Sunday, March 30, 2014

Noah: Coming Soon To A Backyard near You

Or near me, I hope. I'm flooded.

We've gone from rain to sleet to snow to more rain, and this is all since yesterday.

I've been trying to get out to Maryland to visit GG for two days now and the weather has consistently gotten in my way.

Tomorrow? The sun will come out tomorrow, or so they tell us. And GG will come to Virginia for lunch.

The mountain comes to Mohammed.

Thank you all for reading and responding with such love and support to my last post.

She is indeed a warrior woman.

And if she still read the blog, I know your comments would fill her with gratitude and resolve.

Though, come to think of it, she's got plenty of that.

But I'll pass on your good wishes, I bet secretly she misses all of you.

I would. I have.

I feel vaguely Catholic school girl guilty about the turn this blog has taken.

Where have all the flowers gone?

Not to mention the food and the parties and the dogs and babies?

Well I can't offer you a baby but I can bring a flower of two home next Monday and we can do an April Flowers In The House.

Even Design*Sponge seems to miss us. They did their own FITH last Monday. Geez.

So April 6th, let's get it on.

GG told me today that when she got her arrangements in the hospital last week, one from her family, one from me, they made her cry.

Sometimes I forget the power of a petal.

But never of the written word.

Thank you for yours.

( and yes, my recovery is coming along beautifully, at least I think it is, I'll tell you more after I see the doctor tomorrow)


  1. FITH...haha! On Saturday, I bought 2 bunches of (different) lilies at the supermarket and this morning I played with my macro...if they can hold for a week I'll be in.Or maybe I'll just buy some more.You can tell it's no longer so horridly hot, can't you?

    1. Oh just hold the pictures till next week. They are flowers, they're in the house....I think you would be following the rules.

      if there were any.


  2. Here I am playing catch up once again. I did not read all the comments from your last post, but I did finally read the post. I am glad to know that you and GG have been staying in touch and that you are able to offer your support at such a tumultuous time -- and she to you. Wow, what a winter it's been for you! You make dealing with the polar vortex look like a piece of cake!

    I hope the rain behaves in a more Moses than Noah-like fashion and parts to offer safe travels all around!

    And I'm very pleased to know another FITH is coming up! I'm on it!

    1. I too am glad we are still friends. all this might have been to much to bear without constant updates.

      Rain gone today, backyard still big soggy mess....forsythia blooming in the front garden.

      I'll look out those windows instead!

  3. Ah, Juliet, Juliet….
    Sprout's tagline " the power of flowers". Aint it true?

  4. I am so ready for FITH! It's so much fun.

    1. Excellent! I am so ready for flowers in the garden too!

  5. I'm so glad to hear you both are's to two lovely strong women and paths crossing again when you need each other the most.

    remember, April showers bring May flowers. enjoy it and keep up the good work. ♥

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  6. Thank you and here's to you who has taught me patience pays off. Xo

  7. Dear Jane,

    Hope you will get your sunshine soon! We can use a bit of rain in The Netherlands! Your rose looks absolutely beautiful!!!

    Thank you for your sweet words on my blog too!

    Much love,

    Madelief x