Thursday, December 30, 2010

So Excited

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As you can see we have a new visitor. I saw it poking its head out of the house today. I was thrilled! I think its a screech owl but I am not positive yet. It is very small though so that makes me think its a posibility! Yay for me! So happy! I love all creatures and this is just a real joy to have this one visiting me today(-: Maybe it will stay here and have a family? Time will tell! Either way I am so lucky to get to see it.
My husband reminded me that we had a owl in this box a few years ago. Sure enough I looked it up and there it was. See it here

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SoRrY I HaVe BeEn AwAy So LoNg

I will be back in the New Year. Hopefully it is a much better year for everyone!!!!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

It's Here...

Can you smell it?

The crisp scent of Fall?
Mums and all?
With buds ready to burst?

Can you see it?

Ghostly figures passing in the night?
Sure to cause a fright?
Don't worry. it's just for one night!

Do you sense it?

A creepy spider climbing up a wall?
Sure to make a fall?
Onto your head?

Or do you just want to enjoy it?

Reeling in the calmness,
Like falling leaves,
Like a tumbleweed blowing in a gentle breeze?

Happy Fall!

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Squirrely Days of Summer

Not much happening here. Hot and dry is about it. I am back to work and wishing for more days to relax.
Husband is back to work as well after his ordeal with the kidney stone. That was a real ordeal to say the least. Glad that is over(-:

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

What's New Buckaroo?

Well have you ever had an up close and personal visit with a kidney stone? Well you are about to...(-:

Your thinking ...oh no Cindee had a kidney stone and that's why she is never on here...but you are thankfully this jewel belongs to my husband. Which, I may add is much worse by far. My husband is a big baby when he is sick so its been a week of playing nurse maid here for me.
I will say though my husband has only been off work in the 30 years I have known him 5 times. One time he cut his leg with a chainsaw. One time was the chickenpox. One time he had hives and one time he had pneumonia, and now this. So that's a pretty good work record. (-: This time I think was the worst because we did not know what was wrong.
A big problem my husband has is...he won't go to the doctor unless he is dying or thinks he is. But, we did get there because he felt like he was dying on Monday afternoon...I thought so too and was pretty worked up. It turned out to be a massive bladder/kidney infection. The doctor did not mention a kidney stone could be involved.
A (RN) nurse friend told me to periodically have him check his urine by going in a cup so I suggested it to him this morning again and sure enough that's when that thing was born. Geez. So now we are waiting for him to feel better. So far he has kept a little food down for 6.5 hours and that is the longest since Sunday evening. So, Yahooo! Hopefully this thing is behind us. I hope so! I am worn out! This has been a longgggg summer of sickness for us. I am ready to go back to school!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Reflection

I had originally made this old lattice into a mirror and displayed it behind my sink.Click to see it as it was before. I decided to re do the sink area and I made another mirror for that. Click here to to see the new mirror. Anywho...I had this lattice half done with mirrors and decided to finish it up and flip the shelf to the bottom. I like it a lot better now. It reflects in a darker area of the walkway so that brightens up the spot too!
I glued 60, 4 inch mirrors to the back of each lattice square. Some were cut to fit. I left a few empty along the frame to add interest.
Gluing the individual mirrors adds a bit of extra sparkle because each mirror is at a different position instead of using one big mirror. Both would have worked though.
Anyhow, just a thought as of what to do with a piece of lattice you no longer want to use as a trellis or whatever(-:

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Looking In...

Here is what I see...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dog Days Of Summer

Hi Blogger Friends! I hope you are all enjoying your Summer!
I am just hangin' out with my Mom and trying to stay cool!!
I am on rat and snake patrol as usual.
One rattlesnake was killed today,

but I missed out on the action. My Mom said I had to stay inside where it was safer. My Mom just doesn't understand how much I would love to grab a hold of a rattler. I can shake those red racer snakes like nobodys' business! But, as usual Mom said she doesn't want me to get bit. She is a worry wart.
Well I am off to take a nap.
Life is tough!
~Captain Jack~

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you are all enjoying your day!

A few pictures to share of whats going on around the yard as of today.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

Please be sure and join the fun at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday.

Happy Fertilizer Friday to all!!!
Here is what is happening here in my little world(-:

The campanula is putting on quite a show today.

It was hard to get a picture of a nasturtium that was not chewed on(-:

I love my Tropicana Canna

Betty Boop is always a cute little happy rose.

Semps in a tea kettle

Blackeyed Susans

Chair planted with Semps



Sea Holly

Cupids Dart

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Everything Is Just Jim Dandy

Meet my new neighbor, Jim.
Isn't he just a real Dandy Dude?
Yup thought so too(-:
Hope your day is just Jim Dandy too!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Longest Day of The Year Sunset

I almost missed it. I went outside and was completely stunned. I had to run to grab the camera and by then the sun had gone down more. But you can imagine...(-: It was just the right mix of clouds and humidity to make a popping sunset for this longest day of the year(-: What a lovely treat! Enjoy...(-:

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Sunday, June 20, 2010


These are made from recycled whiskey barrel rings. The more rust the better(-:
My dear brother collects these for me and I had a pile of them waiting to be used!
I decided it would be a good day to put them together.(-:
All I did was drill a hole on the top and the bottom of each ring. Then I bolted them all together. You need two bolts, two washers, and two nuts for each end.
You can even put an eye hook in one end and hang it. They are pretty heavy when all together so you would need to find a place that would hold them.

Once you get the hang of getting them together they go together faster. The first one or two you make will be challenging, but don't get discouraged! The end result is worth the extra effort(-:

If nothing else, they sure make a good conversation piece(-:

Here are the 7 I made on Saturday(-:

Of course Jack had to give it his paw of approval!

Sitting in a tree...

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Garden Tour of My Garden

The show stealer...

It is sooooo beautiful in the morning light!

One more...(-:

Wild Daisies

Old Wheelbarrow planted with mums. They won't be blooming till Fall.


Blackeyed Susans





Old Purse

Pink Daylilies



I redid this basket on the tree. Added old birdhouse and planted with Semps.

Garden Art

Pretty ceramic mushroom my daughter got me at Target.

Heirloom Rose

Texas Sized Grasshopper(-:

Lost Soles

Frog on a daylily

Double Shasta Daisy

Don Juan Rose

Last Weeks Garage Sale Find. Old Cream Separator

Tropicana Canna(-:

Old Boots

Another tree basket.


Backyard view. Thats the end of the tour for today(-:

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