Sunday, September 20, 2009


No, this isn't something the dogs dragged in. A few hours ago, it was on my head. Yes, that's over twelve inches of hair that I chopped off my head.


Because for the past five or six years, I've been growing my hair for Locks of Love. This is my third donation. Locks of Love provides a free and loving way for people of all ages to make a difference! Donated hair provides human hairpieces to underpriviledged children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. Others have suffered burns, injuries or endured radiation that caused permanent hair loss.

It is estimated that approximately 80% of the donors are children. Children helping other children is a wonderful thing. Please read more about Locks of Love at http://www.blogger.com/www.locksoflove.org/contact.html
So folks; when I'm not writing, cooking or gardening, I'm growing my hair! Give it a try :)


The lilies are open and are every bit as gorgeous and fragrant as I hoped they would be :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

OK, I am losing patience with these lilies!! They are HUGE! You can't tell from the picture, but they are very tall. Look how they tower above the annual to the right, and that plant is a foot tall. The buds are getting bigger every day, but not one of them has opened yet.
Horticulturists consider this the best white Oriental lily ever, I consider it....Am I gonna live long enough to see them burst into bloom? Come on already.