Monday, May 18, 2009

Flowers and Birds

We are on the migration route for Cedar Waxwings, and they arrived about 10 days ago. They come in a flock of a dozen or more and stay together. We have a large clump of ornamental cranberry bushed close to the house and the Waxwings love the dried cranberries.

They are a very interesting looking bird, with a top knot, black mask, red wing tips and yellow stripe on their tail feathers.
I started tomato seeds ans some herbs again this year and these are a few of the plants. I started, Roma, Better Boy and Best Boy tomato seeds. I gave away all the rest of the plants.......probably about two dozen. Steve set these out in the garden space this morning.

My parsley.......

Chives and Cilantro.......


Cucumbers, and yes they are already blooming....

This is an azalea that Steve Jr, gave me for Mothers Day several years ago. The blooms are really nice and I love the yellow and white color combination.

Wild Flowers and Iris beside the barn.

Steve buys the flowers for and plant two planter boxes each year for the cemetery on Memorial Day. I think he made great choices for the flowers and colors this year.

The weather forecast is for warmer temps this week, just in time for me to make my journey to CA to visit the Grandkids. I will be leaving on Wed and be gone until late Memorial Day.
I have gifts for everyone, but can't post pictures until I return, they might stop by and that would ruin the surprise.
Have a great beginning of summer holiday!!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Random Acts of Kindness

I was checking out a friends blog a few weeks ago and she was participating in this project.
Jeanne gives a link to the blog that got her started on this journey and offered the project on her blog too.

Here are the rules: Give Away & Pass It On - Random Acts of Kindness Alert - my turn to pass this on after participating with Jeanne.

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:
  • I make no guarantees that you will like what I make, but I guarantee you will not have anything like it.
  • What I pick will be just for you, if five people sign up each gift will be individual.
  • It’ll be done this year (2009).
  • You have no clue what it’s going to be, you don't get to hint at what you don't like.
  • It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber.
  • It may be a little art quilt, jewelry, something made out of clay, beads, or a random treasure. Who knows?
  • I reserve the right to do something extremely strange, but not grotesque.
  • And in return, all you need to do is post this text into a blog of your own (or promote it in a way that works for you and makes it random, not just folks you already know) and make 5 things for 5 others.

Those are the rules and the reward. So what do you say, are you up the the journey?