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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
11:06 PM

Post #7100992

The gnome and moose x 2 arrived in good order - thanks Mona. Welcome to Nepean, Bow-winkle, Jerome Jr. and Winnie! Hope I've got those names right. Here they are being welcomed/investigated/cleared by Sophie (tortie) and Scruffy (orange & white).

(Sophie appears only on the full version of the photo)

& sorry for the low-res - I'm using my cell phone camera. If anyone sees my digital camera having a good time out on the town, please let me know! :-) Or maybe it's just lost in the heap ... anyway, back to the gnomes!

Shannon

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
11:11 PM

Post #7101014

A closer look ...

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
11:12 PM

Post #7101018

Making themselves right at home with Sophie. (she looks a bit blurry ... she was actively sniffing them up and down :-)



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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
11:13 PM

Post #7101019

She's not too sure yet.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #7101024

"What do you mean by this and how long is it going to go on?"

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #7101030

It appears the threat assessment has been completed and the gnomes are cleared for entry. Good thing, as they're already in and getting rather cozy!

More pics tomorrow in daylight hours, before handing them over to Sue.

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2009
11:55 PM

Post #7101139

Pretty purrbabies, Shannon. The disgusted look on Sophie's face was priceless! lol

Snow??? Nope, does not compute...


There, that's better ^_^

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scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #7101697

I love kitties I had four of them got them all as kittens starting 19 years ago in a matter of two years I had four, now I am down to one and he is 17 years old and still going
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
3:47 AM

Post #7101937

Thanks Don! :-) She was less than amused when I plunked the silly little guys immediately around her on her comfy chair. Ah well, they'll be on their way tomorrow.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
12:36 PM

Post #7102553

my cat freaked out when we brought home Buddy the jack russel since he was already old and set in his ways it took months for those two to get along
now they sleep together

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #7102688

Very cute Mona, and nice plants too! The gnomes (I all them all that even though only one of them is a gnome! lol) are having a good day, investigating my balcony garden. Later they will go for a little boat ride. More pics will be coming after I get home this evening, by which time Sue will already have them. Thanks everyone for your patience, especially in the west.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #7102732

I've enjoyed seeing your furbabies with the gnomes. Geez, we can't call them "lads" anymore can we? (or is Winnie male? I figured she was a female Mountie bear.) Look forward to the rest of your pics and hope the hand-off to sue goes well. I was hoping the gnomes would afford a chance to meet Sue too, but I guess I'll have to make a point of heading out to Perth one of these days.

Ann

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
1:45 PM

Post #7102745

Just realized that we don't have a link back to the previous thread. You'll find it at: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1039691/
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:17 PM

Post #7104235

Oh! Thanks for putting the link in there, Ann.
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:21 PM

Post #7104246

The gnomes came downtown with me this morning to get my health card renewed (once every five years). On the way back home we got to ride in one of the new double-decker buses - first time for me. Here they are in our seat on the upper level, looking down at the street.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:22 PM

Post #7104251

Some more downtown Ottawa street scenes. They were glued to the window - typical tourists!

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #7104256

Here they are with the new war museum in the far background. It's the low, flat building that goes up into a bit of a point towards the right-hand side. The brown buildings behind it are just across the river in Gatineau (Hull).

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #7104264

Here they are sitting patiently at a transitway station in the west end, waiting for the local bus to take us to the beach.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #7104271

Sitting at the beginning of the breakwater, at Britannia Beach. We saw the local heron!

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #7104273

Still watching the heron.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:30 PM

Post #7104277

They tried to get a bit closer. (Their tags are showing!)

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #7104279

Still mesmerized.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #7104280

Just one more ...

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #7104288

They went all the way to the end of the breakwater, staying clear of the fishing lines! They sat for a few minutes looking across the river to Aylmer, Québec.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:35 PM

Post #7104295

Back on the beach they shared a vanilla latté.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:36 PM

Post #7104299

Someone had drawn a heart in the sand, which fit them perfectly.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #7104301

It's nice and warm in the sun!

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:38 PM

Post #7104305

Bow-winkle and Winnie buried Jerome almost up to his neck in the sand.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:39 PM

Post #7104308

Time for a boat ride!

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:40 PM

Post #7104310

Fortunately the river was calm.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:41 PM

Post #7104313

They wanted to go see the gulls but the gulls kept moving away so we just headed back to shore.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #7104315

Back on dry land, Winnie and Bow-winkle tried to climb up the life-guard tower ladder.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #7104321

We stopped to look at some fall colours, just starting to make an appearance.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #7104326

They wanted to poke around a willow stump (the tree cracked down the middle a few weeks ago and was promptly taken away by the city).

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #7104330

Sedum is fun to play on! A bit tippy for balancing, especially for Jerome near the top.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #7104334

Back home in the balcony garden, Jerome fit perfectly in the hanging basket of million bells (Calibrachoa) and marigolds.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #7104336

What a cute little guy!

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #7104339

They had to check out the Christmas cactus.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #7104340

Then the marguerite daisies and morning glory.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #7104346

Here they are checking to see whether the tomatoes are ripe yet. (nope ... sigh)

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:50 PM

Post #7104348

Jerome stayed near the bottom - he doesn't like climbing as much.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:51 PM

Post #7104350

They played spot-the-gnome in the annuals.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:52 PM

Post #7104351

Bow-winkle and Winnie climbed up the Solanum to check out the flowers; Jerome kept an eye on things from a more stable perch.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:53 PM

Post #7104354

They quickly popped inside ...

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #7104356

... and made some new friends!

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #7104358

They love flower baskets. :-)

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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #7104361

Love the pictures. Glad to see that Bow winkle doesn't seem to show the same reckless traits when near water that Bullwinkle did. It looks as though they had a wonderful outing.
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:55 PM

Post #7104363

Bow-winkle went out over the edge to get some strawberries.

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2009
10:56 PM

Post #7104368

You were saying Ann...LOL
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:56 PM

Post #7104369

Thanks Ann! Yes they were quite responsible in the boat.

They said goodbye to Scruffy before leaving ...

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:57 PM

Post #7104370

You can come back anytime! :-)

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:58 PM

Post #7104373

A kiss goodbye from Sophie.

(woops, now how do I rotate that once it's been posted?)

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
10:59 PM

Post #7104375

On the #96 bus to Kanata to meet up with Sue. They are good little bus riders.

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
11:00 PM

Post #7104378

Bow-winkle saying goodbye to Ottawa. Bye guys, it was fun to have you!

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spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #7104385

The gnomes and I had a lovely meet-up with Sue (drivenbonkers) this afternoon & I can't wait to hear about their next adventures!

Shannon
DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #7104395

Great Photos, Shannon. Looks like you had a lovely day for the Lad's adventure. Thanks for the tour, double-decker bus and all. ^_^

Looks like you have a full sized garden on that balcony of yours. Very Nice. I want to scritch those purty kitties. :)
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
11:09 PM

Post #7104411

Glad you enjoyed them, Don! Thanks. :-) Yep the balcony garden is quite fully-packed... it's because I have no resolve whatsoever in any garden centre :-D The kitties would love it - you are welcome anytime.
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
11:15 PM

Post #7104429

Here's the good-bye kiss right-side up. Bye gnomeys! Glad you had good weather here.

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MG99
Victoria, BC
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #7104601

Loved the boat ride! They sure had a good trip with you, a hostess with the mostess :-)
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #7105274

Thanks, Linda. :-) They seemed to have fun! Once or twice the breeze caught hold of their 'boat' and I had to hustle to get back into arm's reach of it ... they could have ended up down the river! lol

That darn plastic thing was meant to go on the bottom of a 10" hanging basket but it is not wide enough, which is ridiculous ... I'm glad it ended up being useful for something.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2009
3:54 AM

Post #7105396

Don - well, I guess Bow-winkle does have an adventurous streak, but he seems more responsible around WATER at least. I look forward to their adventures in Perth.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2009
4:20 AM

Post #7105444

that was great love to see those littles guys traveling again
DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

September 26, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #7106171

Time will tell, Ann.
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7114803

glad everything is working well with the boys cant wait to see more pics
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2009
2:22 AM

Post #7114979

Looks like they had a wonderful time with you and your kitties, Shannon. And I suspect you and your kitties had a great time with them too. Although I'm quite sure the cats would never admit it...


Christine
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #7115073

Hi Christine,

Yep, the cats must maintain the appearance of 'cool' at all times! lol
scicciarella
Mona in Metcalfe, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #7154243

ok so where are the kiddies ????

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
2:33 PM

Post #7160945

Waving away to all of you..we arrived safely..looks a bit different, last time we were here we were in 5' of snow and it was Christmas...Betty was in her workshop as she was helping santa get ready for Christmas...

It's still cold here and not much has changed, it may not be Christmas but there is lots to do..workshop filled with Christmas projects and Halloween costumes in the making...

On Friday and Saturday we helped Betty get all the garden art in for the winter..wow, lots of work...because they were calling for possible snow this week Betty thought we should concentrate on getting the water pump out of the pond..which meant we had to empty it, take the pump out and refill...that way she explained the liner would becovered for the winter...Betty had her high boots on because the pond is actually almost 5' deep, told us not to help out just keep an eye that she didn't fall in...taught us the 911 number just incase

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
2:37 PM

Post #7160961

Each year Betty covers the back deck with a heavy duty plastic so that she has less snow to shovel, beside, not enough storage for all her treasures so it's much better if it's closed in and here and there through the winter she can enjoy the garden look, makes her less homesick..

We wondered what was on the table, Betty said she had made 4 birdbath's for Christmas gifts...she forgot a birthday so that left 3..she wished we'd be back to help her make more..who knows, might be on another travel excursion...she did say if we were near the beach that she needed more seashells for the spring...mark that in our travel log!!!

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
3:07 PM

Post #7161049

While Thanksgiving was cooking yesterday, we did some deadheading in hopes of salvaging seed for spring..always another garden to make...

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #7161059

While Betty worked on, we played hide'n'seek, for the longest time Betty searched for us...here we were hiding..

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #7161065

It's sooo cold outside (not as cold as Christmas, but cold) so Betty thought we could get to finish off one of the 4 costumes...think we know what the costume will be...should Betty get it done on time, she's going to let us paint a few of the Christmas projects on the go...a deer for outside..we're here saying sew/sew/sew...quicker/quicker

Missy is keeping an eye on us so we don't get into the needles and hurt ourselves...almost think she sleeps half the time she's so comfy but that's ok..lol

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
3:12 PM

Post #7161069

Everywhere one looks it's Halloween, much the same as it was for Christmas except instead of red which matched our outfits it's orange/orange/orange...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
4:53 PM

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Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 12, 2009
6:08 PM

Post #7161697

same thread, Betty...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 12, 2009
9:31 PM

Post #7162385

Thanks Susan...too many things going on today..went back on the other thread and hopefully it will guide them to this one...lol...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 13, 2009
3:57 AM

Post #7163659

aw that's ok, Betty
We both know what it's like to be busy.
BTW - sorry about the plant - it rotted, and I've started it again. I could have sent you any old plant, but I wanted to send my more unusual one... a Cane Begonia.
It grows about 5' high, and is very difficult to find out here. I don't know about you, but I love it. My grandmother used to grow one, and my Dad got a slip and grew it for years. I haven't had much luck keeping it when we move so often, and it always seems to be left behind... arrrrrgh.
Anyway, it's almost ready, and I'll make sure it's warm and got lots of roots.

~Susan~

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MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

October 16, 2009
11:54 AM

Post #7174828

Hmmmmmm .. is the trio in transit to someone ?

~M~

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

October 16, 2009
12:02 PM

Post #7174843

Jeez .. I forgot to add .. I am almost 99.9% sure that I am going to have to drop off the list of takers .. just WAY too much going on here with Lorna.
I am realtively sure I am not next on the list after Betty .. so .. if Betty still has the trio .. can you delete me .. OR .. whoever does have them .. if you read this .. will you please remove me from the list.
If I am too late .. well .. there will be LOADS of pics of the Boyz in physiotherapy !!!!

Feel bad about this !!

~M~

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 16, 2009
3:16 PM

Post #7175457

Don't feel bad about it, Marilyn.
You've got soooooo much on your plate, that a couple of (toys) are the least of your worries, and don't worry about us - we're flexible (as flexible as old age allows LOL)...
What will be, will be.

Take care, hon

~Susan~

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

October 19, 2009
12:20 AM

Post #7183981

Ummmmmm .. just wundrin where things stand with the 'trio' ... I think Betty had them ?

~M~

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

October 19, 2009
2:03 AM

Post #7184372

Shannon I really enjoyed seeing your cats and the continuing adventures of the traveling Wee Folk! At this time of year seeing green grass, flowers, STRAWBERRIES on the plant, hearts in beaches and a blue lake was a very welcome sight.

Betty your Thanksgiving decorations are lovely (the rich colours really pop) and I loved seeing your pond shot.

Cheers, Pam


Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 19, 2009
2:11 PM

Post #7185765

Sorry everyone...was away until 4am this morning..talk about tired..having a bit of a visit and will be packing their bags this week..more photo's to follow when I wake up..lol

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

October 24, 2009
1:32 PM

Post #7203160

OK .. am I missing the forum these lil guys are on ?

I take it they are 'on the move' to another DGer in Ont. Sure hope I am off the list by now .. with regrets ...

~M~

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 24, 2009
5:23 PM

Post #7203716

I dunno, Marilyn - so many threads, so much confusion...

~Susan~

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2009
4:51 PM

Post #7206768

I haven't heard a word from them for awhile now. They seem ill-fated on this westward journey.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 25, 2009
7:01 PM

Post #7207087

Well, this would be the 3rd set of gnomes, etc, that have been sent around and gone missing.
I, for one, will not be looking at sending another gnome or group of them.
It's too disheartening to think that other DGers are being less than honourable in this, and I'd rather not go through this again.

Sorry if this sounds harsh, however it has been 3 times unlucky for our group...

~Susan~
echoes
South of Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 3a)

October 25, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #7207139

It's OK Susan. Not that bad. It's only been since the 19th that Betty posted about mailing them that week. And we've only lost them once before. Give it a little more time, I'm sure Betty won't let everyone down.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 25, 2009
7:26 PM

Post #7207205

Actually, this is the 3rd time we've sent them, but I guess since the 19th isn't that long ago, Brenda.
I'll be a little more patient, I promise lol

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 25, 2009
7:51 PM

Post #7207285

Must apologize for not responding and not getting the little ones in the mail..I had left for the USA last week and have been gone all week..this weekend, well let's just hear the boys tell you about it...

Betty has been cutting wood and preparing for the 3rd Daves Garden Workshop..this year all the participants got to chose a project that she listed (8 in all-all different) so we've been cutting out wood and doing up packages as Betty will be travelling shortly to the USA again and wants them ready to ship...

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 25, 2009
7:52 PM

Post #7207290

Bad enough we're in amongst the sawdust but Betty has costumes to make and have ready for tomorrow to ship to Toronto, we'll be going one way and the costumes another..lol

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 25, 2009
7:54 PM

Post #7207299

6 tables in the craft room and everyone filled with a different project...imagine, us helping sew a Vampire Chicken costumes...

Kyle's trying it on so that adjustments can be made..we've not got the body and feet done..

A special technique called grungy used for legs and feet..glad it's them in the oven and not us..sure smells like cinnamon...thought she was making cookies but not...different around this household...

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 25, 2009
7:55 PM

Post #7207302

Some of us were helping Betty but not all of us..now look at this lazy coot...

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 25, 2009
8:11 PM

Post #7207336

We went to visit the Martyrs Shrine yesterday but the metal gates were locked..closed for the season..Betty thought they at least would be open until the first snowfall so off shopping for kit supplies...

Kyle said Bert (Sesame Street) costume was missing eyes..he helped Betty complete the costume...see the eyes????


We are the eyes..

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Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 25, 2009
8:12 PM

Post #7207337

We packaged and off tomorrow morning...

See you soon!

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Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 25, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #7207377

Thank you so much for the update, Betty.
You are one busy lady!
My apologies for "jumping the gun" so-to-speak. Guess I'm just a little gun-shy lol


The lads, as I've said before, will get here when they get here - thank you for minding them while they were with you ^_^

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2009
9:15 PM

Post #7207475

Thanks, Betty. As far as I can recall, there was a delay somewhere around BC-Alberta on their Eastward journey, but they did eventually surface (and with a third lad). So I believe that they've only actually gone totally missing once.

And, while I can't say for sure what happened to the person who had them last summer, DG has confirmed that she has not connected to DG at all since around the time we last heard from her. Since I didn't find any on-line record of an obituary for her, I had to conclude that she became ill or incapacitated in some way.

Ann

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 25, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #7207525

Thanks Ann

You know me, get into a zillion things and forget what day it is..just leaving for supper so will put the box in my vehicle just incase I'm rushing in the am...will post the tracking # in the morning...

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

October 25, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #7207910

AWESOME pics and news ... just hope I am OFF the list now.


~M~

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 26, 2009
7:55 AM

Post #7209075

I'm sure you are, Marilyn
thanks for letting us know. You're one busy gal!

~Susan~

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 26, 2009
1:21 PM

Post #7209500

OK, lads are on their way...

Tracking #:
0085-6690-0052-8245
Canada post...
Should be arriving before the weekend...

Sorry about the delay!!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 26, 2009
1:58 PM

Post #7209615

And you should get your plant today...
Sorry about MY delay lol

Guess "life happened" for both of us, eh? I'm sorry I "jumped the gun" about the lads, without reading the posts. I knew you were away, so obviously as you were the last one to have them, they hadn't been sent on

~Susan~

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2009
6:15 PM

Post #7210461

Betty - to whom are they going now? I've sort of lost track.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

October 26, 2009
6:44 PM

Post #7210568

Ann, the list that came with the lads said 'Ceedub' - Whitby, Ontario...hope I wasn't wrong..forgot to include the the travel sheet in the box, so included it in an envelope of the top of the box...

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2009
8:53 PM

Post #7211047

I've just fetched what I THINK is the list from the "return trip" thread. It would indicate you are correct.

It said -

Bettypauze - you
ceedub - next
weslemkoon
MarilynneS -withdrawn from list
nevrest
annabell52
Tallulah_B
fancyvan
daryl
DonM47 - withdrawn

hortensia - I have no address for. Does anyone know her? If I have no response, we'll cross her off the list.

Teresa_in_BC
MG99

Are the others OK?

Ann

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DonM47
Grand Forks, BC
(Zone 5b)

October 26, 2009
8:57 PM

Post #7211063

I was supposed to be removed from the list last month, Ann.

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 26, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #7211183

I've just taken a good look at the list. It seems as though the lads aren't going anywhere because I believe we had three people in a row who had difficulty posting pictures, but they have actually visited 10 DG members so far on their trip west. Yes, it should have gone faster, but they are seeing people.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 26, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #7211670

I'm not worried about when they get here. It could be Christmas for all I care - hey, they'd get to Christmas Trees, and those are trees, right? Still gardening lol
And maybe they could help decorate lol
hmmmmmmm on 2nd thought...well, maybe even in the woods they strung holly berries, or cranberries, so I guess stringing lights isn't too far fetched? lol

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ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 29, 2009
7:49 PM

Post #7221147

The Boys have arrived in Whitby! To follow their progress, here's the link - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1051655/


Christine
spklatt
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2009
7:08 AM

Post #7259051

Just a quick housekeeping message to say thanks, Pam! (Lilypon) Glad you enjoyed them. :-) Our fall has been late this year (as were spring and summer...) - I'm STILL raking up Norway Maple leaves. That tree should be banned (mutter mutter). The strawberry plant is inside now and still bearing, but not sure for how much longer. It will be an experiment to see if it's still around by spring. :-)

Shannon

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