Monday, November 26, 2012
There has been a mix of weather here lately .. a mix of sunny crisp days … rain .. frost (today). Lovely time of the year to sort of slow down from the busyness of the year.
My landscaping course has been progressing .. learning lots .. looking at yards differently now. Even though I’m finding the measurements, the math .. a bit rigid .. this too is progressing. I much prefer the creative flow of looking at a landscape and visualizing the beauty of plantings, I do realize that structure is important. So only 3 classes left in the course. There is a part 2 of the course and at this point I am not sure if I will continue on to the second section.
There are a few months left to make this decision and so I will let that slide for now.
Anyway .. I couldn’t pass up some recent plant purchases. I now have four of the Eucryphia – Leatherwood for our next property. http://www.botany.com/eucryphia.html
D has seen this magnificent tree at Beacon Hill Park … so I must go there to see it .. and it flowers in spring .. thousands of tiny white flowers. The sales person at Capital Iron (the lovely place where I bought these trees) was a little wistful at seeing the tree leave, as she’d not seen the flowers. Perhaps next spring I’ll take some pictures and show them to her.
Ok, I couldn’t refuse some bargains at a local supermarket. A flat of roses for only $5!! And a flat of sage for $5! Includes a purple sage. I have lots of sage seeds (purple and white flowers) but these little guys will make a lovely hedge.
D & I went for a quick shopping trip last week .. to Capital Iron …. and this time I brought my camera so that I could take some pictures of the wonderful antiques that are still there, in the lower section, tucked away in the garden area, by the Christmas decorations.
Years ago, this complete area was full of lovely antiques of all kinds, including marvellous magazines from the 40’s. Piles of them. Wonder where they have all gone? Hopefully to a collector who treasures them .. and perhaps scanned them for sharing?
And vessel engine parts of all sorts. Great memorabilia. Nowadays, there are only a few of these antiques left and they are all for sale.
We wandered through parts of this venerable old store. And then time to visit the local health food store. Where we had the most delicious lunch. I tried the spelt pizza .. very thin crust, delicious assortment of toppings . D had the wonderful broccoli soup, with cocoanut milk base.
Shopping done for the day .. I went home to continue making soap and packaging them up.
More later .. must run …
p.s. coincidentally, further to the photo that I posted, showing a car bumper sticker to stop testing on animals… I received a request from the Humane Society to stop cruelty for: street dogs; lab animals; all animals.