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Friday, December 23, 2011

Flowers & Grandsons


A little time on the deck today during sundown.
A corner in the sun, it felt good.
Winter is here, no rains, heavy frosted mornings.
The birdbaths freeze.
Finally I ordered plant covers so I don't have to use sheets and dishtowels.


A quick trip to Chateau St. Jean Winery down the road.
In their gardens I see what I call Ornamental cabbages.

When I came home and saw this photograph on computer,


I saw little hearts on the edges of this plant.
Do you see them?
I would like to try growing them in a pot on the deck next year.
Suddenly it dawned on me that this would only entice the deer all the more to our yard.
I may try it on the deck with a cover at night for those night time grazers.


I did not mention that I had the grandsons for the day.
Twelve hours, school is out, and I offered to watch them.

Since we live on a golf course, they LOVE to golf.
We got them two real clubs to whack the ball around.
BUT I need to be out there to watch them.
There are rules and generally they are pretty good.
Golfers that come by are so friendly.
They often give the boys more golf balls to keep.
Today a man gave them a new box of three golf balls to use.
Perhaps he was watching the huge swing the eight year old has developed.

What I would really like to have is a croquet set.
I use to play this when I was a child with my brother and sister.
It would be more my speed since I choose NOT to golf.
I don't want a new set, used would be fine.


Should I ask Santa?

9 comments:

Esther Montgomery said...

Lovely flowers and cabbages!

Hope you get a set so you can play croquet with your grandsons. (It's meant to be a very quarrelsome game!)

Have a very happy Christmas.

Esther

icedgurl said...

trekking your amazing blog! keep blogging! happy holidays!

cheers!
...TREK...

TexWisGirl said...

those are cute boys! i can imagine how tired you must be, though! :) i do like the tiny hearts on the cabbage. :)

Sandra said...

that cabbage is beautiful, i can't find the hearts. beautiful grandsons too. yes ask Santa for your new used set.

PKB said...

Delightful images, Jane, especially of your grandsons! I like your macro images too;I do see the hearts on the cabbage. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Heidi said...

Merry Christmas, merry Christmas,
Hear the music, see the lights,
Frohe Weihnacht, Frohe Weihnacht,
Merry Christmas allerseits..

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Chatty Crone said...

(I'd ask Ebay!)

Your grandsons are so cute.

Merry Christmas to you - have a blessed Christmas.
sandie♥

Farm Girl said...

It all looks nice. I know you had fun.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Here I Am Carrie Carrie said...

Janie the lighting on all these are just awesome. I saw the little hearts. What a keen since of detail you have. The photo of the grandkids is truly exceptionally awesome. That is a perfect capture. Love the lighting really in it. 5 thumbs up.