May 25, 2009
Memorial Day Flowers from Enchanted Florist
As it happened, I was up early this morning and so was Brandon, owner of The Enchanted Florist newly located in downtown Ashland (formerly on 'A' Street). I am following the shop on twitter (@florist) and thanks to TweetDeck I happened to notice this tweet:
local competition: What was Memorial Day, originally called? First local reply wins beautiful fresh flowers for a loved one's memorial.
With a quick bit of Google-Fu, I discovered the answer, "Decoration Day" and replied back, winning a beautiful bouquet of flowers in memory of my Grandma Faye. Here's how it all went down on twitter...
amberhimes: @florist Decoration Day?
florist: 3 answers came in , but @amberhimes was first :) I'll be in the shop from 9:30-1 today. Flowers or chocolate if you have no flowers to lay.
amberhimes: @florist I will be glad to have something beautiful for my grandma's grave. It will mean a great deal to my grandpa too. Thank you.
florist: @amberhimes I will make something beautiful for your grandmother's grave, it will be my honor. It'll be ready at 10, we close at 1.
amberhimes: @florist If you could have something red in there, that would be perfect. :) She loved red.
florist: @amberhimes Yes we have reds in, I'll make a monochromatic red posy that will make all the grocery store flowers envy their grace and style.
@healthymcm you're right, decoration day! Amber beat you to it though. Just finished making the posy. I should upload a pic! :)
amberhimes: @florist I'll be over soon! Me AND my camera. :)
So, as promised, here are a few pictures of the beautiful flowers I received from Enchanted Florist.
Happy Memorial Day.
May 22, 2009
Ashland Creek on an Early Evening in Spring
I found a couple of places where I could just sit on a rock and get lost in playing with the camera. Here are a some shots of Ashland Creek in Lithia Park.
I never get tired of this creek and I love living only a few blocks away from it.
Purples and Greens
There are some lovely purples and greens in Lithia Park this time of year. Here are two examples from my walk in the park this evening.
Gotta love those Spring colors.
An Evening at the Upper Duck Pond
There are few places more relaxing than the Upper Duck Pond in Lithia Park. Watching ducks go down and chow down, wiggling orange feet—well, it's enough to make you forget your troubles, even if only temporarily.
Happy Friday, everyone. :)
May 14, 2009
Just another walk in the park
I decided to enter Lithia Park by way of Shakespeare and, to my delight, noticed construction is underway on The Green Show stage. The Green Show is free and runs before the evening plays every night but Monday. I am really looking forward to them this season.
The usual things caught my eye on my walk this afternoon. Flowers, trees, and the creek, of course. I hope you enjoy these pictures that I made just for you. :)
May 06, 2009
I'm supposed to be doing laundry...
But instead I took pictures and talked on the phone and took more pictures while talking on the phone. Very naughty. Should not have done. But it was...
outside my front door.
I just couldn't resist.
Maybe if I wear perfume, no one will notice I haven't got any clean clothes to wear?
Happy Whatever-Day-It-Is. (Yes, one of *those* weeks.)
May 01, 2009
New location for my Ashland, Oregon massage and bodywork practice
I'm excited to start practicing on the south end of Ashland at my new location at the Full Circle Health Center sharing space with Harmony Healing Arts. The new address is 1701 Siskiyou Blvd. #1. For more details, a map and directions, see my location page on amberhimesmassage.com.