These were our rhoddy bushes at our last home in Kenmore, Washington.
Jo From This Side of the Pond has a new bouquet of questions for us to answer this first Hodgepodge of May. Click over to join in the fun. Thank you Jo!
1. What’s something you ‘may’ do this month?
Gut our master shower and start work on the remodeling of it. That won’t be me alone but the royal we who do this. Mostly he’ll do it and I’ll be his gofer.
2. “All things seem possible in May”~Edwin Way Teale. Do you agree? Elaborate. If not May, then in which month if any would you say all things seem possible?
I’m more of a get-er-done in October kind of person. For me the merry month of May yields more things to leisurely enjoy.
3. April showers bring May flowers…is this true where you live?
Absolutely true here. We are still in daffodil and tulip mode and soon many different plants will flower.
What’s your favorite color of the rainbow?
I will go with Violet.
Your favorite May bloom?
Do you enjoy visiting gardens?
Yes! I’ve been fortunate to visit several beautiful gardens like Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, The gardens at Biltmore in Asheville, The Japanese Gardens in Seattle, Roozengaarde Tulip Garden in Mt. Vernon Washington State, Descanso Gardens in Flintridge, California, Airlie Gardens in Wilmington N.C. , Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Hidcote Gardens (Cotswolds), Kiftsgate Court Gardens (Cotswolds) to name a few…
What’s a ‘famous’ garden you’d like to visit?
Beatrix Potter’s Garden at Hilltop
4. Are you a fan of the Star Wars series of films? If so how many have you seen? (I think there are 12)
I enjoyed watching the first series in the theater, the first 4. We went to church with George Lucas’s sister when we lived in Huntington Beach. Didn’t really keep up with the last 7 or 8 of them.
Are you a fan of the sci-fi genre in general, in either books or movies? What’s your favorite sci-fi book or movie?
More a fan of Fantasy. Hubby really enjoys Sci-fi. His favorite author is Isaac Asimov and the favorite series is The Foundation Trilogy.
5. Cinco de Mayo lands on Friday of this week…do you enjoy Mexican food? How often?
We grew up in what I call ‘Northern Mexico’ aka Southern California so we learned to enjoy Mexican food early. I can eat Mexican food several times a week but on average I’d say twice a week.
Do you eat out or make your own?
Both. This week we’ll be eating Mexican food out on Thursday and on Cinco de Mayo!
Your favorite thing to order in a Mexican restaurant?
Depending on the restaurant I enjoy Chile Colorado in a burrito or a chalupa. I also enjoy Enchiladas Suissa.
Have you ever been to Mexico?
Yes and not to a resort. We went to Tecate to pick up floor tiles for our cousin’s house. Ticate is well East of Tijuana. We have tales to tell about that trip. After we got the tiles in the van the trip back to the Border near Tijuana was dicey. The heavy load necessitated more air in the tires and we called out to the Lord to find somewhere for that air! We made it back on the U.S. side and parked the van there. Then we crossed the Border again taking a taxi to Tijuana for some shopping. After we were done shopping we thought we could walk back to the Border, because we were so cheap. A Tijuana Police car pulled up and told us it was too far to walk to the ‘Border’ and we were escorted back to the U.S. Border by two Tijuana policemen in their police car… My cousin sat between the two policemen in the front seat and Me, Jeanie and Greg were in the back seat. We were a little nervous until we saw the Border crossing. Come over for dinner sometime and we’ll tell you the rest of the story…
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Speaking of gardens…
The gardens at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville N.C. in May of 2014 with our daughter Katie.
Butchart Gardens with our daughter, Katie.
Japanese Gardens in Seattle.
Descanso Gardens in 1988 and 2010, Katie and her cousins.
Roozengaarde in Mount Vernon, Washington State.
Hidcote Gardens in the Cotswolds 2014.
So thankful for all the beauty that God created for us to enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to visit Hodgepodgers soon.
14 thoughts on “Hijole it’s May Hodgepodge!”
The garden images are beautiful! I love Mexican food, yum! Take care, enjoy your day!
…thanks for sharing all of these bright colors on this rainy, dark morning.
Your border crossing story sounds interesting and a tad scary! Those are the best kinds of stories to tell over dinner!!
Oh those Gardens are all so beautiful and you have been to many!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you.
So impressed by all the gardens you have visited! Your pictures of them make me want to visit them, too.
Hope your big project is a smooth operation. I am not a fan of big projects. 🥴
Enjoy your May…
“For me the merry month of May yields more things to leisurely enjoy.” – I am so with you here!
We should like to write down our impressions in the visitors’ book. 🙂 We liked your work.
IWe ish you every success in your creative power.
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Wow, have you ever been to the famous gardens! Beautiful photos.
Loved your garden photos! I’ve only been to a couple of the ones you mentioned and the only one I can still remember reasonably well is Butchart Gardens. I’d love to see Biltmore and that one is actually within reach for me! Happy Hodgepodge!
I live an easy drive from Biltmore and have been many times. I follow Roozengaard on Instagram because I’m obsessed with their tulip pictures. My daughter and I went to a rhody garden in Washington (Federal Way) that was in full bloom and absolutely stunning. I do love an English garden and have been to many. Now I want to go back and make a list. Have a great day!
I’ve been to Biltmore. David (son) lived in Asheville a few years ago.
Oh dear, I’d have been a basket case on your Mexico adventure! It does, however, sound like a great story line for a television episode of Friends.
Loving all those gardens you have visited. One of m6 favourite things to do. May is certainly a great months for enjoying gardens at their best.
My parents used to have all kinds of Rhoddys, but I hated dead heading them though they were so pretty. I forgot about visiting the rose gardens and japanese garden in Portland. They’re both beautiful. Oooh Beatrix Potters garden sounds wonderful. Oh my gosh…what a crazy Mexico story.