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This is a friendly place to pop in for a chat and a cuppa. We welcome fresh flowers for our tables and cakes anytime!!!
Take a seat, we have a treat booked this evening with ' The Girlfriends' performing an amaising dance act.
What a lovely new venue to debut our first public act outside of California!! This is the bunch of lovely ladies that I have the pleasure of dancing with. We are called the Girlfriends, and though the individual members have changed slightly through the years, we have been together as a group for 4 years now. The main goal for our group is to have fun. Those roses are just the thing, Terri, as our special dance this year is none other than ...the TANGO.
So, enjoy all the drinks and goodies that this cafe has to offer, and stay and make some new friends after the show.
The Ladies in red look like they do indeed enjoy their activity. I always admire those who can dance. I would be flattering myself to say I have two left feet. I am more like a three legged centipede with rollerskates on ice... not pretty but a lot of laughs.
Love the Tango. What a sexy dance! And The Girlfriends do look they are having fun as well as a hot time. Cheers!!!! Sending a bouquet of fleurs to each of you. Please refresh yourselves with a glass of chilled young coconut juice.
Hi everyone! Well, I finally got the boat moored out back and took the catfish to the kitchen.
I sure hope I am on time to see more of the Dancing Ladies! Heard the first show was fabulous.. I hope they can do a Flamigo dance for us, I heard the Tango was marvelous!
Hey Milky Joe, how about a cuppa! Lovely arrangement there terri.
The hub and I got caught up in planting the big tomatoes and potting new cherry tomatoes and bumping up the peppers today so I will have to go and see yet what I can pick and put on the tables.
Right now I need a break! Ok if I rest my weary feets up here?
The theme of the show was Dance wars - with the Passion side against the Transcendence side - here is a photo of my fellow dancing partner and I - we took part as background dancers for the Transcendence side.
So here I am a day late and dollar short again. Missed the show and the encore! I can tell from the reviews that it was quite the extravaganza and the Girlfriends are top line entertainment. You are quite the apple of the eye candy as well Dianne.
Zany, I bet we could teach you a few steps and you would be dancin the jig in no time.
Terri the new cafe is quite "sexy" looking in the dark, outside with the roses. Quite a nice theme for the even entertainment!
Lovely dresses Dianne, you look stunning in both! Enjoyed the dancing, the best bit was watching Zany..LOL!!
Beautiful arrangement for the cafe', Thank you.
Good to hear Milky Joe was a hit, remember she makes other flavours too!.
I was quite pleased with the new look cafe' Candee, Thanks!
The Peony buds in the coffee pot have opened now, so I am bringing them inside.
I was getting so jealous of all the other Peonies flying around, when I saw them in the supermarket I just had to... LoL!
Haven't even seen Candee's Peonies yet but I know they will be fab!!
Milky Joe is a She??? Must be short for Josephine. I should have know by the flower on her head.
Terri - I have never, ever, seen peonies for sale at any of our supermarkets here. Or florist shops (though I rarely frequent them). What a great find. The "fish" tank is actually a painting done by some students depicting early plant and animal life on the earth. It is a neat picture.
My hair is covering most of my face, but here's a photo of the West Coast Swing number that I did in December, but decided not to do it again in May since it is a much faster piece with quicker steps. I am hanging up my dance shoes for a bit (but not totally) and concentrate on some intense physical therapy for my knees. I am learning a lot about osteoarthritis these days.
Ouch, that looks too painful for me but looks like you were having a ball. Sorry you have to hang up the shoes for a while that is a bummer, but you want to be able to do this in a few months so better rest up now.
soilsandup, I really like that last picture. The action is captured nicely and the look on both of your faces really shows that you are having a lot of fun. Good luck with the therapy. I hope it can help you with the knee pain.
BONE CRUSHER: the amazing pain fixer! We love our chiropractor! Could not live without him... releives pain without drugs!!! Well, the majority of pains anyway. Some things he cannot do. I wish we could see him more often. I think we have one of the best pain clinics in the country! They are total caree from accupuncture to many therapys and including the "bone cracking", there is massage therapy, just a total facility with a medical staff and everything.
Weeeee! That barstool dancing is fun!
Well, I am gonna have to spin out of here...we have stuff to do. Hoping to get the watermelon and cantalope patch in today.
Just wanted to drop in this am and say hello to everyone and wish them a happy holiday weekend. Glad you and hubby are feeling a bit more spry there blossom. Steve and I have a lot of projects for this weekend, so will try to pop in if I get a chance, but if not please everyone enjoy.
Is there a picnic or barbeque planned for the cafe this year?
I ran over the neighbor's cow, so yes, we are having a BBQ. Just kidding. Glad to hear folks are on the mend. Hope y'all have a great weekend, fun and rest and fun. Going to play in the garden, scribble, watch a movie, hopefully better than There Will Be Blood. Great acting, sets, ect. but the script was weird. Will have to read the book.
Plantgeek, save some of that cow for us!! Make mine a roast beef with banana peppers and gravy on french with lots of mozerella and some ketchup!
I think after all this wild dancing we are just gonna try to relax.
Hub and I are gonna repair a flower box and get the sitting garden back in order.
Yesterday we assisted a trucker in an accident so EVERYONE...be careful out there the Memorial Day 500 is on every highway imaginable. The poor guy tried to stop and slithered his tractor and trailer off the road, jackknifing it and landing himself stradling a ditich. He was very lucky to walk away.
Oh blossom that is awful, so glad nobody was hurt. Only way we shall hurt ouselves this holiday weekend is overworking which we always do. I mulched the sun garden and it took 2 full days and of course the weather went from freezing to 90 degrees and I thought I would die of sunstroke so I really took my time, but it is done today finally.
Terri, thanks for the link, sorry to hear you are not going but sure you have plenty to do instead!
Oh thanks geek, I believe I will have a piece of that pie right now before dinner. Yum, you are one great cook!
I made an arrangement yesterday and thought it would make for an interesting new theme. Anyone care to partake? I bet somebody has a pair of gold pumps that they just can't wait to use for this one?
Well, we did some yardwork. Put in some daylilys, prepared a hosta bed and just took our sweet time all day enjoying what looked like could turn to rainy weather, but we only got a drizzle.
I am trying to catch up on my swaps, so hoping every one is patient because we had some rotten things happen, but will get them as soon as I can. Between the weather and stuff going on.. sheesh, but I think we settled down to a low roar with the exception of the 1 to 3 inches of rain predicted for the next day or so.
Thanks for the cuppa and haighr...hmmm pumps? OMG, no way not with this bum knee!! I am gonna have to watch though sounds cute!
Terri - thanks for the link to the Chelsea flower show. Guests are gone now - I'll take the tour soon.
Candee - interesting new thread. Will have to find my pot of gold somewhere to use. LoL
Plantgeek - thanks for all those goodies. They were just as good as the goodies that I had in a tea house that I went to with a dear friend a couple of days ago. Not sure how common they are - but these places serve afternoon tea (your choice from a huge variety of offerings), you pick the tea, cup, and a hat, and they serve up trays of afternoon goodies. Terri - would it be like a high tea or something like that?
Blossom - glad you got some yardwork done. Sorry that you are swamped with stuff going on - here, have a bowl of freshly picked cherries.
Memorial day here is synonymous with cherry picking at my house. We used to go cherry picking at the U-picks when the kids were young - the cherry tree that I planted over 10 years ago has been supplying us with all the cherries that we can use for the past few years now. Here is a shot of the family members partaking in the cherry picking - including my mom (with hat), daughter, aunt and cousins.
Relatives are gone now. Have the house to myself for a bit until my other daughter comes home tomorrow. Here's some alstromeria for the cafe - hope you all had a good holiday weekend. Got my feet propped up here with a nice cold margarita. Come and join me!!
Well our days of sunshine are over for now, we had a stretch of good ones for the holiday but back to the rain for this week. Oh well will help my new salvias get a good start. We worked and worked and I got the mulching done in the sun bed and the hottub drained, cleaned and filled again. We did a lot of cookin out and sipping wine, but now it is back to work.
Dianne those cherries looks luscious, so ripe and healthy. So what are you planning on preparing??? What a great activity for the whole family.
blossom, sounds like you have been busy as well over the holiday, better have a sip of margarita there and chill a bit!
Now blossom, was it you talking about the sunflower contest? Can't quite recall. I planted some seed this weekend along with a few more zinnia seeds. Didn't have any come up last year, perhaps this will be the year of the sunflowers?
Hope you all had a good weekend, it wasn't Memorial day here.
We did have a bank holiday for whit, and it was warm sunshine all weekend!
Lovely to see you all cherry picking Dianne, nice to have everyone helping out. They look delicious, so expensive here!
Pretty Alsromeria arrangement, are they from your garden?
Candee, It was moi about the sunflowers!!! Hope many did you sow? I've got more seeds to sow but some have come up already.
The Peonies by our sign (10 days ago) have gone from buds to pink flowers and now they have turned white?
They were great value from the supermarket!
Thanks for pointing that out Terri, I have grown so accoustomed to going in and out the back door that I hadn't noticed the change. Your market must have a huge section of cuttings, ours is quite small and pricey.
That reminds me, now that Steven has put up that privacy fence across from the cafe, I haven't seen him around. Perhaps I shall go knock on his door and surprise him!
Oh nooooo, whoa! Ms. Woodsy taught me better than that, no muddy shoes in the house or cafe LOL! I think it is Steven sneaking in here at night to check on things after we have all left?
Lemonade looks refreshing, Ah, Ms. Woodsy please bring that Absolute over my way as I would like a little spot to aid my lemon LOL!
Aaaaah! Thank you so much for the lemonade. Well the sun came out and chased the rain away. Got some flowers mulched and put up another panel on the privy fence.
Need to get out and soak the pots.
Hmmm sunflower contest.. Dont recall it being me starting that one but I have a huge patch coming up and they are about 5 inches high! They are those mammoth grey stripes...Dont know how they are gonna do but time will tell!
Gonna try to clean up some of the branches that were damaged from the ice storm yet. Can you beleive it we are still cleaning up those? Wow the mess.
Hello Bloss.. daffnee,, Iris!! soon to be Helen LoL! Great you have sunflowers too.
Watch out for the ' Great sunflower Race' coming soon!
So far we have Zany, Candee, Blossom, Dianne? Terri (thats me)! growing sunflowers.
I made it, folks. And I'm OK with the chopping down of the wisteria - I figure 10 years for any plant is enough time.
Now on the other hand, after the cherry picking, my mom had the loppers and I thought she was only cutting the limbs of the cherry tree that we had trimmed down to manageable sizes. When I looked at the pile on the street, I noticed some branches that were NOT cherry trees. Looks like my forsythia - so I went to look at my forsythia, and it was almost all cut down, at the base no less. She left one straggly branch. I went into SHOCK over that - i was waiting for over 5 years for that shrub to bush out and provide me with enough branches to cut (like Terri's huge one). Had to really bite my tongue cause after all, she is my mother. But I did make it clear that before she cuts anything else in the future, to clear it with me.
oh dear - poor forsythia.
I hope it recovers from the hard pruning.
My neighbours had one that I used to admire over the garden wall.
Then the house was sold & a man with bobcat dug up most of the plantings along that wall.
It is mostly boring lawn over there now.
A few things are recovering & hopefully the forsythia was only chopped back not torn out.
He left a Rhody that I didn't even know was there - the rest of the foliage had it hidden.
Be interesting to see what colour the flowers are
Saddest was him bull dozing the small but perfectly formed magnolia nigra.
I would have dug it up for him...
I have a magnolia stellata & am sure they would have enjoyed each others company. http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i294/dalfyre/?action=view¤t=Sept08025.jpg
Zany may be the biggest loser of the sunflower contest if she doesn't get to town and buy some seeds! LOL, They won't grow if I don't plant them.
I had a forsythia in a rental yard that was chopped down to the ground when I moved in. I didn't even know it was there until it sent up tall arching branches the next spring. By summer it was a rather large bush. Hopefully yours will come back fuller than ever!
dalfyre, I think I would have cried to see a Magnolia bulldozed.
Zany - thanks for giving me hope on that forsythia.
Dalfrye - if I had a bigger yard, I would get one of those magnolias too. they are lovely.
All you sunflower growers - I will be on the sideline cheering you guys on.
I have already had a sad experience with helping hands a few years ago - the kids' dad told them to clean up one part of my garden while I was gone. They not only cut down the dead stuff, but dug up a bunch of roots. It was late fall, and they thought that everything was dead (not realizing that the roots of perennials are alive). I had a gorgeous patch of maroon/white alstromeria that was perfect - robust enough to give out blooms over long periods of time, tall sturdy stems, and not invasive (not like the yellow ones that Candee doesn't care for LoL). That patch was all dug up - I was hoping that a small tuber would survive and it will come back, but there was nothing, zilch, nada at all that following year, or the next year or the next (I think I am finally accepting the fact that it is not coming back). sigh...
And Terri - laughing is allowed only if you follow up with bringing me a nice tall glass of Long Island Iced tea.
hiccup, welp thanks for the drink there Tary LOL! Hit the spot, well not me, I missed and made a mess but the drink sure hit the spot.
Sorry Dianne about the forsythia, but Zany is so right. It will come back with a vengence, they are very hardy and love hard cuttings. I got annoyed with mine one year as I wanted it trimmed back and it just didn't seem like enough so I got a saw and whacked it at the base and it reared its head the next season to teach me a lesson!
dalfyre, who would dare bulldoze a garden? That is just wrong.
Now Zany don't you worry about getting to town too soon for those seeds LOL.
blossom, what do you mean yours are 5" tall already? You have already won the contest !
Dianne your Mum was only trying to help, I'm sure she didn't mean to cut down the wrong thing!
Kerria Japonica flowers for much longer, it's still flowering here. The Forsythia stopped flowering weeks ago.
Take your time getting your seeds Zany and Dianne!!! LoL
I thought you both said you had your seeds somewhere? anyway I have sunflower seedlings with your names on them! you too dalfyre!
Hope you cleared up the mess Candee! I heard Blossom's were 7" now.
My japonica is coming back after it I thought it had seriously croaked the past 2 years, but I left it alone and it came home LOL! Not blooming but sure looks healthy.
7" surely you jest Terry, I am going out with the Miracle Gro after work LOL!
Ok, I am starting the sunflower thread...no holds barred.. no rules.. just post them there.. !
Back in a flash with the new thread for the sunflowers...!
Dont feel bad on those forsythia. I have about a dozen huge bushes and not one bloomer this year. LOL! We pruned them pretty hard about 2 years ago. I am not touching them..my forced cuttings did not even bloom.. go figure.
I think I will take a sip of that Tea please. Been a long working day today. Man I am so behind now since the hub has been home. We mowed grass all day. He was sposed to go back to work and well, did not happen and now he has another docs appointment.
Terri, I will not tell you about the thousand some odd sunflowers we planted in the back forty...LOL! Nope, you did not hear it from me...! *snicker!*
I think these need transplanting though...They are a wee tad spindly.
Ok, back with the sunflower thread in just a jif!...
Hey geek, nice to see you. Have been busy round here. Must tell you been outside all the time after work as the aroma this year is more heavenly than ever. I just can't sniff enough of it. I was sitting back by the window in the cafe lounge last evening making a new baby blanket for the new gb on his way and the scent was just divine!
I put a muzzle on the parrots, they just would not shut up, it is off now as you can see but they are frightful that I will return and replace it again.
I think we are in need of some serious arrangements on these tables. Ms. Woodsy mentioned last evening that she is sick of looking at the same ones all the time as they are getting a bit wilted, but I said they stay until some fresh ones arrive!!! hint, hint! I will get busy too although going to the cabin tomorrow eve as we may have a buyer for the jeep.
We had quite the thunderstorms last evening with high winds. I left early for work so don't know if anything was harmed. Will have to check when I get home.
I can't believe how wet the weather has been so far, sure you are feeling the same bb - guess we can brace ourselves for a long hot summer, that is how it usually works here.
Well my dear Ms Woodsy, here are some lovely new posies for your visual pleasure. Blue picote morning glories wreathed by brass buttons. I'll just take these old wilted things out to the compost.
Candee, it has been a fragrant spring here too what with a backyard full of iris blooms, the iris show with boatloads of entries, trees blooming. Ain't it grand!
Blossom, we've had buckets of rain for over a month, more on the way. I hace started a bog garden.
Hi all, It has been dried here for the last month. We may get a thunderstorm tonight or tomorrow. Looking forward to that. But, am heading up to Ashland Oregon tomorrow for some plays - hoping it will be clear on Saturday night since that is the night we are going to see an outdoor play.
Got a little bit of lightening but no thunder and no rain. Got the door opened and the smell of rain is in the air. I am hoping that a little rain willl come so everything will be watered while I am gone. While we wait for new arrangements, I brought this over from the yard to vase series to the cafe...
rain... we are supposed to be in for a deluge but the last two days it has been -2C frost & sunshine.
I am shivering at the keyboard & I think it is time to crawl into bed & warm up.
Most of the garden looks to be surviving for now but winter has just started & it will get colder before spring arrives.
At least it kills the bugs.
LOL Yes, I know about bugs. They are beggining to wake up in waves here, little bitey ones that get ya when you are busy up on a ladder slopping paint around. I'm sure I look pretty silly swatting at things no one sees.
OMG! The skeeters are out here with a vengence from all the rain, but the good news is is that the dragon flies hatched too and they are going after them left and right! We are seeing gazillions of the dragons!
We were playing in the bog yesterday and holy cow, dint realize poison ivy even grows in water. Just hoping we dont see any snakes or that will surely ruin my summer! I can handle the poison ivy, but snakes, no waaaay. They send me to the laundry mat instantly scrubbing my drawes!
What lovely arrangements soils! I love the m both!
The finches are still at the birch seed. We are seeing close to 100 now,
Last night we saw a beautiful deer. I think she may have had a baby nearby, but we did not see it. SHe was a lovely reddish buckskin white tail. Too bad I can never get close enough to them to get a pic. Drat.
Lovely arrangements. I can see why you got first place it does remind me of a wedding bouquet. Very full and fresh.
Dianne thanks for your contributions to the cafe that one with the lilies is my favorite, loven the colors.
Hey BB we saw a doe drop a baby yesterday in the field. It was the first time I had ever seen such a thing. She was out in the middle of the field and then suddenly started spinning in a circle and out he popped and immediately made his way to the woods. Momma continued to eat at the corn stalks?
And for those snakes. We were at the cabin this weekend and haven't seen any blacksnakes for a couple seasons. Well we returned from the creek and there was one stretched out right in front of the front door on the porch. He got away and now will have to be careful on the next trip up case he is still around eating mice and such.
Yes it was quite a site to behold not something I will likely see again. Took the day off today thought I would bring in something fresh for the cafe as I haven't brought anything for a while.
Astillbe finally the coffee grounds have given them new life and they are finally flowering, and gypsophilia gone crazy this year and sundrops and valerian.
Haighr, how awesome! We saw a young buck yesterday and have several deer holding up in our woods. Just about every nite we go out to watch them. Been looking for babies, but no such luck. But did see two lovely does. An older one and probably her yearling baby.
OMG... no snakes allowed! Me and snakes are not the best of buddies! LOL!
I best be watching my containers for them... It has turned humid here and I am sure the sneaky slitherers will be finding refuge in them one day for sure. They always do. YUK!
NOTE TO SELF: Remember that when houseplants come back indoors! NO SNAKES! ...OR OTHER PESTS for that matter!
NOTE TO SNAKES...go vivit GEEK! please leave the froggies alone!
Seeing a fawn drop into the world sounds wonderful. It always amazes me how quickly baby animals are on their feet. My favorites are the spring lambs. In no time at all they are frisking about and playing.
I have been busy trying to keep the starlings from nesting on the front and back porch. They make a horrid mess. I use the garden hose and keep knocking the nests down before they can get it built to chase them away to another location. This year they discovered the little used porch on the side of the house that I only use when I take out the trash on Sunday nights...and since the nest is already completed I don't have the heart to knock it down.
I think a pair of hummingbirds has a nest in the ivy along the breezeway. I can't see it but they keep disappearing into the same area with little bits of stuff. So maybe we will have baby hummers this year.
Well, the sun is shining and Pyxle is tugging at my sleeve so I suppose it is time to take her to the park for her daily run. Have a great day everyone!
Haighr - that is a lovely arrangement, bright & cheerful:)
I really like your vase, can you tell me a little about the thing in the top holding the flower stems.
Like what do you call one of those & where do you get them?
Did it come with that vase?
cheers - Dalfyre
It was quite a site and no time spared before the babe hid in the woods. Amazing. I must tell my DIL who is pregnant that she should just go out in the woods LOL!
dalfyre, not sure what that wire thing is called. I am quite sure I bought them from plow n hearth or perhaps it was Lee VAlley.com. CAn do the same thing with scotch tape and likely a lot less expensive.
Zany glad you got a dog walk in today, humid or not. Nice to take another day off and just chilax. Can you actually see the hummingbird nest, I have seen them on photos online and they are just so tiny and very odd to see.
mmm - strawberry lemonade, thank you.
I used to grow strawbs until my darling doggy realised what they were.
She had a knack for sniffing out the ripe ones before I could find them.
I keep thinking I should try them in a pot on the terrace, have been here nearly 9 years & still just thinking about it...
Aww, she looks like a sweetie, so I assume you are talking about trying strawberries in a pot and not the dog for eating them. lol
Candee, those are beautiful roses. Well worth the wait. Yeah, it would be cheaper to go in the woods and let one drop on out. Toughen them up too. Bumbles bounce.
Hello Gwen. We haven't been introduced either. Do help yourself to some chilled honeydew melon and mango slices garnished with cilantro.
Whew, just signed the contract with Finishing Line Press for my next book. I'm hoping it will be out in Nov/Dec. Finally, a real publisher. Whoo hoo!!!!! Doing happy dance. The cats think I'm nuts but I don't care, I don't care, lalalala
congrats on the book!
It is not easy to get published so well done.
Love the rose arrangement, I love roses full stop:)
Is that a clematis as well?
Very nice flower.
My old girl is officially NZ Ch Mingrin Honey Myrtle (imp Aust) CDX...
we call her Chita or Spud... why spud?
Because with her spots she looks like a badly peeled potato.
Her breeder named that litter for Australian native plants,
I'd like to grow a Honey Myrtle but can't find one here, may not like South Island frosts.
Chita had pups 11 years ago - I kept one & to keep up the tradition he is named for a tree - Dalfyre Copper Beech.
Copper for short or Roo... because since he was a pup he has had a real roo, roo, roo kind of bark.
dalfyre, I like the name Roo. Dalmations are good dogs. We have a friend that breeds them but ended up moving to a ranch in the mountains because they tend to become too attatched to 1 or 2 pups from each litter and now have 15 of them. LOL visiting is a lot of wiggling dots competeing for attention all at once!
No, I can't see the nest without climbing a tall ladder. I watch them hover and then dive into the same spot in the ivy that is climbing a tall redwood next to the house. It is a spot about 20 feet off the ground. They are sheltered by the tree limbs above and the house to the side so they don't get a lot of wind or rain in that spot. They must have done their research well.
Lovely arrangements, Candee. They really brighten up the cafe!!!! I have tried growing both astilbe and gypsophilia, but no luck with either. And you are so lucky to be up close and personal with the wildlife. That must have been an amazing sight.
Zany - we get bird nests sometimes in the eaves area by the front porch. They can be noisy at times, but no mess thus far since they are far enough from the porch and walkway itself.
Plantgeek - congratulations on your new contract. We are going to have to have a booksigning party one of these days.
Dalfyre and Gwenalou - welcome to the cafe!!! I always lose some of my strawberries to the snails and birds.
Roo, what a great name! Sounds like the dalmations do a lot of multiplying LOL! 15 pups, whew!
Thanks on the arrangements. I never had much luck with my astillbe either until I started putting the coffee grounds on them and this year they are all bloomin even if just a wee bit. The gypsophilia I have in white and pink and it is getting much bigger this year as well, musta liked all the rains we have been having like blossom. Yes dalfyre that is clematis. Thought it a nice color contrast to the pink roses.
More rain coming today, heavy downpours and perhaps hail so better go duck! Can't complain though the weekend was nice and the poseys do seem to love being drenched this season.
Thanks y'all. And no, it isn't so easy getting published. I'm very greatful for it. I mostly write poetry, a bit of flash fiction and have been working on a novel - historical fiction - for a while. I like poetry best because what needs to be said is intensely pared down to its essence, then it's done with, time to move on to the next thing.
Gwen, do you write?
Dalfyre, your pooch seems to have a lot of personality. Love the name too. All of them. lol
I can't imagine the worth of being on this planet without the company of critters. Just us and our chatter? No moments of stroking fur or feather or scale only to be covered with a big slobbery kiss for our trouble?
And the way cats look at us, as if to say, "my dear sub-cat, who do you think you are fooling with all that scribbling and wit. I see the way you watch me hunt mice in the cupboard, how you wish being there beside me, waiting to crunch their little bones. You are a hairless-monkey who has forgotten the trees but wants to remember the feel of weightlessness while swinging through the air.
You certainly have a way with words geek and so descriptive. No wonder you have been published. We don't have any pets, used to have cats and kittens but that was several years ago. It is hard for us to sometimes manage taking care of each other let alone a pet so it is now just the 2 of us. Will just have to enjoy your pet stories all the more.
No, I don't write, at least nothing I've submitted for publishing. I sometimes will write little short articles or essays. I think I have a cookbook or gardening book in me, tho I'll probably never do anything with it. Sometimes I think about it. Started a children's story once but didn't get far. You get the picture... :)
This can't be good. It rained and stormed so hard a tree came down and I could not get to our house the usual route then I was stranded in the car for 1/2 hour as I could not get into the house because of the marble size hail would have crushed my tiny skull LOL, and then the temps dropped and 3 hours later there is still ice on the deck and nasturiums and in the yard?
Hiya all, holy cow the cafe is beaming! What a crowd!
Congrats Geek! Waaay to go.
Cute pup!! I can see why people are so found of the dalmations!!
Ye-gads, haighr, hail? Did you have a tornado?
Last time we had hail we got three inches of the stones and a tornado came through our old farm.. that was a long time ago, but hial seems to be accompanied by high winds.
The arrangements are fabulous ladies! Keep them coming and keep up the great works you all do.
I am still really behind in stuff I am trying to catch up in. The hub is still having to go to the pain clinic and I am torn in too many directions. Between the rain, the injuries and things going awry this year, all my best intentions keep getting waylaid. It is sooo true that once you are behind, it seems you never can catch up. But we keep trying.
Well, cheers to all. I need to get back to work again.
Well all in all came out quite good. One tree down up the road was cleared by this morning. The hail finally melted and nothing looks too damaged. Haven't been out in the gardens or veggie patch but looked okay from the windows this morn. No tornado thank goodness just 50 mph wind gusts and the marble sized hail.
blossom, I know how it is when making trips to the pain clinic and seeming like you are taking one step up and 2 steps back, but don't get too down about it. What doesn't get done will soon be forgotten and you will be back to normal and on track and all will be accomplished.
OOhhhhhh dear Poor Candee, come in out of the hailstones and recover from your ordeal!
Plantgeek, may we have one of your specials to warm Candee up please!
What freaky weather you have! Hope the plants are ok when you get out there to check.
LoL Gwen, I know it's Amaranthus!! but it's not really a flower is it? or is it? !
Tassle sounds like a good name for it, Thanks Dianne!
One steaming pot of ginger/ cardamon tea at your request for all those with frozen toes.
Wow, that's quite the heap of hail Candee. Smart to stay in your car. I'm surprised we didn't get any of that business, just buckets of rain. Here it is June and I have yet to water anything. This has been a freaky 2-3 years with the weather.
Tassles Terri? Would you like pasties with that? lol
Blossom, hope the hubby gets to feeling better soon. Pain is no fun unless your'e into M&M's.
He is on the recovery. I have been slowly working his dogs off! LOL! Getting him primered and ready to go back to work. He has had to do the physical therapy thing. No drugs, just motion adjustments and the electrodes thingee! And massage therapy.
No comment on the tassles!!! LOL! You mean pastries dont you??? Like in chocolate donuts or cremey filleds!! LOL!
You are tooo funny! LOL!
Last time we had hail, the hub had to go out in it and get the horses in. Well the poor dumb animals were more terrified of the sound it made hitting the steel roof and the DH is running around being all heroic trying to save them with a soup pot on his head!!! We had three inches come down. It was my opening day of our greenhouse at the old farm too and we lost over 5000 mums that we had just bumped up to larger pot and moved outside for market and wham! When the storm ended you could tell where it went by the trail of hail. It abruptly ended not to far from our farm and there was a beautiful rainbow. It was accompanied by a small tornado. And was another one of those dang storms that almost zapped my bisquits with lightning.
Just you wait till my Tassles grow!!! I'll give you pasties with them mate!
Thanks for the Alstromeria arrangement Dianne, I'm just gonna hide it in the cupboard incase Candee comes in. I'll take it out when the coast is clear. ok? Lovely colours and the squatty vase is a great idea.
The bakin' won't be done until friday!
LOL pasties, pastries, you are too much!
I see they are still going strong Dianne and I am glad you brought them in but???
Terri that is some splendid cuppa you got out back. I almost fell over it getting in here. Is that the fence that Steven put up, isn't it encroaching on the cafe property a tad?
Won't be any pie baking until I get some cherries, had to order them and not sure when they will arrive, but will be sure to save everyone a slice.
Oh my! Pasties, pasties in my eye. I'll be a-waitin' Terri. lol
Blossom, glad to hear hubby is on the mend. And drug free in doing so. They are so over-used. My sweetie gave me a homeopathic remedy called Traumeel which works remarkably well. Comes in a cream and pellets. With my line of work, I get all sorts of aches and knocks, so I've tried various things to get and stay well. lol Dang, that sounded like an advertisement. Oh crap. I've gone commercial! Quick, someone give me some Shakespear, play Beethoven, loud, very loud. Uh-oh, there goes my head spinning around. Duck! Green pea soup cometh.
Whew. All right then.
So, nice arrangement Dianne. Hey, I just thought, colored water in that cool vase might give it another flavor.
Candee, you are right. That fence is creeping onto our sunshine in the yard. I tore it down, quite by accident in my sleep, so I can't be held accountable. But since it's down, we may as well use the boards for something useful. Any suggestions y'all?
Perhaps we could make a raised bed garden with the wood. Or I could have steve make us a shed with it he is getting quite adept at shed building? We could get all the rakes and shovels and such outta the kitchen closet and that would make Ms. Woodsy very happy cause the other day I noticed her open the door and the watering can fell out and bumped her on the head and she was livid - Hailin all over the place!
I've had a word with Ms Woodsy and everything is ok now.
Ms Woodsy has agreed to hold the raffle tickets for our sunflower contest!
Get your tickets here! we have numbers 1 to 20. Pick your lucky numbers and you will become a proud owner of a sunflower plant which will be entered into the contest! Regular updates of your sunflowers progress will be available on the sunflower thread.
If anyone has spares please offer them up for the raffle!
Yeah, a woodshed! Just the place for spankins. hehehe It's been awhile hasn't it? And if we have leftovers, we could use that for a raised bed. Hmmm... I do have a few wood scraps. Maybe we can all pitch in and have both. Iv'e got buckets of seeds of all sorts of weirdness from far reaches off the unbeaten path. Could be dangerous. Could be fun.
Thanks for cooling Ms. Woodsy Terri. She does tend to get her tassels in a twist. I made her a cup of dragon pearl jasmine tea. Calmed her right into a contented smile. I swore she purred.
Whoohoo, a contest! And sunflowers to boot. What a great idea Terri, thank you. I pick #7.
And a pretty wart it was at that. Here's a towel for ya Blossom and a potion fot 3 new warts, hair not included.
Whoohoo, I got a new voodoo lily yesterday- saurosatum venosum. Sounds wicked, smells terrible when in bloom, but it's such an interesting plant that I had to have it ( much to my sweetie's disgust, hehehe).
Hiya Plantgeek! Voodoo lily sounds cool, enjoy the pong!! hair not included LOL!
Forgot to sow my beargrass seeds.. gonna do it today, thanks for reminding me!
Are you slapping or slopping paint around today or having a day of rest?
Hope elle's is ok, maybe her computer went wrong! I'll give her a shout...
ELLE, are you ok???? cyber traffic ahead but I'm on my way to the farm...
LOL on the hair. Nope, no sloppin' paint today, just scribbling, tending to the garden, critters, my poor sick DW. She's got the flu, probably monkey-sars-piggy-pox. Just kidding.The whole thing has been blown out of proportion, however there have been several cases of H1N1 here in Louisville. Most likely, it's just a bug that crawled up her nose when someone sneezed. But, to be cautious, we are dosing ourselves with herbs, liquids and rest.
Good luck with the seeds and finding Elle in all this traffic. But with that wonderful set of wheels keeping an eye out, it shouldn't be a problem.
Oh la la, Dianne if that doesn't get her back in here I don't know what will. They are just divine I can smell them all the way over here.
BB I had the very same looking wart last week at the cabin. Must be something that is goine around, what treatment do you plan the rubbin with a potato and then bury it in the ground? Or somethin else!
Candee - you are NOT a day late or dollar short - I looked up Sue's profile and her birthday is June 16th. Not sure what the time change is, or how the international dateline works, but in any case, your birthday wish to her is quite timely.
Happy Birthday Sue!!! Here's some candles for you to blow out, seeing as the bonfire is much too big for one person to blow out LoL. I think these (called Christmas cheer) are the same type of red hot poker that is blooming for you now that is fall/winter down under.
Thanks for my special sunflowers Blossom, look forward to seeing them!
Plantgeek, I sowed my Beargrass seeds yay! Please save your watermelons... new natural containers for the cafe' flowers, Thanks.
Candee, the traffic was very bad it look me 3 days to locate elle's farm, guess what? she was out!
Dianne, Beautiful Gardenia arrangement, it smells wonderful in here, Thank you!
Glad you like the new lamp, we need a few more to really brighten the place up though!
Well, I'm off to start the party room decorations , back later... Great Candles Dianne.
Great you got the party room organised Candee, Thanks!
I did get the umberlla out and braved the storm for our Sue, Happy Birthday!!!!
Here's a fine bottle of Green Hot Poker wine. Have a great day.
Think we may have to send the paddy wagon for her in the am I believe that bonfire may have gotten outta hand. Guess she is sleepin it off and will join us tomorrow on her big day! Nighty night for now!
WOW! Cakes and wine and flowers and pokers! *I am so lucky. Its 4pm for me here and I've been at work all day, so I haven't missed it all have I? I bet you guys are sleeping it all off. Not much of that Whiskey left!
I cut myself some flowers to brighten my life, heres Golden Penda, A Banksia, and 'Cherry Ripe' Allamanda, with a couple of sprigs of wild wattle foliage
Hi Sue - I'm still up and rearing to go. I'll join you for a dance around the bonfire. Lovely bouquet you got there - I love banksia but I don't think I can grow them here. Thanks for the drinks. And enjoy the rest of your special day!
Happy Birthday Birthday girl!
Lovely bright and colourful Birthday arrangement Sue, Thanks for bringing it to the cafe'
Great bonfire, brilliant idea to dance the night away around the fire, hope it's still going when I get home from work!!
Bill's doing a fab job with the sounds, love this one... c'mon lets go boogie!!!
Listen to you plantgeek, now get off your duff and get out there with her! I think that fire is gonna be burning a while, just be careful. Nice arrangement you made there Sue, looks like you still have a variety to work with even in the cold. At work here as well, but hoping you all are still partying into the evening.
I see the bonfire is still going strong! Any food left? Oh yes I see some of Gwens veggie nibbles, tastey!
Has Sue crashed out yet????? lol!
I didn't even know we had a vacant lot behind the cafe'! Love the new firepit.
I tried to grow Allamanda last year Sue, after I had seen your lovely ones, they disapeared before flowering LOL! Wild wattle sounds and looks cool, does that flower?
Plantgeek. lets go in the shed, I wanna tell you something...
I'm not going to Candee's for dinner anymore, she forgot and has offered me some poor things ribs LOL! How will I get out of it?
Hehehe. Depends on how bad you wanna be. You could slip on vampire teeth, drool fake blood and snarl as you eat. Or, when she isn't looking, slip a rib into a well placed purse under the table. Or accidently knock over your plate when the dog comes into the room, but make sure there aren't any more ribs to serve. Personally, I like the de-evolution act best. You could play that to the hilt by gnawing pretending to gnaw on my arm, right on the spot where I have glued on a blob of fake skin loaded with fake blood. I'll even wear white for more effect. But let's not tell anyone, lest they give it away.
LOL, just happended to be going by the shed and heard of of the most awful plans for gettin out of a dinner invite. Well, that is fine, just remember the pie goes with the ribs and if the vampire takes you out before dessert is served well then you just missed out!! Guess you had no idea that the ribs were specially selected from a very dear acquaintance and are quite young and tender, but no matter that just makes for more for me and others and now I can get your extra iece of pie!
Oh no blossom, I am generally the one blond outta the loop. We saved you some cakes and wine just let me see if I can find where Sue hid it. I think she had it in her head that she would have another little drinky pooh when she awakes and so she put it away somewhere. Now where would she hide it?
Thanks all, especially the herbs Blossom. Yummmm! he he.
I had too many whiskeys and had to get a bit of shut eye, but I'm up and rearing to go again.
I overheard some whisperings in the shed too candee. he he. I like the inventiveness I heard.
I stashed the plate of brownies so we'd have some left for today, and I sprinkled some of blossoms herbs over the top of them (wink, wink), is there any of PGs brew left? Scrape me up off the floor later would you? As long as I'm home in time to cook Bills tea I'll be OK! he he
Me???!!! Silly rabbit, freaking out, passing me the cigarette when we got caught smoking in the woodshed. Ya big chicken. Well at least you got out of your predicament. And I can always make another pie. Better yet, let's all have some of Weedy's "majik" brownies, have a good laugh at the whole thing. Candee, can you whip up some tofu ribs for Terri and Bambi for the rest of us? I do believe we now have a case of the munchies. Oh, and break out that whip too. Seems us bad girls need a spankin'. hehehe
Blossom, what a great assortment of herbs. I love pineapple mint!
Can we eat the turtle? Just kidding.
Weedy, I made more brew and brought a giant spatula for scraping up snockered folks. So don't worry, have as much as you like. We'll get you home in time for tea.
Hey Terri see you are at you sis's house. I'll have to think about the invite again after I take you gals back out to the woodshed for that whoopin. I am going home and get some switches from the corkscrew willow to use and it is raining so they will be pretty snappy by the time I get to them. You gals can have your choice of the whoopin or just watching the rest of us eat pies and ribs, reckon you will take the lickin!
Well just let that be a lesson, sorry I had no mercy and hope the sting in both your legs is gone by now! Those switches really do the trick don't they, bet you won't be actin up again any time soon.
Now, don't forget you both promised to clean up the woodshed as well, I want all those rakes and shovels and such put in order and then the floor swept and for goodness sake plantgeek do something with all those pots in some sort of order!
Dang, sounds like home here at the cafe- clean this, clean that. :)~ A girl can't have a good mud fight anywhere. It was all very theraputic for our skin. And we were going to invite y'all, but someone was plumb scared under the table by thunderboomers, Candee was out blasting Bambi somewhere, and we didn't know where the rest of the bunch were. And see, we had to use up the mud fast because it was drying and then it wouldn't be mud anymore, just hard, cold dirt and that leaves a mark. Y'all buying any of this?
Allright then, gimme a mop. Terri and I will make the place as sweet as us, straighten out the woodshed and then is there anything else we should do wicked stepmothers? hehehe
whatever you guys are on I need some...
haven't had a good mud fight in years.
My brother ended up swallowing a worm, it was priceless!
And if you need more mud we are looking slightly damp around here - once the frost de-frosts it is all mud glorious mud...
and that's just the lawn!
Enjoy the warn weather up there - I am packaging up our cold & wet just for you - it may take me about 3 months to post it so be warned. ;)
Well Terri, looks like we may as well toss our mops cause folks are begging for a MUDFIGHT!!!! Shoooooooop... splat . I got someone, but can't tell who it is with all that mud on them. Y'all better watch out for dalfyre's mudballs as they are likely loaded with worms. Love your evil plan BTW. Have a brownie.
Hi Plantgeek, I'm baaaack!!
Now, have you heard the latest???? a rival cafe' might open across the road... DGRSB is the intended name... A bit of healthy competition for the Flowerpot Cafe' is fine!
Remember we serve the best food and drinks in cyber space, so nothing to worry about. LOL!
Zany, happy birthday, another geminian! Have a brownie and grab a handful of mud to sling!
Terri, make sure that beautifu; arrangement is put somewhere safe until this mudfight is over! Its too gorgeous to get mucky!
We got mud galore with all this rain!
Jump in and wash off, the dogs are in there all the time.
Just watch out cause we have boiling mud in NZ...
I think that by the time I load it in my super duper catapult & fire it all the way to the Northern hemisphere it should be a comfortable warm goo. http://aaron.aminus3.com/image/2006-01-11.html
Drat. the Rival Cafe is not open yet...The producers are having technical difficulties with their opening billboard, but I hear its a dooooozy!
So for all you mud slingers... prepare, when I get the word its open, You will be the first to know here. Maybe by Monday the show there will start. The pizzy lil camera is acting up.
SoOZ ya got me in the face now with the mud and the KOOK-cummers dija?...So what next, ya gonna do ? Stick bamboo branches betwix me toes and bite my toenails? OMG, the torture you put this wicki step- wooman thru! OW OW OWEEEEE!
Beat me beat me! LOL!
So anyway, whose line is it.. thats kinda the theme of the new cafe, thats all I know and thats ALLLLL Im saying.. you will get no more out of me until its opeeeeN! OW OW OUCH!
Na NAAAAh...ya missed... SPLAT a ...spputter, spot...
Dalfrye - are you saying that the waterfall coming down is hot water? Now that is my kind of water. I always find pools of water too cold (I can't see how people can swim in temperatures under 100 degrees C). I do like lying around in hot springs though. very soothing.
Terri - I'll pick 15.
Zany - Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Here's some peonies for you.
lol - there was an article in our paper about how horrible our way of speaking is...
and there is some truth in that, many Kiwis speak in a flat monotone & have lazy enunciation.
I notice myself doing it sometimes but with an English born Mum I was taught to speak properly.(although Mum arrived out here as a 5 year old so not a pronounced Pom accent)
Spending 5 years in Aussie as a teenager was interesting - I was teased there for a few years till I lost my Kiwi accent.
Then came back here & was teased for sounding like an Aussie.
Wow, those are great images Dalfyre. Thanks for posting. I looked around at quite a few of them. Are they your work?
Dianne, save me a seat next to you on the plane. I'd love to wander through that part of the world. I read in Outdoors Magazine that the oldest known living thing, a memeber of the yew family, was recently discovered in a gully there. Some 12,000 years old if I remember right.
no - I googled kerosene creek & those were the best looking pics.
It is a very scenic country but then so are many other countries especially when you are seeing them for the first time.
So many things we take for granted because they are just outside the door.
lol I know what you mean. When I moved to Southern California as a kid, I was teased about my countryfied drawl. Fortunately, those kids were not merciless.
Now I have found that a thick accent is not an asset when doing poetry readings and as a result, I'm training the drawl to sit, roll over and fetch now that it's properly house-trained.
Yes indeed. We get used to some things always being there and somehow, they begin to lose their shine. Too much of a good thing perhaps. But I never get tired of a sunset. Especially out west. Seems there is more sky in the desert.
You guys have really been slinging the mud around. I snuck in the back way and geek you actually got mud in my hair you were flinging it at terri and she ducked and when it hit the back door of the shed and splattered, well that is where I was scrunched down peeking on all of you! Guess I gotta get over to dalfyre and get a hot shower!
Hey Zany here is a matched set for your birthday.
Holy Cow Candee, they are huge! Your garden is looking really lovely!
Dalfyre, me too. I got teased for the kiwi accent, (still do after 14 years) and when talking to kiwi friend via the phone, they tease me too! I love Rotorua and taupo, and think they are the best places to visit when doing the tourist thing! I love the service aspect also, so much nicer than alot of tourist operators here. I'm sure there are good ones here too, just not on the days i visit them! he he
Thanks for all the Birthday wishes. I have been busy and haven't had much time to be on line. It seems I missed out on the mud fight and mud baths but Pyxle helped me get muddy anyway. She rolled in mud and then jumped on me. We both ended up an wonderful mess.
I would like to introduce a new lady to the cafe'. This is Dolly. She was made by my Father and has been living in Los Angeles with my Brother Tim. Tim has decided to retire in the Phillipines and has left Dolly with me but she needs to pay her own way and needs a job. She is very punctual and always on time on her mind. I think she would be a good helper for Madame Woodsy.
My, my Candee, you certainly have some big bloomers. lol Seriously though, your place is so lush with greenery. Hats off!
Zany! Glad to see ya. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Yep, I think the mudfight has wound down. Ooowee! What a mucking mess. lol No problem, I found a magik wand tucked behind a jar of toad wings. Watch this- poof! Not a speck of mud anywhere.
Dolly, pleasure to meet you. Welcome to the Cafe. Have a cuppa. Let me introduce you to Madam Woodsy. Woodsy dear, Dolly would like to lend you a hand around the cafe. Zany can vouch for her dependability. What's that? No, she's not as pretty as you dear. Is she punctual? No less mindful of time than you. Good deal then. Madam has approved.
Thanks they do get quite tall for lilies, and you talk about "top heavy" LOL!
Hi there Dolly, just want to let you know that Madame does have a rigid schedule she keeps to and so you best not get in her way when she is really on the move.
Glad you had a nice Birthday Zany. Thanks for bringing Dolly in, she could be just the ticket to keep the flowerpot cafe' alive LOL!
Candee, stunning arrangements! Lucky Zany, do you need help getting them home Zany?!!!!
Gorgeous lilies, nice try but they aint sunflowers, pick a number and you shall have your sunflower! Promise I will look after it like one of my own LOL!
Would love to hear everyone's voice one day!!! Funny when I read most of your posts I put on an American accent to understand them better... then aussie to read yours Sue.. G'day!
Terri, shes funnin' ya! With those hours she proposes, it dont leave much time for work!! LOL
Soz, wheres that Cheap Hoe of yours girlfriend? I saw you two over at the Rival.
I hear they got cleaned out to the bear bones last night with their business. They are looking for help too. The pay aint much, but its the gratification and you can come in anytime you want! they need arrangements and food and well, now that terri put a suggestion in their suggestion box, they plan to do lattes de coffee and many more beverages for your pleasures. Geek is supposed to tend bar too!! and well the coffee and guests will come from different parts of the world if thats your pleasure!
Well, I have to go check the animals. Its high noon and high heat here and time to do a swing shift skoz catcha mates later! Ya'll be good now!
The hoe and I have been together every day for the past week and we were out front on the sidewalk cafe most evenings. I doubt it was us that you spied on at the Rival and so what were you doing over there anyway?
Don't you go and melt out in that heat now.
Terri, least Madame had a good teacher!
No, the rival cafe is a potluck house! Anyone can serve and anyone can come and in and set a spell, take a load off!
Me, at the rival, well terri um yum um.. I needed the job. They got me MC'ing the whose line is it games. Last night it was hoe down themes and I think it is still going on!. Come one over, we are not actually being a rival at all, just neighborly!
The mudwrestling continues so come on over and sling a little!.
Haighr, you too and that Cheap Hoe! and psssst...elbow to rib. you your secret is safe with me! I knew it was you, the cherry wig did not fool me a bit, however the new do on the hoe did have me cornfused!!)
Okay, Who dug the mud pit trap at the front door entrance? EEWW! I'm a mess!
It must be confusing to read us in all those accents. Which American accent are you using? LOL Northern, Southern, Midwestern...and featuring which ethnic variation? Do I have a twang, a drawl, am I loud or soft spoken? I can tell you that I can't sing...
Oops hope you didn't insult Dolly. I think she has a nice full head of locks. Must admit the first time I laid eyes on her it did look like she was wearing one, but I knew better than to say anything until I was sure! No point stickin foot in mouth unnecessarily, lord knows I do enough of that already.
So nice to stick up for my cheap hoe, she would not set foot inside over at rival. Sounds like a flop house over there with people just coming and going and helping themselves with no order at all. How do you ever keep track of the inventory with so many hands in the pot?
Sorry you fell in the mudpit Zany, must admit I was upstairs when I heard you cursin and peeked out the window and almost fell off my rocker laughing when I saw you drippin in mud. No worry mate just go out back and use the shower or perhaps visit with dalfyre and take a dip in the hot falls!
Hey Y'all! I haven't been on this thread in a very long time, but since I just finished my first attempt at an arrangement I thought I'd pop in for some brutal honesty. My SIL commissioned a bouquet to take to a friend and this was what I came up with. She didn't tell me if it was to sit on a table or use as a centerpiece so I tried to make it look good all the way around...which is harder than I imagined.
Well Howdy Lala Jane, nice to see you in these parts again, this old place is still hanging on!!
Pretty arrangement, what a lovely collection of flowers and textures! The green vase sets the whole arrangement off beautifully! It does look good all round, Thanks for remembering us and please keep arranging!!
Have you heard from Traci?
You may not come in nearly as often as we would like to see you but when you do show up it was worth the wait. That arrangement is like a breath of spring. My only criticism is that it is not coming to my house ;~)
Hey, the way I look at it "It's 5 o'clock somewhere"! LOL, nice to meet you Lala. You have really done a nice job. I kinda cheat in that regard as often the backside of my arrangements is now where you want to be sittin! Terri is so right about the eye catching color of the vase as well, really sets it off.
Enjoy your drink and come back soon!
While all of you were gallavanting about with all of your shenanigans, I had to cope with saving these two baby jays from a terrible hail storm out on the back cafe deck! Shame on all of you for now coming to their rescue!
HA! Soz ya thought we all went to the rival eh? hehehehe! Silly woman!
Go to the laudryroom for a few minutes because of one sneaky snake making us brown somedrawers and everyone thinks we deserted. Well the snake is now invisible and soz da rats. Geek put her hex on SNEAKY and the dinner.
And terri, gimme back my bloomers, I gotta protect my pearly butt in this sun. Sheesh, that girl gotta get into trouble with every thing. GEEEEK tackle her, shes got my lucky drawers! Ye- gads for a girl in a coma, she shure do run rast!! LOL!
Hi Lala! Nice to meet you. You really have to excuse this bunch here, someof us are a weeee tad "touched" if you know what I mean. And then theres some of us that are a lot.
Join the fun. Loverly fluers you have there. Here have a cuppa on me. But please, dont mind me whilst I run around in fig leaves here trying to get my drawers from terri. If she is not tossing snowballs around its always something! (_)?
Well I got an announcement, old Blossom here had a baby this morning. I got a baby loofa started finally! LOL!
Hi everyone, Love the new pitcher Candee, that would make a nice opening pitcher picture for our new flowerpot cafe' hint hint!!!!!
Lala, we are usually quite sensible, but things are going a bit crazy with the heatwave!! Please bring your lovely arrangement to our new cafe' when it's opened.
Zany you are number 1!
Blossom, who's in a coma??? whatchatalkin'aboutwoman!! lol.
congrats on the little baba loofa, Enjoy your bath...
Blossom honey, your'e gonna hafta save your own bloomers. Better yet, just don't wear any. lol Then no one can steal them. Besides, being pantyless leaves you with such a fresh breezy feeling.
Here, I made you a calendula infusion to soak in. That'll cool ya.
Thanks Candee. Think I can borrow Steve long enough to make me a set of these chairs? I'd gladly let Bob come take his place while he's here working. LOL Bob won't get anything done for you in return but you'd get plenty of excercise waiting on him and I'd get more done with him out of my hair for a few days ;~)