Canada Garden

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring at The Farm

 This weekend is The Farm's Spring Open House!  Love these pictures of my mama's work.  
She says The Farm is the best venue ever.  I agree :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015


 I always call it warp speed this time of year.  Every day it's greener and taller and more beautiful.  
Mark's mowing is always makes it look even better.  This was taken yesterday. 
 And this vase was made this morning.  There's been a daffodil explosion!

Sister Vase

Sweet little bunny vase from PJ.  I'm guessing she found  it when she was with Lori that year they went to the Cincinnati flower show.  I've never been to that one.  Maybe we can all go together some year? 

Sunday, April 05, 2015


Betsy & Kyle, on Easter morning:)
We weren't with them today, but facebook kept us updated. . . 
 Beautiful day, a little chilly but sunny and just right for Easter.  
 Mark has the garden worked up and all ready for us.  We put the peas in today.
V is always talking about her mom's coconut cream pie, so I thought I'd take a stab at it.  It turned out pretty!  Easter makes me remember good times when we were growing up.  Mama made sure we had new clothes for church and an easter basket and grandma would make the best dinners.  I think grandma  might have laughed at my spiralized sweet potatoes and at the canned green beans from the grocery. 

Hope your Easter was happy too!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thank You Amy!

I love tulips in the vase all the way down to falling off the stems.  These were from my friend and mentor Amy. 

I have pea seeds soaking to plant tomorrow.  And it's time to get some pansies :)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Book Report

Did I tell you that I forgot to take my Kindle to Tucson?  I put it in the car with my purse on the way to the airport at 4:30 am.  We parked.  We checked our bags.  I went through the joys of a personal pat-down with airport security.  Uh, oh. . .  My Kindle is still in the car!  So close and yet so far.  No way was I going through security again.  Mark offered, but I didn't want him to go through it either.  Even though he gets to breeze through the metal detector without searches.  Anyway, I still got to read a good book.

Orphan Train by Cristina Baker Kline.  I'm thankful there are still real live books made of paper that feel so good in hand and for bookstores at the airports.  Loved this survival story of two women both left as orphans and how they connected with each other.