Sunday, April 29, 2007
1. What is your full name? love my cottage garden
2. What are you most afraid of? losing a loved one
3. What is the most recent movie that you’ve seen in the theater? the Invisible, Blades of Glory
4. Where were you born? Fort Worth, Texas YAHOOO!!
5. What is your favorite food? Grilled Shrimp
6. What is your natural hair color? DK Brownish reddish
7. Have you ever been to Alaska? No...too cold
8. Have you ever toilet papered someone’s house? No, I don't like messy
9. Have you ever loved someone so much it made you cry? Yep
10. Have you ever been in a car accident? Yes!
11. Croutons or bacon bits? croutons
12. What is your favorite day of the week? Saturday if hubby is not working
13. What is your favorite restaurant? Up in Massachusetts, there is an awesome fish restaurant called 507
14. What is your favorite flower? Do I have to choose? I love them all, this month it is the zephrine rose.
15. What is your favorite sport to watch? none, i don't watch sports
16. What is your favorite sport to play? hiking
17. What is your favorite drink? sweet tea
18. What is your favorite ice cream? blue bell homemade vanilla
19. Disney or Warner Brothers? WB
20. Have you ever been on a ship? like a cruise ship? No
21. What color is your bedroom carpet? cream
22. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? 0
23. Who was your last e-mail from? Caren
24. When is your usual bedtime? bed by 10 sleep by who knows when, i have insomnia
25. What is your favorite TV show? The Office (I love to laugh)
26. Who was the last person you went to dinner with? hubby
27. What are your favorite colors? red and black for my clothes, burgundy, browns, and olive greens for home decor. Flowers: all colors but yellow really pops with purple
28. How many tattoos/piercings do you have and where and what are they? ears only. no tats!
29. How many pets do you have? 1 awesomely spoiled chihuahua
30. List something you would like to do before you die. visit the rainforest
31. Have you ever been to Hawaii? no
32. Have you ever been to countries outside of the US? Mexico, Spain, dominican republic, and jamaica, California
33. What were you/will you be doing at 31 and 32 years old? Raising my wonderful children, experiencing PTA, just being a mom and loving it. I miss those elementary school years!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
"University of Texas Professor, John Rodden, talked to us about simplifying our lives- or as he put it, the pursuit of clarity, commitment, and community in relationship to the divine.
It was a tremendous presentation about the choices we make that either weigh us down, or lighten our movement through our lives. It was an evening filled with useful concepts; one central idea had to do with recognizing our own limitations, that we cannot have or know it ALL, that we have to be humble enough to trust in the mystery that lies around the next bend.
Both the gardener, and searcher within recognized the wisdom of what he was saying. The countless choices we make are all part of a balancing act that we perfom, knowingly or not.
I recently participated in the Mayfield Park Gardening Symposium and gave a talk called "Finding the Soul of the Garden." In that talk, I used the following quote from Stephen Mitchell's translation of the Tao te Ching:
Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
As we till the soil of our gardens and our lives, the work that must be performed is really the work of sorting through the countless choices that barrage us.
Are our decisions, our "commitments," lifting us up, or dragging us down?
Do they bring beauty and utility into our lives? Or, are we merely sharpening knives that were whittled down to nothing years ago?
In gardening terms, are our gardens acts of loving co-creation, or obsessions that over rule our thoughts and deeds? The key to simplification is balance, a good idea on the pathway through life."
downview of poppies (double)
Roby and I went on a long 2 hours hike today in the area they are developing to the north of us. It is going to be a large neighbor hood. The creek is beautiful, we even saw some fish. Lil'ann got a work out and so did we. I planted some of my buys from yesterdays venture to Hares Nursery off Division street. She did not fail me. As usual she had all the awesome plants and great deals. To get there take 820 exit Lancaster, go east thru Handley, then continue on for a way, go under the cooks ln bridge and she will be on the right hand side of the road before the curve. It is worth the trip. Great deals, great flowers, nice people.!!!! Roby dug the hole and put up the birdfeeder his dad made for me. It is just like I had on Parkhill, I was so excited to get it up. The hummers have been fighting at their feeders, I am going to try and get a pix of them soon.
I am still fighting the sadness of this weeks tragedy. It makes me miss Ben sooooo much. I truly feel for those families. Their children are innocent victims of a horrific sicko! Why can we not reach out and help these people before they do stuff like this. There has got to be more that can be done for mental patients. There has got to be help! To many tears and sadnesss for such young kids that are just trying to make something of themselves. I am sad.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Here are some of my awesome performers (pix later):
Old Blush Climber
Autumn sage (a no brainer)
Yellow lady banks rose
hollyhock(always on the move)
hot lips salvia
Red cascade rose
Oh I know there is more but I have to wait till it is light outside and then I will cruise the garden and take some pix and add more. These are the plants that I don't have to baby, they just perform well for me so far. This weekend we go on our wildflower excursion down south. I just know it will be beautiful!! I will try and be a good photographer and share.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Me and Lisa
Monday, April 09, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Some of my beautiful flowers in my spring garden
before the coldspell moves thru,
even though my body says it is freezing already.
Poor tomatoes are already in the ground. I am just hoping they make it or I will be back at the store getting some more. Why does mother nature trick us every year? It was just a few days ago and it was almost 90 degrees.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Who ya gonna call! Beebusters!