1.  Fabulous Parties by Mark Held, Richard David & Peggy Clark. 

2.  Nell Hill’s Entertaining in Style by Mary Carol Garrity.

3.  Williams-Sonoma Entertaining, Chuck Williams, editor.


It is official, the begonia has passed the day lily as my favorite flower.  Maybe it is because they require even less care than the day lily or maybe because the deer have not eaten them, so I have actually seen a begonia bloom as opposed to the deer food tender lily blooms that have a hard time making it to maturity.  The posted pictures will serve as a reminder to me what the begonias looked like before I brought them inside for the winter to start their slow death in the sunroom.IMG_1930IMG_1928IMG_1929