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Wednesday, February 20, 2013


 I can hardly believe this picture was taken nearly 24 years ago. My youngest sister and I took a bunch of kids to Birch Bay clamming. We got our limits and the boys got a lot of crabs. It's hard work but fun. I doubt I could dig up a big bucket full now. Age does mean things to us.
This is a neat old Burl. Moss is trying to cover it but it's still pretty. Burl's used to be cut into slabs and made into tables. Maybe they still are but I haven't seen any lately. I like this one just as it is.
 Here's the beautiful variegated Lilac. My oldest daughter and her family gave it to me one Mother's Day. I love it. Yes it is fragrant!

 I guess I could call this an Heirloom Honeysuckle. I got a start from my mother who got hers from her mother. Three generation Honeysuckle. It smells wonderful.

 Out back and down the hill is a table and benches with woods and flowers all around. This little wooden bucket is tipped so it looks like the Sweet Woodruff is falling out of it. Woodruff has a sweet fragrance.

 This is another one of the Lord's surprises. I didn't plant these flowers by this fence. I did have some growing in another place but apparently some seeds got dropped here the year before. I think the Purple Pansy and yellow Calendula look lovely together. The little yellow buttercups sort of add to the picture.
 If you can, enlarge this picture to see it better. High on a mountain we can see forever.....I love the clouds too.

Some of you might remember me talking about Martha. She was an elderly lady who gave me a start of this rose. I don't think I have ever smelled one so lovely. Martha passed away a few years ago. I hope she has roses now too.

Well it's the week of President birthdays. I don't celebrate and I don't go shopping. LOL I can just imagine the crowds and I hate waiting in lines.
I hope all is well in your world and old man winter is preparing to retreat.



Blogger bj said...

O, my, what lovely photos. The flowers just take my breath away.
Thanks so much for stopping over. I'm real glad to meet you..I am about to link up to follow you.

In case you don't know, you have the dreaded word verification on....
just sayin' :))

Blogger Cheryl @ TFD said...

The flowers are just gorgeous! And the rose is just exquisite. Love the mountain view, too...wow!

We are under a Winter Storm Warning here in MO for tomorrow, so I hoping it's not too bad. Many schools have already cancelled. I'm ready for spring and flowers!

Blogger Granny Annie said...

We used to pinch the end off honey suckle and pull out the center slowly to get a small drop of honey.

I love your new profile picture.

Blogger Ralph said...

I found a box of old photos the other day and you are sure right - they do stir up a lot of memories.

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Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

People still clam here in the cold- The wood knots are so cool Flower pics on the winter are a good way to cheer me up- Nice Lilac n Honeysuckle story! Like your volunteers too-
Winter has seemed to last too long here this year- Thanks

Blogger Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh darlin', your beautiful old pictures have me itchin' for spring and summer baaaaad!!!

I can't believe after an 80 degree day today we have snow in the forecast for Monday. Ozark weather can be quite the tease for sure!!! Heeeehehehe!

God bless ya sweetie and have a beautiful weekend!!!


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