Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mother's Petunias

For about three decades Mother has always planted petunias to bloom by christmas along her front fence, alternating red and white.

When she and late stepfather no longer wanted to maintain a year long bed of annuals along the front fence, the petunias were grown in pots and placed along the front fence.

I felt quite sad when I noticed there were no potted petunias along her front fence this year. I didn't say anything.

The immediate family will gather at Sister's house on the Bellarine Peninsula for christmas dinner. We will stay a couple of nights. It is proposed we catch the Sorrento ferry on Boxing Day to visit Sis in Law on the other side of the bay, but given we have a Boxing night dinner with friends arranged, it might just be a bit too much in one day. Rather depends on Mother, as she refuses to go on the ferry again.

Best seasons wishes to you all.


  1. Best wishes to you too Andrew. Looking forward to more adventures in the high rise in 2011.

  2. All the very best to you and your family, Andrew :)

  3. I just realised today that my Nan has some of these bordering her front garden.

    I hope you had a lovely Christmas Day Andrew x

  4. Thanks Ad Rad. Pleased to know you.

    Cheers Jayne, and ta for the card.

    Ah Fen, it might be an age thing. Commonly planted for christmas in a certain period.

  5. Sorry I'm late - but best wishes to you too! It's been a hoot reading your blog this year - look forward to more zany adventures in 2011!!

    Happy travels!!

  6. Aw thanks Red. Yours is educational with humour. I have motives for reading yours, not that wouldn't anyway. More about that later.

  7. Whoa, that was a good save!! But unnecessary - my blog is what it is irrespective of reader's motivation!! So how long before the big trip?!?!?!

  8. Maybe mid year and only a trial taste.