Sunday morning I took a walk with the dog and went to check out the grounds of McMenamin’s Kennedy School.  I didn’t have my camera with me, but went back today to capture an observation I made during that visit.


See them?  Here’s a closer look:


It got me at first. “What?  I thought those were crepe myrtles!”  And then, aha!




Crepe myrtles are so gorgeous — they don’t call for any embellishment, but what a fun idea.  My mom was with me.  Ever the curious observer:


Is it an allium?  What kind?  It doesn’t  have an onion-y odor.


She thought the decoration looked good in the pine tree.




We both had our cameras with us because we had just come from Alberta Park where we had hung her newly completed quilt — for new baby grandchild #8 — on the tennis court fence for photo-documentation.


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Can you guess where my fascination with trees comes from?

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8 Responses to Ornaments

  1. Karen says:

    I saw your link on your mothers blog and came to look at the close up of the quilt – love the plants too 🙂

  2. Love this! Going to have to go check them out…

  3. Ricki Grady says:

    Those look like Allium christophii, and they do invite all sorts of creative uses…this being a good one. Your mom’s quilt is fabulous.

  4. Lis Harwood says:

    Came over from your mum’s for a close up. Great quilt and I see you have Julie’s addiction to trees! She is so knowledgeable, I wish I could remember a tenth of what she told me about the plants and trees we saw in Tokyo. I use those allium seed heads at Christmas, sprayed with metallic highlights and balanced among some bare branches in a large vase. Best wishes and please give your mum a hug from me, Lis x

  5. Wow, such a beautiful quilt!!

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