Sunday, June 29, 2014

Night Life

I had to take the dog outside
just before bedtime last night
and the moonlight illuminated 
this spider web sprawling across
the arbor. I came in and got the 
camera to "capture" the details. 
In the darkness, the exact shape 
of the web and spider was im-
possible to discern. That's part 
of the fun of a zoom lens...
discovering details I would 
otherwise miss.

 I don't like spiders. 
But I do like the wonder 
they stimulate as I think 
of how my God designed them 
to do what they do.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Song

Though I don't understand "why" or "how"... I do know "Who" and He gives peace.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014


"And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb 
yielding seed, 
and the fruit tree yielding fruit 
after his kind, whose seed 
is in itself, 
 upon the earth: and it was so."
Genesis 1:11

I planted one Crinum Lily several years ago. Now I have this nice clump of them, and they just continue to flourish and multiply.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


we need to 
take time 
to be still
and know 
that He is 
GOD and 
He has all things in

"In quietness and confidence shall be your strength."

Isaiah 30:15

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Is Anything Too Hard For God?

"Is anything too hard for God? 
Who's got a problem beyond His power to solve? 
Are there situations He's not the Master of? 
Is anything too hard for God?" 

 Not so sure why this tune was playing over and over in my head while I worked outside...
but I'm glad it was Thankful for God's grace and encouragement though I'm so undeserving.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bow Ties

Got busy and made a few bow ties for a baby shower gift!
So fun!  And it's a great use for my fabric scraps!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fading vs. Forever

This Daylily bloom only lasts for one day.  
It opens in morning and closes in afternoon, never to open again. 
The next day there may be another opened bloom on the same stalk.
A perfect example of how fleeting life really today, gone tomorrow. 
But God never changes. His Word remains the same. Everlasting. Eternal.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pimento Cheese

1 lb. Velveeta (or similar cheese)
1 1/4 c. mayonnaise
1 jar diced pimento

Put cheese and mayo into a food processor and blend till uniform consistency. 
Then add pimento and blend just long enough to mix together.
Serve on bread, crackers, or celery sticks :-) 

1 - 2 Tbs. Southwest Spicy mustard    or    small can crushed pineapple    or  
2 tsp. finely chopped onion    or   1 Tbs. pickle relish   or   1 Tbs. Worcestershire
or    small can diced green chillies     or     1 tsp. crushed red pepper

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Photo Quilt

 Two quilts in a day! Well, photo quilts, that is :-) Only an illusion.

I just love the leaves of the cannas...the different hues of green, and all the pretty patterns of veins throughout!

So I took a few pictures, downloaded 
to my computer,
uploaded into

Just experimented to see what 
I could come up with, and I 
really like these designs!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


I first found this book in my local library many years ago. 
Immediately, it became a favorite...for several reasons.

Because I have always loved the country, and especially if it is colored in flowers! 
Because finding unexpected treasures in everyday life is one of my favorite things to do! 
Because the lady of the book could almost be a twin to my sweet grandmother, in size and style!
Because this beauty provides the perfect place to relax away from anything and everything stressful!

Picture-perfect informality, thrilling this gardener's heart!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014