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.