Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Bird Trellis

Finally used up 
some of my scraps 
to make a small 
wall hanging. 
I plan to brighten
the porch with it
after Valentine's Day.

Can you find the 4 birds
hiding in the trellis?

My favorite part are those olive green pieces 
with the appliqued flowers and leaves. 
It was an old skirt... now repurposed! 

And this cost me nothing 
except the time to make it!
I like that part too! 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Out My Kitchen Window

Pictured here are a few of the reasons I love having big, wide windows 
over my kitchen sink! It makes dishwashing more pleasurable when 
I can witness what's happening in our plot of the great outdoors! 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Four Stages At Once!

 My husband 
picked the rest of 
our lemon crop
this morning.


There are three stages left 
on the tree: buds, blooms, and green clusters of fruit!

Friday, January 22, 2016


It's all in the family! 



Fun times

in a unique patchwork 
of mismatched frames
And that's the way I like it :-) 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Part Of The Thrill

 My sweet husband
came home with this! 

He says it's Ginger
and I can plant it 
in the ground.
I'm so excited!

How tall does it get?
Does it bloom? 
Will it multiply?
Does it keep
the pink tint?

I must research
and learn about
this new challenge.
That's part of the
thrill of gardening!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dough Delight

Snickerdoodles are yummy to the tummy...
But I think the uncooked dough is the best part!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

From Garden To Table

Since it's just my husband and myself, we were perfectly content 
to make a meal of turnip greens and cornbread. Oh yeah! 
(cornbread with onions, bell pepper, cream style corn and sour cream)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dining Out

At the feeder today....
a Blue Jay, a Cardinal and Sparrow, a Goldfinch, and a Woodpecker! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Feathered Visitors

Yesterday was the busiest day so far this year for my feeders.
All day there was a steady stream of feathered visitors...
Goldfinch, Purple Finch, Sparrows, Chickadees & Cardinals.
And below the feeders were doves, and chickens wandering by occasionally. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tea For Two

Since the weather is cooler, it's the perfect time for tea...especially if there is somebody special to share it with! My daughter brought her new tea infuser (she received it at Christmas) and we brewed our loose leaf tea which came from a sweet friend, 
so that made it all the better! 


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Win / Win

My husband 
and the puppy-dog
teaming up 
to pick up sticks :-) 

She thinks 
she's in charge...

She definitely has 
a winning personality.
At least she's won us over. 

Yep...we think 
she's quite wonderful.

Sunday, January 3, 2016