Grandma’s Garden in Delaware-2014

A few years ago I blogged about my mother-in-law’s beautiful garden. We don’t get to Delaware every year and it’s always a treat to get out of the car after our long journey and step into the garden.  It’s interesting and whimsical and fun!

IMG_6430We caught the last little bit of larkspur and that very long coned rudbeckia..

IMG_6477The larkspur adds pops of color everywhere.

IMG_6439I haven’t seen this in Massachusetts.

IMG_6433The shagbark hickory tree has grown and become the focal point in the last few years…

IMG_6482with good reason.

IMG_6438Elephant’s ear winters over in Delaware, imagine that?

IMG_6464Echinacea
IMG_6470I love this little clay birdhouse/feeder and I’m wondering what that tall plant to the left might be?

IMG_6478Looking out toward the back yard…

IMG_6480Michael’s mom is an avid garage sale and thrift shop hunter so the ornaments are always changing.

IMG_6486The hear no evil statue is a new addition. I thought it was funny that Michael just gave me a similar statue a few weeks ago.

IMG_6429This guy continues to keep watch from the deck.

IMG_6492He has help now.

IMG_6467And Chester takes care of on the ground surveillance.

I think they’ve got it covered.

It was a fun visit in a beautiful place. I hope we return soon!

Enjoy everything!

Michele

 

 

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Rest in Peace Dear Dino

This morning we woke to find that our sweet little old man had passed away, right next to his very cozy bed by the furnace. I feel blessed to have had him for the two months that we did.  We gave him shelter, food and lots of love and attention…the simple things that matter the most.

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Thank you for the joy you brought and for the lessons that we learned from you old guy.

It was an honor to know you.

Michele

Dino’s Day

Two weeks ago I posted about our newest addition.  I’m happy to report that he’s doing great. Here’s how he spends his day:

He likes the sunny spot on the couch in the playroom.IMG_0464

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There’s an occasional stretch.IMG_0459

And then he’s right back to his nap…IMG_0463

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When he needs something he’ll come up to the kitchen and yowl until we figure out what he’d like. We think he’s deaf and his vision seems to be pretty limited too. He’s gained at least a pound and the other pets have accepted him easily.

I think he’s happy here. It’s sure an honor to have him.