Tuesday, March 30, 2010

(I received this in an email today and thought it was well worth posting)

On May 8,2008, a 98 year-old lady named Irena Sendler died. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.
She had an 'ulterior motive'.
She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews (being German). Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids). She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises. During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Birds of a Feather


On my way to the garden early one morn, I caught a glimpse of pink from my back door.


I peered through the rose bush

to see what I could see…


then tiptoed to the pic-nic table,

as quiet as can be…


I hopped out in front of them to see if they would flee… 


But the plastic pink flamingo’s just stood and stared at me.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Subtle signs of Spring


Spring is beginning to show her lovely face around Brambleberry Cottage.


The evening air is filled with the sweet aroma from the blooming Honeysuckle.


Soon the fragrance of my wisteria will be dancing on the breeze.






All is well in m little world…

how about yours?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Mid Winter’s Tea


Hello! Do you remember me? I hope so!

I wanted to thank all of you for the lovely comments about how to finish off my little sparkly baskets for my tea give-away’s. Sadly, they never made it to the tea and are stacked on my dresser in the guest room. My table fell apart at the last minute so I decided to save them for another day. Who knows, maybe I’ll use one for a give-away on my blog…that would be fun.


I made the sweetest little center piece out of my green pedestal, a garden cloche, and a few rolls of ribbon. I liked it so much that I decided to keep it as a little display on my work table. 


It was such a busy day that I forgot to take pictures after I had set my table so your only getting a wee glimpse of what it looked like.


Another sweet center piece from one of the tables we had. I’m always amazed at how creative we women can be, aren’t you?


Each one of my guests was given a sugar shaker along with half a dozen Lavender Shortbread cookies and the recipe so they could make their own. Have you ever tasted Lavender Shortbread? It’s really delicious and super easy to make.

Well I have a busy day ahead of me. I’ve been pulling weeds and planting seeds while the sun’s been shining, but the rain is on it’s way…I love the rain!

I hope you all have a beautiful day!