Archive for June, 2008

MOTHER GOOSE ~ TASHA TUDOR

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

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On June 18, 2008 the world lost one who has touched the lives and souls of many many people… Tasha Tudor passed at the age of 92…..you may think you dont know who she is and¬†while you¬†may not recognize¬†her name …¬†you will understand once I mention the book …..Mother Goose…¬† This was one of over one¬†hundred books that¬†Ms Tudor illustrated…¬† with fun …whimsical … fascinating drawings…. Her first being Pumpkin Moonshine

Mother Goose …….. a¬†book that has been read to children the world over since they were knee high to a grasshopper… since 1945

Her legacy will live on for those of us who admired her work…. And for those who havent you can visit this website and I know you will recognize …perhaps something from your childhood…..that will make you smile¬†…. and remember …… and know ….¬†she blessed us with her talent…. it was her gift to us¬†

http://www.Tashatudorandfamily.com

If you are so touched by her please leave a comment here… as I¬†am planning on making it into a booklet to send to her family….. I WILL LEAVE THIS POST UP FOR AT LEAST A WEEK IF NOT LONGER AND WILL WRITE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE WHEN IT IS CLOSED SO THAT THOSE OF US WHO HAVE FELT SHE WAS A PART OF OUR LIVES CAN BE INCLUDED¬† … ALL COMMENTS WILL BE PRINTED AND SENT TO THE FAMILY… I promise it will be lovely

HUGS

JO

TOUR FOR A CURE!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

deckflowers011re1.jpgWelcome….¬†¬† While I dont have a garden per se…. I do have a small lovely outdoor area on my deck which is my garden du jour… at least to me anyway …. so pull up a chair and sit …. relax…. have a cuppa…. tea …coffee ….beverage of choice¬†…. maybe a few¬†¬†cookies and ¬†enjoy my lovely array of flowers

We will start off with my bird bath … which¬†is in a small patch of area in the back yard…

Since I really dont have one (a yard)¬†…. I decided¬†to take advantage of the small¬† lovely space¬†so that¬†I could¬†watch the birds bathe and enjoy the coolness of the water…. they do have fun…. but it has been difficult to capture them splashing around as they book for the trees the second they see me with camera in hand…. they sure do have my number by golly….

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I love ivy… and in my yard or what I have of a yard it is all over the place… climbing up the trees… all over the ground … and one of¬†my favorite areas of all…. the garden planter below…

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Now along with the ivy there may be a little something of interest … and if you look closely you may see a¬†surprise visitor…. keeping cool¬† and “thinking” he’s cool … hiding¬†in the shade of the¬†leaves

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One of the window boxes I hung on the railing of my deck

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A little fleur de lis…

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This little blue metal planter is one of my favorites…

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I have several of these below hanging on the outside walls around the deck

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A little bit of art…

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Someone gave me this metal planter which I really love and I put some kind of creeping ground cover in it last year… it came back again this year… and I am sure it will drape and look¬†lovelier and fuller¬†as the summer progresses….

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My Italian Garden is starting to fill out …. I added some annuals and a few perennials to the boxes.. and may do a bit more to them should I see something that strikes my fancy…

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A little night shot….

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My little friend here keeps watch over the garden and the deck…¬† He’s my bud…

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View from my kitchen….

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And a little side shot…

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Can’t have a garden without a few flowers here and there and a surprise or two…

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And lets not forget the rose… with all its fascinating colors…

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What a knockout!!

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What have we here?¬†¬† A couple of dragon flies going for a carpet ride…

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And no garden would be complete without herbs…¬†¬† we have… Rosemary..

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Chives….

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Some oregano and thyme….¬† Love this idea… and yes I painted the design on the chair…. never did get around to putting the finials on the ends though…

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More Thyme… and believe it or not… I forgot a picture of my sage… no parsley though

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This is actually an iron planter on legs and I just added all kinds of things…. a bit of basil.. dill.. marjoram.. savory… oregano…¬†¬† and once again… no parsley

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A lovely view of the woods from my deck… so serene

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And last but not least… no garden would be complete without this little creature to tear it all up…

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I hope you enjoyed my tour…I have a lot more¬†to show…¬†¬† perphaps another day…..¬†I will provide links below to Deenas¬† blog… she is one to admire … and is such an inspiration…

Since I am¬† not computer savy I have not figured out how to add the graphics and link for the click for the cure but Deena and many others have it on¬†their side bars…. please click so others may¬†receive a free mamogram if needed… and dont forget to visit all the other gardens… at…

WWW.DEENASSTORY.BLOGSPOT.COM 

Thank You All

CIAO!!

JO

A little bit longer

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I just wanted to show everyone what a miracle is all about …. someone close to me had an accident tonight ….¬† photo below…. so as not to compromise anything …. I cropped the picture … but that is the drivers side of the car… this person was amazingly not hurt…. how I dont know…although I dont think they will be feeling too well tomorrow….¬†this pic does not show the detail of how badly this car is dented in.. the car handle is broken in three pieces and the glass was blown out of the car window….¬† the back side door is bent open….but its so much worse in detail

So I apologize for not having my garden done as yet…it was a rough night….¬† I have to help take care of matters… insurance …. car replacement etc..

SO¬†¬†forgive me for not having my garden pics up…¬†just dont give up on me… please dont give up on me…. I will get there eventually

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Stay safe my friends

HUGS TO ALL

CIAO!!

JO

GARDEN TOUR UPDATE AND IN HONOR

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

An FYI update on the garden tour…. we have extended it all week to enable those of us who are a bit slow (like me) to get their pics up and enable everyone to have time to go through all the blogs that have signed up

PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON

Now…..¬†in honor of my dad who is no longer with me…who would dance with me by putting ¬†my feet on top of his so I could reach … who would sit me on his knee and sing to me …..and who I miss ….especially when times get tough and you want to run to daddy for a hug and kiss

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!

CIAO!!

JO

BREAST CANCER VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR ON JUNE 15TH

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Dear Friends… this is a very special post…¬† my friend Deena who has been going through¬†chemotherapy for cancer and just finished her last one….is having a virtual¬†garden tour for the cure on June 15th…. below is an¬† excerpt from her blog with an explanation on what to do… I hope you will join me¬† … she is a beautiful person and this is such a fantabulous way to bring awareness to this great cause

Her link is at the bottom of this post where you will find a lot more information and  for those of you able to add links to your side bar she has provided them on her blog also

Saturday May 31, 2008

Garden Tour Event** BlogLand

I’ve been tossing this idea around all week
I want to host an online Garden Walk
hoping lots of bloggers will join.

I’d like each participants site to have the option
of clicking
to fund mammograms (at the left on my blog) Any donations to the Komen Foundation would have to be made by clicking HERE
I’d also like votes for the favorite garden
& the winning Garden gets a hand made journal from
my hands, with a lovely garden theme
.

My dream is to SOMEDAY make this a local
event here in the Peoria Area with nearby gardens participating with the fee for admissions going to the Komen Foundation.

I’m tossing this out for you to get ready for now.
I’m hoping a virtual garden tour date 6/15/2008
so start taking pictures now..so we’ll have a variety of
blooms and greens to share.

Birds, butterflies, toads, bugs, wildlife and garden art
are desired too!

Add your blogspot to the Mr Linky below NOW
and add the banner to the side bar
Tell your BBFF too.

***You will add yourself to MR LINkie TOUR again after you post your tour
pictures on June 15th.
It will need the address to that POST.
I’ll be first on and show you how on June 15th***

I’d love to see
as many as we can join in.

As I work on getting it all ready.

Leave a comment on this blog , if you’ll join me!! PLEASE!!
you can even post pics of a neighbors garden if they
don’t blog.

JOYS

the sun is out
God gave me a focus
feeling a bit better each day
chemo is over for GOOD I pray
the idea of a “Nestle in the Garden ,Tour for the Cure”
the promise each new day brings
roses in bloom
Share your joys with us &
Please pray for all who suffer & are lost


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