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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Terrarium

Okay still had birthday money left from the past 40 or so years and wanted to do this. Seemed like something easy to get together. Nope.

Why I was fixated on buying the supplies at AC Moore I will never know. Got a round bowl there and already had a plate of glass for the top . I zip over to Country Gardens and buy 3 miniature plants, some soil, some charcoal oh and got the small rocks at AC Moore. I could have used the  pea stones in the area below but they have been peed on repeatedly so I thought better of that. Get all this home and realize the bowl is too small for three plants. Okay I will find 2 other containers. I will try Home Goods since I had to go to Shaw's in Hyannis anyhow. They had exactly what I was looking for to begin with. Kind of like an apothecary jar with a hinged lid with a gasket. Bought two for almost the same price I paid for the bowl in AC Moore. The line in there took forever. I had to get a carrier after all. I would have gotten a long mirror in there  had I seen one. oh well. Here goes beginning to end. They are now on my work table in the center- plenty of late afternoon sun. We will see how long they thrive. :)















more progress on the experiment. Added sand from various beaches on Cape Cod and added colorful stones in one and natural stones found around the Cape to the other two.










added stones for the lids later LOL. gettin' stoned here.

oh this is hysterical. Going through photos February 2017 and it looks like the only thing that survived was the fern. I have a miniature jade plant and an air plant now I will see if there are any photos to add.

Peppermint wreath & dried hydrangeas

Have not been able to do peppermint wreath for a couple of years. The plant would either not thrive or would be destroyed by a surprise storm. Where I have it hanging has no direct sunlight so the camera, even with flash has problems. ho hum.

The gathering/harvesting on the 19th of September.
Then the twisting of the wreath. Would have been easier with 36"-40" vines but that only happened once! I let it stay out and dry on the deck for one day.
Brought it in next day to cure in the hallway which was 90 degrees still most days.
Then tied it with orange imported loopy yarn in 6 places and hung.

It should last 100 years- no direct sunlight.

Then clipped 3 hydrangea blossoms for drying. They are that purple green right now which will last through the Autumn season. Need it to dry thoroughly before placing in hanging basket next to the peppermint wreath.




Saturday, September 26, 2015

50th Reunion- Chatham High School

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the one obligatory blurry one  LOL  like the rest are so crisp!
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the walk back to the car LOL
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then these taken by fellow classmate Duane
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Village Hall South Chatham reunion part 2
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photo courtesy of Tom K. alas one where I do not look so much like a troll under a bridge.
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