Every so often I get this hair-brained idea that it is time for us to sell our home and either move to the city full time or buy another condo here that has room enough for my studio. Then there's a day like today when the air is cool and dry, the breeze is delicious, and the gardens are delightful! How could we go? True, we're not getting any younger, but would giving in to that notion cause us to age even more rapidly? I don't know, but as of this morning, I'm making the official announcement to anyone who might be listening (or reading) that we're not going anywhere soon! sigh......................
Now here are a few more pictures from my garden:
There are two or three hydrangeas together in this clump. I love them all, mostly because they remind me of my dear sweet Swedish grandmother Augusta. She grew beautiful hydrangeas at her home....but then, all of her gardens were showcases!
Those two blooms are of the color that Augusta always had....at least that is what I recall.
This hydrangea is in another garden in our front yard, under several towering old oaks. It's a struggle to keep these guys watered, especially during hot dry spells like the one we are enduring now, but the rewards for the hard labor are plentiful! I wish I could remember the name of this one - it's something like 'big fuzzy dude', but that's not it! We've purchased a lot of our Hydrangeas here, and if you live in Georgia, it is worth the trip to acquire really nice plants...plus it's a treat to wander through their gardens!
Our Oakleafs' blossoms are now turning pink, which is what I really enjoy!
This is another species that I really enjoy, but cannot recall it's name. Several years ago, I had the honor and pleasure of touring the Hydrangea gardens of Penny McHenry, who used to be referred to as "The Hydrangea Lady" in an around Atlanta. She was in declining health at the time, but was a most gracious hostess and a fount of information. I jotted down names of her favorites and then C and I headed south to Wilkerson Mill Gardens to purchase them. Penny has since passed away, but I always thank her for sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for these grand plants.
I'm working on several pieces in my studio right now, but don't want to show any of them just yet. So, instead I'll share a couple more photos of my favorite little man! We had the pleasure of joining him and his parents for Sunday dinner this past weekend, and they went all out: spare ribs from the grill, asparagus with a yummy fruit glaze, and a delightful spinach salad. We got the easy end of the deal: dessert from our favorite Bakeshop!
As you can see, Charlie was in rare form:
My Swedish cousin Eva had sent him an adorable little cloth school bus. Of course, it immediately ended up in Charlie's mouth! It does have a mechanism in it so that if he revs it up in reverse on the floor, it will charge forward. He isn't quite dextrous enough for that yet, but he will be soon! Thanks Eva!
OK......back to work for me!
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