My new hydrangas...very pretty! Mark planted the dwarf variety as he did not want them to grow six feet tall and cover the kitchen nook windows...however, since this is our first effort, and therefore a learning process, these little beauties are going to be transplanted to another bed so that we can find something taller for this spot...probably a taller hydranga. These are very small, less than one foot high. The learning process is half the fun! I love the pink...we have so little pink around here with all these guys!
Happy Birthday, Shelley! Hope you are having a great time over there celebrating...I am looking forward to celebrating with you on Monday night with all the other MNO gals, but wanted you to know I was thinking of you today also! Matt sang in St. Peter's in Rome today for your birthday...how cool was that?! You like Ave Maria better than Happy Birthday anyway, right? Maybe you can talk him into a private concert when he returns...he has trouble resisting pleas from blue eyed blondes these days...that and a smile!
The ICC singers had quite an adventure yesterday...well, 23 of them are still having the adventure in NYC. The tour was flying out on three separate flights and meeting up in Rome. Yesterday morning Northwest Airlines had the misfortune of having their pilots call in with the "flu" (which apparently is known as a "blue flu strike") and Matt's group of singers was on the last NW flight out of Indianapolis. Group Two was originally scheduled to be routed through Detroit on NW to NYC but never got to leave Indy and were sent home. (They left very early this morning on a flight to NYC with another airline and are now waiting in NYC hoping to find some sort of connecting flight to Rome.) Group Three was all on Delta and had a direct from Atlanta to Milan and they went through without a hitch. Groups One and Three got to sing at St. Peter's today, but alas, Group Two just got to hang out at JFK in NYC. They are still there as of this writing. This has never happened before...usually these trips go off without a hitch...apparently the NW airline people aren't quite so well organized these days. The singers all fly back from NYC via Northwest on July 8th, so it will be interesting to see how that all goes then. The ones who made it through are having a great time in Rome. Mark said they were all very tired, but very happy today, enjoying each and every thing they were doing. Can't beat that!