This is an interim post while I get out of the garden 100th post coming soon

Monday, March 16, 2009

I have been tagged by Circe. I have never done one of these, secretly, I was envious that I never had been asked. Let us see how this goes...

What is your current obsession? Working in the garden, I can't stop. The family had to pull me in last night because it was getting dark. Then, in the house, all I could think about was what I would do tomorrow!

What are you wearing now? A pink nightie with rosebuds and cotton lace. I am still in bed, it is early...

Who was the last person you hugged? My teen man/boy. He has to bend over about seven inches to reach me.

If you were a tree, what tree would you be? A mango tree, easy.

What's for dinner? Brown rice, mung dal and homemade chapatis. With a little mango pickle.

What was the last thing you bought? Oh, my. I hit a thrift store that is closing it's doors. I bought a green and black vintage coat, sweet English plates, a box of ric-rac, (Have I mentioned how much I love ric-rac?) Crazy Bakelite sunglasses for my daughter and loads of vintage bark, cloth, linen, a jar of vintage buttons and a beautiful vintage pipe tobacco tin. You asked.

What are you listening to right now? The morning birdsong and the wind.

What is your favorite weather? Sweet, sweet spring like days. Warm sun soaked summer days and cold grey rain.

What is on your bedside table? The Keeper of the Bees, the camera and a vase of fressias from the yard.

What is your most challenging goal right now? To be at peace with some of the choices I have been free to make and some I have been forced to make.

Say something to the person who tagged you: I love your warm, sweet energy and am I so happy to have made contact and share with you our musings...

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, where do you want it to be? Carpinteria, CA 

Favorite Vacation Spot? Italy

Name the things you cannot live without: My loves, a bit of earth to dig in, art, water, for starters...

What would you like to have in your hands right now? A hoe

What is your favorite fragrance? I make an oil from geranium, bergamot and a dash of patchouli. I keep it in a vile in my purse. It makes me feel like an alchemist.

What is your favorite/favourite tea flavor/flavour? Coconut Pouchong for iced. Caramel Rooibos with raw honey and cream, hot. I could drink an ENTIRE pot!

Here is a second question I've added; when it's time to brew tea, what do you use? Kettle, fresh water, warmed pot.

What would you like to get rid of? Regret, self-doubt.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? India

If you could have your portrait painted/made by any famous artist from any era, who would you choose? This is a tough one. Pissaro, or my friend Chris.

What is your favorite time of day? Early morning, the moment just before everyone begins to wake...

The Rules:

1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more questions of your own. (I cheated; I left all the questions and added 1, so you may omit 2 if you like, and still add one or more of your own.)

2 . Tag eight other untagged people. (And I say, "Or more. Or less!")

These are the people I'd like to have play, Kristin Lea, Betty,  Stacy EmilyDenise, Liz  if they'd like to! Even though his blog is not really inclined towards such things, I'd like to tag Chris It's still a fun way to be introspective... even if you don't publicly play. Still, it'd be grand if you did.

Have fun! Homemade giveaway coming soon! I promise.


ladyhawthorne said...

I so enjoy your blog, thank you for your inspirational thoughts. Are you a fan of Gene Stratton-Porter too?

Puanani said...

Thank you. I love your blog and profile, I will certainly check in on a regular basis. I don't know Gene Stratton-Porter, but will Google right now!

Circe said...

(Been frenetic here, or else I would have responded before now...)

I love the musings we share, too! Thank you for your sweet words!

I would like to be near enough to work in your garden with you... I love cottage gardens... wish I could characterize mine as such... I'm working on it, though!

I love that you mix your own fragrance! And it's actually made with three of my fav's! Those, and lime leaf, cedar, rose, any and all citrus, and tomato leaf...

I'm going to try out those tea flavors...