Thursday, September 27, 2007

Social Butterfly

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Today I had the pleasure of meeting Kathy from Cold Climate, her friend Cynthia, along with several Austin Garden Bloggers. We had a fun luncheon at Shady Grove talking about gardening, politics and everything in between. Thanks for including me, ladies!

From left to right: MSS, Diana, Annie, Pam, Kathy and yours truly.

In other news: Last night I had a Princess Themed Bunco Party at my house. All the ladies dressed up like the royalty they are. It really was a riot. Though it's not gardening I just had to show off my little buffet fit for a Queen.

The orchid is marked as 'Phal Happy Smile x Phal I-Hsing Luck' from Smith & Hawken.

“Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.” ~author unknown

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Filling Out

Some of the young plants I put in this spring are finally making a mark in the front garden. It's nice that they don't look like baby plants anymore. I'm anticipating a more filled-out appearance someday, but am happy with any progress.
A Bat-faced cuphea (Cuphea llavea) next to the solar light.

Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)

The Giant Swallowtail loves my variegated lantana.

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater." ~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hankies, Tea and Silly Cats

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Please forgive my hiatus. I've been a bit under the weather, but am on the mend.

Like many people, I tend to drink more tea when I'm sick. While I'm usually an Earl Grey or Green Tea kind of gal, recently I've ventured into new beverage frontiers. My new favorite is Tazo's Passion.

When I drink it I'm reminded of passionflowers...

Though it's actually made from Hibiscus, so I should be thinking of this instead...

I blame the Nyquil.

Until next time I'll leave you with this silly cat comic someone sent me recently. I've no idea who created this, so forgive any copyright infringement...

You can see other funny cat photos at Stuff On My Cat.

Of course it has nothing to do with gardening, but as an old Irish proverb says,

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book."

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