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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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!!!
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
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.
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 !!!!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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????
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.
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...
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
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.
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
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. :-)