Petunia Bloom


My adorable sister, my two poodles, and my mom’s poodle November 29, 2010

Filed under: Family,Holiday,House,Sophie,Travel — 3:41 pm


Poodles from right to left:  Sophie (my poodle), Chloe (my mom’s poodle – Sophie’s sister),
and Noemmy (our newest poodle who is a red head!!)


It doesn’t get more rustic than this….. March 16, 2010

Filed under: Food,Travel — 11:19 am

We went to Dallas this weekend and met my parents for dinner.  My mom ordered a roasted chicken, and this is what she got!!  It was so funny as it came with that knife in it.  The restaurant  was called Brio Tuscan Grille and it was in Grapevine at the Southlake Town Square.  The whole area was beautiful and we got to enjoy 70 degree weather.


Trip to Branson November 29, 2009

Filed under: Nature,Sophie,Travel — 9:44 pm

We recently went on a trip to Branson and stayed at Chateau on the Lake.  It was beautiful.  We took Sophie and received two offers buy her!


I love foggy mornings.



Our room was upgraded to a King Suite with a lake view which is $100/night more than we actually paid.


Here is the hotel’s marina which does not seem very busy on a cold fall morning.


There are quaint spots all over the hotel grounds.


Sophie – the poodle.



Once Upon a Summer… April 6, 2009

Filed under: Family,Travel — 2:21 pm

Once upon a time, in a small village in North Dakota, my husband and I stayed in very old, old, old house with a coyote, some bugs, dead and alive, and 46 year old conditioner.  Don’t believe me??  The evidence is presented below….

It looks charming, but then we all know there is a very thin line separating charming from nightmarish.


I wonder what is in those cans to the left….  I probably don’t want to know.  Is that an old refrigerator to the left…??  It looks like an old appliance of some sort.


Speaking of old appliances…here are some that still in use:


The knick knacks were so old they were considered antiques and for sale should anyone want to take home a momento…


I assumed these momentos were free to take…




Wait….I promised a coyote.


Oh my!!!  There are two coyotes…I under promised and over-delivered.  Does the hubby look a little tired.  Well that could be because we got the honeymoon suite featured below:


It was really called the the honeymoon suite, because the bed had a bouncy problem.  At the slitest touch the bed would convulse with bouncing.  I don’t know how else to describe it.  It was unlike anything I have ever seen.  It felt like I was being “bounced-to-sleep.”

Everything was within walking distance.


Try getting these three fellows to all look at the camera at the same time….


Another summer is right around the corner and, with it, more memories to be made.

PS. I don’t have a picture of the conditioner, but I have 7 eye-witnesses.  Thank goodness I took my own.


Spring Break – more video from my camera…. March 29, 2009

Filed under: Family,Friends,Travel — 7:10 am

Here are two more videos of the Show Choir.

Guy Song from Petunia Bloom on Vimeo.

Below:  Jazz Choir within the Show Choir.

Jazz Choir from Petunia Bloom on Vimeo.