Though I dutifully scheduled all of my appointments for this week; I left some time for just moseying around. Some of the best places, as I see it, to fritter away time are bookstores, beaches, second-hand stores, libraries, and today's choice...Nurseries.
I stopped by Bakerview Nursery and spent an hour or so chatting with their friendly staff, oohing and aahing over the pretty plants, and dreaming of putting a 'fairy garden' out under the fir trees in the back yard. (Wouldn't that enchant my little grands?) Oh...I did buy some begonia bulbs and got a real bargain on gladiolus bulbs...they were only 59 cents apiece! I find that there are three places one can really BREATHE on this earth...the beach, the mountains, and the nursery.
(Please overlook the randomness of my photos. I took them with my cell phone and just uploaded them straight to my blog...no editing and no particular order. Kinda like my first day off from school!)
|Grandma's turquoise kitchen's window sill was lined with African violets. Now where are the sugar cookies?|
|Nice nursery-lady tells me that these will grow nicely in my heavy shade.|
|This gorgeous succulent just belongs on my dining room table. But for $40, he gets to stay at the nursery! However, it costs nothing to admire.|
|Breathe, froggy, breathe! Froggy looks so center, so placid! Froggy and I seem to share body types! (But I'm workin' on that!)|
|Never thought I'd say this...."I want snails in my garden! Ones with pretty ceramic shells, that is..."|
|And toadstools, and little gnomes...|
|Any kind of daisy is a friend of mine...Gerbenas, Shastas, English daisies; it doesn't matter. They are the most unpretentious flower ever!|
Hubby has a chess set with pieces like this. Hmmm, he doesn't play it ever...I wonder if he'd notice it if I took his Queen, Rooks, and Bishops and stuck them in my flowerpots?
|Here's the Bilbo Baggins' house. More stuff for my fairie garden.|
|Lovely little blue blossoms|
|Splashes of color everywhere!|
Have a wonderful week. And don't forget to
SMELL THE FLOWERS