I love to grow fresh herbs. Not sure if these are out of my herb patch, but they surely could be. I do try and grow Rosemary every year. This year I see Fennel already sprouting. I have Catnip in a pot (for many years) for Cosmo, but he likes it dried.
I see that someone else took over the Photo Hunt, so I decided to play again.
The last few times that I have been to Longwood Gardens, this garden is naturally closed as it’s the wintertime. I love looking at these flat ones so much. Too bad there aren’t any big bullfrogs on these.
I put aside Friday for arts and crafts and did this. It may or may not be finished.
I copied a dictionary page on green paper and then ran it through the printer again to get the lady in the upper right (did I say how much I love having a copy machine?) It’s the page that has the meaning of ‘fashion’ on it. I am using a plastic lid off a candy box for the frame. I was going to make a shadowbox, but it got etched when I tried to scrape off the stickers. Now I have two rectangular frames I can use!
Sean had off on Tuesday, so we decided to go out to lunch as I had a gift card for a Chinese restaurant. I try to eat salmon when I see it on the menu, so that’s what I got on brown rice. Sean had chicken and almonds. We both had egg drop soup. We went over to Pier One and I bought a few sweet things. I didn’t even take anything out of the bag as I had to go to work from 5-10. We then went across the road to Terrain and I took some photos with my camera phone of their unique display:
Gorgeous red Amaryllis
This was a two tiered tin planter with tiny white Poinsettia around the bottom and dainty Narcissus
This is real cotton in a display. They also pulled it apart to look like a snow covered tree. You can see it in the first photo well.
Sunday and Monday I dedicated to making cookies. I made Chocolate chips, Sour Cream Drops, 7 layer cookies, Peanut butter swirls, Cinnamon chip oatmeal and Rum balls.
I am on call again in the morning, so hoping not to have to go in, but I’m doubting that. Then they get me again on call Thursday and I work Friday morning. I mainly need to clean the house now.
You may have to enlarge the photo by clicking on it and then looking at the largest image by clicking through the one that comes up-from the right corner-got that? Update-he is on the flower below the tallest flower in the middle.
Went for a walk at Longwood Gardens today and I was surprised by all the flowers still in bloom-and the bees and butterflies. I went for a peaceful walk around the lake there, the opposite direction I went with my friends last time.
Yesterday when I was lazying around I was sitting at the dining room table and saw movement in the tree through the window and it was directly in front of me! I saw it was one of the birds we have been hearing and hardly seeing across the street! I think it was a young she (from the bird guide book) and ran to get the camera and add the zoom lens. Here is one of the better captures:
At first I thought it was a Peregrine Falcon, but it is really close to the Cooper’s Hawk! We have a development 1/2 mile down the road called ‘Falcon’s Lair’. But the funny thing is on the way to shopping yesterday, we passed a Lane called ‘Cooper’s Hawk’ in Chadds Ford! Go figure. I guess she was watching the bank and stream for dinner!
It’s really a pleasant day out and I’ve been mostly inside messing with uninstalling and installing software. I finally got the EOS digital to work on my computer, but I didn’t want to load it up with a bunch of software and photos. I guess it’s good to have the camera software, which doesn’t seem to work. I had to go to the control panel and it found the camera and then imported the photos. I would like to take the 460 mbs of photo stuff off if that’s what I have to do everytime.
I have an issue that I hope goes away before our trip since I have to sit a lot. I have had this issue off and on for years. Pain in the…opps! ; )
And here it the Moonflower in bloom. It’s had a few more, but I see Mr. Catepillar nibbled some of them…
It smells nice too! Maybe I will go and take a cushion to enjoy a little of this low humidity day! : )