Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine Wishes...and Give Away Reminder

Happy Valentine's Day to all of my garden blogging friends! I hope you are spending Valentine's Day with the ones you love.

Don't forget to enter my Garden Give Away! Just write a short post in reference to Earth Day AND mention this project, listing one or two (or more) things YOU do in your yard to contribute to clean, green living. *Click here for instructions and to get the badge.

Come on, I know you do at LEAST one thing! Check out the garden gifts, and come on over and join in!

Read about the Give Away...and see the current participant's posts.  It's easy...come on over!

Unfortunately, my loved ones are away skiing in Maine, and I'm home with my knee in a brace. Seems I'm always having accidents. I fell off a step ladder 3 weeks ago...but it's getting much better now.

Happy Valentine's Day, my friends;-)

--Today I am thankful for the knowledge that healing, almost always, comes with time.

Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For 2 Day.


  1. Jan how sad for you that you can't go skiing with everyone. Maybe next time, heal quickly.

    Great shot of those flowers.


  2. Bummer you can't be in Maine. I'm surprised they have snow? I thought Virginia had it all:)

  3. Oh Jan - I hope you heal quickly!

    Lovely photos. Enjoy your day as best you can.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Beautiful flowers - spring come soon! HappyValentine's Day. we will enter your giveaway!

  5. Happy Valentine's Day, Jan. Sorry to hear about your knee. Hope your family comes home safely. I'm sure you must be getting a Lot of contest entries. :-)

  6. aw, I hope you have a speedy recovery!! Too bad you can't be skiing, but perhaps you'll enjoy the peace and quiet of being home alone...

    Love that first photo. Gorgeous blooms and arrangement.

  7. I love the first photo. The container looks like it has a mother-of-pearl sheen.

    You and step-ladders have a bad history! :( I'm sorry to hear your knee is injured. What a bummer you couldn't go skiing. I hope you feel better soon!

  8. Happy Valentine's Day Jan! beautiful flowers and they are much appreciated~gosh if you saw how brown my gardens is! That's terrible about your knee....gail Be safe.

  9. Thanks guys (well, gals!)...
    Sweetbay, you remembered about my last accident w/the stepladder! haha. I guess I'm not as steady as I used to be...even though I refuse to give up! I was at my mother's helping her move in to her new home, and I was placing 'silk plants' (can you imagine? silk??!!) up on the top of her kitchen cabinets. Well, you can imagine the rest...Stupid me!

    I've recently figured out to check 'email' comments and wow, what a difference it's made with me being able to keep up with everyone! I had never done that that's why I often did not ever get back with anyone! Now I'm finding it's a lot easier!

    Happy V-day to all;-)

  10. Have you guys had trouble getting into Blotanical today? It says there's a broken link. Just trying to make sure it's not just me...

  11. My husband sometimes teasingly calls me Grace because I can be a bit clumsy and accident prone.

    I'm so sorry that you have injured your knee. I hope it heals very quickly. Do you enjoy times of solitude or are you one that dislikes being alone?

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your photos, the color of those ranunculas is spectacular! Hope your knee feels better....been there, done that several I'm trying to put off a knee replacement for a few years.

  13. Robin, I like my solitude...I guess I've gotten used to being alone a lot. My husband often travels, my daughter is in college...and my son, well...he keeps me busy but he happens to like HIS solitude a lot, too;-) It allows me to spend a lot of time catching up on blog reading!

  14. Happy Valentine, your post is very sweet with beautiful flowers.

    When do I post the earth day post?

  15. Jan,
    Best wishes for the speediest of recoveries. And, I hope you enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day. That arrangement in the first photo is just beautiful. I would love to take part in your Sustainable Living project, and will be working on my post in the next few days. :)

  16. Sorry to hear about your knee... I do keep planning to do an earth day post, but we'll see. I'm not the best at writing to deadline, LOL!

  17. Jan, I am so sorry about your knee. Hang in there and Happy Valentine's Day to you too.~~Dee

  18. I know it's difficult missing all the fun, Jan. Hope you get well soon and start freaking out ;) Have a nice day!

  19. Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Jan. I love the flower bouquet. Hope your knee is better soon. Hate to see you left out of the fun.

  20. Jan bless your heart. I am sorry to hear that you are injured and missed the skiing trip. Bummer. Such pretty blooms for Valentines day. Get well!

  21. It looks like you got some pretty Valentine flowers!
    I've been trying to work on a post for your Earth Day theme. I'll do my best to get one together before the cut off date. I think it's a really great idea! :)

  22. just found your beautiful blog. we share several of the same passions. i especially enjoyed your "bird itch" post. i experienced that same itch a couple of years ago and have been hooked ever since. :) unfortunately i don't have a good zoom lens so i don't have wonderful pictures like yours yet, but am saving for one. i bookmarked your blog and am looking forward to following along.

  23. Thanks everyone! I look forward to your posts and joining in with me on this 'earth day' project. It's actually 'pre' earth day, as that's not until Apr, 22.

    Welcome, Carolina Mountains, and Deb.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    Catherine and Liisa, glad you're doing posts! Monica you SHOULD! Just make a 'short and sweet' one, nothing fancy at all. Mention just 1 thing you do, if that's what you feel like. That's ok.

    Ann, the deadline is March 1. Please read the links to the instructions on this post. Also, they are in my sidebar, and also at the very top of my blog.

  24. Beautiful post, hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day. So sorry to hear about your knee, glad it's on the mend. :)

  25. Hey Jan, hope your knee is getting better.

    Love the Valentine pics. Thanks for sharing them.

  26. Such beautiful flowers and some lovely accompanying photos - sorry your loved ones are in Maine but hope you had a happy day nonetheless. Sorry too that you have your leg in a brace - hope your neighbours are being kind... sounds like you're in need of some TLC. Am just about to go and do my Green posting.. take care Miranda
    ps - do you know what has happened to Blotanical? I just cannot get on the site.

  27. So glad you all stopped by--thanks;-0

    I believe some upgrades are occuring on Blotanical and that's why the link is broken. I don't know how long it will off-line...I couldn't get on yesterday when I tried either.

  28. I hope you're feeling better! I'll join in soon for your Sustainable Living Project.

  29. So sorry to hear about your knee, Jan. Hope you get better real soon.
    I love those flowers in the first photo. So very beautiful!


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