This past weekend I spent several days with my family in central Indiana. My parents have a very nice home wayyyyyyyy out in the country.
I went Thursday morning in order to help my Mom prepare for my nephew's graduation party on Saturday.
I will say I worked my chunky, little, butt off but the results were well worth it.
When I go there it is a little bit of culture shock. They definitely have a different mindset. I won't go into it here but sometimes I hear the faint sound of banjos in the background. And, I got admonished by my Dad for putting condiments in ramekins. He said I was being wasteful and trying to citify (is that even a word) them. God help me!
I did get to go off on one little adventure. My cousin and good friend took me to an Amish flower auction. I didn't buy much just 12 hanging baskets, 4 pots of ornamental grass, two huge planters of geraniums and 4 pots of sweet william. I also bought the Man an Amish, handmade, straw, hat. I knew where all of my purchases were going to land. Between my home and the little cabin I have plenty of flower space. But then two days later my husband brought home a flat of 4" geraniums and a flat of dahlias.........Now I've got issues. So, I guess this weekend it's plant 'em if you got 'em! So I'll be a planting and drinking wine...remember it's never work if you can drink wine while you are doing it!
I am posting a few pictures......Just for fun.
|The way the Amish roll!|
|The side of my parents country home|
|The Gussied up side entry|
|Can't you just pee in your pants over these baskets?|