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!

©2016 Glory Lennon All Rights Reserved

My Peeps!

Monday, November 21, 2016

What I've been doing to relax

I wanted to show you what I've been doing lately as a means to relax in the evenings. It will be no surprise it's not gardening since daylight saving time is done and we're sunk in darkness come 5pm. ~sigh~

Such is life. So suck it up, Buttercup, and just keep going I say.

Christmas coasters.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

What I love about seeds

Just a few of my pilfered seeds-- you do recall that's my favorite past-time, right?
I thought I'd tell you what I love so much about seeds. What's so great about them??? Really, what is there NOT to love about seeds? They are cheap, you can find them literally ANYWHERE and they are so much fun to collect!
Catmint seeds are tiny



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gardening in November...Yes, NOVEMBER!

 I have never done any gardening to speak of in November before this year, but this year has been rather topsy-turvy in nearly every respect so... yes, I did a whole day of gardening yesterday.

I will tell you what I did on this rather warm-ish day...I think it got up to 65℉, but with the sun shining it felt much warmer to me which is always good.

Friday, November 4, 2016

What's good about Beech trees




Want to know what's particularly good about Beech trees?

Whaddaya mean you don't give a rip?!?!?

Well, I'm going to tell you anyway, so if you really don't want to know...stick your head in the sand...works for Socialists after all.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The day Dorothy from Kansas Stole my husband...and her little dog too!

I know it's been a while since I've been here, and I do apologize to the few people who liked my silly ramblings, but I have been unduly busy with other things...not necessarily enjoyable things but things that needed to be done. So, it's got to be something extraordinary for me to actually take the time to tell you my latest adventure...if you can call it that.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Clematis Time

It is Clematis time again...and it's rather spectacular this year. 
White Clematis

Wanna see? Sure you do....

Nelly Moser clematis pale pink with darker pink center stripe.

Maroon red clematis.

Dark purple clematis.

Pale lavender clematis.

One clematis--my favorite Comtess De Bouchand, a sad thing indeed-- seems to have died over winter, but overall most of my clematis vines are looking nice this year.


Friday, June 10, 2016

Penn State Summer Games 2016


The first week of June we went to Penn State for Summer games. That includes Track and field, bowling, equestrian, golf, tennis, basketball, softball and...

aquatics...that is to say swimming.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

I suppose That's just me

Ever notice how nice a field of tall grass looks? If you look closely you'll even see flowers. No, not the yellow ones...the purple-ly pink ones.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Statues which make me happy

We went to the museum of art in Washington DC some time ago and I thought I'd show you some statues which make me so happy.Guess why.
Lady with flower

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I love Cabella's and here is why



Whenever I get the chance I like to go to Cabella's outfitters stores. We only know of one about  two hours away from home so we can't go often, but whenever we are close we like to stop by and spend an hour or two looking around. It's just a wonderful and amazing place!

Friday, May 27, 2016

What box?



As you may know, there are two kinds of people in this world; those who stay within the lines and think only inside the box and those who do NOT and consequently get themselves in trouble or become famous, rich and otherwise break free of the constraints society wishes to put on them.

But did you know there is a third type of person? Yes, there is, and I'm married to him. Tom is the kind of person who does NOT stay within lines but not because he doesn't want to...he simply refuses to see boundaries, you see. If he doesn't see lines there is no need to stay within them...get it?

And as for thinking inside the box? He  just doesn't believe  this mythical box exists...he certainly has never seen or felt it, so, of course, why would he make himself stay in a place that does not exist... Let alone his brain function!?

As far as I can tell there is only one Tommy of my acquaintance although there must have been a few others-- all of them innovators, inventors and otherwise near or actual geniuses. They can see far beyond the average person's line of vision and also think far beyond most people's ability.

They are a special breed and therefore need understanding. They do NOT often have what we ordinary folk call "people skills", you see. We must make allowances for them because, let's face it, without them we might very well be still in the stone age rubbing sticks together to make fire...or maybe not even that!

I'll bet anything the first guy to rub two sticks together to make fire was  labeled a kook. Gotta love the kooks of this world! At least I do.


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Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016

What else you find while Honeysuckle hunting





 Recall if you will, when I told you about honeysuckle hunting. That should NOT be too difficult as it was just the other day.
Peony tagalong

Well, at times, while honeysuckle hunting I tend to find other things...usually tangled up with the honeysuckle...roots like to intermingle, you know.

Hosta hitchhiker


So what did I find? Did you get a look at the photos? 
Wee maple sapling

There's your first clue!

daffy-drifter


Yes, a tiny peony, a wandering hosta, a daffy-dil, a wee maple sapling and a shy little violet. 


Voyer Violet
No need to worry...they each got their own new home. 
~Sigh~ This honeysuckle hunting can be interesting.


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Honeysuckle Hunting



Surely you've heard of duck hunting and rabbit hunting and ever deer hunting. But ever heard of honeysuckle hunting? Well, to be fair it's not really hunting...more like scavenging.

What it is is searching the garden—in my case a rather extensive garden-- in search of your stray honeysuckle plants. They pop up in the oddest, least likely places, so that is why it's close to hunting... they tend to be crafty at hiding.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Prior life as a depression era house wife

It seems I may have had a prior life as a depression era housewife. How do I know this?
Because I simply am unable--or perhaps unwilling-- to throw away ANYTHING.



Wednesday, April 27, 2016

When the power of your green thumb is too great to contain

What happens when you cannot control your super power? Well, depends on the super power I guess.





Mine is my super-duper green thumb and its ability to make things grow.

No, I just cannot stop the power of my green thumb to make things grow...even when I'm not trying to grow anything!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Himalayan Blue Poppy Bedlum






So, there we were planning a trip to Longwood gardens* when Tom gets an email update.

It stated thusly:
Come see the rare and beautiful Himalayan Blue Poppies! They are in bloom RIGHT NOW! They only bloom for 2 weeks so DON'T MISS THEM!**


I thought that was rather weird. Not because these are rather rare flowers to see, but because I had already seen them almost every year for the past ten years so I didn't understand what the big holla-baloo was about them this year.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Justin the streaker





Once upon a time, I had little control over Justin. In truth, that only made sense since #1 he had autism and #2 he was a bit of a terror*. I might have been better at dealing with him if I had not had three other kids to tend to, but so it is. Nothing that can be done about it now.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Itchy palms and other old wives' tales





So, there I was minding my own business when I felt an itch on the palm of my hand and --shocking as it may seem-- I scratched it.

Tom smiled and said, “Guess you'll be getting some money tomorrow.” I just laughed and replied, “I wish!” Which wasn't true. I don't usually wish for money. What could I do with money? I already have a craft room bursting with yarn and as that would be the only thing I would buy with the green stuff, well...it would be wasted on me.

Friday, April 8, 2016

How many does it take?



Without my knowing that March 30 was the anniversary of the day in which President Ronald Reagan got shot, on that day I had been wondering how many secret service agents our current president has protecting him. Not for any nefarious reasons, mind you...just idol curiosity.

Friday, April 1, 2016

A bit of altering

I recently did a bit of altering. No, not of my personality or anything like that. Something much more easy to do. I'm talking about the altering of a lacy top which was given to me by a friend a few years ago. I wore it once as soon as I got it and it was a bit tight even then, but then I tried it on again recently--after gaining weight, blast it!-- and it was VERY tight, so tight that I would not wear it again unless I lose some weight.

Now I had two choices: I could give it away to someone or I could alter it so it fit*. Only thing is...how do you alter a lacy top like this?


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Blonde Experiment



Tom was flicking around the TV channels the other day and he spotted the film "Gentlemen prefer Blondes" on the TV guide channel and being curious-- he had never seen it before, after all-- he switched to it. First thing he saw was Jane Russel--not at all a blonde, in case you didn't know.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Best Prom night ever



Most people remember their prom night as a special night...for various reasons. It may have been the first real grownup party they attended, first time dressing up, first time dating, first time out without their parents or their real “first time”.

I wouldn't know any of that, however. I never got to go to my prom, because my parents wouldn't allow it. No need to go into the whys of that. Tom, on the other hand, did go, although he didn't want to. His mother forced him to go as a right of passage he would regret if he didn't do. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

How to deal with a bully, old world style



Back when I was in school, there were bullies. I'm quite certain there were bullies for all times previous —even though I was not alive to witness it. Want to know something else? There will always be bullies, no matter what is done to try to stop it. It is just a fact of life that there will always be those who will try to intimidate and bully the weaker amongst us and they will continue to do so until someone stops them. Every dictator, every king, every power-hungry human, every politician with world domination on the brain has/had been a bully or has the potential to be a one.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Never dating again



Tom and I were watching a movie called “He's just not that into you” and you know what we learned from it? That we NEVER want to date again! That is to say, if the people in that movie are indicative of who is out there to date, then NO WAY we want that kinda crazy in our lives.

Don't know if you've seen that film, but DANG! There may never have been a film so chock full of ridiculous characters; no bigger bunch of whiny, needy, self indulgent, pathetic, clueless, delusional whackos... and mostly female to my utter shame.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Simple thank you goes a long way

At the risk of someone telling me this is TMI, I wanted to say that I always thank Tommy after a good time and he in turn thanks me.


It's how we roll and how we like it.

Some might believe this to be thoroughly stupid, or ridiculous, but I always thought a simple thank you goes a long way. That is to say, one can never go wrong with stating that you appreciate whatever someone does for you.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Young readers are readers for life...maybe



When I was a young mother, I was intent on starting my baby on a lifelong love of reading which meant that as soon as Alexis—my first child—was born I would sit on my comfy rocking chair and hold her while I read to her. I started with Dr. Suess' ABC book and by the time she was a few months old she could recognize letters and she was able to read before her brother was born 2 years later. I wasn't until much later that I discovered this was NOT the norm.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Windowpane Afghan

I posted a photo on Facebook--this one in fact-- of my finished Windowpane Afghan. I started it a few years back but then things happened, other projects took precedence and it  got set aside...just another WIP--work in progress-- with no means of an end until I set to doing it.




Well, I finally did finish it and here it is, ready to be donated to some worthwhile charity. Still have not decided which one, but I am leaning toward the Annual Autism Awareness Bowl-a-thon which Justin loves to go to with this fellow autism buddies.

A request for the pattern from a  friend made me write out the instructions, so I thought I'd post it here in case others would like to try this fun and easy pattern too.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Picking Flowers in winter


I suppose you are wondering what I've been about today...that is of course if you have nary a bit of work or amusement with which to occupy yourself or you actually care what I do all day long--not likely. In either case I shall tell you anyway, because...well, I must tell someone!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Orchids in Winter

While at the DC National Conversatory indoor Botanical garden we saw the orchids of winter. 

Here they are: