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Tuesday, January 01, 2013


 I have had a certain Texas Blog friend Bev, almost from the time I began blogging. This sweet lady sent me three boxes of pecans this year. I have them all shelled and in the freezer except those I shared with family. I appreciate her generosity so much. The last time I went to buy pecans here they were nearly $15. a pound. Outrageous! Thank you again dear Bev for your precious gift. I made banana pecan muffins a few days ago. Mmmmmmm! I am so blessed.

OK, so don't laugh!!!! I think these sole less sandals are just as cute as can be and if I were a young girl with beautiful feet I would definitely want some.  I found many patterns on the net and plan to make some. Maybe my granddaughters and great grand daughters would like them for summer. Wouldn't they be cute with shorts and a halter top or peasant blouse?

 These next two pictures were taken a few years back. Yes I walked out on this terrifying thing so I could get a better picture of what's below. I am not into heights!!!!

 Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 foot fall on the Snoqualmie river between the towns of Snoqualmie and Fall City, WA. One and a half million visitors come each year to enjoy the beauty of this place that has a very interesting history.

 Each time I look across the road I see this stump. It has so many little bracket fungi that I couldn't count them all. The picture only shows a few. I learned that some Bracket fungi are used for medicine. I think they are really pretty.

Well this isn't exactly a picture I like to show but I need to share. You see I have had a serious problem for many years with the bucks ripping my shrubbery to pieces with their antlers during rutting season. I have tried so many things I can't name them all. Blood meal worked but it has to be replaced after each rain and when you live in Washington rain is what it does! Besides, it has become very expensive! So last fall I went to the harbor and got some discarded fish net and covered all my Rhody's and the other shrubs that the deer attack. Twice I saw pieces of net laying on the lawn because a buck had got tangled and after that they totally left my shrubs alone. Another way to recycle. Just be sure to dispose of it properly so it won't cause a problem to other critters.




Anonymous Stevie said...

I hate the netting, too but we need to use it to keep the deer off our immature fruit trees and the chickens off baby shrubs. When the green is limited in the winter time, anything with shoots or leaves is fair game. But it'll be worth it to have a flourishing bush in the spring time! Stevie @ ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

Blogger Cheryl @ TFD said...

I wish I could cover my entire garden, then maybe the deer would not eat it all up!
Loved the photos. Now I have another place to add to my bucket list.
Happy New Year!

Blogger Susan said...

We were blessed with Mickey being able to pick up pecan's out of a friends yard who has many pecan trees. Yes, such a blessing and we have been busying shelling them and placing them in bags in the freezer. In fact, have a small bucket sitting on the dining room table right now we are working on.

I like you love the cute sandle and yes, if I were young I would wear them.

Blogger Ralph said...

If we ever get up that way I'd love to see Snoqualmie Falls. Those are great pictures.

Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

I usually make an old candy recipe for the holidays that my grandmother used to do, but the the nuts were so expensive I couldn't this year- you are indeed fortunate to get those pecans- Lucky you!
I like bead projects like those sandals- n moccasins too. I have some jewelry stuff waiting on the art backlog pile.

Pretty place at those falls, n yes, the fungi are always interesting.

Looks like your starting the New Year on a up-beat.

Blogger Granny Annie said...

We have a huge paper shell pecan tree in the back yard of our house in Tulsa. My son lives there and this year the crop is huge. No pecan picking is happening and we're trying to get it through his head that they are GOLD! It is killing us to know that crop is just laying there. Oh, I don't want to talk about it.

Blogger Rachel said...

What a nice friend to send you pecans!! I do love the sandals that have no soles!! Very pretty!

Wonderful Photos! Happy New Year to you!!

Blogger Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Happy New Year dear Bev. Hope all is well with you and your family.

Like you I receive gifts of pecans from my dear friend Betty in South Georgia. Yes, they are very expensive in UK too. They store so well in the freezer.
Blessings - Marion Wales UK


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