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Gorgeous sunset and swirl clouds


Sean and I took a little trip to Blue Ball and East Earl, PA. mainly to eat at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. We had a yummy prime rib dinner-it was all-you-can-eat, but Sean and I only could go back twice-ha!
We went to a Flower and Craft Warehouse a few miles away which I hadn’t been to for a number of years. It has downsized a bit, but they have a terrific scrapbook section and sale area which I enjoyed.
We didn’t have nice weather-drizzle and a bit chilly, but the scenery was gorgeous. I took all my photos out the car window.

Photo Hunt-Covered


Grape trellis, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.

We just got back from a short trip to Washington, DC. We couldn’t ask for better weather! It was actually a bit too warm yesterday-in the 80s. This was a trellis/arbor at the National Arboretum, a place we’ve never been to before. I’m pretty sure those are grape vines as we have some too (but we don’t get anything from them). They were swarming with male carpenter bees who like to build nests in wooden structures. My mom has had issues with them for years as they were building nests in the wood holding up her rain gutters. I really liked the pagoda and bonsai section they had.
I’m uploading my other photos here:

Photo Hunt-Vertical


Some awesome birdhouses on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historic Society are definitely vertical. I like how they match the different historic buildings in the area.
Went for th follow-up for my o.p. procedure and things are good. I saw photos of my innards too-weird! Is that too much info? It was interesting though.
I hope my coughing is bowing out. Had lots of it in the morning, think it was partly from indigestion-really! And what would give me indigestion-an antibiotic! My tummy was a bit off and I was afraid I wouldn’t make it to the appt.
Have a great Saturday!

Easter Egg greetings


We had a very low key Easter. Sean went to a church service in Delaware as his dad and I just weren’t up to it. I found myself preparing a turkey, green beans and mashed potatoes with a few mishaps along the way. I won’t go into it, but my chef’s hat was a bit crooked and I was grouchy. Also made some red velvet cupcakes. We had very little candy, which is fine. A little goes a long way. Sean worked for 4 hours and enjoyed his dinner when he got home. Bri took a plate over to his dad. I didn’t go as I plan to visit my hometown tomorrow if I feel I can drive without coughing. The cough was better during the day. Last night I had the vaporizer on and I felt like I was in a sauna, but I do believe it helped.
I didn’t make the wreath above though I did add the little ‘C’ to it. I made a few goodies for my niece and mom and will share them soon.

Photo Hunt-Sweet


Sweet Peas, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.

I like that many plants start with the word ‘sweet’ such as the perennial vine plant-the Sweet Pea. I brought home a ‘starter’ from my late mother-in-law’s yard and it’s still coming up. I like the variations in color on the same plant. I also like to grow Sweet Potato vine in neon chartreuse or the deepest purple.
I’ve been outside recouping, but it’s hard for me to sit and not want to pull up the blasted weeds that seem to be taking over the one side garden. Apparently a plant that was suppose to be ‘Snow on the Mountain’ turned out to be an invasion weed. Can’t do too much outside with respiratory issues, but I’m way on the mend-no fever today and somewhat of a dry feeling in my head! Yippee!

Dianne and Brian at the Orchid Show


Dianne and Delphinium, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.

Brian and I went to check out the orchid competition at Longwood Gardens today. Sean and I had gone earlier in the month to see the orchid display. The competition was only this weekend. Brian hadn’t been there for years and enjoyed it.

The crowd enjoying the different orchid displays:
The crowd checking out the orchids under competition
Brian enjoying the conservatory after not going for many years:
Brian went with me for the first time in years!
Some of the gorgeous orchids-
Burgundy and white orchids
Tiger spots on an orchid!
What a society’s display for competition looks like”
Orchids in competition
I’m still uploading-have about 4 more photos to do as both Bri and I took our turn with the camera.

Photo Hunt-Fresh


Tiny piece of catnip for Cosmo, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.

I picked this for Mr. Cosmo kitty a week or so ago thinking fresh, green catnip would be to his fancy.He prefers the dried version! Not easy to take a photo of your hand-lol.
It’s a very chilly day here-woke up and it was 36 degrees out. Not a good day to walk around Longwood Gardens-I’m going to try tomorrow to see the orchid competition and sales tent. I did see the orchid displays with Sean at the beginning of the month. Next for Longwood-a show based on scent-can’t wait for that one!