Today we are taking a break from crafting so I can share a fun day I had last week... one of the things I constantly hear from you is to please share more of my rose garden with you .. so today, we're talkin' flowers, roses, florists, lunch and more! :)
Last week I met some friends for lunch at the Powder Keg here in Hercules, CA. It's been open for many years and we've never been there.. so it was a fun experience! It is on the corner in a neat building that was built down at the waterfront .. made to look old but it's a fairly new building!
My friend Joy and I both tried the grilled crab sandwich... it was like grilled cheese for grown ups... grilled cheese and crab on the perfectly grilled sourdough bread!! I could seriously eat this every day!! (but then I'd have to walk about 10 miles a day!)
After lunch,I walked with my camera down to the waterfront (just at the end of the building) and took some photos... the fog was just clearing and it was still hazy.. but the bay is there in the haze.. ya.. hard to see. . but that's the Bay.. we are across the bay from San Francisco and Marin County.
On my way back up the street, I walked past a florist, turned around and decided to go in and see if I could buy some "filler" to go with my roses from my garden... boy am I glad I stopped in, because I met 2 of the nicest people EVER!!!
Meet Chance and Anna of Anna's Flowers of Hercules!!
Chance and Anna were prepping for a wedding the next day and I was just awestruck with the beautiful arrangements they were creating!! Oh my gosh.. so gorgeous! I asked if I could take photos.. then I mentioned I might just have to blog about them, and then before you know it Anna and I were posting photos of each other on Instagram and we felt like old friends by the time we parted ways that day!
Aren't these fall wedding centerpieces just amazing!? I am normally not an "orange person" but wow.. I loved these!
This was another one of the centerpieces:
Thank you Chance and Anna for a delightful visit!!!
So after we chatted for about a hour and a half (!!) :) I bought some filler for my roses and went home to cut roses from my garden.
These are some photos from my garden..
After cutting about 3 dozen roses, I brought them inside and made 2 bouquets.
Flowers make me HAPPY... just Happy.. that's all.
I'm just hoping that nobody tells my garden that it's November, because there are still about 50 roses out there.. I need to cut more.. maybe it's time to deliver some to the neighbors!
So we'll get back to stamping tomorrow.. thanks for letting me share my day with you.. hope you enjoyed the "detour".
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