Monday, December 20, 2010

A Scarf, Some Flowers, and Friends, Oh, My!

I received the most beautiful scarf today from Angela at Oiyi's Crafts.  The Oiyi blog was one of the first I found when I discovered blogs several years back.  It so invigorated me to see that a young woman in New York City was vitally interested in making things.  Through the years I've seen her grow and develop in so many ways.  She's also now a mother to the very beautiful Melody, who sometimes models her mother's creations. 

I was so fortunate to win this scarf in a giveaway Angela had recently.  She has begun to design knit patterns and has some available in her etsy shop.  Alas, I do not knit.  Thank you, Angela for this scarf!  I will treasure it and enjoy wearing it.

Oh, and thank you for including care instructions!  That's a good idea.

We are in that odd suspended time between autumn and winter here.  It's not a rare occurence, pretty common here in fact.  The temperatures are very pleasant now and we still have some flowers showing off their colors.  These are zinnias still blooming away out in the garden.

The yellow angel's trumpets still have lots of those deliciously fragrant blooms, even though there are some burnt leaves on the plants from the last cold snap.

Here's a little honeybee that couldn't resist crawling around in the trumpet to gather some pollen.

We don't have much in the way of fall foliage here, but there is a little Japanese Tallow tree in the yard behind us that always gives us some nice color.

And the crepe myrtles are just a delight year around.  Their bark is smooth and lovely all the time, the flowers in summer are pretty well drought-proof, and in the fall we get these nice colorful leaves.  I saw some sparrows picking the seeds out of those dried seed pods this morning, so I guess they're good bird food, too!

I had some more pictures to post, but I'm so tired of fighting with blogger.  Today it doesn't want to allow pictures from me, but I've wiggled around and got most of them in anyway!  Ha!

Hope your Christmas preparations are well in hand.  I still have lots of cleaning to do before the big day.  We are having some family over for Christmas dinner, and I expect to have a wonderful time!  I truly hope that you have one, too.  It is a time to enjoy what you have and to be thankful for it, to enjoy time with family and friends.  I've thoroughly enjoyed each and every minute I've spent with you, my dear blog friends!  May you be blessed exceeding abundantly above all you can ask or think.

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It seems strange to hear anyone talking about flowers and fall colors when we are in another snow storm. I finished my shopping this morning and the snow started around 2. About 3" so far. the party at my house isn't until Sunday so I have my list of cleaning for each day.

Thimbleanna said...

Hey -- where's your snow LOL! Your flowers look beautiful! And what a lucky win -- that scarf is gorgeous. Have a very, very Merry Christmas!

Margaret said...

The U.S.A. are having a bad time weatherwise, I am pleased to hear that you are enjoying the Crepe Myrtles they are a lovely specimen, Isn't it grand that we can enjoy the same flowers , be irt at different times of the year. Blessings

Oiyi said...

I am so glad you like it. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hope this finds that you had a wonderful Christmas. Beautiful scarf!!! We are also having fall like weather here in West Texas. Blessings,Kathleen

Nanette Merrill said...

The scarf is lovely, really really lovely. I envy your weather but I don't think I'd like the deep heat of summer. We had a bit of snow yesterday but really no white Christmas like is in the east.