Plural of Felicity..
I love that word..and right now..felicities abound around me.
The gardens..from bud to bloom in the same day..
Iris and Tree Peonies are great examples of this~
A few blooms on Bridal Wreath Spireas to a full blown bush~
Aquilegias..with their glorious flowers..
Queen Anne's Lace picked by the railway tracks..
After seeing a friend and her garden.
"Whatcha Got Cookin' Good Lookin?"
This little catchy phrase is going to be with me forever.
I started working whenI was 28..my office smack in town..through the years I got to know some people..
who became regulars really where I worked..just to drop in and say hi if they saw my car..etc..
and one gent 4 years younger than I who used to visit regularly.. he had been in a terrible auto accident..in his twenties I think ..I had thought younger but he said no ..he seemed to remember his twenties..
It left him mobile..capable...lovely smile.. etc..
but unable to work and with difficulties..
such as speech etc..
Anyways his line to me was the above..:)
And he said it to all the girls..
We had nice conversations together..through the years..one day he even brought in a photo album with photos of his dog..himself..his car..prior to the accident..with the faded pages..
he left our little town a few years ago..and I left work 4 yrs ago so I had not seen him in ages..remember I am 60 now:)
Still cookin but not good lookin:)
Anyways we took 3 of the boys to the local let's eat outside where everybody knows your name.. but the tourists.
As soon as I walked to the outside Main Road patio area.. He stood up from a picnic table and said:"Hey..Whatcha Got Cookin Good lookin"
So the 3 boys..Jacques and I went to sit at his table..
the 3 boys sat across from him..with Jacques..
And I with he..
The boys were shy ..and I told them the story of how he and I met..and that that was what he always said..I could tell they were uncomfortable at the beginning and I wanted them to know to always be kind..they are taught this every day in their home..but this was a different situation..anyways we were able to talk..he told them a bit of his story..
the boys were so nice.. shook his hand when we left..
Oli still reserved..but he's 4..
Geesh sometimes..he's reserved with anyone!:)
I loved them even more at that moment..then we went home and we talked about him..
and it was nice the feeling in the car..
The boys said what a nice man he was.
Two days later Lucas came over and said to me..:
"Whatcha Got Cookin Good lookin ?"
With a big smile..his handsome young face..
And I thought of how in a heartbeat a life changes.. and another starts..
I added toasted coconut..a very good idea~
A sesame seed oil and seasoned rice wine vinegar spiraled salad:)
I got mine at Amazon..less $$
The idea came from Linda~
We made curly baked fries too..
A binder I put together when we moved here and planted the gardens.. I don't think I would remember all the names of the clematis and roses..
If you are starting a garden..may I recommend this?:)
A simple binder..keep tags etc..
Some..are still here..some are long gone or recently lost.
I had high hopes for so many..Ramona.. HF Young..Julia Correvon..Nelly Moser..La Comtesse De Bouchaud..
Ville De Lyon to name a few..
Some were gangbusters for 2 or 3 yrs and then went away:(
I must tell you..in my climate ..sometimes the prettiest are the least dependable..
I am going to adopt another Comtesse..she was great and still blooms..but less..
And then there are the proven winners..
Huldine..Willy..Jackmanii..Etoile Violette..Arabella..Blue Angel.. Durandii..Pagoda..
It's a little addiction you see..♥
The We Lived Happily Ever After Graphics..~ are what I used on two of my photos..her blog explains so much about how to use these things with even free photo editing programs.
And Oli ..at 4 riding a 2 wheeler..no training wheels..
It seems the youngest one..because he wants to be with his brothers.. strives to catch up so he does things quicker.
No babies here..
Like Noah in his family~
He got his own rock star cyclist helmet..♥
My son-in-law took that cute pic..mommy's toes are to the left~
Noah was my little star when he performed in his dance troupe's show.. Hip Hop.. he was the beginning MC.. had his hip hop moments and then stole the show for me again in the finale♥
With a wave and a "Hi Nana:"♥
From The Stage~
Be still my beating heart~