Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Can you imagine?

The 21 Day Complaint-Free Marriage Project

Wow. Check this out. Anybody interested in trying? Think how it could improve your mood!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Trip to the Boston Flower Show

Today Mom and I went to the Boston Flower Show at the Expo Center. We saw the most incredible combination of perfect specimen plants, grasses, flowers, and artistic creation. Truly astounding, like living art.

There were several whole room-sized displays and garden landscapes, complete with ponds, fish, modern Asian patio furniture, and bamboo trees. This display featured various types of wheat, used in creative, fresh new ways. Behind me to the right is a massive sheath of wheat.

Inside it's "cave" were wheat grass dolls in celebratory positions. Fantastic!

The flowers were exotic, exquisite, and artfully imagined.

Here's Mom with a larger-than-life-sized moose chomping on a mossy clump of grass!

In some of the walls were miniature displays of art assignments, scenes discovered with tiny bits of flower, stem, and other elements (like metal or tiny animal sculptures).

This was one of Mom's favorites - she loved that enormous green leaf (a palm frond?).

One of the displays had four wire sculpture dress stands, with floral arrangements made to look like clothes. I especially loved the hula girl's outfit.

A large bamboo forest (wow), built right in the middle of the Expo floor, complete with walkway, patio, mosses of every kind, little exotic flowers, and bamboo trees reaching ten feet high - some hitting the ceiling - featured a waterfall running into a gorgeous pond...week-long home to several Mandarin Ducks. Their colors, speed at swimming, and alertness were breathtaking.

In addition to many plants and products to buy - and we looked at pretty much ALL of them - the Flower Show offered a dazzling array of bonzai trees, made from many plant varieties, each more perfect than the last.

The Boston Flower Show was well worth the trip and we hope to return every year. Next year, Scott will come and take the pictures to the next level. Hope you enjoyed this brief trip!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Winter in New Hampshire

There are Mom and Dad at their house.
Can you believe this snow?  The front windows are nearly covered by the snow from this winter and from clearing off the roof.  Must be dark in there!

For more beautiful winter pics, check out Scott's nature photography at Rock, Water and Light.

If you have time, start at the December 14 posting and work your way up.


My Concept of Time

from shoeboxblog

In a Pickle

ha ha ha ha - from

Thursday, March 13, 2008

We're Free!

"We're Free!"  That's what the little girl yelled as she and her dad (and me, a stranger) got off the elevator yesterday.  It was pretty funny.  We all charged out the door and into the parking lot as she continued to yell, and added some waving arms.

I'm thinking of about ten different occasions this week when I would like to yell that...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My Favorite

This is my dearly beloved, Scott. He is kind, wise, funny as hell, sweet, romantic, jaded and sarcastic, interested in politics, musical (but not overly so), and outdoorsy. He says I wooed him with my Merrell hiking boots. I had spiky short hair at the time, and wore thick black boots and a black leather jacket. You'd never know it by the picture, eh? :)

He said he had been waking up thinking about me for two or three weeks before we went out the first time. I'm not sure whether or not to believe him, but that line sure did work. We've been married four and a half years, together six and a half, ready for a lifetime.

He's my best husband ever. ~Al

Saturday, March 1, 2008


I swiped that "Women for Hillary" from Mama Zen and am glad to post it on my blog. Hoping Hillary makes the magic happen in Washington. Go Girl!