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Spring Skiing, Budding Flowers Evoke Nature’s Beauty

Spring Skiing, Budding Flowers evoke Nature’s Beauty in the mountains and on the plains. Our gardens are waking up, bulbs blooming and trees blossoming.

On any given day in April, these blooming daffodil bulbs could have snow on them in Colorado, possibly into May, as well. The beauty of living in the Rockies is the ever changing weather, especially in spring!

I love spring skiing too – the weather is balmier, the snow amazingly beautiful as we schuss down the mountain ski runs or cross country ski in the woods. Skiing is a favorite sport of mine, as I’ve been skiing somewhere since I was a teenager. Our family skied in Northern Wisconsin, where I chipped a kneecap on one trip. We also went to places like Rib Mountain, Cascade, Mt. Horeb and other nearby hills.  Our family came to Breckenridge, CO one spring break with another Madison family, taking a week of morning lessons and then enjoying the beauty during practice afternoon skiing. People today wouldn’t believe the old skis we used back then!

But now, with the warming temperatures and longer daylight hours, I’m ready to get in the garden. Greenhouses are tempting us with beautiful flowers and bushes, even though we will still get hard frosts until at least the middle of May. So our planting time happens quickly here nearer Memorial Day than now.

To enjoy my garden during the evening, I have outdoor lighting, where I can see my garden through my Silhouette® window shadings. I get sun protection, insulation and partial privacy when I have the shadings covering the glass and in the open position. So I can see the garden, the mountains, and the recent eclipse through the blinds. It is wonderful to have so many choices of window coverings and view through ability of shadings like the Silhouettes®, Nantuckets™, Pirouettes®, Vignettes®, Luminettes®, Soleras™ and many other Hunter Douglas products. The view through is especially enjoyable during the day you have your shadings protecting your furnishings with great UV protection and you want to see your gorgeous view outside.

Seeing the views is such a plus with the shades covering the glass, that we always want to preserve the light giving views. We are attracted to light and so are bugs, gnats and other pesky things. As a long time interior designer, my readers and clients would want answers to that problem. So I invented our CamilyWand™ Sticky Bug Removal Toolfor that purpose, as well as to retrieve items from inaccessible and difficult to reach places. It has proven to be a unique, very popular tool throughout the world. We are in Australia and Europe as well as North America.

We are looking forward to enjoying the views of our gardens and landscapes or our snowcapped mountains.

CamilyWand™ hopes you’ll enjoy your surroundings and views this spring.

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Tulips, Daffodils are Flowering

Tulips, Daffodils are flowering in many yards now that we are having some occasional spring like weather.

It is such a joy to see the flowering bulbs peeking out of the snow or ground as spring approaches in a few weeks.

As a young bride, I recall planting bulbs in the late fall when it was almost too late to get them in the ground. But in the spring it was so pleasant to see crocuses peeking out of the snow, soon followed by tulips, daffodils, snowdrops and so many other colorful flowers. It was the beginning of a profusion of garden color to follow until the fall frosts.

One of the reasons I enjoy gardening so much is that it is beautiful to see, both when you are sitting nearby having tea, coffee or other drinks or enjoying it as you look outside from inside your home. Some flowers open up when the sun shines on them, and then close at night in the dark. The garden is in constant movement, always a joy to observe.

When the sun is beaming into my windows I enjoy having my Silhouette® Window Shadings covering the glass, and in the open position, so I can see the outdoors and have insulation and UV protection simultaneously. There are many other shadings which offer filtered views and protection at the same time that are in my home, such as Nantuckets™, Pirouettes®, Soleras™, Vignettes®, and Luminettes® by Hunter Douglas; and Illusions and Shangri-Las made by other companies.

They are so light friendly that bugs enjoy them too. They find their way into the shadings from the sides of the blinds, have nice, sunny warmth and stay there. Eventually they need to be removed, and that is when you want to have our CamilyWand™ Sticky Bug Removal Tool™ available to do the task. It is a simple extension pole with a sticky tip, which grabs pesky insects, allowing for easy removal. I keep my Silhouette®s as bug free as possible so I’m able to have bug free views, insulation and privacy all at the same time. My readers and clients do the same, as the shadings are wonderful and we want to keep them that way!

At Camily, we hope you enjoy the last days of February and the beginning of March!