Take time out to enjoy..

Take time out to enjoy..
Relax, renew, regain, regrow, reflect

Thursday, November 22, 2012

'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!'

prompted me to start thinking of tinsel, and Christmas approaching.
And with Thanksgiving on our doorstep this weekend.. 
So... today.. yes' Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas' .. 
My Christmas rose has started blooming! 
Yay,.. yay.. it's life was under threat last year when it did'nt shape up to much.. but what joy.. its blooming! 
'Christmas Rose' to me to others Hydrangea.... 
this delicate shade of pink is just making its appearance in Queensland. 
Why Christmas Rose?
Well, in the house I grew up in, back in South Africa, Linmeyer, Norah Street, 
my mom/dad had a very special one.. and it was huge! 
And every year, this time of the year, it started its blooming. 

My dad used to pride himself on the depth of blue hydrangeas that he'd achieved, 
by putting nails/bits of metal into the soil around it.
He was a Rugby player, Rugby Referee, like a gentle giant!
He passed away twenty three years ago! 

But on Googling  (what would life be without Google?)
I discovered
To obtain a blue hydrangea, aluminum must be present in the soil. To ensure that aluminum is present, aluminum sulfate may be added to the soil around the hydrangeas.  
To achieve Pink hydrangeas, add dolomitic lime several times a year. This will help to raise the PH, 

Imagine if we could change our appearance so easily? 
Instead of spending hours at the hairdresser, 
Instead of spending hours sweating at the gym, 
Instead of spending big $'s at the shops,
Instead of getting those luscious lips that everybody is pouting now-a-days..
Just ONE DOSE of lime!

But......"In my heart there rings a melody..Of perfect harmony"
Bloom where you're planted! 
Be content with your appearance, where you live, who you're married to.. 
Be content! 
(with your Christmas Rose color today)
And remember,

"There will always somebody better or worse off than you!"

PS.. this post is dedicated to my dad today..
He gave me my love for the Christmas Roses.. thanks dad xx.. 
'I love  you always, and know mom misses you especially this time of the year as well!'
On my wedding day 1.09.1972.. my dad walked me down the aisle.. what a proud moment for a dad
Oh my pa-pa..to me, he means the world..
I'll always be thankful for your love, and guidance you and mom gave me xx

Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so wonderful
Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so good
No one coudl be, so gentle and so lovable
oh, my pa-pa, he always understood

Gone are the days, when he would take me on his knee
and with a smile, he'd change my tears to laughter

Oh, my pa-pa, so funny so adorabe
Always the clown, so funny in his ways
Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so wonderful,
Deep in my heart, I miss him so today!

x your Jeanie!

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