Sunday, May 27, 2012

If I Were A Bee And You Were A Rose

May 27, 2012

Are you enjoying your Memorial Day weekend?  The weather is simply perfect for all those family cookouts.  I surely hope you're all remembering why we are celebrating this weekend.  It's a time to remember and pay respect to all those men and women who fought, and died, so that we may enjoy the freedom that we so love.

My family is chock full of veterans from all the different branches of the Armed Forces, including my Michael and my brother Artie.  Our sons, sons in law, grandsons and all those who came before us have all gone off to serve this great country of ours to keep it free. 

It's already partway into the afternoon here.  I slept late this morning, and then Tootsie and I went to Home Depot to meet up with Eddie and Dee Dee.  Here, we bought ant spray, two new rose bushes, lots of marigolds and a few new garden tools.  We're going back there in a little while to get more marigolds.

I underestimated how many we would need to plant along the whole garden on the other side of the house.  (Only the flower part of the garden.)  When we get ready to put the veggies in, we will get more marigolds for them too.  Something has been feasting on all the bulbs and plants in my garden and I'm trying to discourage it from eating any more.

Today, I will share with you a photo art that I made from a picture of a rose in my garden.  I had found a beautiful rose poem on line and wanted to scrap it. 

In a couple of weeks, I hope to have some new photos to share of my granddaughter, Jasmine.  Folks, her parents just received a letter from the school department telling them that "Jasmine has earned a perfect score on one or both sections of the 2012 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Test (MCAS).  This is an incredible achievement that is worthy of recognition and praise."   There will be an award ceremony on June 5.  Jasmine, I love you and am sooooooo proud of you!

Now I shall leave you to enjoy the day with your family.  Till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Edna B.


The Queen Jester said...

Finally able to get on the net again -busy weekend and hard to obtain a signal. Nice photo and verse. Hope you're having a great weekend.

smiekeltje said...

Congrats for Jasmine!
I am curious about your rose bushes!
Poor you, you have nasty creatures too, eating fresh spouted veggies and flowers. Could be snails.
Marigold should help to keep them away.
I read another thing that might help too. I didn;t try it out yet, but I will.
Take the parts of a whole garlic bulb, cook it for about half an hour in a bit of water. Then take out the garlic, let the water cool off and put it in a closed pot in your fridge. When giving water to he plants, one or two big spoons of the garlicwater in a watering can, fill up with fresh water and water the plants. They should do allright, but specially snailsseem not to like it. Oh, also could be great for roses, who have sometimes too many lice.
Worth a try, isn;t it?
Have a wonderful day!

Edna B said...

Thanks Kyra, I'm going to give that a try. Have a fabulous day, gugs, Edna B.

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Wow, congrats to your granddaughter Jasmine, great honor! Thanx for sharing the Rose/Bee poem and page so very pretty! Have a great and blessed holiday with your family. Hugs! Mat