Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When it Rains Snows in Texas

Recently it's been really cold in Grandma J's neck of the woods.   Temperatures have dropped into the 20's at night, and it's snowed.....twice.





This is a dead ficus tree.    It's on Grandma J's front porch.   It used to be lush and green.







Grandma J has two ficus trees on her front porch.    They both used to be lush and green.  

So Grandma J decorated her front door and two lush green ficus trees because there was a contest at The Spa for the best front entryway.  Grandma J didn't win.

 





Be honest now.....don't you think it helps hide the fact that they're dead when she turns the lights on?  


** New poll up there on the right





16 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

I think Grandma J HAD two green ficus trees.

Anonymous said...

Darn...perhaps a can of green spray paint would do the trick :)

Happy Nwe Year Grandma J!
lMnop

The Incredible Woody said...

I really don't see the problem...

Pumpkin Delight said...

Hee, hee, hee!
I love that you decorated them.
Every-so-often we get a freeze and my plants look like they're done. But all but one of them has come back. Of course, the one that didn't was my favorite.
I'm jealous that you've had some snow though.
PS - I hope you added falling snow to your blog. Otherwise, I'm seeing white floaters - that's never a good sign.

Karen Deborah said...

You have been on a roll with the comedy my friend. Ficus trees could make it indoors too--just in case your thinking of getting new ones. How bout silk?

I wonder if more snow will head our way. It has been COLD. 2 more months and we will back into the nice weather and then HEAT.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you ran out of blogging material. I'll save my dead plants for you.

Colin

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Well, it is quiet obvious the judges dont have any taste in front porch decorating!
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Daisy said...

HA HA HA! I think they look quite festive with the lights! I think you should have won first prize. ;)

I haven't seen much of anything "green" here for a couple of months now, but then I live in northern Ohio!

Ellen said...

They look.... gilded.

Deb said...

a lovely artist point of view!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't believe you did not win. Can you get a photo of the winning porch? are their plants alive?

mom x 2 said...

I so think that the lights make all the difference! I just don't understand what the problem is ?? I would have given you 1st prize!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I"m with Ellen, I think they look gold. That's it. Gold. Crispy gold.

hollywood said...

They look gold. Martha Stewart would have given you the gold prize for this!

Jen said...

Maybe one of those blow up snoopy dogs would have helped get the blue ribbon. NOT!
Enjoy your snow and Happy New Year!

Daryl said...

I dont understand ... did the person who won have live things on their front stoop? I think the dead ficus trees are very stylish and show off the bow and lights far more interestingly than live ones would .. all that living green would detract from the red bows and sparkly lights .. clearly the judges had no imagination!