Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Our house was built by a nurseryman who hybridized camellias. I think this is one of his "originals." I love the small striped "petals" around the center!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Rose in Winter

Rose in Winter
Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Old country song running through my head...faded love and winter roses. The old rose in the back yard just keeps blooming all year long. This particular blossom is about 7 feet up in the air!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Candle glow...

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
When the weather outside is chilly and raw, a few dancing flames can make the heart warm!

Fashionista in Training

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
Sporting her new tutu and Memere's slippers, a girl expresses herself with her style choices! Cousins are suitably impressed.

Christmas Morning Brunch

Mimosas and nibbles--champagne and sippy cups!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday Wishes

Originally uploaded by marie watterlond
I have fallen in love...with this piece, and one other at the evil evil store. Why do they have such beautiful A&C pieces? This would look sooo good in my dining room!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Keeping warm

Thanks to SIL Linda for the scarf to keep the champers warm. Well, until we put it on ice to chill...

Saturday We...

... trimmed the trees. Luckily, Gran'marie has a lot of trees in lots of sizes!

Fridays are for...

...snapping spectacular sunsets from a moving vehicle! (Well, okay, the traffic was stopped. Friday night commutes can be horrid!)

Thursday's Child...

...has far to go, if someone would just open that dratted door for her!

Wednesday Waits


The little folks seem to think this is a dollhouse set up for them to play with. Rearranging is done frequently and creatively. The little mirror "pool" seems to puzzle them the most; it's always put back upside-down!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday Trails

What makes those mysterious lines in the sky? I know the mundane answer is that they're airplane contrails, but there's a part of me that would like them to be from the Lancre witches.

I think I'd like to be Esme Weatherwax when I grow up, but I think I have a lot more in common with Nanny Ogg. Although I'd like to think that I treat my daughters-in-law (and sons-in-law too) a little better!

First Signs of Christmas

The first decorations of the holiday season are up! Little bitty wall quilts with buttons sewn on them. This is the "modern" one, with newer buttons. Its mate is more subdued in coloring and has vintage buttons, mostly from my mom's button box.

I wonder what my grandkids will think about my button collection. Pardon me while I shudder!

Sunday Sky

After the storms, blue skies and fluffy clouds.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Welcome to My New Picture Blog!

This is going to be my Project 365 Blog! Starting, well, today!, I'm going to try to post at least one picture every day for the next 365 days. If I make it, good for me! If I don't, well, I guess I'll just have to try harder, and you'll have to try to encourage me.


So, here's a camellia to get started with. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to set up a couple more things to make this blog more useful to me and also, hopefully, to you too. Like a new Flickr badge, and links to my other blog, and maybe even some of my fellow 365 peeps.