We have a garden tour and all of you are invited, of course. But there is something special for Sister Ellie at the end.
I have planted three new fruit trees, two of them this afternoon. Not easy to discern at this point but you have the nicely leafy Rosie, my Santa Rosa plum, on the left. She was planted in 2007.
In the foreground is Panagia, the Panamint nectarine, planted today. She replaces the black Tartarian cherry that just did not make it through the winter (and had a very rough summer last year). In the background, just to the left of Panagia is Katy, the apricot (Katy variety). And the new tree with a stake tied to it is Babs, a Babcock peach. So these are the girls in the south forty.
In the north forty are some tulips. Here are some brazen parrot tulips. Love the splash of scarlet they add.
And the lilac that blooms by my back door. The three lilacs in front of the house are blooming too.
Some purple tulips that have bloomed in the past several days.
And finally an evening shot from earlier this week of Ellie, one of my two Elberta peach trees (the other is named Bert - yeah, I'm far more silly than original). Every since I started thinking of Sister Ellie whenever I am near or chatting with Ellie the peach tree I though we needed a post card, from Ellie to Ellie.
And here are some cream colored tulips.
That concludes our garden tour. I was lazy today so although I planted two fruit trees and a jasmine vine, the rest will have to wait. Time to bake a pie and get ready for our monthly potluck group.
I am alive and well, just have not been blogging a lot.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
From Lois Phillips at Facebook:
Update: This request bears several marks of an urban legend. Since versions of this story have several names for the mother I am going to conclude that it just that. There is a verified history of this having happened once, however, but it is not an immediate event in that case. I suggest we channel our prayers for all children who experience severe injury or trauma. And if we have prayed over a legend, then our hearts have grown bigger and who cares if we are fools for God? --Paul, 4/4/11.
A prayer request from a friend: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!! KAYLA SCOTT'S (friend of Kathy Stanton) 22 MONTH OLD SON SHOT HIMSELF IN THE CHEST WITH A BRAD NAILER~ IT WENT IN HIS HEART~ HE IS NOW IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND NOT DOING WELL ~ NEITHER IS HIS MOM ~PLEASE START A PRAYER CHAIN FOR THIS BABY~ PLEASE COPY & REPOST AS YOU WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO DO IT FOR YOU ~ THANKS
a call last evening from my sister Joanne with the incredible news that the tumor on Jacques' pancreas has shrunken to less than half its earlier size.
Jacques and Marion returned to the Gaspe about a month ago when the Montreal hospital was able make arrangements to continue his treatment locally, and incredibly he's actually returned to working on rennovations on a friend's house (part-time).
he's got a couple more treatments in the current round , and then Marion will be taking him to Toronto to be checked out by the leading specialists in Canada are incredulous
those of you who have been so failthfully upholding Jacques and Marion in prayer will remember late last year Jacques spent almost two months in emergency & intensive care and had been given less than a month to live.apparently the specialists are all confounded by this, however we unspecialized folks are literally singing praise to the Source of All Life Healing
love always-always Love
I ask your prayers for the repose of Lou Collins, for Bob and all the family. She is our baby sister Debbie's mother-in-law. Debbie wrote last evening:
I just want to let all of you know that Bob's mom passed away this morning.... We were all gathered together when she passed away shortly before 8am. We are thankful that she did not linger [and] was as comfortable as possible up until the end.For the repose of my friend Ray's father, who passed on the 21st, and for Ray and his family.
For Kirstin, always.
For Linda Marts.
For the people of Japan and all affected by the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster.
For the people of Côte d'Ivoire, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, and Bahrain.
For the people of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Maine, and Florida as they resist their fascist governors.
For all who seek work. Those among my friends in this category know who they are.
Thanksgiving that my friend Kathy is employed again.