeared!!

Now my other news for today is:

Emma got her higher exam results in today. She was very nervous as she needed to pass certain exams to get into her university course. 
Well she was at a sleepover with her friend last night and she came home at 8.30 this morning very upset thinking she hadn't done as well as she had needed.  

It's so hard to see your kids upset like that :(  

Anyway she managed to collect herself and phoned the university to see what to do and they told her her exam marks were fine and she was succesful in getting her place. 

 How great is that!!!!!

She is sooooo happy and a totally transformed girl, she went from tears of despair to tears of happiness. 
Oh my goodness - such a stressful morning. But all is well.  
I'm so pleased for her and I am also a very proud mum. :)))


TexWisGirl said…
oh, good news for your daughter! and i love that big red bloom! so pretty!
Anonymous said…
Wow! I am impressed with that big, gorgeous bloom!

Congratulations to Emma on her success!
Eileen said…
Congratulations to Emma. Which university is she planning to go to and what does she want to study? I wish her every success in whatever she plans to do.
Jeanne said…
Wow, such a scare for her, but so happy it all turned out ok. such a relief! those flowers are completely amazing. Would have never imagined them turning in to what they did. Lovely and hope your vacation is going well!
Giga said…
Gratulacje dla córki, a i mam też pewno jest szczęśliwa. Kwiatki znam i są one śliczne. Pozdrawiam.
Congratulations to her daughter, and even I am also sure is happy. Flowers and I know they are beautiful. Yours.
Debbie said…
great news ellie, you both must be very happy!!

it's a pretty flower....and i forgot to mention, don't talk while you are riding ;))))

i forgot to mention a lot, but riding is still super fun!!
Sandra said…
I'm so glad you went back to take that vibrant flower after seeing the astonishing and attractive buds on another outing! Is that a midge on the top petal?! LOL!
Well done to your daughter for her exam results. What a nerve-wracking time all these exams are!
Kayla said…
I never would have guessed that flower came from looking like that fern kind of thing! Oh I am so happy for Emma....she just needs to take a deep breath now....you too, probably!
Rose said…
So glad things turned out well for Emma...and the flower is gorgeous. I figured it would be something stunning.
Jill said…
That is the coolest flower ever!

Congrats to your daughter! And you too, Mum!
I am happy to hear that Emma did good on her exam. I know what you mean when it comes to your children - when the kids are sad it can break a mother's heart. The flower turned out to be so pretty.
orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
Wow, such a transition!!! Your picture shows well how big and colorful it is. And I can imagine how surprised you were.
Congratulations to Emma♡♡♡ She sure sounds lovely young girl and how worrying you were.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
ZielonaMila said…
Fantastic photographs, beautiful flowers. I am greeting
GREAT news for your daughter...AND you! it makes you hurt...when they hurt. whew! what a relief! she made it!! yay.

OH and i LOVE that flower...both before AND after!
Dianna said…
Aw, so happy for your daughter. You're right: it is SO difficult to see our children upset - no matter their age! Congrats to her!
Kerri said…
So happy with worked out for your daughter.
That is an awesome flower!!!

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