Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Garden, Baby, and a Potting Bench..

 I just returned from CA. where I met my first ever Grandson!
He's the finest little fellow a person could ever want!
 My new title is Gramsey...borrowed from my book "Mamsey Bear and Mopkin"

         One of the Gardens was in full bloom when I left town
 It was quite an overgrown mess when I returned.
Time to pull the daisies and poppies and plant the Peppers!
 It has been so dandy having the new Potting Bench James built for me using an antique cast iron sink, old windows and chunky old table legs.

He's a mighty good man!

oops! Now how did that picture get in there?!

This potting bench holds everything!
  The flowers have been growing so well this year, that a new bouquet is possible every few days>>>
 Penstemon, Canterbury Bells, Love in a Mist, and Foxglove.
 Flanders Poppies, Daisy and Primrose
Larkspur, Peony, Pansy, Allium, Rose and Sweet Pea.

oh my gosh...there's that baby again!

He must have heard me say Sweet Pea...cuz that's what  I call him

Larkspur, Queen Annes Lace,Forget Me not, Yellow Pansy.

There's been a lot of seed to collect already.

 It's going to be a wonderful summer!


It's going to be a wonderful life!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

I can finally beam about being a grandmother..

I posted nearly 2 years ago about a little grand daughter, (actually my husbands, from his youngest son).
  Now, I am officially the Grandmother of a wonderful wee baby boy, ( My oldest son and his wife Hara).
He was born today and I  have to beam about it!
Finley looks like his mommy, she is Taiwanese and
 I think he is the cutest little chap!
Only hours old.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mathilda has babies at last!

Today I adopted 2 precious 5 day old goslings and presented them to our dear Mathilda. 
She became quite protective immediately.
These had been hatched in an incubator, so having a real mommy was a big deal for them... But having goslings of her own, now that was a BIG DEAL for Mathilda. She has waited over 6 years for babies.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mathilda the Goose tries again..

Dear, dear Tilly. Her hearts desire is to be a mommy and so she sits and sits on her stone cold eggs that never will hatch.

 Once, she sat on colored plastic balls that were lying in the yard. She gathered them in her nest and spread her wings and warmth upon the red, green and blue spheres.
 It was so sad and pathetic.
Another time, I gave her 2 ducklings from an overburdened hen. All went well until the ducklings realized they were NOT GEESE and swam away to be with the other ducks, deserting Mathilda in the process.
  I have decided to Purchase 2 goslings for Mathilda, and place them beneath her body so that she will think she hatched them.
 I've been shopping for little baby geese online and have a few potential adoptees in mind. 
 I can hardly wait to see her face when she realizes she is a mommy at last!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Everything's comin up Tulips!

And you thought birds hatched from eggs?

Not always!

For some reason, the majority of Spring Bulbs I planted were PINK and Purple

 But Pink works well in every garden.

There WAS  one row of RED DarwinTulips;
 Very flashy with the purple Pansies.

Tomorrow we'll plant Morning Glories!
In many colors....

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fun stuff!

I've been so negligent in posting on this blog, I'm not even sure anyone is listening anymore.

 Nevertheless, here we are after weeks of rain, and the dreadful incident involving one of our dogs.
  Keats was attacked by 2 vicious monster dogs, who got through our fences; wrecked due to heavy flooding rains.
 That occurred a month ago and he is 85% healed after much TLC. 
 The dogs ambushed him and had him on the ground when James witnessed the  happening from the window. Our dog had horrible wounds and gashes, the monsters were trying to kill him. Although James had his gun, but the dogs got away; eager to torment some other hapless creature in the woods, no doubt.
 I don't think Keats will ever be the same, he sticks to me like glue... because I was his nurse thru-out. He doesn't want to sleep outside anymore and gets very upset with his brother over the least little thing... poor boy!
 New art for the Spring Season!
These will be prints, but I really designed them to be Flat note cards. You write your letter on the backside of the image and slip it in the envelope. The cards are 4"x 9".

snippets of the cards....



   I made a new video on Garden Cloches... it's almost  time for we garden lovers to get our fingernails dirty and our noses sunburned. I did it today while planting 15 Peony roots.

Thanks  to those of you who are still here... sorry I've been such a slouch about posting and visiting.
  Fondly from the Hollow, Jeri