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Monday, February 23, 2015

I sailed with a Princess.



On the high seas


and found in the Leonardo Da Vinci Dining Room




Leonardo.






And one of his sweet Putto.






We dined in the Botticelli Dining Room.







The ceiling.






A little bit like Las Vegas, you say?






More Marble on the Floors. 

And more than 3,000 Passengers!

No, we didn't sink.





Now you know where we sailed.






Do you?








Olé


Wishing you sunshine and happy colors every single day. 

Gina 


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Happy Day.



A happy day yesterday when I discovered a few blooms in my garden. 


All of a sudden




Snowdrops are blooming in little clumps. 





And so are Hellebores.





Hellebores look so fragile.





But they push themselves right through the ice and snow. 






Who needs roses when one can have Snowdrops and Hellebores.






But then, why not have it all.

Happy blossom discovery days to you my 
dear Friends. 

Gina


Monday, February 9, 2015

Friends stopped by.



And brought California Sunshine 


to this dreary Utah landscape. 





Clementines, how can anything be this wrinkly yet be so delicious!






I know the exact tree.  I have stood under it many times,
picking and eating to my heart's content.  







Thank you dear friends for growing and taking care of your beautiful orange grove and thank you also for bringing sunshine to our house. 

Wishing you, dear blogging friends, a week full of sunshine and happiness. 

Gina 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Important Meeting up ahead



The Meeting is at 8:00 o'clock sharp.


The first Tuesday of every month. 





Their shirts identify them as 
"The Old Geezers" 

ahh, I mean the "Friendly Philosophers" 






The old Squirt Building is on the left.







The rest of our important buildings. 






Arrived at the Meetin House








People come from far and wide, 
the vittles are formidable.







There are plans to have a pulling contest. 






More Philosophers on the inside. 

By the end of the morning they will have all problems solved. 

Have a great week dear friends. 

Gina 



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Helleborus



A couple of weeks ago I dug through the frozen ground 


















to lift a little Hellebore seedling.




 I must admit it didn't look like much.




But here it is. New growth, how wonderful!
In a few weeks it might even bloom.  





It did last year. 






I wonder what color my little pot of Helleborus will be this year?





In Europe one can purchase Hellebore as cut flowers and in little pots.  

I have seen them blooming en masse in the Black Forest at Christmas time.  No wonder they are called Lenten Rose. 






They are such a welcome and pretty sight at Christmas and in January 

Has anyone seen them potted up in this country?  


Have a great Superbowl Sunday my dear friends. 

I hope that YOUR team wins. 

Gina