Thursday, October 14, 2004

Friday, October 08, 2004

Dear Alex - I pray you have found the peace which you were searching for so long. Posted by Hello

An Autumn Day

As the "days dwindle down to a precious few", I recall a time when death was not all around. This time last year I still was not aware that my brother Alex had passed away in August. And my mother was still alive, but the end would come fast with the winter's approach. I wait for a sign, something - anything from him...but I'll miss him most of all when autumn leaves start to fall....

Wednesday, September 29, 2004


From that enchanted wood,
Pooh came to share our childhood hours.
And as we strolled down wonder's lane...
His friendly paw held ours.

Now though we're grown and far away,
From those magic woods we roamed...
Pooh's laughter echoes in our hearts,
And his friendship calls us home.

- Author Unknown

 Posted by Hello

Friday, September 10, 2004

For my True Blue - Happy Birthday! Posted by Hello

True Blue, Baby I Love You

True love
You’re the one I’m dreaming of
Your heart fits me like a glove
And I’m gonna be true blue baby I love you

"Glad" tidings, Birthday Boy!!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Nature's First Green is Gold

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

By Robert Frost

Looking at my previous picture of my first Lavatera, I recall seeing it recently in the garden and thinking, "it's not quite as pink, not quite as vibrant a hue." And so it is with everything that is new, young, fresh and beautiful - "nature's first green" - it truly is gold - that first green in spring, so special and yet so fleeting. We are given a poignant reminder that life is brief, and we have to appreciate the beauty while we can, even though sometimes storm clouds obscure our vision, and there seem to be so many reasons we should not be happy. Seem to be.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Flower Screensaver by KrazyDad

For those of us who love flowers and gardening, we must have them everywhere around us - even on the computer screen. Check out the link below, which will take you to a free flower kaleidoscopic screensaver - just beautiful and mesmerizing! Explore the rest of this very talented and creative fellow's website, including a test version of Metascope - a fun and lovely program which creates mandalas out of online images...and more...go see!

KrazyDad - More Screensavers

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Winter Sowing

Winter Sowing   This is the place you must go, if you love gardening and love trying something new. It works - it really really works - and I have a garden full of healthy, strong plants that were sown in the winter, sprouted when it was still cold, and thrived. Read the FAQ, and ask any question on the forum, as the folks there are just unbelievably friendly. But be warned - it is totally addictive!

Monday, July 19, 2004

Lavatera Ruby Regis - from collected seed - that means free!. Posted by Hello

Winter Sowing Magic

Well, my tumble into the glass door forced me to stay home the next day, and sadly did not allow for much gardening - knees being very important in that activity. But, a cheerful winter sown (yes, seeds sown in the dead of winter) hot pink lavatera appeared to brighten my day on Friday. What a beauty - just what I needed.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

You Just Never Know....

Sometimes you're just walking along, thinking of nothing in particular, and WHAM! something trip, rip your knee on concrete for the first time since a child, and plow headfirst into a glass door. Quite dramatic - what sight that must have been, purse and briefcase and me sprawled all over the place. That sure wakes one up first thing in the morning. Of all mornings, no one was around - no one - and so I just lay there for a moment or two, not sure how long it was. I have never heard such a loud thud caused by a head, of all things. Anyway - sitting at my desk now - knee pounding - head pounding - and sure hoping I won't have a concussion. Hmm, so what exactly WAS I thinking of at that moment?

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

C'est moi! Posted by Hello

My First Post

Here it is - my first few lines on my very own blog. This entry will be very short as I am off to fix my settings. Back soon!