Forsythia Hill


Photos taken by me, living on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A closeup exploration of my garden and pets incorporating my online shops, ForsythiaHill.etsy.com and DontUWantMe.etsy.com. I retain the copyright and reproduction rights on all my written text and photographs.

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Fall colors along the roads in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Finally — after 5 years of thinking about it — we put down alabaster marble tiles in our kitchen. It only took 2 days to clear out tables, chairs, and a massive wall unit and put down the tiles.

FAST and EASY. I like the change and it’s finally CLEAN!

NOTE: Calvin came and helped (tee hee hee).

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A stunning red Rooster that I saw and caught a photo of last Fall.

A stunning red Rooster that I saw and caught a photo of last Fall.

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Just from me to my tumblr readers… I’ve ordered a pile of samples of Adagio tea cause I’m on the hunt for great tea at a good price!  

Give ‘em a try on me… here is a $5 gift certificate to Adagio Teas: 2614413734. Expires in 24 hours.

ENJOY!

Just from me to my tumblr readers… I’ve ordered a pile of samples of Adagio tea cause I’m on the hunt for great tea at a good price!

Give ‘em a try on me… here is a $5 gift certificate to Adagio Teas: 2614413734. Expires in 24 hours.

ENJOY!

Source: adagio.com

My little Lavender Lassie Antique Rose developed in 1960. It’s just a tiny little bloom but I purchased it in hopes that I could collect the fragrant petals and add to my Jasmine Tea.

It finally bloomed after I transplanted it out from the Liriope bed. I apparently did not like it’s roots bound or shaded so now is actually growing!

It is not what I expected on three counts: climber, very fragrant, and lavender. It’s really more of a fushia, grandaflora, with a lovely scent.

It was sold to me as a very fragrant climber but there are no signs of it being able to climb to any great height. The fragrance is there but not a blow me away strong as I had hoped. Don’t get me wrong, it smells divine but it’s got to be pretty powerful for tea. Hopefully next year it will develop into a bush instead of this sad one stem little runt.

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Super cool Big Bat Necklaces on Etsy. Handmade by a friend of mine that works in metal. These are her only bats she has made so far this year.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/freshfromtheflame

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Picking the last Dahlia’s of the season out of Ted’s amazing garden in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Asters! This little white native Virginia Wood Aster is a great fall plant to acquire.
It’s one of the last holdouts before frost.

Asters! This little white native Virginia Wood Aster is a great fall plant to acquire.

It’s one of the last holdouts before frost.

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My pink Althea Shrub that my Father-in-law gave me (also known as Rose of Sharon).
It’s hard to believe that it’s dropping to 35 degrees tonight! NO - don’t melt my flower away Mr. Cold.

My pink Althea Shrub that my Father-in-law gave me (also known as Rose of Sharon).

It’s hard to believe that it’s dropping to 35 degrees tonight! NO - don’t melt my flower away Mr. Cold.

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Suited up for winter. Beautiful designer women’s vintage petites in my shop, http://ForsythiaHill.etsy.com.

Pristine clothing - black sweater jacket and shoes, with a white tailored shirt. 

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Now that’s what I call close — the basket hit the top of our tree and it appeared to be landing on our roof!

FUN!

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Now that is amazing

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I really love the Honeycomb Dahlia’s in Ted’s Garden. Most are smaller than the other types.

So cute.

… in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Vintage Find - Cute narrow Piper Heidsieck Chewing Tobacco Tin found in my In-laws stash. Champagne Flavor (almost makes it sound tasty). 1920’s - 1940’s, Kentucky. Value $25.00.

Vintage Find - Cute narrow Piper Heidsieck Chewing Tobacco Tin found in my In-laws stash. Champagne Flavor (almost makes it sound tasty). 1920’s - 1940’s, Kentucky. Value $25.00.

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Most are familiar with Spring blooming Crocus but this assortment of yellow and purple Fall Crocus from Ted’s garden is very interesting. Often it’s hard to find spots of Fall color. Great plants to have, Ted shared some with me (I’ve been eyeing them for years now).

Very excited to see how they look next Fall. I’m sure to forget they are there and will be very surprised, and happy, to see them.

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