Monday, October 29, 2012

Flowers in the House of Stormy Weather: October 2012

Oops! You can stock your pantry, you can storm proof your garden, you can batten down your hatches, but you can't control a migraine.  Imagine the weather map depicting Sandy. Now imagine that storm swirling around in my head.  I am a human barometer.

But storm or no storm, migraine or no migraine, we need a few flowers around the house. 



The last of the hydrangea, our own hypericum berries, fennel and ornamental brown hibiscus, spruced up with a few roses and hips from the shop.(Lucy is sniffing around right now trying to get into the picture)



And of course the inevitable nose gay, full of opal basil, yarrow, geranium and one of our favorite hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra'.  It turns out it's beautiful at any time of the year!


And now I will pick up the nose gay in one hand, my cup of tea in the other and retreat to the bed room to do what all of the other sensible critters are already doing...


     I shall be out to join the party
                    in a few.










       p.s.- thanks to GG for typing



34 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your migraine Jane. Hope you feel better soon.
    I love the colours in your arrangement, so warm and autumny.
    The hurricaine sounds scary. Stay safe.
    Penny x

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  2. If only the winds could blow away your migraine. I forgot to look for a hydrangea head. Yours is beautiful. A bunch of flowers with one snip.

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  3. Here in the UK the news programmes are covering your weather. Thinking of you all.

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  4. Hope that migraine dissipates quickly and quietly Jane, and lets you get on with things. Your arrangement looks gorgeous all the same, except you're probably seeing two of everything. Berries & hydrangea - a lovely combination. Amanda x

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  5. Thinking of you Jane, with storms on every front, hope the flowers bring some visual sunshine! Take lots of care. Bx

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  6. Stay safe and feel better. We'll try to keep the noise down while we enjoy the flowers.

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  7. Brutal--hope the migraine passes quickly. Our power already went out briefly, so I am not optimistic for later.
    Pretty flowers--love the orange roses. Stay safe!

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  8. I shall have to look harder around the garden for a posy this week - at first glance there isn't a lot.

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  9. Love the autumnal colours! Stay safe! The storm sounds scary.

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  10. Hope your migraine goes away soon. Gorgeous arrangements, as always. See you on the other side of Sandy. Be safe.

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  11. I get at least one bad one a month so I know how miserable you are...I am so sorry for you. Go to bed and when you awake hopefully that and the storm will have passed and you'll be surrounded by lots of beautiful flowers....

    XO sarah

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  12. So sorry you are not feeling well. I get headaches with big weather shifts. Coffee helps me. Beautiful flowers in your home. Stay safe and dry during this big storm.

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  13. weather news says the barometer is showing the lowest pressure in history. your barometer confirms it!! Wish I'd have something left from my yard! xoxoxo Migraine, be gone!!!

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  14. why do i keep coming back for this humiliation? your flowers look so good and i just stuck a few in a vase. different talents for different folks. thanks so much for hosting. can't wait to start my visiting ... xoxo

    ps: keep ypur head down. looks like its gonna be awful up your way. so far we are ok, just a bit wet.

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  15. I sent a comment from the Apple store in Bristol after I almost died of boredom waiting for The Gardener's new laptop to be loaded up/have stuff transferred from the old half-dead one. And it doesn't seem to have reached you, sorry. Anyway, no chance to do FITH today, but well done you for doing it despite migraine and hideous weather. Stay safe, get well. x

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  16. Fellow migraineur here - so extra points for having us all over to visit despite the pounding head.
    Hope the weather spares your garden, and your household stays safe and warm.

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  17. I do hope you are feeling better soon and that the storm passes over quickly - sounds pretty scary. gorgeous flowers though, and odd to see another Bristolian just two comments above me - maybe it's not the UK one though, is there an American one? Off to check it out...

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    1. Charlotte, you don't know Rachel? This will be a treat for both of you.

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  18. I am googling "Arlington" "Sandy" like a crazy woman, homes are without power, is this you? Did you buy all the candles? and water and food?


    Move to high ground and send smoke signals.

    xx

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    1. We always take the high road so...we haven't lost power, yet, but it has gone out once and continues to flicker.

      We have food and candles and GG has wine and we have a lab and 2 kittens. If the 30ft Leland cedars in the back yard continue to stand we'll be good.

      xo

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  19. Jane, hope you and your chlann are okay. It feels weird putting up my FITH contribution when no doubt you are feeling the effects of the storm. Nothing funny or charming comes to mind - just stay safe. Sinead x

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  20. So glad to hear from you. We have friends in New Jersey and their pine tree is about to fly too. Let the fig tree fly! Be safe..Sinead xxx

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  21. Better a little late than never, right? I missed the message that it was on for today (was still thinking it would be next week). Oh well. Hope you're feeling better?

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  22. Oh no. I've been away for too long. My dahlias were so darling, but are now pooped. I hope that migraine leaves you pronto. Take care, Jane.

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  23. I hope you feel better soon. And particularly that your cedars stay put.

    I was bound and determined to participate this month. So here I am.

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  24. Feel better soon Jane ! (and the storm passes quickly) Xoxo

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  25. Sorry I can't participate now. Some of my neighbors are being evacuated tonight.

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    1. Really are you by the water? Are you ok?

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  26. Lovely as always! My little left overs are a bit bedraggled! Hope you feel better soon. May you and all your loved ones be safe!

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  27. Jane,
    So sorry to hear you have a migraine! But I must say your flowers look absolutely stunning! Fall flowers are my favorite. I have not even left the house today...so maybe tomorrow I can join FITH...of stormy weather! Stay safe and feel better!
    xo
    annie

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  28. Hey! Where'd the widget go! I wanted to go around and say hello to everyone...

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    1. Widget is still on my screen, not yours?

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  29. Hope you are feeling better now. Your arrangements are gorgeous. Stay safe, Miss Jane.

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  30. All the four paws are too cute by half!

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