Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I had to do a few flower arrangements for a cocktail party at work - pre Boatshow in Annapolis. These were for the food tables, photographed them at home before heading off to work for the day. What a great way to start the day. I picked all the hydrangeas out of my garden, snipped a few stems of coleus from my back patio containers, added lilies, sunflowers and eucalyptus.
We hosted a pre-boatshow cocktail party at work, I had the pleasure of doing flowers for that, and these five little ones went onto boats on display. What a great job I have - a few photos of the flowers to go on the boats, taken in my back garden.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Fall is beautiful, cooler temps, the Canada geese are returning, leaves just starting to get a hint of autumn color and of course not to mention the pumpkin patch. A stop at Councell Farms, a farm stall on Rt. 50 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. A great place to pick up a amazing and hard to beat selection of pumpkins, beautiful mums, and not to mention the selection of vegetables. They have a wonderful pumpkin patch, I was not risking walking back down the highway to take photos, as tempted as I was. The last pic taken on Rt. 33 to St. Michaels, Maryland - a fall display out on the grassy verge of a very grand entrance and driveway to a magnificent home. A beautiful drive today - all part of a day's work!!!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Yes, they snack on my plants but there are enough to go around and share - I love the wildlife and would rather have them around than not. I don't use toxins in my garden and sometimes use Irish Spring soap around the plants I want to deter them from, or spray with eggs blitzed up with water in the blender - this has been very successful for me, you do need to reapply after it rains. Their favorites are the Hostas, Oakleaf Hydrangeas, Roses, and the ripe figs that fall of the tree onto the grass. I plant enough other deer resistant plants, they don't touch my ferns, grasses, Purple Cone Flowers and Black Eyed Susans, so I interplant. 4 newborn spotted fawns have made their appearance this year and we have one buck with a rather nice rack!!!! A regular little family that are most welcome guests.
Ego Alley, where boats strut their stuff, hopefully do perfect turns at the end with everyone watching. Ice cream and pizzas while sitting dockside watching the boats, the people and the ducks. The Kunte Kinte memorial, great place for reflection on the role that Annapolis played in slavery, and where little ones climb all over and explore the bronze statues with fascination. Pubs-a-plenty with great oyster shooters. Oysters, Blue Crabs rule with lots of crab soup - love them both - Cream of Crab and Maryland Crab, crab cakes and steamed whole crabs by the dozen, drenched in Old Bay Spice to be found in the market place and restaurants. Cute shops, great place to hang out, listen to music, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.