Monday, April 26, 2010

Beautiful day to garden

I’m working outside for a while today.  The weather is perfect and everything is blooming.

Here are some Johnny Jump Ups that I forget about every year – until they “jump up”.  They are planted around a potted rose bush.

100_1134This is a planter that sits on the deck rail.  Look what I spotted when I took this picture . . .  ladybug at the bottom.


Think I’ll sit a spell and look at the beauty around me.   Hope you have a wonderful day – I am!!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

A little pile of junk . . .

My latest garage sale finds . . .

100_1132 Galvanized display shelves, old metal laundry container, aluminum pitcher, (lopsided, large) camera, large locker basket, very heavy bird feeder and 10 vintage appetizer trays.  To put things in perspective, the aluminum pitcher is 9-1/2” tall.  The camera can be straightened and then would make a great display piece.   All for $10.   Now, what to do with it?!   I must quit shopping!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The original “hunt and peck”

Birds at the typewriter . . .


Friday, April 16, 2010

Oh, happy day . . .

I love it when my roses  all start blooming.  It just makes my day to walk around the yard and look at them!   The new bushes I bought in Tyler recently are planted and have lots of new flowers and buds on them, so I just had to cut some.   Love, love, love them!!!  Isn’t that dark purple one fantastic?!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

A little road trip . . .

This week my husband and I decided to hit the road and see some of the pretty scenery in East Texas – just a couple of hours from home.   So, we went to the


We were waiting until we heard from a friend who lives in Tyler that the azaleas were finally opening.  Our unusual winter weather had them off schedule!  We saw some beautiful flowers, lovely gardens and gorgeous dogwood trees then shopped for a few rose bushes for my garden.  Here is some of what we saw.







And my roses – not on the same bush; I just propped them up together.  The purple one is named Ebb Tide and the apricot is Easy Does it.


I also got another one called Dolly Parton.    I’ll leave it up to your imagination as to why!   When it blooms, I’ll show you. . .

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wishing you


a Joyful and Happy

Easter chicks spelling Easter vintage[1] 

Hope you are spending it with those you love.