I realize that I showed all close-ups the last time. Here's a long view.
Still waiting to see what's happening in your gardens.
I made this flower arrangement this weekend in this old mailbox I bought in St. Louis. This is what I had in mind for it:
|But because of this, I couldn't:|
|Somewhere along the line, Mindy burned the top of her vanity with a curling iron, so now I have to have the hand towel to cover it up. Kids! I can't have anything nice!|
And just a few other things:
Old swing frame with the Pagella family, old camera, books and scale---right side of mantle.
|Old binoculars, more books---you can never have too many books---a staple of my decorating, Venus de Milo, old clock and "new" Lenox plate---left side of mantle.|
Susan and Pete were not able to make it last month, so this is the "drive" layout titled:
"Pete's Wheels & Deals." The funny thing about this project (except for Jim---who is the youngest) ALL of the guys had a Volkswagen at some point.
|Pete's "Daily Life"|
|Bruce's "A Slice of Life" layout included watching "Wheel of Fortune"---which as it turns out, we all do. In the lower right corner, Karolyn printed a picture of the "board"with her and Bruce's initials on it. Very clever.|
|Jack's layout---"Details of the Everyday" focused on his routine at work---starting from the empty parking lot when he arrives at o'dark-thirty.|
|"Daily Routine" is Hugh's page. I love how Pam did the buttons.|
|For Butch's layout, I took and A.M. and P.M. approach. I used a cardboard cylinder to stamp the paint circles. I also stacked the buttons and placed them here and there. I found the Sun and the moon using my new Gypsy.|
|Bill's title is "The Simple Life Happens on Saturday." Bill and Nancy live on a beautiful farm in Leipers Fork, TN (technically, they live in Boston, but no one has ever heard of that---in TN at least). He owns an insurance agency through the week, then becomes a farmer on weekends. They have cows and chickens and we're lucky enough to be the recipients of farm fresh eggs. I love how Nancy used the packaging on her layout---and the little clocks to signify the time of the day that things occur.|
Jeanne hasn't sent her layout yet. As soon as she does, I'll add it.
|Matt and Sharon lookin' good in Jamaica.|
|Coming soon to a garden near you...|
|Even the weeds look good in the garden! You know what they say, weeds are simply wildflowers that have been misplaced.|
|I can't remember the names of these.|
|I just love the color and texture combination here.|
|You can't tell by this picture, but these are miniature jonquils. You can see how tiny they are in the arrangement at the bottom.|
|Chartreuse is one of my favorite colors in the garden---especially in hostas.|
|Even the fish have come out of their winter slumber.|
|This is one of the front flower beds. Sadly, the squirrels got all the bulbs on the other side. I'm giving up with them---too expensive to only have half come up---besides the fact that it looks funny and out of balance.|
|I've got lots of baby ostrich ferns---my favorites. Now's the time to get them. If you want some, come and get 'em. Once they get about 10" tall, it's too late. They are fast growing, drought tolerant, disease resistant and can take the sun. They are especially great if you have a large area you would like to cover. They love to roam and though they can be invasive, they are easy to pull out.|
|Pulmonaria---lungwort (just trying to remember all the latin names---unfortunately, I've forgotten more than I remember).|
|Epimedium---Bishop's Hat---these flowers are about the size of a kernel of corn---can you see the tiny little 4 cornered hats---hence the name.|
|Not such a great shot of the Bishop's Hat, but I really liked the contrast against the magnolia tree and sky.|
|These are my favorites---white bleeding hearts.|
|Mostly weeds, but still darn cute.|
So what's blooming in your garden?