Tuesday, November 30, 2010

At Longwood Gardens

 Sometimes bringing the outdoors inside
can be stunning.  
I just don't think I would be up to the 
challenge of keeping this living wall
I remember one day that Mikey was working
here and it was raining non-stop.
He was assigned to work on this wall.
He spent the entire day picking any leaf 
or plant that was not green from this wall.
Know that this happens all of the time here.
Even as Chelsea and I were visiting there was 
a man working on the wall.
A lot of work, for sure, but, 
the results are definitely worth it.
It is fascinating!

 Another project that kept Mikey busy
in his final weeks as a Seasonal Employee 
this year was sorting pine cones.
We would ask him day after day what he
had done that day and his answer remained
the same.
"I sorted pine cones."
We would ask him what he meant.
Sorted them by size and shape
for some projects.
It was fun to get to see the end result 
of some of the pine cones....

There were several of these 
wreath decorations.
See the gold?

 I loved the soft pinks and whites
behind Chelsea here.
While much of the color theme
seems to be red and white this
soft palette was a nice contrast.

So soon the evidence of Autumn will be gone.
I was happy to capture this cheerful leaf that 
decorated our path.

A little bit of fun 
in the children's garden.

 One who is leaving childhood...
and entering the world of adulthood.
May she mature....but never grow out of 
her youthful spirit.
 It was a cold morning and so we were
anticipating many shivers as we took
Thankfully, the sun was warm and we
were quite comfortable.
It was fun.

 See the stitches?
They are gone as of today.
What a very enjoyable day!
Thanks for letting me share it with you.

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Hope you'll visit there too!

Monday, November 29, 2010

It is Red and White at Longwood Gardens This Year

Chelsea and I had a wonderful time
wandering through the conservatory

We finally have the "perfect" senior picture.
We'll share it soon.

Although, I have to agree with many 
of you that several of the ones taken
already would have done just fine.
I'm glad to have all of these photos.

In the meantime
I just love the classic look
of red and white 
for Christmas. 

If You Can Stand Just a Few More......

For Blue Monday I wanted to show
more of Chelsea's photo shoot at the 
beach in Virginia.

I think she had fun....
I know I did.

The one bad thing was that we had her 
looking into a late afternoon sun and it
was hard to keep her eyes open. 

I think she did great, though.



To see more Blue Monday posts
head on over to The Smiling Sally Blog.
You cannot believe all of the blue that 
shows up each and every Monday.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

This is My Father's World....

This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.

This is my Father's world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.
Aren't you so glad He made our world
to include such beauty?
I am!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Would This Make You Nervous?

As we drove into the resort on Sunday
Chelsea pointed out this sign.

We wondered what they meant?

We saw big white box trucks.

Could it be???

But then we figured it out.

They took this man,
apparently lost and confused and
recycled him into a confident
driver for our trip home.


They took this sad specimen and  made
him some kind of secret ops.

After the children led this woman back
to the resort they restored her eyesight.

They took this teenage attitude and 
recycled it into pure joy....
Oh Yeah!
Guest Recycling.
It is not for the faint of heart!
It is the silliest things that make
our day.....