Thursday, January 17, 2008

Making Spring in the Dead of Winter

I have these great white ceramic containers that used to have candles in them. I've collected a lot of them, knowing that there was something i could do with them after the candles were used up. So, I came up with the idea to plant crocus bulbs in them. I planted them in late October/early November and kept them in the refridgerator for awhile to make them think it was winter. Then I pulled them out and put them in a sunny window at home and at work.

Here they are just popping up through the soil in early December.

This is how much they grew by the end of December.

And by the middle of January the flowers were starting to show themselves.

I'll post another photo when they come into full bloom.

And,... here they are in full-bloom in late January!!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

2007 in Review

A photo review of 2007

The hotel got our names a little wrong announcing our 1st anniversary in March.

A warm early summer day on the Oregon coast.

Celebrating W's b-day at the High Desert Museum in July.

Spending time with our nephew's at the cabin in July.

Enjoying nature in the summer.

Animals at the Lane County Fair in August.

Trip #1 to Ashland in August.

A $6 beer at the Mariner's Game in September.

Picking out pumpkins in October.

Reflection in a window in Ashland, trip #2, October.

Fall day in the park in Ashland.

Torturing PeaOui with a Christmas outfit.

Karaoke at the office Christmas party.

Driving home from Christmas in Redding with my family.