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Thursday, June 8, 2006

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The deck flowers are all snuggy in their pots – I tried some new varieties this spring. Above you see, clockwise: purple – Angelonia (Serena); yellow – Nemesia; silver – Dusty Miller (Silver Dust); green – CeCe; silver – Dichondra (Silver Falls); silver – more Dusty Miller; not visible – a lovely light lilac Petunia!

J’adore silver leafed plants – the little Dichondra is most lovely –

And, inspired by the fabulous Bron, I decided that I must have a green CeCe…

Here you see part of a sleeve, made from ggh Bali – a nice cotton/micro blend – it has a matte finish which I love. Guilty pleasure – wallowing in the same color in the same pattern in a wonderful season. Sometimes it’s good to stick close to home – to what you know.

I’ve had a lot of changes this year to date :) Thanks for all the well wishes from everyone for my Family. There hasn’t been any new news – my Mom isn’t doing any better – she has extreme disk degeneration on her spine. Even though she is in incredible pain, she is being the text book reluctant patient and will not do anything the doctor tells her. This has thrust me into a role that I don’t have a script to follow. C.L.U.E.L.E.S.S.

I’ve realized that my parent’s generation is just not into Multi-tasking the way mine is. While they ponder and deliberate, I dig up alternatives and fixes and plans. My Mother seems to want to act like nothing is different; nothing has changed. That if she just gets up in the morning and makes toast, all is right with the world.

And, she’s probably right – after all, it’s just one day at a time anyway… :)

I look at flowers. I touch green. I started taking a different bus to work in the morning because of construction delays on the #66 and it’s opened up a whole new world of views in the A.M. I love to see what people have done in their tiny yards – lots of vertical growing going on…


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