Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hello, St Cloud

I've just noticed that someone from St Cloud, Minnesota is or at least recently was reading my blog. How exciting! Garrison Keillor country!


  1. Lovely photo, and yes, I am off to bed now. Sorry I am not from Minnesota! Go!

  2. Now you've had a visitor from Oklahoma. We are famous for Will Rogers. Are you familiar with him? We are called the "Sooner" State. I hope you'll come visit me.

  3. What a beautiful photograph. I see you're a teacher...I am a retired in Texas...vacationing in Tennessee USA. Have a great Friday.

  4. What a beautiful specimen of nature! What kind of flower is it?

  5. I'm a huge fan of Garrison Keillor.The OC and I have listened for years to Prairie Home Companion on the radio, and kick ourselves that we never went to see itbeing recorded in St. paul when we lived in Minnesota. I recently saw the movie and fell asleep. B.O.R.I.N.G! He's best listened to on the radio. Not least because he's not exactly pretty....Love his weekly column too, and the way he chides the "current occupant" [of the white house] so relentlessly!

  6. I love the flower, & the flowers your daughter gave you.
    Reading the previous post was interesting, all ring bells!

    And I think if I was young & having a baby, I might be shocked to see that 'child' about to deliver my baby!. He is so handsome though- he just looks so young. Hope all went well with him.
    And hope your Daughter is enjoying her holiday.

  7. The flower is an amaryllis. I have several and manage to keep them going from year to year. They don't last very long, though, and are a bit big and leafy the rest of the year. Still, they're lovely while they flower.

    Son hasn't managed to get to deliver a baby yet - it's been a quiet week for babies in that hospital and there are a lot of midwifery students who need the experience too. And yes, it's very odd to think of him doing any such thing!! And yes, much though I adore him - and he is a very kind and competent lad - I think he's much too young! He's my baby! But then, doctors have to learn.

    I was sewn up after tearing during the birth of Daughter 1 by a child doctor. They said to me, "Dr X will stitch you up," and he visibly blenched and said, "Oh well, I'll have a try. I've never done this before." Aarghh. I lived to have two more children, though...

  8. Love your new "Blogger catagory" I think a lot of us, myself included, belong in that catagory! Thanks for the smile you gave me.

  9. Hi, Isabelle. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's been interesting here in East Tennessee to see all the Presbyterian and Methodist churches with very few Anglican. And as we are Anglican, that is a problem.

    Hope you'll stop by again. I am going to link to your blog.

    Have a great weekend!

  10. St Cloud sounds like an imaginary place.

    Your amaryllis is lovely,
    your garden and all your flowers are so delightful, inside and outside,

    and the blossoms you created yourself, they are lovely too, the three big children.

    When I read your blog I read it in a Scottish accent :-)

  11. Pretty amaryllis!