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.
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!
And not so long after we will be finding our patriotic spirit in the heart of summer! You go, girl!
The fullness of the season will be celebrated in the bounty of the harvest.
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.
“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,
Posted on January 9th, 2010 by Kathryn
Filed under: People at Play