Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today's Blooms

What is this wild flower blooming? It is at my daughters house.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blooms and Owls

Owl Update:


Just one owlet that I can find. There were two but I only see one that is in a different tree then it was hatched in. It hasn't moved off that branch in a couple days so it is not flying. So fun to watch them grow up.

Mom usually sits with the owlet or on the tree next to it.

Monday, April 24, 2017


I have had this fish for 20+ years and love him so much. I wish I could find more of them. The person that made this one said the fish are a Ooops from making a pot. So she does not make fish anymore. Maybe it was an insult for asking? I think the fish are totally awesome and I would love to have more. If anyone knows where I could find a potter that makes them send me a message(-:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bloomin' Iris

Some folks call them flags and actually I think that is a good name for them. They stand up and make you take notice while you stroll around the garden. Yup they are attention grabbers.
Here is what is blooming today, with more on the way.
Salute! Cheers!

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Week

Staying busy and keeping happy thoughts(-:
This week I am still working on cleaning the garage. Lots of stuff to go though and get rid of.
Still getting yard work done. A lot there too.
Enough to keep this Grandmothers mind off her little Princess?
No probably not. I'm sure they will be fine. I just miss her so much.
But next week it will all be back to normal.(-:
I don't know what people did before the internet and IM. It does make life easier. I got this picture this morning before they went to have breakfast. Today is my daughters 30th birthday. What a fun way to spend her day! Time just goes by so fast. When the Princess is 30 I probably won't be alive. I would be 86. I can't even imagine being 66 let alone 86. (-: My Dad lived to be 84 and my Mom lived to be almost 85. Just two months short. So who knows I guess it is possible I might live that long. Will I still be blogging though?(-: 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Catching Up

Trying to get the yard in order is hard. So much to do in between rain storms.
More rain coming tomorrow through next week. Spring has been rainy, but the flowers are looking good!
I got this new tree planter. So cute.

Baked baguettes today for smoked pulled pork sandwiches.

The clematis is filling in and looking cheerful.
Tomorrow is Easter and we are having tacos. I know weird thing, but half the family is gone on a cruise so we decided to just do something easy and we had the bbq smoked pulled pork left over already. Yum!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Scilla Peruviana (Peruvian Lily)
These are so much better in person. So deep blue-purple. They look like they are floating above the leaves. I wish they bloomed all summer.

Semps looking rusty in the moon planter.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Pie

Lookie what the Cows made just for me.
Isn't it special?
My own pie with a C
The Princess got a kick out of it too!(-:
She is going to be like me and look for interesting art in the cow pies.(-: We have a lot of fun on our walks.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Week

Kicking it off with Princess pictures
This is my favorite. Jack and the Princess are best buds.

We went for a walk to take pictures. Fun day!
Watching the cows cross the pond.
Jumping in the air!

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

New Treasures

Hit some of my favorite places to look for fun stuff. I found some awesome shells cheap and a beautiful succulent planter at my local favorite shop.

My fish has a broken tail but is perfect for the beach garden.

Sea Shells by the sea shore. Complete with coral. I did not have any of that. All pretty and fun and will add a lot of enjoyment to the beach. 

More of the hanging planter

 Back side

Isn't this a cool planter? Looks like a Paracentrotus lividus - Stony Sea-urchin?
Now to figure out what to plant in the fish planter. (-: Something spikey you say? Yeah that is what I thought too.(-:
Have a great Sunday!

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Violet

I saw this on St. Patty's day and decided it was a good one to add to my collection. It is so pretty.
My Sensation

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ho Hum

It is raining out, so today will be mostly an inside day.
I am glad it is raining, but it makes it hard when you have a three year old that needs to go outside and run and play. Yes we do have an umbrella. I plan to use it.
I am worried about the next adventure in the Princess' life.
Her parents are going on a cruise and taking her with them.
Someone reassure me that she will be safe and happy.
I am old I know, but I just don't feel like this is the best thing for a three year old.
And yes I have offered to keep her for the week many times. I kept her last year for the week when they went. We had fun. Maybe to much and that is why they are insisting she tag along with them this time.)-: I will miss her so much. Ugh! The life of a Grandma.
I know we will survive. It will just be a really long week and I will need something to keep me busy.
If it doesn't rain I can be outside all week. There are a lot of things to do in the garden.
O.K. enough complaining...Until next time...
I will leave you with a picture of this week loaf of sourdough.
It feels like I do.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Chasing Butterflies

Today we ventured out to see the butterflies flying around the field. We saw a really small almost purple colored butterfly and tried to catch up to it for a photo session. Here is what we came up with.

Some other photos were shot in the yard.

It is amazing how much she has grown. No more little teeny tiny preemie.