Thursday, January 16, 2014

Snow Day!

It was a beautiful snow!
Wow! those are not five words that you expect to read in this space, are they?
When I left the house at 6:45 this morning (daily Jazzercise class at 7:00) it was snowing hard.  Big, fat wet flakes coming down thickly and filling the headlights. 
 Even doing the breakfast dishes was nice with this view.
By 8:00 when i headed home, i had to scrape the windows of about an inch of puffy white stuff.  It clung to everything .... except the streets.
By noon, it was completely gone!  Yep.  That's a snow even i can appreciate.

Monday, January 13, 2014

FITH - A Surprise

"Who are you? and, what have you done with my wife?"
That was Mitchell's reaction to the flowers that appeared in the dining room yesterday.

On Christmas Eve I cut the first camellia, so I headed back there to cut lots for the house.  Easy!
Not so much.  None, nothing, zip.  
Apparently the camellias were vortexed last week.

That's ok.  There should be plenty of hellebores by now. 
Again, zip!

That's why they sell flowers. 

The pink ones were all pale and insipid.
The corals ones looked brash and sassy, way over the top.

But, the pale yellow, white and green Gerberas and chrysanthemums were just right. 

They screamed "spring" to me.

So, home they came ... 
... along with a little hyacinth for beside my chair. 
A girl can change her mind, can't she?

Thanks to Jane for hosting Flowers in the House.  Hope over  there and see who else is playing.  
It's always fun!