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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ February 22, 2015

It's time for this week's edition of {phfr}!


After a mild, dry January, February has been comparatively cold and snowy.  The pond is frozen solid and there's been quite a bit of snow, though nothing like what the northeast has experienced.

February is the hardest month, don't you think?  Christmas is long over and winter has lost its appeal. Anything that reminds us that spring is on its way is welcome.  So when I saw these Valentine flowers on clearance for $2.24, I brought them home.  They are dianthus, which I've always grown outside in the summer, but they look great in this container I got for Christmas.  I may plant them outdoors when the weather warms up.  Dianthus will return the next year if the winter is not too harsh.


Speaking of spring and planting flowers, I'm trying my hand at growing impatiens from seed this year.  The yard has so many possibilities for gardening, but it could get expensive buying flowers from the nursery.  I planted a total of 54 little peat pots, and I think I can easily find places for them if they all do well. I was excited to see the first sprouts this week!


Today is Dave's birthday, and we had a quiet celebration with just the three us~ just the way he likes it.  We had lunch out and later he opened his presents and had blueberry pie, his favorite.  (What is it with men and pie? Give them pie over cake any day!)  I was disappointed that one of the gifts I ordered for him, the 28th edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, did not arrive on time.  So I wrote a note and wrapped it up.  He was happy to know that it's coming, but it's still too bad it didn't make it in time for his birthday!

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  1. Hi Martha! Found your blog through LMLD. January is usually the hardest month for me, it seems to drag on, but this year it went by so quickly-- almost like I blinked and February was here! The Dianthus looks lovely in your container. Your happy picture made me smile--I just love it when I see little sprouts pushing up through the soil! I know what you mean about pie--mine loves pie unless it's German chocolate cake ;-) And, what a sweet idea to wrap up a note in place of the gift that didn't arrive in time! Blessings to you and yours+

  2. Kim, January flew by for me this year too. Thank you for visiting my blog! :)


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