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I'm happy I had a few minutes to put this together this week, because I sort of enjoy collecting little tidbits for Random Thursdays. :-)
The other day, I was commenting to someone about how much I suck at gardening. It's true. Everything I try to grow dies or doesn't do too well. Except roses and lavender. I seem to be able to grow those. My rose bush, which Sweet Pea gave me for Mother's day a couple years ago, sent up this beautiful, late fall rose. I went to take a photo of it in the morning. It was still a little dusky. I turned on the flash, and I took this photo. When I downloaded it to look at it, I was astounded to see the dew was still visible on the flower. I didn't even see it in real life! I like the photo. I love the color of the roses on this bush.
And my lavender plants are sending up new flowers, too. I need to figure out what to do for my lavender prior to winter. Anyone know? Do I cut it back? This is the first year I have tried to grow it. And it has done well.
Have you seen Tin Eye yet? It is soooo cool! I saw it on someone's blog the other day. (Sorry. I can't give credit, because I don't remember where.....)
Click the link above and follow the steps on the right-hand side. It will only take you about a minute. It's so cool! You can select color combinations, and it selects photos from the web that adhere to that color combination. I think it's pretty neat.....but it could be addictive!
And have you seen this video of a pig rescuing a baby goat? I think I saw it on Facebook one day. It's pretty heartwarming!
I was excited to pick up Issue 2 of Generation Q magazine, because....
A quilt designed by Victoria Findlay Wolfe (Bumble Beans), who I met at Market, and quilted by my friend Shelly Pagliai (Prairie Moon Quilts; she quilted Lincoln's Watch for me), appeared in the magazine.
Here's a little snippet of the quilt. I am so happy for Victoria, and I am just so proud of Shelly! Isn't it great?! I think Victoria did a great job on the design, and Shelly did a great job on the quilting!
The other day, Sweet Pea didn't have school. I didn't have to teach that day, so I worked at home and hung out with her. She emptied our bookshelf to go through and clean up her books. She found a Shel Silverstein book (his new one, Everything on It, which I think was published posthumously). She started reading quietly while I was getting some work done (thank you!). She read one of Shel Silverstein's poems called Happy New. Here is an exceprt:
Joe yelled Happy New Year!
The cow yelled Happy Moo Year!
The ghost yelled Happy Boo Year!
The skunk yelled Happy Peeyoo Year!
There were a bunch more. When she finished it, she said, "Hey, Mom. How about this one: The butt said Happy Toot Year!"
I laughed so hard! I said, "How about this one? The crayons said Happy Blue Year!"
It wasn't quite as funny. Oh well, I tried.
One day I received an email from someone (again, can't remember who), and this was under her signature line:
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning, the devil says, "OH CRAP, SHE'S UP"!
I love that. Yes. I think I'll adopt that motto.
How about you? Let's go out and show some random kindness today, shall we?
Until next time,