We interrupt our regular gardening programming to bring this special news story!
It all started with a comment on my post about the new walking stick by Randy of Randy and Jamie’s great blog Creating Our Eden. There was mention of a special something I might enjoy in a follow up comment. The result of that communication arrived yesterday. When I went out to get the mail this package was in the mailbox. It was the surprise! Look at the hand drawn decorations on the box. Does Randy know that I have a butterfly tattoo on my right shoulder? I love the sun’s happy face and the dotted paths the insects are taking to visit the flowers. Very nice touch, Randy.Opening the box we tried to be careful, but ended up just tearing into it. Inside was pink tissue paper wrapped around something and purple tissue for filler. This guy knows that attention to detail is important!Inside the pink tissue is a gossamer bag with beads and satin ties wrapped in blue bubble wrap. The contents of the bag is veiled in secrecy but there are some cream and silver beads to be seen.Oh wow oh wow oh wow! This is sooo beautiful. Randy had told me that he used to make crystal pendant necklaces and had one with a rose quartz that he would like to send to me. It is more lovely than my wildest imaginings. This is the very style of jewelry that I like to wear too. But what is this, a jewelry catalog? If so, why are we using the back of the Earth Fare canvas shopping bag to stage the shot? Where is the black velvet? Where are the dried black beans? Where is the black lava rock? No, wait! Let’s put it on and take a photo to send to him to show that we received the package and put it right on immediately. Where’s a mirror? We don’t have any full length mirrors in the house anymore, who wants to see that view, much to the consternation of visiting offspring who still like what they see in their own reflection. The first mirror we come upon is in our bedroom. FLASH! Oops, no good. Why did we leave those work socks on top, and when was the last time this was dusted? Find a room with more light. That’s better, no flash in the bright light of the bathroom. But why did you not hold your stomach in? And why is that down comforter in a heap on the floor in the bedroom in the shot? Can you not look at the scene before snapping the shutter like you do when taking flower pictures? Apparently not.This is the shot that was sent to Randy. Doing some research on the rose quartz, it was found to have healing properties for the body and the heart, including the ears. The dizziness that struck me down has subsided, but the thoughtful gift of this magical necklace will help the wearer weather any storm. It will be cherished forever. Your kindness and generosity are overwhelming. Thank you, Randy.
My name is Frances and I am a lifelong gardener, having lived in various parts of the USA over many years. I am now gardening in USDA Zone 7a east Tennessee. From 2000 to 2014 I was gardening on a slope in a small town in Tennessee. I have been blogging about my gardens since December of 2007. Thank you for visiting!
The slope in spring
The slope in fall
The slope in winter
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Older Posts Of Interest:
The story of the day a throng of cedar waxwings descended upon the garden, shown in the header image. (2009)
An awkward title that explains about making those very tall asters, mums and others shorter by cutting them down by half in May. Now is the time! (2011)
A book inspires the growing of lilies from seed. (2009)
How ten lily bulbs became hundreds. (2010)
A rant about the mistaken thoughts of non-gardeners. (2009)
There was something hidden in the forest and we were lucky enough to be able to see it. (2011)
Dreams turn into reality, in a way. The Green Man/Leaf Man faces live well in my garden now. (2011)
A yard without a lawn. (2010)
A history of all of the faire gardens and a couple of choice tidbits about me. (2009)
Very difficult to only pick your six favorite plants, some of us bent the rules a bit. (2009)
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