One snowy cold spring day a gentleman came by the greenhouse to visit. He was newly retired and needed some help designing a few gardens. We talked of rock gardens and perennials. I asked him to come back in about a month, some perennials would be out from under cover by then.

He came back and purchased a wide variety of perennials. I gifted him some Phlox subulata that was struggling to look good enough to sell.

He returned one day, with a gift for me. A tiny pair of handmade snowshoes that he enjoyed making in the evenings while watching TV. They are a one of a kind ornament..that reminds me of retired people, Phlox subulata and that one kindness often leads to another:)

** Our tree is not up yet..this is a photo from last year..we still have time!

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5 Responses to Snowshoes

  1. dahlenje says:

    You should put it up today — Chance called and told me he would like to see some presents under it too!

  2. Kay Syvrud says:

    Our tree is not up yet either….but I am baking Swedish rye bread with fennel seed today! I have to do it every year and this year it is going to be a homemade present for someone near and dear that I dare not mention for fear that she might read all about it.

  3. TechnoBabe says:

    That is a great story. And the snow shoes are a handmade treasure, with a sweet memory attached.

  4. Abra La Mente says:

    Nice story–you have PLENTY of time to put the tree up. I grew up in a home that followed a German tradition of putting up the tree on Christmas Eve–it then stayed up through the Ephiphany–so came down January 7th.

  5. Ms. C says:

    Far Side~ LOVE this story! :-)

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