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Friday, September 23, 2011

To blog or not to blog...that is the questions !?!

I just picked this picture because I love it. It was taken at the small chapel at Stourhead in the UK.

Sometime I feel lost in "Internet fog". Much the same fog as in old black and white movies I love so much. You know or maybe you aren't a fan of Sherlock Holmes, " Hound of the Baskervilles " and others. I digress..........

I began blogging for sharing my art and ideas. Helooooo!!! I am not sure if I am using the time and space as I first intended. I do much better talking than typing and most definitely spelling. I generally have so much to say when face to face,however when called on to find a topic to blog about I end up on my family or garden. This is not a BAD thing! I am just wondering if anyone really cares. NOT that I care if I am with a friend over wine and...

So to blog or not???!!! I seem to enjoy commenting on face book and get excited if some one "likes" one of my cute "type bites". I can however put my art, thoughts and share the photos so much more easily there...until...they change the format on me. OH WELL~~~~~!! There is one problem...there is no spellcheck [yet].

Sooooo is this the proper use of blog space. Not very profound is it? I do find I have blog envy over so many of the beautiful blog formats I come across. The blog world is yours you computer whizzes and young talented geeks!!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hollyhock House on the Csorner all a Buzz

Sat in the garden last evening. David laying on the hammock me watching the yard. It's alive!!!!

The bird feeders are so busy and the hummingbirds diving,reminding me of giant bumble bees. It was warm...! There was a flicker attacking the big fir. The squirrels traveled the wires like freeway rush hour and I watched and listened to the morning doves fly from the feeders making a lovely cooing sound. All this activity was lazily observed and appreciated.

We are recovering from a neighborhood garage sale yesterday, not my favorite thing to do on a (HOT) Saturday. I do want to say though it was fun meeting so many neighbors and "new folk". That is the draw of 30 garage and yard sales and it was a good thing that I was too busy to leave and shop. I have more than enough projects~~~~~!

The garden was the big draw for so many. It was so nice hearing the "thank yous" from the walkers who pass by frequently. I shared so many hollyhock seeds. It is fun to think of them sprouting in so many gardens. There are seeds I carried back from England (the Brighton Pavilion garden) and the seeds that a neighbor had collected from the Linus Pauling estate, here in Portland. Those houses have since been torn down and a lot of the plants in our garden have been collected from vacant lots that were awaiting construction. I love sharing plants,seeds and stories. I have an abundance of each. A new neighbor and his son told us his family just moved here from the U.K. and that their home had been named "Hollyhocks". They asked if we chose our name on the sign in front of the house. I said it just happened...people just kept saying "You live in the hollyhock house on the corner". SO...when we were in England I had a potter make a sign for our home. I love it!!!!!!

I just realized I say "MY GARDEN" way too much. David is my partner in gardening and takes direction well (JOKE). I do share the accolades...really.