Monday, February 21, 2011

My Carnations

          My sweetheart's Valentine bouquet one week later.
       He seems to know where to buy very fresh ones. They last.
          I feel so lucky to have received them. I enjoy them.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hannover Royals

We hear and see so much about an upcoming royal wedding. Just about every media event refers to it. ELLEN is the funniest and in that spirit I'd like to mention that because I am from Hannover I ought to be invited. Buddy too. As you can see we know how to be dressed and ready for such a festive event. 
Now all we need is the RSVP card and we'll be on our way... LOL

Monday, February 14, 2011


They hang from the eaves. They look spectacular. Yet they are a source of danger. There's the obvious of one falling. But there's another that is not well known but very destructive. 
That's because there's a damage to the roof. When water does not run off properly via the downspouts it remains in the troughs. There it can cause rot and mould too. The wood becomes weakened. Our landlord needs to take some action soon or his investment property will become a liability. Since we plan to move later this year he'll have an empty house making it easier for him to access and repair the roof and walls the are showing water damage..

Thursday, February 10, 2011


The sun is pouring down on our deck and even though it's a cool -13C this orchid's warm and cosy. It has been tricked into believing it's in a tropical paradise because of a pane of glass and an indoor heating system. It awaits pollination but there's little hope of that happening. Hope??

We have created a lot of artificial environments to grow plants. They are intended to be for our benefit. Have you ever been to a food producing green house? 

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Hopeful, excited and happy. These are some of the words to describe my daughter's feelings about her very first business. She and her partner are almost ready to launch their shop and join the world of enterprise and free trade. Since our family has been much involved (her sister designed the flyer, business cards and t-shirts) I felt I had to do my part and share this event on my blog.

Maybe Buddy's love for dragons influenced their choice of a logo? He likes to think so.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Piling Up

 The fluffy white stuff just continues to grow and grow.
Do you have some photos of this last storm?