Sunday, May 31, 2009

Nicole's Memorial Garden

Monkey Bar shaped Arbor
4 types of mountain laurel under the monkey bars
Olympic Fire, Little Linda, Sarah, Elf mountain laurel

tall Black Lace elderberry, center Pieris Japonica, "Little Heath"

sides barberry, "Rose Glow"

front corner yellow honeysuckle, berries jubilee woodbine honeysuckle
back post purple Wisteria "Royal Purple"

Spruce, (white bags are for grass smothering)
Montgumcuy Spruce

Hydrangea, the one with yellow leaves is Lemon Daddy Hydrangea

Me and Meggen, she is helping a lot.

front corner by Meggen is salmon-pink rose "America"
back corner is purple clematis "Polish Spirit"

earlier this morning

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Reading Time

Aunt JoLynn and Nicole reading together. date on the photo 1/02

Friday, May 29, 2009

Garden Progress

We hired the neighbor 20 year old, to help clean out the grass, weeds.
The supervisor in the backgorund is Hunter.
He can work faster and harder than myself.

Salmon-pink climbing rose planted.
a patch of seeds, planted last week to the left includes candy tufts, poppy, forget-me-knots, sweet peas.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fun Bath Time

Nicole with little yellow duck, taking a bath


Nicole, having fun, twirling.

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Trip to the Zoo

2001, a trip to Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle
I believe, we saw the baby elephant, too.
Nicole hiding behind her new lemur

The lemur had Velcro paws

Nicole with her Dad, Jeff

This zoo trip was one of many visits to zoos by Nicole.
She loved animals.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Knitting and Reading

Very little progress on this sock.
I am going to rip it out and start over.
One stitch doesn't look right.
This a toe up sock.
The pattern is hearts and flowers.

This a cuff down sock.
The pattern is called Jaywalker.
My current reading is a debut novel "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
Takes place in Seattle, flips between the years 1942 and 1986.

Nicole's garden

A type of rhododendron, brilliant color for a brief time, looses its leaves in the winter, in Nicole's garden.
Still lots of weeding and ground preparation to do in Nicole's garden

Rhododendrons in the back yard


Meggen, taken today

Thursday, May 21, 2009

2008 soccer

Nicole in her soccer gear, 2008

Her team, "The Wild Bunch".

250 Post Party

A Variety of Holiday Celebrations with Nicole
Post # 250

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Nicole and her Dad, Jeff exploring the forest land.

Dinner time

Loving the spaghetti with a touch of butter.
Age 3, I think