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A Surprise On Arrival

May 14, 2021

Flower Friday about lovely leaves instead of blooms this week. When we departed Hawthorne after our month stay in January we had been treated to an amaryllis show the entire visit that was pretty out of this world. I didn’t even give it a second thought after the last bloom wilted as I knew it would lay dormant in our cool basement until next holiday season for a second act. Caretaker Bill instead kept watering it each week since we left and the leaves have grown quite large and supremely lovely. It greeted us on Tuesday evening and I am quite smitten with its beautiful simplicity. This shot my office for the day yesterday with the amaryllis leaves taking center stage. We crave flowers and plants, always really, but here even more so, as it instantly wakes up the house bringing verdant life to the rooms. The lilac season was just ending as we left Seattle and our big bush here is just about to explode. So a second season of lilacs this year is in the cards. Stay tuned as they most certainly will be gracing the tables soon. Have a grand May week-end everyone. From the Hudson Valley, T2+B

May Care Packages

May 13, 2021

Just In, and shipping away, our May {Watson Kennedy Care Packages} from our website. Perfect in honor of a birthday, graduation, or anniversary. Or my personal favorite, a ‘just because’ gift that arrives from out of the blue to make someone’s day. Filled with all sorts of treats. Shipping is complimentary. A handwritten note is included too.

This & That

May 12, 2021

We arrived last night to Hawthorne. An action packed 3 weeks await. Lots of book-ing going on, which is such a delight as I can fully immerse myself into it. My first deadline is June 1st. The above photo me in Seattle sporting our new Watson Kennedy caps. I have been joking that I might wear one every day. Actually, that might not be joking. They are so comfortable! The lilacs are just about at their prime here in the Hudson Valley. Lots of planting and projects on the menu. Fun having you all along, always. The morning begins…

Thoughts Of Mom

May 11, 2021

Mother’s Day can and should be a joyous day, celebrating all those we hold near & dear. But it can also be quite a rough day for all those who have lost loved ones. I posted the below on Sunday. Think it is relevant every day of the year.

Ted’s Tip No. 303

May 10, 2021

If you are ever on the fence about how many types of flowers or colors to choose from, pick just one. The beauty of the repetition and the color variation in one type of bloom will give you all the beauty needed.

A Beautiful Saturday Thought

May 8, 2021

I have posted something along the lines of this thought before but it resonates so much to me, thought would do again. X, T