Thursday, January 14, 2010

Another thing I do thoroughly well.

I pruned thirty-three very-old rose bushes this winter. My mom planted some of these 30 years ago. (at my Dad's moms' house)

Just wanted to remind everyone (including myself) that I'm not lazy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

I'm trying.... finish this damn afghan I started in 2005! I am not putting it away until it is done. Glad to report that I have finished making all the squares. Now I just have the tedious task of connecting them. Its okay though: I excel at tedious tasks.


Happy New Year!

My mom and I went out to the Huntington Library a few days ago. It was a bit crowded for my taste, (I'm guessing all the folks who come out for the rose bowl/parade have to do something else before they leave town) but I'm planning on going back soon; the camellias are on the verge of blooming like crazy all over the gardens. I'm also thinking of planting a couple of camellias in my own garden.

We also found a beautiful (although sad and sorta creepy) pomegranate tree that had lost its leaves for the season, but still had some dry, bird-eaten pomegranates on it. Lovely!

We overheard an excited little boy who summed up the experience of the Huntington Gardens well: "I never know nature could be so fun!!"
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