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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Old Doors



So I bought old doors. 
Heavy old doors. 
The blue one has six intact window panes in it.

They are heading to our booths. 
One day. 
When my shoulder recovers from lifting pine trees:}


By the time you read this Joe and I will be on the road. 
I will tell you where our destination later.

joy and peace
Olive

Monday, April 21, 2014

Foxglove





Foxglove (digitalis

My first foxglove is blooming beautifully. 
Why don't I have a dozen more?



Digitalis is poisonous.
 I have given scads of the medical form of it at the hospital.
 It is given for various heart conditions.
 It is in a planter to keep it away from our cat.

I see three or five foxgloves along a white picket fence (a friend has given me a piece of picket fence) or at the base of our stone front stoop. 

In Olive Out news Joe and I installed a new gas hot water heater over the weekend. It was a lot of work but think of the plumbers charges we saved. That installation snow balled into forcing me to clean the laundry room whether I wanted to or not. My laundry room is clean but will never be seen here. It is not photo material. Real life is not always pretty.


Tell me do you dream about flowers?
Olive




Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Blessings



"How little people know who think holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing, it is irresistible.” ~~C.S. Lewis
Happy Easter from Olive, Joe, and CC

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Deck and Patio


It has been a quest of sorts to find a table top for 
the curvy metal table base you see here.
 I was about to give up when I found a piece of sealed granite in a
 junk shop for a ridiculously low price.
 It weighs almost 80 pounds.
 Joe told me never to find a larger piece.
If an item is big and heavy I want it.


We routinely eat on the deck and bird watch. 
The hummingbirds arrived early this year. 
The hummers ignore us while flying from feeder to feeder.


The patio area will have flowers blooming around it shortly. 
The roses and amaryllis are budding.





I basically rely on perennials but do use a good many petunias in planters. 
They are not terribly thirsty and take this awful Deep South heat.


I have sweet mint (above), chocolate mint, rosemary, thyme, and basil 
growing on or near the deck. 
The rosemary and thyme are winter hardy here.

My first foxglove is blooming but I will share that beauty later.


joy and peace
Olive