Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Just because it's funny ... Chatsworth south

White Garden caladiums and Chatsworth

Here is a current photo of the front yard Sunny Border looking back into the White Garden. 

So happy with the caladiums we planted around the border in the White Garden. they bring sparkle and light to that dark and shady corner of the yard. Also notice, if you haven't had the time to travel to Chatsworth to see the fountains we have the pump in the goldfish pond shooting straight up in the air 6 feet, it makes me laugh every time i see it. You can see I centered it on the gate opening. The plan is to turn a cast iron urn into a dripping fountain but I have to figure out the plumbing first. So, for now... Chatsworth it is.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Baby Ella - Update

Almost four years later... God is good!

Well, here we are 2 heart caths and 1 open heart surgery later. Four months old, growing and learning as fast as a weed. The end of July holds another heart cath and another open heart surgery for Ella. Her main goal is chewing on everything she can get to her mouth, she is teething and drooling like a pro. Her other goal is to stay cool, she hates to be hot. Good luck with that one - Carolina Girl!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Grand daughter - Baby Ella

Our lives changed February 16th when our son's baby Ella was born. We quickly discovered that her heart had a major birth defect and she was not expected to live through the night. This is her photo today, three weeks later, after two heart surgeries and many, many prayers.
Many ups and downs have been hard on both our families but we now have hope for the future.
 While searching for any meaning through this whole time, I found a quiet garden space. This garden as well as the landscape all around the hospital show that they understand the quieting peace people gain from natural spaces and flowers.
Please pray for this baby as she continues to grow and faces at least two more major surgeries before age three. I have a feeling I am going to be sitting in this garden again, seeking peace and meaning through out the next couple of years.

Monday, December 5, 2016

First Christmas Tree - this year

This is our first Christmas tree up and decorated this year. The tree is my vintage 1966 aluminum tree from when I was 2 years old. The ornaments are all silver and white, the white lights are on white wires so the whole theme is consistent. I think it looks great. Merry Christmas to me. It gives me great joy to bring out things I have had my whole life, and it looks better than it ever did before. Let the Christmas season begin.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jack Frost 2001? - 2015

Today we said goodbye to our loyal friend Jack. 

Love that Dog 
by Sharon Creech

Love that dog, 
like a bird loves to fly 
I said love that dog 
like a bird loves to fly 
Love to call him in the morning 
love to call him 
“Hey there, (Jack)!”