I saved this Clematis Vine from the nursery this past summer, when it was only $4.00 instead of about $15.00. Yes, it was not looking good then and not so good now. But, I noticed it was going to bloom, it has two buds on it. So, I cut all the dead stems and leaves off and watered it. This is a summer plant here in Ohio, I have never been able to get one to grow or bloom, they always die. It is meaningful that it has two buds on it, We found out yesterday that we are going to be Great Grandparents for the first time in July 2011, and grandparents again in Aug 2011 for grandchild # 9. Boy, do I feel old now, but like I said, New Life in the Cold Winter. Winter is the renewing time of our seasons, or at least for me it is. Everything becomes clean again. It is like a clean palette to paint on. It is a time to reflect on the past year and to review your life.
Remember things can change in a blink of an eye, hold the ones you love close to your heart.
Until, the next post
Hugs and Kisses to all our children, grandchildren.