Tuesday, November 17, 2020

This and That Tuesday

 Tuesday's funny-

We got married on Christmas Eve and every year the HH gets me a Christmas ornament.  This year he ordered online. When he received it, he was a bit surprised at the amount of skin the little fairy was showing and immediately dubbed her The Hookup Fairy. 😁



AND

Did you see where scientists have come up with  a carbon alternative to plastic? This will hopefully be better for us and most definitely better for the planet.

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Trying to bloom:

The hydrangea.



Another Iris.


The Christmas Rose.


AND

We gave the bushes their winter haircuts today. This is what was left of the roses.


What about you, thinking about Christmas or putting that on hold till after Thanksgiving? Cut back your garden yet? Seen anything about the plastic alternative?

40 comments:

  1. Lovely fairy! Your garden is looking good! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Val.
      It's getting chilly. I'm afraid the Iris may have waited a bit too long.

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  2. What a great anniversary gift...even if this year's is a bit on the trampy side. LOL

    I've cut back my roses. I can't decide if I want to cut back the hydrangeas. I might think them instead of cutting them all the way back.

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    1. And speaking of hydrangeas:) Do you get black spots on yours and what do you do about it?

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  3. I am soooo not ready to think about Christmas - but have put the fruit for the first batch of cakes in to soak.
    Love your newest ornament. I am pretty sure that there is a hookup fairy - though her judgement is not to be relied on.
    Love your garden too.

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  4. Bad hydrangea. Not the time to bloom.
    Hook Up Fairy looks quite large.

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  5. I came back from my 15 minutes and came across this. I'd just love to be a fly on the wall to hear just one of your dinner conversations which I know would be totally fun and outrageous. Clearly you both have the same type of humor and has made my day.Yes!!!! I adore the flowers, but I'll be thinking of Christmas Eve in a whole new way now(lol!) Happy Tuesday and Hugs, RO

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    1. Yay for getting your fifteen minutes in.
      Our conversations might make you clap your hands over your ears. Lots of political discussion and grumbling:)
      Hugs received and returned.

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  6. Hubby is pretty romantic too! Is that a book or DVD library I spy? Either way, it makes me want to be a houseguest even more, Super Sandra(lol) RO

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  7. You hooked up on Christmas, so she fits.
    Hopefully the plastic alternative is better than paper straws because those things are awful.

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    1. I have high hopes for the plastic alternative.

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  8. I actually like the punk fairy. At least she is not sitting on a lamppost:). If you go to the One of a Kind Christmas Show, they are going virtual and there is a couple who make some beautiful fairies. I will see if I can find them and provide the link. The face on this fairy is excellent and I love the colouring. She needs a special spot, maybe near a red light. Ok that is the last joke. I haven’t heard about that new plastic but that sounds great! My hubby placed garbage bags on top of the spring flowers because they were beginning to pop up. It is wild weather. Last week we had September like weather, one day close to 80F. In one day it went down to 45 F. Now we are looking at snow for tomorrow but then go back up to 62F...and then back down again...ughhh. This past Sunday it was wild weather, all day rain and extremely windy causing a lot of damage all over the Niagara Region, Toronto and everywhere.

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    1. Near a red light. Ha!
      Spring flowers popping up? Yup, here too. Wild weather indeed.
      YOU have a great one.

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  9. What an awesome tradition. You are lucky to have so much growing in your garden. It's getting too cold for that here.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie.
      I think we're getting close to the end here too.

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  10. I LOVE the hook-up fairy. That's a great tradition. I'm very impressed by your early hydrangea bud! I hope it stays.

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie:)
      Unfortunately, I don't have high hopes for the hydrangea.
      Take special care.

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  11. I love the name hook up Fairy,and was a great day to get married. Happy to hear about a plastic alternative. Your garden is full of life still:) xo

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    1. Thanks, D.L. We were actually third generation to get married on Christmas Eve.

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  12. Wow, what a cute hook-up fairy. I bet she'll still find a place on your tree this year.

    You live in such a different climate from me. We've had hard freezes, ice, and snow and I have practically NOTHING to show out side. It's amazing how you still had roses and an iris about to bloom. Amazing.

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    1. Yes, she will:)
      I remember when we lived in IL and WI. Brrr. Our blood has thinned too much to go back to the Midwest now.

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  13. what a neat anniversary !!!

    garden's been cut back for sum time now; have had flurries, frost; N feerce windz az da tabbies say

    the plastic alternative reminded me of the Star Trek episode Voyage Home; when Scotty is explaining about plexi glass///transparent aluminum :) ♥♥

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    1. Flurries???? Brrrr.
      Ahh, another Trekkie. Thumbs up:)

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  14. Hahahahaha! Cheeky fairy!! :)

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  15. Getting married on Christmas Eve - sounds like a Hallmark Christmas movie. I think you have the makings of an anniversary Christmas tree.

    Enjoyed your post!

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  16. Wait--don't you need a tree for an ornament? I stopped doing that a few years ago.

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    1. That takes the pressure off. My sister doesn't put one up either.

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  17. I didn't hear about this plastic alternative, wonderful! Lovely ornament for your anniversary.

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    1. Yes. I'm thrilled about the alternative.
      Thanks, Christine:)

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  18. lmao one step further and he'll be getting pornaments...yeah they are a thing hahaha never heard of the plastic alternative.

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    1. Ha! Pornaments, hey? Well that would be different:)

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  19. A lovely day to get married - I like the fairy.

    All the best Jan

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  20. Hi Sandra - yes buying something online can be 'unexpected' ... what fun though ... congratulations on the anniversary coming up in a month or so. Mild autumn for your hydrangea ... hope it blooms fully ... take care - Hilary

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