Ornaments

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.

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See them?  Here’s a closer look:

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

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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:

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

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She thought the decoration looked good in the pine tree.

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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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