Category Archives: picturesque

Save the paper cranes!

It’s the Cruella De Vil of origami!

**ht: Becca.

Look!! Fireworks!!

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The view from my kitchen windows last month.

Christmas at last!

Christmas is here! And so is our tree. 🙂 I couldn’t be more excited about it! I love having that fresh evergreen smell in the house, and this tree beautifully fills up the corner near the door of our very own house.

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Picture perfect

 

He is the half part of a blessed man,
Left to be finished by such as she;
And she a fair divided excellence,
Whose fulness of perfection lies in him.

~Shakespear, King John



 

I was completed fascinated by these parasols…

All Cuted Out

I caught a few shots of one of my two parakeets the other night. These are the best ones. His name is DeWitt, and he’s got just loads of personality!

Pictures!

I have so many pictures to post! Pictures of the new house, the new paint, the gardens–flower and vegetable, my hubby and I… And I’ve been so remiss about posting. But here is my beginning! 🙂

Chris and I have bought a house!! It’s so tremendously exciting. God provided us with a beautiful little condo on the south side of Charlotte. It’s in a great area, close to just about everything we need, and only about 25 minutes from both our jobs. We’re about 20 minutes from the church we’ve been attending since last fall.

Here’s the front:

And the foyer:

The stair: (You can see the doors to the two upstairs bedrooms in this picture. There’s a full bath with a walk in closet and two sinks that joins the two rooms. Underneath the stair, you can see a door that leads to a third bedroom with it’s own full bath.)

The living room:

The table side of the kitchen:

And the kitchen side:

Here’s our patio. It’s all filled up with vegetables now, and plants that are waiting to go into the ground, but I haven’t taken a picture of it yet.

Way cool

So, I stopped on a plant nursery on the way home to pick up a few more flower seeds. I was hoping for marigolds and primroses, but the pickin’s are still kinda slim. I could understand that in some place cold, but here in the South…? Don’t get it.

Anyhow, I got some larkspur, some sweet peas for our new lamp post, and something called fragrant stock. And I got some dahlias too, big ones called Caribbean Fantasy and Strawberry Ice. I want to eat that one. 🙂

And when I got home I discovered that the cucumber that was peeking out this morning is standing up tall and the tomatoes are comin’ right up!

But the really exciting thing is the plant I found at the nursery. I wasn’t even looking for plants. I was wandering around trying to find someone who could tell me how to store my dahlia tubers, and I found this plant. It’s a Euphorbia wulfenii.

Euphorbia wulfenii plant

Isn’t it cool?! It’s so architectural, like a palm tree with flowers on top.

Here’s a shot of the blossoms.

Euphorbia wulfenii blossoms

And best of all…the gardener said that it even makes little baby plants.  🙂