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Friday, July 03, 2015

    Well hello again. Seems like Blogger just keeps calling me back. I've had a facebook account for several years but I miss my blog friends. I have found that many have stopped blogging and a few have passed away. Sad. I guess I will just play this by ear and see where it goes.
    We are having a very hot summer. My lawn is dried up and the trees are looking very thirsty. I have to water my gardens daily but they are doing well.
    I hope to check in at least weekly.
Have a nice 4th.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I have no idea if this is going to actually post. It has been so long since I blogged and everything is so changed I feel like I'm lost!
I miss blogging and my dear blog friends, so if any of you just happen to stop by and see this give me a shout. Blessing of the God kind!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I'm back!
I've been away too long. I hope I haven't been forgotten! Spring is here and once again I am drawn to the flower gardens, camera in hand to capture the beauty our Father has blessed us with.

This Rhody is the most delicate lavender and it looks like an Orchid to me. I love it. We have had so much rain that I'm surprised anything can bloom.

 These are the flowers of some kind of tiny hen & Chick plant. You can see it better if you enlarge it. The tiny red dots in the center seem to draw these little black beetles.

 Here is an Iris I have posted before.It's so pretty. I used to have it growing beside my fish pond but had to move it when I filled in the pond. Blue Heron's and raccoons ate the fish and dedtroyed my beautiful pink water lily. I wonder what Roasted Raccoon and Barbequed Blue Heron taste like? LOL

 I need to post a picture showing the entire plant. This is Clematis Paul II. This year there are so many blossoms I couldn't possible count them. I have fish net up so the deer can't eat them, one of the reasons there are so many flowers. I didn't use any fertilizer on it this year but last fall I dumped grass clippings around it. I think I'll be doing that again!

This is apparently a cross between a white and a lavender Foxglove. I like the delicate pink. These blossoms always look sweet and shy.

 Here is my gorgeous and very fragrant Patty Rose. As always it's blooming up a storm. When I step out to the back deck the wonderful smell greets me. Unfortunately we are having a horrible plague of tent caterpillars. They are everywhere. I cut a lot off the old Gravenstein Apple tree and the Fuji tree too but they are in the gravel, the dirt and the grass too. I sure hope we don't have them next year! They can defoliate a branch in no time at all.

The last red peony of the year. It had been raining so it's covered in rain drops. There's a fly hiding under a petal trying to stay dry. I had never thought about it before but I suppose if their wings get wet they wouldn't be able to fly very well. Does that make me feel sorry for them? Nope!

 The Hen & Chicks growing in this old teaketle came from my late mother in law who was born in 1892,  I'm so glad I could get a start. I love using old things to plant in. I have an old beat up bucket that is growing pansies this year. I have my moms teakettle too but it isn't shaped right for planting in.

Two of my nieces are visiting from Colorado. Here they are in the dark pink shirt and in the red, white and blue heart shirt. The other three are my girls.

I hope you all had a nice Memorial Day celebration. I stayed home and ate soup! LOL
Be blessed!


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.


Thursday, January 24, 2013


the snow hunt

My daughter invited me to ride with her and 4 of her grandkids up the Mt. Baker Highway to find snow. And we did! Lots of it.

 This ancient Cedar stands alongside the highway tall and strong.

 This is the north fork of the Nooksack River, Moving slowly with mounds of snow piled high around it. The snow in the foreground is from the snowplow.
 Water falling off the rock cliff is all ice now and fascinating to see,

 Here's a closer picture of the icefall. I love to enlarge this and plan to use it for a desktop background.
 Just look at the huge piles of snow!! The river is way in the background. Notice the footprints on the snowy log to the left. I didn't see any coming back. ??? Maybe he's still down there!
When we were coming back down the highway the sun was shining through these moss covered trees. The color was really beautiful but some looked like grotesque, green monsters!

Well that's all for now. Hope you are having a blessed week!


Monday, January 14, 2013

I was planning to do a new photo post today but apparently something has changed since my last post or blogger is having a tantrum again because I cannot do any photos. So I will simply wish you a wonderful day and hope I can post pictures later.


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