Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Avoiding the Deep Freeze

Dashed around Sunday, repotting all of the plants that needed to come indoors.  Happily, neighbors took several of the ferns in that were too big for my crowded house.

But still need to find spaces for these ivies...
This one had been on the back porch all summer and now has taken up residence in the front parlor, overlooking the new (old) settee.  Since the mercury plummeted to 25 degrees this morning, it seems that the plants came in just in time!  Ahhhhhhh

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dolls I love

The dolls flanking the portrait are by Du Buh Du designs.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

In Celebration of 100 Years

Kathryn Dodson Benson is celebrating her 100th birthday this month.  Her mother's name was Dena Dodson and her father's name was John Dodson.  Here they are pictured as they were in 1927, 1934 and 1929.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


The hibiscus this year are beyond gorgeous in Minneapolis in spite of the drought.  They have been producing dinner plate-sized blossoms for weeks and show no signs of stopping.

Monday, September 9, 2013


This is how one of the circle gardens looked last year.  This year not so much.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Loring Park

Loring Park has a lovely white garden and this summer the art fair added to the scene.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Lake Harriet Ice Skating

Men have cleared skating paths all over Lake Harriet and the ice is perfect.  In the northeast corner of the lake someone has created a crystal cathedral, which they light with candles each night.  Walkers and bikers can see it from the shore, but skaters can get a close up view.