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Thankful For This Unusual Winter

Wow what a difference a year makes and in so many ways!

There is very little snow on the ground yes I know it can still just be a tad late but I personally am through the worst part of winter, with spring arriving in what, just 4 weeks!  I am dancing even with sore knees.  lol Not so sore I took a shot in each and it helped a lot and will give me time to get my pup cared for and guess what Mom’s surgery on left knee was such a success she is being allowed back home early!  Wow see what I mean about being thankful.  So many prayers said and great thoughts and energy how could she suffer again.  Thanks so much.

Our garden club will attend the Boston Flower Show next month so heads up there maybe flower photos soon lol  We are now taking orders for Pansy Bowls at just $15 for a full 12/14″ bowl brimming with pretty little flower faces I can not wait for mine to greet me each day as I arrive home.  Maybe I will try to paint them 🙂

Having Mom be in a better place my man doing OK with his pacemaker and my knees not hurting so bad now to get my pup feeling better all will be right in my small world.

Not sure about my reader so many I left a like on today I had not seen forever and ones I usually see were missing 😦  I will keep searching till I find you 🙂

I am going to try to add this video here not sure if the video will work 🙂

Just a moment in my world lol

I made an attempt at getting comfortable at a gallery I belong to and attended a Feb. 14 Art Party where I had a Black and White Pen and Ink / Watercolor hanging as well as Wolf Moon on a special wall our local Watercolor teacher invited her students to show thire piece of winter watercolor.  I actually unwound and had fun 🙂

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before it got crowded 🙂

I have even been crocheting again

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This is for my son’s old girlfriend who got married and is having her first baby.  I had so much fun as I had never done any of this type of crocheting before 🙂  yes indeed learning so much than I ever thought I could.

Have a Great Day you can see I have every intent too 🙂

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I Stepped Into Spring Yesterday

I stepped into Spring yesterday in Boston and it felt so good!
For the first time in just about 50 years I attended the Boston Flower Show without my Mom.

I climbed aboard a van here in NH with 15 strangers and took the 52 mile ride southbound, yes no wheel in my hand, another first!

It was a day full of sunshine and after surgery on Monday I thought about not going with the wound on my face and bruises too but I said the hell with it GO you won’t know a soul and if they want to stare or look away that is about THEM.  I was surprised by how many actually asked me if I was OK.  Many kind souls I met on my day away from home.

So do you want to see some shots?  They have lousy lighting and I do not have the right equipment to offer you the best and I really am an amateur remember but I am willing to take you inside with me.
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It was a Friday and the place was packed!  Many like me just needing to SEE SPRING!

The theme this year was about romance in our gardens and we were greeted by a symbol of Love Hippie Style!

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They were standing in between 2 stone birds and gorgeous flowers of Purple and White.

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Remember Romance is the word of today and yes there were beds of flowers and actual beds placed within the gorgeous gardens.

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Flowers in many spots

On Cakes

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Bikes

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Pups wanted to go on rides too

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Flowers of every color

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Ideas for your home and yard were also plentiful at this flower show.
Actually not enough plants and flowers for this girl after having attended so many years when it used to be about the BLOOMS.
Every thing is just getting so commercial I want to have a show where it is Plants, Trees and so many flowers your senses are on overload and they could fill booths with ways to grow your own favorites, raise your own bees and be kind to our earth that is what is really needed isn’t it?

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A Beekeeper and the delicious nectar from her local bees.

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Now a booth like this will always grab my attention as it was bright and cheerful and had a good message for all of us who grow flowers or our own food because we need bees to pollinate so much of what we depend on for food and beauty don’t we.
Support your local garden shops as well as farmer’s markets every chance you get and tell them their hard work is appreciated.

Have a great weekend

SPRING IS COMING I swear!

Today I am back home to reality, which is 3 to 7 foot snow banks but the sun is showing now and then and melting is happening ever so slowly for which I am thankful for or we would be faced with horrible floods.

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My Mom Made the Prettiest Cakes

My Mom has decorated cakes since I was a baby.  In fact I never had a store bought one,  nor did my three brothers.  She only stopped making cakes when her hands crippled with arthritis and no longer could produce beautiful displays of her artwork., I think they were still beautiful but she was so hard on herself, really her cakes and frosting were so good and me being a kid, I hate to tell her it could have been messy and still yummy.

When she had orders for huge wedding cakes or say Big Bird for a Boston show, I always helped wash all the bowls, as each color on the cake had a separate one.  She made the best frosting.  I can not explain how good our cakes were at home.  When I was a Brownie she made a Brownie Cake and when I was a Rainbow Girl she made my doll cake in beautiful white gown just like the one she made me to attend weekly meetings in,  as well as a rainbow cape on her shoulders.

Mom was so talented in all she ever set her mind to teach herself.  I never wanted to follow in her footsteps.  I wanted to cut hair like my Dad’s Mom.  Guess I could never see myself as good as Mom was so I never pushed myself to try, ah now I know why I loved driving truck!

I will scan her cake photos someday and do a blog on her.  The photos that will be attached to this blog are ones I took her to see in Boston at the Boston Flower Show

 

Every year the Boston Flower show has a theme and then a display of talented people and what they make as related to flowers.  Hope you enjoy these photos once again I am using and Kodak Easy Share, in a crowded room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can hardly wait to share what my Mom did with a pastry bag and a rose tip!

She bought a book back in the 50’s and ended up in shows as these artists did.

Hope you enjoyed the photos sorry it went so long

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 Boston Flower Show

The Boston Flower Show

I have been attending this show with my Mother since I was very young and this year a friend of mine joined us for the day.

The photos were taken on Friday of the show.
I miss the days when they had so many flowers, when they were set-up in the Bayside.  Now it seems like a small area for display and then rooms for the flower arranging segment of the show.  This year there were so many vendors it made me wish for the “old days”

Loved this color!

Pretty Flowering display

This is one of the displays of a back yard all set up.

LOVED these!  They were displayed in on a decking floor, for seating .

Loved the idea of stepping stones made from slices of a downed tree. All organic and after Irene we can all find  something to put in our yards.

Last year what caught my eyes were HUGE Aluminum Palm Trees but this year it was this kind of pottery, so pretty when placed  in your yard, this would be so pretty with water flowing out and down the sides.

I would love to have this stone sculpture in my garden area, so beautiful.

Wonder how much something like this would cost?  My friend may place it on her Honey Do List, lol

Flowers were so beautiful to see, reminds me of what is to come in my own yard this year.

The Hats!
Dog Topiary
An Antler lol
Hard to pick a favorite!
This on below reminded of Whopee
it was Dread Locks!
Another room had a few shoes
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So 45+ years I have been attending this show and each year I find something I want in my own place.
If you have never gone try to make it one year, I think you will love the COLOR of Spring even if you go when there is still SNOW on the ground.