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Mini Vacation 2011

September 19th, 2011

After Connecticut we drove to Maine where we stayed with Margie and Joe in their wonderful home where guest rooms are private apartments, the food and conversation are wonderful and their garden is perfect for both human folk and VERY large doggie folk.

Bob visited with Joe at work and photographed along the coast while Margie and I headed north to meet Sally and Pam at the Maine Botanical Gardens for this years Garden Hoax. Words don’t do justice. It was misty (as all our garden events seem to be) giving the garden an ethereal feeling. We’ve been to lots of terrific gardens but this was different. It was a Maine Botanical garden. Where elsewhere beautiful flowers are planted to create vistas and swathes of color and texture, here the texture is of Maine. It is a garden in a forest.

Beth and Pam in the rain. In the children's garden.

Pam and I are in the rain in this pic Margie took
and House in the children’s garden with a cat fence!

Back to Margie and Joe’s for a bowl of home made chowder (what else) and the next day Bob and I headed north to Waldoboro where we stayed at the Blue Skye Inn, visited Pam and David, and ate Ginger Ice Cream in Thomaston (my mother has always raved of the Ginger Ice cream she ate in Thomaston, ME as a child in the 1920’s).

Alpaca.

Alpaca

Bought alpaca from an Alpaca farm to card with some wool I have for spinning—this winter’s stress reducing project! and then home driving in one of this summer’s wild rain extravaganzas.

Short and sweet and lots of fun!

So much for spring. . .

February 21st, 2011

White dusting on the lawn with more slush and snow tonight. At least I had a glimpse of things to come!

Spring is down there. . .

February 20th, 2011

The snow has finally melted – there’s more on they way – but I can finally see what’s peeking about in my garden and if I look very close I can see some fat buds on the forsythia and more exciting are the little bumps of daffodils poking through the leaves!

© Daffodils peaking about © Daffodils peaking about

Come on Spring!!!

Snow story

January 30th, 2011

It snowed several days ago and the sun has been out since and there is still snow frozen to the sides of the hemlocks outside my window. My garden is covered with snow.

© Snow on hemlocks

But I’m inside, all cozy.

The birds love the bird feeders and the squirrels are crazy trying to get to them, so I give them bread crusts and they are fat and happy.

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2011

Changed the header to an image taken early this am on a hike in the Wissahickon Valley in Philadelphia. So many hopes and plans for the new year. One is to slow down and enjoy what is all around us.

Fig Trees

July 19th, 2010

Just after the last post I stopped at Whole Foods in Philadelphia and they are selling Fig Trees! Gotta get one!