It is Thursday and I have a flower for you.

June 19, 2014

Actually.....a bouquet of peonies.

Actually, you know what? Let's make this a post of random. I have a few photos that haven't found their way onto the blog yet, so why not today? I have MANY book posts lined up....in my head and on my camera, and I was going to have a book post for today, but I was just TOO TIRED at 9pm last night to unload the pix and get them on here. So you just have to bear with me! But I've got some cool book stuff coming.

So here's some snaps of random things that have gone on around here.

 Gardening stuff. I make my lackeys do the heavy lifting for me.


 My bamboo/orchid/some random herb pile in the kitchen.

 Eating at a diner and reading stuff. ('The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl!)

 Smith tea is very good tea! I was impressed the place we ate at had it.

We recently went to some japanese gardens that were looking super lovely in their late springtime glory. We loved feeding the koi fish. They have the funniest mouths! Did you know it is STILL technically spring?? For just a few more days!




14 comments:

  1. Julia reads even in a restaurant! Good to see she is that interested. I don't remember the last time my boy wanted to read while waiting for his food... oh wait, it has never happened! You have a lovely home. So much light in that kitchen. I just love how sunlight permeates everything. My house is sadly totally not having any sunlight. Even the front window which is the biggest, is shaded by some stairways outside. Do you grow your own peonies? They look lush!

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    1. I did grow them! Or rather, they grew in my yard and I did nothing to them whatsoever. :)

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    2. You are so lucky! My aunt tried to grow them but failed. Maybe the Texas weather is too hot!

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  2. "The Magic Finger"?!? Why have I never heard of this Roald Dahl book????? Is it a good one?

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    1. oh yes!!! i never read it growing up, but Julia and I happened upon it and it's very silly and fun, and not very long.

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  3. Your peony bouquet is gorgeous! Did you grow them? I love this random post. It's nice to see what other people are up to. Your kitchen window sill is looking nice a lush with all the pretty plants, and that sweet little baby photo of Miss Julia!!

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    1. I did grow them! Kind of. I can't take credit for anything that survives in my yard. Things grow....or they don't. Oh baby J! She was the sweetest little squishy face!!! :)

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  4. I LOVE your peonies! I really need to try to grow some next year because they are the awesomest. I just put some last-minute pumpkins and squash in so we'll see what happens. Probably all depends on the summer we'll have. Please don't let it be 100 degrees for days on end! I hate that.

    Somehow I never read The Magic Finger when I was a kid. I still carry a book everywhere, though. You never know.

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    1. My mom had a peony BUSH or tree thing, and one part of it fell over this spring and she put the whole thing in a massive jar and it looked like a centerpiece at someone's wedding, it was INCREDIBLE.

      I think it's always wise to have reading material of some kind everywhere! ;)

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    2. I NEED a peony bush or tree thing. I was telling Paul this last night.

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  5. Your peonies are beautiful! Big Sis's teacher read The Magic Finger and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the class this year. She said she usually read Matilda, but it didn't even occur to her this time, probably because the poor woman had the most ill-behaved group of kids... Love the Japanese garden photos! I wanted to plant a garden, too, but it isn't happening this year. Mr. B is back on the road, and it's all I can do to remember to take care of the litter boxes...

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  6. I love that she reads at the restaurant- what a dream girl!

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  7. I needed some pleasant randomness tonight - thanks for sharing!

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  8. I so love this set. From reading at the diner to the koi.
    Gorgeous flowers.

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