Canada Garden: 12/06

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Last Vase of 2006

This is everything that was left over--sticks, foliage, a few mums, seeded eucalyptus . Everything except the pine--I'm sick of pine, so I threw that out. Now I'm ready for crocus and daffodils. And with this 58 degree weather we're having, we might get those pretty soon too.

Eve of New Year's Eve Vase

This was a little hand-tied bouquet that we took to Grace's rehearsal last night. She's doing Grace Talk 4 tonight at First Night, so if you're in Springfield and up for going downtown on New Year's Eve, Grace is the act you'll want to see. And since we're such couch potatoes, thank you to Grace and Randy for the invite to last night's dress rehearsal--good food, food company, and a fabulous show!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Jamaica Pictures!

Rachel--that ocean shot is exactly what I wanted! Love you so much.

Maxwell's Tree

As you can see, Maxwell the kitty, is so happy that PJ has his tree up and decorated. I hear that he's been waiting for years for the tree skirt to be finished. It's lovely. Just perfect for hiding and watching.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Silent Auction

Here's my donation to the empowerment committee's annual fundraiser. Chaplain Karen submitted the winning bid.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas Basket

Karen has this pretty little red basket that she brings out for Christmas. This is our second year to fill it with flowers for the table in medical records. Something pretty to look at while you sign your charts.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Flowers From Laura

I came home a couple of nights ago to find a surprise box of flowers from Laura! They are just beautiful. The vase is great--ruby red glass and a sweet little teddy bear. Thank you, Laura--I love them!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

And Here's Peggy

I've been going through old Christmas pictures this week. Here's one of mama when she came to visit a few years ago. It's one of my all-time favorite pictures.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Just Back from Lori's

The Kentucky weather, and her backyard, were just beautiful.

Monday, December 11, 2006

How Long Til Spring?

It was 50 today and raining. Snow, ice, broken tree limbs everywhere, but warm! I can't wait til it's spring and this iris blooms again.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

What Are You Reading?

Just finished Kim Edwards' The Memory Keeper's Daughter and I just loved it.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tree-Form Hydrangea

This is a peegee, reaching for the ground due to the ice. Maybe it will look like a weeping form next summer.

Climbing Hydrangea

On the other hand, this climber is so strong that the ice didn't effect its shape one bit.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


A big part of the lilac is lying on the ground there under the tree. The beautybush looks like it will be okay. It's on the right by the fence. And the viburnum, just to the left of the column, is pretty much on the ground. But even if they have to be cut way back, shrubs usually come back just fine.

Little Henry Nandina

Monday, December 04, 2006

Do You See What I Have to Put Up With?

Doesn't he look disgusted? Poor little guy. The stake is so far down into the ground that I can't get him to the back porch for the winter.

Walking Stick

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Power Restored

After two and a half days without power, we finally have lights and heat. We are grateful for electricity.