Hello my friends! I may be a day early for jumping into the heart thing, but you know me.. I love my holidays! I made some felt heart pins years ago with sequins and beads, so I decided to make a new one! This took forever but turned out nice and sparkly! Now if I could just find my little bag of pin backs!
Here are my two older ones and the new one in the middle. Which one is your favorite? When I wear the "Hug Me" pin, I get hugs from all kinds of people. :-)
When Dayle and I went out for a late lunch and to the grocery store the other day, when we headed home Mt. Hood was putting on a big pink show! I took a back road home where we found a new place to snap a photo of my mountain. The camera focused on the trees in front, which put a soft focus on the mountain, but I think it's pretty.
Now.. the next day when out running errands we headed to Al's Garden Center to buy a Camellia. One of my blog friends, Aimee, showed her Camellia in bloom, and my blog friend Gracie has a huge bush in bloom, and I decided that this old farm place was in dire need of a Camellia. Right? This bloom melted my heart and it came home with us. It's name is "Elegans Splendor".
This one is the same as Aimee's - called "Mary Christian". Isn't it pretty? Now to find just the right spot for them both.. that Dayle won't mow them down. That's a challenge.
I'm not sure what flower this is, but I snapped a few photos of the other flowers at the nursery. This one fascinates me as the blooms open white, turn pink, then darker coral. Neat!
Hmm.. what the heck is this?
Another color of the mystery flower.
Dayle bought me a pot of red tulips.. awww..
I love taking a close up of the center of a tulip, it reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting.
Happy happy, joy joy.
My red Hibiscus wanted to be in the blog today. It's such a show-off.
More sunny days.. this may be the sunniest year ever in my life. But last year might have been the sunniest.. it's hard to choose.. so much sun. :-)
Dayle also bought me another pot of tulips, these are dwarf sized yellows with a pretty red and black center. What a sweetheart!
Happy, happy, joy, joy. :-)
In an effort to make healthy choices when dining, we went to Elmer's Restaurant and had their crab salad. OMGoodness! So good! It's served on crispy greens, with sliced black olives, chopped tomatoes, sliced avocados and crispy chopped bacon. I used Thousand Island dressing.. it's better with less dressing so you can taste the fresh ingredients.
What I like is how generous they are with the fresh Dungeness Crab!
For dinner last night, we had shrimp salad here at home, Romaine lettuce, salad shrimp (lots), black olives, grated cheddar, chopped tomato, sunflower seeds, beets, dried cranberries with broiled cheesy bread on the side. :-) We're going to have a Super Bowl family gathering tomorrow, our older son and his family are coming for the day. That will be fun! We're having pizza. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)