Sunday, February 28, 2010

Flowers from Richmond

Welcome to Today's Flowers # 82.  These images are from the Richmond Home Show.
Go to Today's Flowers to see more flowers from around the world.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Inside Play

I've shoveled all the snow I can for now.  We finally have the front drive open  (thanks Michael!) ...but more snow expected!!  Hard to believe.

With nothing else to do I moved furniture around and rehung some art work.  Here's the new look for the family room.  The boys have gotten so tall all of a sudden that territorial disputes broke out on the love seat I had near the TV.  So I moved the big sofa closer to the TV.  Don't laugh, I did it alone, using the boys' skate boards under the sofas.
I angled the love seat and moved the bigger wing chair with its footstool.  The lighting is better for reading in both places.
This print that was on the mantle is a better fit between the TV and the china cabinet.
The art from the kitchen looks good against the brick fireplace.
The smaller chair can be pulled in front of the fireplace with ease.

Did you notice the huge orchid plant in the pictures above?  My sister gave me a heads up that the left over orchids from Valentine's day were on sale at Safeway ... $15!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Ruth Kenton Lloyd c 1917
Ruth Bayly c 1946
 Dec 2007
Feb. 23 2007
We miss you Mom..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What a Buy!

Get a look at my new orchids!
These are the babies.
These are HUGE.
The big guys were on sale for $15.
Go visit Luis Santilli Jr. and the team at TODAY'S FLOWERS #81 for more flowers from around the world hosted today by Medam..

Friday, February 19, 2010

Snow Play Inside

The street was finally plowed 5 minutes before the first flakes of the 2010 Blizzard so I made a quick trip to Home Depot for a new gallon of my favorite paint...Pewter Mug.  I spent the whole day working on the back wall of the family room that extends into the kitchen
You can see the drifts on the deck.
Looks much better.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Flowers and Bees (No Birds)

September seems long, long ago.  Here are some sedum in my autumn garden with busy bees.
Join up with TODAY'S FLOWERS #80 for lots more flowers.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

S'no Fun

Ok already.
No snow men for December 19-20 "Snowpocalype" ... way  too deep.
Here's the first "mini" snow fall Feb 3.  After snowmen building we even got down to grass.
Snowmeggaddon February 6-7 we could sled.
 Any hill will do.
You can see the remains of the snow fort.
Clearing the trees before the "Snoverkill" blizzard of February 9-10.

Snow began at 4PM Tuesday.  This is Wednesday morning's blizzard conditions.
 Wednesday night ...  the drifts on the front walk.
and the deck ...
This says 22", after the wind blew through.  I think by averaging we got about 10" of new snow.
We did break  DC's record for total snowfall.  Reagan National Airport (DCA) reported 1" of snow between 1 and 2 p.m., upping its storm total to 9.8". It has received 54.9" this year, exceeding the 54.4" of 1898-1899.  Records have been kept since 1884, 126 years.  If we have to have it we might as well be #1, but s'no fun Thursday digging out again.