Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024
Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gardening and Golf Balls - Sun., May 25

Plans are always made in Jell-o when you're a full-time RVer. Seems that's also the case in life. 

Sunday we had plans to travel to Lake Arrowhead in Washington to visit Frank and Gina at their property. Frank called Sunday before we started out to let us know that rain was headed their way and it didn't look good for outside activities. We ended up staying in Oregon.

Mom wanted to plant spring flowers (begonias) in color bowls for her patio and Wave petunias for her front window flower box. After breakfast, we made a trip to Al's Garden Center in Sherwood (along with half the population of Portland, I think), to buy flowers. 

We bought pink, yellow, red and white begonias, and purple and white petunias. We also stopped at Safeway to buy yams to have with dinner.

Back at Mom's house, we started right in on planting flowers. On her back patio she had four empty containers for us to turn into color bowls. 

Begonia color bowls
Purple and white wave petunias.

Cinnabar moth, King City, Oregon
Mom's day lilies are in bloom.
Day lilies.
As we were working at the edge of her patio planting flowers, I heard a thunk and saw a golf ball land a foot way from us. (The golf ball hit the patio support right next to my head. She lives between the 8th and 9th holes of a nine-hole golf course.) Who knew planting flowers could be hazardous to your health?! 

Within ten minutes ANOTHER golf ball went whizzing past my head and landed in her evergreens. Quickly, we finished up the color bowls and went to work on the window box in her front yard. Much safer there.

For dinner, we had Hawaiian meatballs, mashed yams, steamed asparagus and wild rice, with brownies for dessert. So tasty.

Tomorrow Mom wants to go to Goodwill, purchase some vases, and make flower arrangements to take to the local nursing home. She has the most gorgeous peonies in bloom and wants to share them.

Travel Bug out. 

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