03 March 2010

My Garden - Idriess Place Chapter 7


It has been a long time since I last blogged about my garden. I have been too busy that I didnt seem to have the time to go and see my plants. Very hot summer days also was a factor in not being able to check them out not even my frontyard.

Last Saturday, while hanging my laundry out to dry, I finally noticed that unwanted creeping vines have really grown over the fence so much so that there was no longer a sunlight coming through in my area, not even a bit of sunlight as it was fully covered by the creeping vines. So I decided to do a little cleanup of my backyard and that is when I saw that 2 of my yucca plants have actually bloomed flowers and I never even knew about it.


Based on my estimate, the beautiful white flowers must have grown for about a month already as they seemed to look like they were about to start wilting. I wouldnt want to miss it for the world to see my yuccas blooming flowers. Without blinking an eye, I went inside the house, took my camera and started taking pictures of my backyard garden again most especially with my precious yuccas that bloomed flowers. The last time one of my yuccas in my frontyard bloomed a flower was in 2008.

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Here is the pile of creeping vines from the neighbour that I cut off and how the area looked like after I cut the vines off.

My backyard still needs more care and clean-up though.

 


 

28 February 2010

New life.....easter eggs, easter bunnies..it's easter time once again!


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What does Easter mean to all of us? Wherever and whoever we are, we all know it is the time to renew life. Easter eggs and easter bunnies are there to help us enjoy the spirit of easter, the season of renewal....the beginning of a new life.

At Soft Treasures' Easter e_shop we have lots of items to help you create easter handmade projects ....lots of handmade products made especially for the easter occasion.....come back everyday to checkout new items that we will be posting.

Easter fabric cards are fabric pictures and/or images fitted inside window cutouts.
Easter color-me-cards for kids and adults alike, for everyone who wants to create their personal work of art. Designs have been selected to make colouring more fun and interesting and make a great keepsake, a real treasure to keep.
Easter embellishments such as eggs brads, easter charms and bunny in a basket rubber stamp for your personalized Easter albums.
Create your own easter greetings with our special cliparts and graphic collections for the season. Easter eggs, chocolate treats with family get togethers.....a special handcrafted item....make everyone enjoy and treasure Easter time !
Easter giftcans! A unique keepsake with images that expresses the occasion you are celebrating. A unique way of packaging your gifts, party favours, candies, cookies, jewelry, love notes or anything you can think of.
Fat Quarters for your Easter quilting projects!
Greet your family and friends with a bunny button ! Ready-made and ready-to-wear ! Wear them in your hat, pin them on your bags , stick them on your fridge, bring a smile to a special friend or anyone, they are fun to have and a great way to start a button collection. Great for easter party favours and giveaways and invitations.
Express yourself through Easter quilts. Show your love, support, inspire and gratefulness to someone with a "quilt-a-greet" mini-quilt card ! Unique keepsakes for unique and special people in your life. Very rare and hard to find mini-quilted greetings, could be just the only one you will ever find. Watch out for new mini quilts coming you way very, very soon!
All these and more.....you will find at our Easter e_Shop!

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Dream....Hope....and a better future

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. You may meet some difficulties along the way but if you keep on going...you will always be rewarded. As an avid supporter of the Dire Husi program, here is a story of a street kid from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines who was into drugs and petty theft and didn’t know his birth date, let alone his parents. This June, he will be going back to school as a development communications scholar at the Ateneo de Cagayan thanks to a British Council program. Click on the link below for more on this wonderful story :