Glory's Garden

All the world's a garden, you know, and we are mere flowers within it. Come, I'll show you!

Don't get any funny ideas!

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My Peeps!

Monday, December 31, 2012

A Day at Tarpon Springs

We spent our first day in Florida at Tarpon Springs. It's one of our favorite places in Florida and I'll tell you why.
Justin can gets boots with his name on them...of course, he's content to just get his picture taken with the sign, because as he says, "Got boots in Pennsylvania...flip flops for Florida." Good enough reason for me!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Merry Christmas from Sarasota, Florida

Merry Christmas from Sarasota, Florida! Tom and I spent a lovely Christmas Eve at the Marie Selby Botanical Garden and I thought I'd share some Christmas-y photos... even though it is actually past Christmas time.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fun at Epcot

Remember I told you we had the chance to visit Epcot while we were in Orlando? Well, we did have us a bit of fun there and I thought I'd let you know about it.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas At the Harry P. Leu House

Merry Christmas! I thought I'd show you the Harry P. Leu house all  decorated in its holiday's best. Hope you like it.

I didn't count all the Christmas trees they had, but there seemed to be one in every room. WOW!

Monday, December 24, 2012

All I want for Christmas is...

All I want for Christmas is....how do you think I'll finish that sentence? Here's a clue: You can find it at Epcot.
Sunflowers for Alex

Friday, December 21, 2012

Can never have enough flowers

You know I can never have enough flowers and so...here are more for you on this cold winter day...at least it's cold up north.

Who doesn't love pansies and petunias?


This powder puff tree seems to bloom perpetually.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Back Home from Trade Show

I've been away for a while, but I'm back home now. I went down to Orlando to help Tom at a trade show--supposedly the BIGGEST of all trade shows and it sure as heck seemed to be! I got lost several times. This was the Power-Gen show which caters to all things power generation, power plants and such, plus a whole section of green-friendly products too. Believe you me, everything went right over my head. No, not cuz I shrunk! I just have very little idea what all that stuff meant. What stuff?

Well, Tom brought a heat exchanger--whatever that is-- two helium mas-spectrometers---aka helium leak detectors- a sniffer probe, plus helium in a tank and fancy-schmacy plugs for demonstration purposes. I kind of know what that stuff is for--Tom has shown me a hundred times-- but that's pretty much where understanding ended for me.

Tom expected to get loads of work from power plants seeking to increase their productivity and efficiency. I saw no evidence that there was anyone interested in that, but what do I know?

Thankfully, the trade show only lasted three days, four if you count the few hours it took to set up the booth and take it back down at the end. I would very much like it if I never went to another one of these shows again. Only bright spot was the pretty outfits Tommy made me buy for the show. I looked kinda cute in them, although you'll never know. Tom never took a picture of me! Or maybe they're still on his phone? I'll have to check.

Anyway....

That's not saying we didn't have some fun while down in warmer climes. The Sunday before the trade show we went to EPCOT at Disney world with Tom's business buddy, Marc Laz.


Tommy and Marc

Marc's a nice enough guy, but geeze-Louise...I have such a bone to pick with him.
Marc, you silly boy! That's just not ANY rabbit and skunk.
We introduced him the these pretty little topiaries of famous Disney characters and you know what? He didn't know who Thumper and Flower were! Can you imagine?


Needless to say, we had some serious educating to do while at Epcot...and I suppose I had some serious learning to do myself, but the trade show is over and done and I'm back home...at least for a while. More on that tomorrow.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Glory Scale Foiled!

I have awful news for any of you who were crazy stupid silly industrious enough of start using the Glory Scale. Through no fault of my own--at least I don't think I'm to blame, but perhaps I am!-- The Glory Scale has been foiled!
The last time I was bigger than all my kids

What? You don't know anything about the Glory Scale? Well, then, no harm done. For you others who were not so lucky, I do apologize profusely.
Hibiscus will always be over a Glory high

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I did a bad thing

I did a bad thing. Wanna hear about it? Sure you do.
Not so massive and not that ugly pump
 I went with Tommy to Virginia last Sunday. He had a few stops, dropping off a massive, ugly looking pump and picking up a leak detector. Plus there was the possibility of buying more equipment from a going-to-be-out-of-business-soon place.
Perfectly good Leak detector
No, that wasn't the bad thing I did. It was good to spend some time with Tommy even though it was mostly in the car for a very long ride to and from Virginia-- 600 miles is long to me, how about you? The weather wasn't nearly as good as Tom had hoped so he considered the trip a bit of a bust and he felt bad taking me when it wasn't that great out.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Blossoms

It should be no surprise to you that I've been going through a flower withdrawal of sorts. A trip to Longwood Botanical Garden to see Christmas blossoms was a good cure.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Alligators in Orlando

Forget about alligators in the sewers. You should worry about the real alligators in Orlando.

This is the lake on the shores of which stands the much ballyhooed Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens, and don't you know, there be alligators in there!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Crochet Project: Gift bags


So, winter is here and with that gardening goes out the window--at least for me in my cold, Pocono home. Now I get to stay inside and crochet. What my latest project has been is gift bags. Perfect time for them with Christmas coming soon.

Why would I make crocheted gift bags for gift-giving when there's perfectly useful wrapping paper, gift boxes and even paper gift shopping bags which are so easy to use? You have to know, I'm all for saving trees and wrapping paper is a total waste of perfectly good trees, in my opinion, even if you do re-use it, although I'm betting most of you never do.