Calendar Girl!

I was just about to check out of the health food store when I glanced into the basket of the woman in front of me and saw a calendar. Oh, yes. Need one of those. So popped out of line back over to the goodly assortment available at front of the store. And grinned when I saw this.
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Oh, how perfect! And immediately not only wanted to buy it for my kitchen, but to write about it. Kitsap County, no less. I happen to know a rather outlandish very fun woman on Twitter from Kitsap County, so the fact that these women were from there seemed even more fitting. And we all remember this, right?

So I spent the next couple of days tracking down, appropriately, the Master Gardeners of Kitsap County. One call led to another. Emails were not necessarily returned posthaste, but I persisted. I was delighted when the sassy, smart photographer, Winifred Whitfield rang me this morning and in spite of being off to London tomorrow took the time to track down numbers I might reach. One call led to another. At last I reached The President. “Is this Becky?” “It is.”
“Oh, thank goodness I’ve tracked you down. I know this might be bothersome, but…” “Bothersome? Maybe this isn’t Becky afterall.” LOL! Of course it would take gardeners of a certain spirit to make themselves available for this calendar, and Becky was no exception. Bless her heart. She found the images and got them to me straightaway. And now we all have the good fortune to enjoy their creative endeavors here. Thanks, ladies!

Soon we ourselves will be casting off the layers that encumber us throughout winter to enjoy the unveiling of the local eye candy. You know what I mean!
March

And not so long after we will be finding our patriotic spirit in the heart of summer! You go, girl!
July

The fullness of the season will be celebrated in the bounty of the harvest.
September

And our men, oh, our precious men, will join together in their manly good spirits, reminding us how much we have loved them over the years.
October

“All those muscles rippling on my behalf…” ~old friend, Mary King

Oh, let it be so. Let the chill of winter surrender to the rays of spring and summer and may we make hay and be playful and share our joys among our friends.

Thank you, Kitsap County Master Gardeners, for your joyous contribution and generous sharing of your creation. In the midst of winter you have made us smile.

Love and gardening blessings,
Kathryn xoxo

22 Responses to “Calendar Girl!”

  1. This has to be one of my favorite of all your blog entries. I was so hoping to see ALL 12 months of photos, but am grateful for the handful posted here. What complete and utter FUN!!! Thank you, K., for pursuing this. Bravo!!!! p.

  2. Hi, Pamela! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It really was a fun post to put together and those women have really made me laugh! Thanks for the visit! Love, Kathryn xoxo

  3. This was too good! I had to tweet about it!

  4. Hi, Claire! Welcome! I will have to find you on Twitter! And THANK YOU! Kathryn xoxo

  5. Ha ha, that was great, I loved it! When are you going to do the other months?!!!

  6. Hi, Liz! Hadn’t you heard? You’re next! Hahaha! Maybe we should get together and do one next year!
    Kathryn xoxo

  7. Too FUN!!! What a great post, mom! Love it! :D

    Love you,
    Antonia
    XOXOX

  8. ROFL…those are simply priceless, and knowing that they are from my neck of the woods makes it even better! Thanks so very much for the smile, and chuckle, and belly laugh this morning! Kim

  9. What a fabulous post, thank you Kathryn! I never knew gardening could be so much fun. :-D

  10. Hi, Antonia! Glad you liked it. The more I read the more I laugh! Love, Mom xoxo

  11. Good morning, Kim! It had totally escaped me you were up there! With the camel?? In the snow?? :) Yes, WA must be full of the best hearted women. I will have to spend more time up there! Glad you enjoyed their show! :) Kathryn xoxo

  12. Hi, Kathlene! Oh, yeah, gardening can be VERY fun! LOL! Love, Kathryn xoxo

  13. As one of the calendar girls (July) we had a blast making the calendar. No, we don’t mind looking a little silly for a good cause.

    Calendars are available through the MGF website http://www.kitsapgardens.org/

    Thank you Kathryn for posting us on your blog! This is the first time I have visited your site and I love it! Keep up the good work.

    Arlene

  14. Welcome, Ms. July! :) This had to be such a fun project. Thank you for your kind words! What an unexpected boon to be meeting the folks who created this fun calendar! Kathryn xoxo

  15. Love it, Kathryn! Heard about this calendar and now thanks to you can follow though. Our garden club talked about doing this but, goodness gracious, didn’t think the world was ready)!

  16. Hi, Joey! Apparently they are! Isn’t this grand fun? Hope you try next year! I’d love to see that! Kathryn xoxo

  17. How funny!

  18. Good morning, Sarah! Yes, still making me smile! :) Hope some gardeners we know get inspired to do same! Thanks for the visit! Kathryn xoxo

  19. Hi Kathryn!

    This is my first visit to your site and you certainly are having fun. Thanks for the fun posts and for spending your time tracking down these marvelous photos.

    Great blog.

    Blessings,
    Ann

  20. Welcome, Ann! So glad you found my blog and enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your kind words. Kathryn xoxo

  21. That was hilarious!

  22. Hi, Red Clover! Glad you got a good giggle! Kathryn xoxo

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