Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

I know...I've been MIA for some time now. Can't help it. Life is busy and full, and no time to actually blog about it. I do have a few pictures of our family Thanksgiving gathering. We had it early to accommodate in-laws and out-laws.
Me, LeLe, my mother-in-law, K and Little Miss Klaire.
The whole gang.
I'm bummed that my camera malfunctioned on several of our takes. I hope to have a new one by Christmas. Gotta get those family times on record you know!!

Have a great thanksgiving everyone! Praise be to God! The giver of all good gifts!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Last of the Season

Tonight and tomorrow night a freeze is expected. So, this is the last hurrah for my little blooming flowers. I thought I'd take a shot of them before they fall prey to the biting temperatures.
I cut the last two bloomers of my hydrangea bush and added two that are just a tad older but still beautiful. It's so sad to see them dry up and become brown blobs.
Here are my pretty petunias and some mums. The mums may survive, but I doubt the others do. You can see all the dead leaves that have been blowing up.
And finally, my geraniums and ivy.
 Geraniums always remind me of when I was a child. When I was about 10 years old, my father was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. We lived in base housing and there were geraniums everywhere. Every time I see and smell them, it takes me back to that time. I can't say it was a great memory, as that particular phase in our lives did not inspire fond memories for the most part, but it does remind me of that time and my mother's love for flowers. I often wish I had her green thumb!

Being on my front porch, these may hold out a little longer, but I didn't want to take any chances and miss an opportunity to capture them.