Tuesday, November 18, 2014

False Holly Jackpot!

False holly grows in wet, swampy areas of Nova Scotia. That's what makes it so challenging to harvest. Confession here, I almost got a "soaker", LOL. But I persevered and cut some of the best holly that I have ever seen! Check it out...

Yes, that's a big bird's nest right in the middle of the branch. Surely that should bring some Christmas luck :).  I can hardly wait to get this in my urns with some fir boughs around it. Here's a close-up...

When I got back to the cottage to take these pictures I heard two gunshots! Good thing I had on my husband's red ski jacket and my hunter orange toque! Accidents do happen so you have to be pro-active. Who knew harvesting holly could be so dangerous?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

100 Posts!!

I can't believe it! This is my 100th post on Summer Friends. It has taken me a while to reach this milestone, but Rome wasn't built a in a day, LOL. Lately I just haven't had much to write about. I never have any trouble talking, just trouble writing. Guess I'm not all that  different than the kiddies I teach, haha.
But I have been doing lots of "pinning". Oh yes, I (we) are still thinking about this old farmhouse. You know, the one that is so sweet but needs a TON of work. 

I have been obsessed with it for at least a month. I can picture the kitchen something like this...nice and bright with a big island and a farmhouse sink.
It all could happen. You just never know. It all depends on when our present house sells. But then again, this farmhouse could be gone by the time we sell. I guess that's when you say, "It just wasn't meant to be." :)