Friday, May 23, 2008


Thanks to Kelli at "There Is No Place Like Home" for sponsoring "Show and Tell Friday".

Show and Tell

I decided several years ago that instead of lugging a bunch of souvenirs home from a trip I would bring one pot or planter from each trip. It's amazing to me that I got them all home without any breakage.
We did most of our traveling over the past 14 years doing Home Exchanges (using our Cabin as the exchange residence) and we had 2 daughters that worked for Delta Airlines. Thanks again daughters for a great 14 years.

The Netherlands---- Love the Blue Color

Pompeii---looks authentic don't you think for $10.00. Sure.


New York Botanical Gardens

Provence, France

England 2nd Trip

The Netherlands-- O.K. I cheated and bought two on this trip.

England 3rd Trip

Ya, I know, the plant is on it's last leg. I'll do something about that in the fall.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I love the "special graphic T" that is featured in the supplement magazines occasionally ie: Fashion, Men's Fashion, Travel, Food etc. I look forward each time to seeing what the "T" looks like.

Recent Highlights

1. Leonie Faroll, class o9f 49, left Wellesley College gifts of $860,000. before she died. When she died in 2003 she left them $27 million. Most of it was to be used for the power plant. Whatever

2. Albert Hofmann, the chemist who discovered LSD died last week.

3.Multi-racial children are so rare in China they cause the Chinese to stare.

4. A photo of Alvar Aalto's 1978 vase. Gotta get me one of those. Sure.

5. The history of the song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

6. A great review of the new book titled "Who Do You Think You Are". Just want I need-- another book I have to buy.

7. And last but not least a fun article about Le Roy, N.Y. being the Jell-O kingdom of the world---you heard me-- it's not Utah like we always thought. They have a museum and some interesting facts include 1. Jello is 80% sugar, 2.Norman Rockwell illustrated early ads, 3. Jello issued baseball cards in the 60's and there was a Very Berry Barbie doll which helped introduce a new flavor. The article ended with the quote "How do you ruin Jell-O?"

Hard to choose a favorite, but I really like this one.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


View from our dock

It's as if I'm in a "blogging" frenzy this evening. I may need a 12 step program. O.K. I've joined
both of Maggie's contests. Only in this one I may have a problem. We rotate our lives between 3 "homes". Our hearts live year round at our cabin in the Colorado mountains where we spend 5 months in the summer. Jan. & Feb. we rent a condo in California and the fall and spring months we spend at our main residence which is nice and roomy but really just a very large storage unit (man, I hope I haven't hurt it's feelings.) Our cabin is tiny but large enough to store memories of 35 years with our family and good friends. We have actually thought of giving it a name because so many of the cabins in the area have cute catchy names and then there are the others with not so cute catchy names. And the last thing we wanted to do was give it a name that didn't do it justice. Anyway, after 35 years of thinking that our cabin needed a "name" we finally decided on one.

"THE CABIN". That says it all and it's all that needs to be said. Two words were never said with more feeling, love and longing.

Neighborhood pets


I had just posted my post about the Southern Reading Challenge when I checked my comments on my previous post and I had been tagged by Wendy in a "meme" (somebody tell me what that means. I'm still kinda new at this blogging thing.) Anyway it was a "book" tag. Here goes.

1. Pick up in the nearest book set in a foreign country. Passionate Nomad - The life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse (Great Book, this woman was incredible).

2. Open to page 123. Done

3. Find the 5th sentence. Done

4. Post the next 3 sentences. "Unfortunately it was mid-July, and an all too literal sun roasted the city. People rose in the middle of the night to do their work in order to avoid the stifling daytime hours. Soon a typhoid epidemic broke out, and Captain Holt rushed to organize a quarantine.,"

5. Tag 5 people and acknowledge who tagged you.

1. I tag Andi because she is my muse/mentor/tech helper and she has a great and so funny blog.
And she looks so flipp'n good in her grandmothers mink coat.

2. I tag Rue because she always has an entertaining post and you get music with it. (I don't know how to do that yet)-- got to ask either Rue or Andi.

3. I tag Pat because I always look forward to her comments and beautiful pictures. She is a perfect Southern Lady. I love her Photo at the top of her Blog (I know, I know it's got a proper name, I just can't remember it now.) I would love a porch like that. I remembered--its called a Masthead--

4. I tag Annie because she not only has a beautiful blog but is one of the most together ladies I have ever not met. Does that make sense.

5. Last but not least Bonnie because I love her posts and comments and she has talent overload.

These 5 ladies have all been very gracious and nice to me since I took up this insane hobby.


I'm signing up for the 2008 Reading Challenge that Maggie at is sponsoring. 3 Southern Theme books from May 15 to Aug. 15th. I have decided to read 1. Garden Spells by Allen, 2. The Memory Keepers Daughter, I may end-up changing this one--not sure I can take that much depression right now. 3. and to Re-read one of my favorite short books called Small Change by J. Belinda Yandell. Story of a woman who's husband is very "thrifty" and makes her account for every dime she spends but puts his loose change in small dishes all over the house and won't carry it or spend it. I guarantee you'll like it.