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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Pots Gone Wild!!

Upon reading my last post, I realize how didactic I may sound and need to add that while I believe strongly in marriage, I believe more strongly in commitment.  However, I believe when two people cannot work out their problems it is best to split. What I don't believe in is infidelity.  And I don't like Nicholas Sparks' novels.  I think them mawkish.

This morning marked the first day of classes in our county and as we have for the last three years,  retirees met (this year there were 15 of us) for breakfast and a toast (pun intended) to all of our colleagues still in the classroom. 

Before I post the photos from our Naples, Florida trip, I thought I'd share the two pots on my front steps.  Originally, I feared they wouldn't 'fill in.' Oh me of little faith....

13 comments:

Happyone :-) said...

They are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

Oh wow! Absolutely gorgeous. How happy you must be.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Kathy... Your front walk and porch are beautiful... Thanks for sharing.

I thought your post yesterday was good... I was the first person in my family to get a divorce. It was HARD ---but to this day, I know that I did the right thing--probably for both of us. He did CHEAT --and I just couldn't forgive.. I guess neither of us wanted to make it work after that. BUT--life is tremendous for me now (and probably for him also). SO--sometimes divorce just has to happen.

Hugs,
Betsy

Brad said...

I think they look great - I like things a bit wild. Also like the color combination.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Oh Kathy, your pots are simply gorgeous!! The few pots I had have died back. You have a real talent for gardening.

Linda Reeder said...

What wonderful, lush pots!
Tom and I will be getting together with other retired teachers for breakfast next Wednesday, Sept. 8th, the first day of school here. We have breakfast every week with retirees he taught with. This first day of school will be with my former colleagues. But we often both go either way, because we all know each other. That's partly because we used to host parties for both school staffs.

Jay said...

Your front landscaping looks beautiful.

I hate Nicholas Sparks too. Ever since he made the claim that Cormac McCarthy sucked and he was a wayyyyy better writer.

Seth M. Ward said...

Sounds like a new FOX series:P Tonight on an all new POTS GONE WILD see how plants bloom with no care in the world for anyone else! OH BAD PLANTS WHATCHA GONNA DO DO?!?

TAG said...

Outstanding. Looks like the nicotina died back. But that's to be expected.

TAG

Jules said...

I just like your red door.

Hi Kath!

George said...

You're definitely doing something right with those potted plants. They look wonderful!

Gilly said...

Those pots are wonderful! How did you manage to keep thek like that in all that heat?? Mine did very badly, except the cosmos I sowed too late, used the tall ones instead of dwarf, and are now just coming up to their peak extravagance just as we go on holiday!!

Can't win, can I??

Cheryl said...

Nature is amazing, huh? To think you put together a collection of little plants and your reward is so large. The planters are gorgeous.