Hoya celebration!

Posted: December 2, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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We have lived here in our beautiful old lady of a house for 11 years, the Hoya is celebrating with Fiona & Barry’s Imagine Peace weathergrams and Bronwyn Berman’s beautifully beaded and bound river stone
with so many flowers happening this year!
and we have privacy from the upstairs bedroom window at last!
love how Madeleine set up Holding the Moon at the Collectors Choice show at Artsite
moonsong sold to a museum curator & conservator of textiles and paper from Western Australia,
last year she bought Once in a Blue Moon & the chicken & the egg in 2017
hoping there will be photos of the opening to post soon & thanks to everyone who came along
but the sad news is my beautiful sister in law Debbie had a stroke just as she and my brother Mike were getting ready to go to my Mom’s for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, she is in ICU, x fingers she will make a full recovery!

  1. deemallon says:

    Finally set up my notifications to see your posts as they come in! Your plant:home life is lush and lovely and your artwork! Clever display. Congrats on the sale! That’s really really great.

    And of course, I hope your sister in law makes a full recovery.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) thanks for the good words, love that Ulli is collecting some of my favourite pieces! Y’know our garden was a wasteland when we arrived on December 1st 2008, now it’s a jungle! Have everything x-ed that Debbie will make a full recovery, she is such a treasure in our family!

      • deemallon says:

        The garden is one of the things you’ll miss, I imagine.

        • Mo Crow says:

          (((Dee))) I will miss this garden but am looking forward to growing all those beautiful cool climate plants that fry down here in Sydney’s hot summers like peonies, snakes head fritillary, daffodils, Honesty and the rare and wonderful Blue Tibetan Poppy!

  2. shiborigirl says:

    It’s always time to celebrate the nature surrounding us. Yours looks beautiful-that flowering tree too!
    Well wishes for your sister in law in recovering from her stroke and path forward. Your brother too.
    Be well Mo. xo

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Glennis))) thanks for the good words, the fabulous purple flowering jacaranda is from two doors up, such a beautiful tree and thanks for the good wishes for Debbie & Mike, I love those two so much!

  3. Rene Walkin says:

    Sorry about your sister in law-hope she has a good recovery and hope Old man Crow is now better. Delighted to hear of your sale! Won’t you miss your lovely old house and garden when you retire? I expect the wild outdoors will sustain you. I hope you will still post as I find messages from you most enjoyable. Your work is beautiful. xx

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((René))) hoping to hear some good news for Debbie soon & Old Man Crow is feeling so much better after having the week off work. We both love this old house so much but the city is changing, there is so much high rise going up along all the rail corridors + there’s the tunneling work for the 8 lane freeway going right under our house at a depth of 32m happening very soon. When the real estate agent did the bi-annual inspection a few weeks ago we asked him to take photos of all the cracks & will be keeping an eye on them! I am not eligible for the Age Pension until I turn 66 in March 2021 so we still have another year and a bit to enjoy this space (if the house doesn’t fall down before then) looking forward to bushwalking every day, just pottering around in a garden and making art and music ’til we can’t!

  4. Marti says:

    Well done Mo on the sale of Moonsong and I find it especially pleasing that it has been added to a growing collection of your work by the buyer.

    So glad to know that Rod is feeling so much better, joy in that news; makes all the difference in going forward these days.

    Adding my name to the well wishes for a good recovery for your sister in law Debbie. May her recovery go smoothly and as quickly as possible.

    I love that you look forward to new growing possibilities when you and Rod move to the Blue Mtns. It is one of the things I loved most about our many moves, waiting to see what could grow and would grow in each new place.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Marti))) just wish I had taken a decent photo of moonsong in it’s frame, hoping someone else may have! Just getting ready to go out and do some gardening after the week of rest and recovery, will be taking it easy for these next few weeks before xmas as the man is feeling lots better but healing takes time at this stage of the game. We still love living here in this big mad city but it is going to be so very good to have time to do whatever whenever we feel like it, so hoping Mike and Debbie will be able to do the same very soon!

  5. grace says:

    heart is with your sister inlaw….what a Challenge!…
    as with so many other things lately, takes time and love and patience.

    your MOON…as always….Mo’s MOON

  6. Nancy says:

    Well wishes held for your family. Wonder held for your amazing moon creations! xo

  7. Acey says:

    Loving all the fresh and bright colored late spring flowers! Well-wishes for all involved in your family.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Acey))) summer is here, it’s getting hot and the air is full of smoke from all the bushfires still burning, Level 2 water restrictions begin next week, watering will only be allowed with a watering can before 10am or after 4pm, tough time for all the plants just have to hope for some decent rain….

  8. Louise Watson says:

    Congratulations on your sale and well wishes to your sister-in-law. Your garden looks so colourful while ours is winding down into seed heads and sogginess. What a shame we can’t send you some of our rain. Much love x

  9. Saskia says:

    congratulations on the sale! I do like your jungle garden with plants we can only dream of over here…..I sincerely hope you sister-in-law recovers, wishing you all well ((Mo))

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Saskia))) heard from my brother yesterday Debbie is now in a rehabilitation hospital, has started the therapy sessions & the prayers and good vibes are helping!

  10. Peggy McG says:

    Mo, Hugs and good vibes and well wishes to you and yours! Your art is stunning and so is your garden! Hoya is an amazing plant.. so wonderful to see it growing in an outdoor setting. It is exciting to plan changes in life and the Blue Mountains are calling you!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Peggy))) thanks for the good words, this year is the Hoya’s most spectacular flowering yet, will take a cutting to grow indoors up in the mountains in the not too faraway!

  11. debgorr says:

    So beautiful, the flowers and your work. The Hoya! 🙂 I too send wishes for your sister-in-laws recovery.

  12. Hazel says:

    Your blue moons are all treasures, congratulations!
    And mending comforting thoughts for your sister-in-law & all of you.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Hazel))) just got an e-mail from Mike, the first week of 3 hours a day intensive physiotherapy at the rehab hospital is going well. Debbie can already walk with a cane rather than a walker, is comprehending what’s going on and even gets a few words out. Still early days but she should be able to go home in another week or two!

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