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Friday, October 3, 2014

The week in review

I don't know what happened to the week. It's as if I've been in slow motion, watching the world speed by.

I emptied the little loom of towels; it's folded up and stored away. As I stuffed the little guys in envelopes last night I realized there was no picture of the last of the towels. Here they are, six of the colchium lavender's already gone.



The village post office, where it all happens.



I remembered the camera this morning; the last sunny day for several is forecast. Actually, the last sunny fore-noon. Outside the post office.




Outside the town hall. I posted one on the website as Autumn Gold.


When I left the building, the rain had begun. I took a series of pictures through the raindrops on the lens. In review, they weren't the least interesting.


A local restaurant, after I dried the lens, all shiny from the rain. 


Up the hills out of the valley, home past the golf course.
Grey.
I've been working on pictures of the tree trunks on the golf course.
As far as the eye can see.
I wonder how often golf balls rebound into the golfers' noses and eyes?




Back home, the begonia's had a happy summer.
The gerbera step daisy has another two blossoms unfolding.


And in today's mail?
Bonanza.
The first of two packages of fall bulbs from Holland.


Anemone, and lots of them. The bulbs Laura and I planted in the rain last year were so happy I have more, more, more to join them.

Last year was cold and wet; we read the instruction to soak the little darlin's overnight before planting and smiled as we poked holes in the squelchy earth. Everyone was happy.

28 comments:

  1. That packaged your week up as neatly as your towels.

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  2. I am surprised that bulbs can make it through the winter, I like that your town is called a village, so romantic.

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  3. The word "beautiful" is not strong enough to describe these photos. Make me so very homesick for a true autumn, like Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
    As for my fall planting, I am heading to a nursery to buy and then plant some indigenous California plants. The invaders take took much water.
    It will be 105 deg. here today, and tomorrow, and maybe the next day. Sigh.

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    1. I've planted ten or fifteen varieties of ground cover, a couple of flats of each. The only names I recall are Irish moss and woolly thyme. Everything should have such neat names. The woolly thyme owns the lower end of the garden now. As for water, it's the rain barrel or nothing, although in California I except that would be nothing.

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  4. Hari OM
    Productive and pretty - perfect! YAM xx

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  5. Much more exciting than trelawnyd

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  6. Oh My! Your post brought back memories! Years ago I used to buy all kinds of bulbs from "Michigan Bulb Company". I have no idea if they're still in business... but they'd always send a lot of "freebies" with my order. Unusual things I'd never heard of... and they usually didn't grow in SE Ohio anyway. Nevertheless, getting those bulbs in the ground so they'd have plenty of time to rest dormant during the winter months was so important... because I so looked forward to flowers come spring.

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    1. The bulb shipment I'm expecting in tomorrow's post features 100 free bulbs, little snow flowers and the rest of the ones with not enough sense to stay in the ground until it quit snowing.

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  7. As a bulb addict I smiled (broadly) to see your bonanza package. Anenomies are such beautiful and cheery things.
    Glorious photos - thank you.

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  8. A glorious week for us..with the exception of one of our cats having a small stroke and the laptop being in pieces while hubby fixed it..today the rains began,but dinner is in the oven, the fire is burning, the cat is OK,and it's FRIDAY!
    Jane x

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  9. I featured towels from you on my blog earlier this week. I am grateful for such a lovely, soft gift. I wish the towels were big enough to wear.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Love those Begonias. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Loved the pictures of the leaves on the grass; truly indeed autumn gold! I too do not know how this week went by so fast!

    betty

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  12. Joanne -- I envy your fall season. I think Oregon is beautiful but nothing beats the midwest's autumn. You sure had a busy week with this and that. Those errands eat up time. Interesting photos -- liked especially the ornamented gray house. I'm excited for you and your garden -- barbara

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  13. Your autumn looks better than ours.

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  14. A pretty good week I would say and you reminded me I need to buy more tea towels.
    Merle...........

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  15. Beautiful weather your are having! I love the Fall colours. I see you have been incredibly busy at the loom and your wonderful tea towels have gone out far and wide. We are so lucky to have them. I absolutely love all the ones you've made :-)

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  16. They are going to look gorgeous come next spring. How amazing to think they came all the way from Holland.

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  17. It sure is pretty in your neck of the 'woods'!

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  18. I love that golden carpet of leaves!
    I'm really enjoying my tea towels, they're so soft to use.
    I'm planning my next bulbs purchase too. More Ixia, maybe a few tulips, I'm not sure they'll do well here, but definitely more Ixia.
    Looking forward to seeing your new bulbs growing next spring.

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  19. Your photos are lovely, Joanne, and the towels are so nice.

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  20. I like bulbs but don't bother with ones that won't naturalize here like tulips and anemones. It just gets too hot or it doesn't get cold enough. although one year we did buy a set of bulbs for throughout the year in four shipments. we rarely get fall color in abundance unless we have an early cold snap. but the tallows will turn red and yellow and orange spotty if only a few leaves at a time.

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  21. Fantastic! I love those lavender towels.

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  22. Great photos. Dutch iris's don't do well here, they'll bloom the first year and then never again. I've tried Louisiana Iris's and Japanese and it's all the same. Sad because I love Iris's.

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  23. It is nice to see the post office. Good luck with the bulbs. The small anemones do very well here too. I want to get some when we go to the city at the end of the month. Perhaps I should have ordered them by mail like you, but they are more expensive by mail and I am very cheap.

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    1. I'm very cheap, too. I only purchase on sale The first round of seventy anemones were less than fifty dollars, including shipping. I figured that was sufficient for this year when an email offer arrived of one hundred free snow crocus and other spring bulb mix for the expenditure of another fifty dollars, which I spent on allium and giant bearded iris, also on sale, and then threw in two unexpired coupons for ten dollars each. So I have planted more than two hundred spring bulbs, plus the iris, for eighty dollars. I am that cheap.

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  24. Just letting you know that I'm trying to get back to you but for some reason my email keeps sliding the first letter off of your name (even when I type the thing in manually!) and it keeps coming back to me as undeliverable. Working on it. Working on it. If Bing ever gets home from working at school today, I'll ask her.

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