Playing with elephants…

Such a pretty photo to start things off. This beautiful white butterfly was flittering around this hanging flower basket the other day. Happily, I was able to catch it in one of its still moments. The garden, stitching and the pool fill my thoughts most days. This morning I discovered green yellow pear tomatoes growing…

Mish mash…

The holiday weekend started out so well. I think it was Friday I went to the store and caught site of loads of mums in shopping carts, wondering why so many? Then remembered the holiday! I picked out this gorgeous pot… I don’t really “do” holidays any more. Honestly, they all bore me. There’s something…

The house in the garden, #18 and many thanks…

  Today I have many photos and many thoughts in my head. So, I’m going to write and post photos along the way. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get going in the mornings. Maybe it’s a phase I’m going through, where I wake up and feel like going right back to bed. Where I…

Now what?

I guess it might be easy to come on here and talk as if everything in my life was just dandy. I generally don’t share the rougher stuff. But, this week was truly that – rough. Today I ended a lengthy acquaintance of about 2 years along with a friendship of one. I’m not sure…

Feelin’ it…

Yesterday I put up this fence… and this fence… and this one… Over 100 feet of it for my garden, to keep the ducks out and the plants safe. Today I’m feeling all of it. I basically hurt from head to toe. I thought of Grace and her girls (women) who have been putting up fence…

In like a lion…

Wind is just as bad as rain or snow or freezing temperatures when you have things you want to do outside. Olive is so smart. She took advantage of the overturned barrels to find some shelter. I love how crafty animals can be. Cats really dislike wind. When I spotted Olive, I opened the back…

Back to the cold…

FAH-REEZING temperatures are back again. Ice is inch-thick in the duckies’ pink pool. They are not pleased. I think it was Friday I filled up all their water containers because the weather was warmer. They were loving it and over the past few days spent nearly every moment in the pink pool. When the ice…

Just playing…

Remember this quilt top? It’s one I found at the local thrift store. I took some of it apart to do something else with, then took out this one hexagon, just to play… I’ve been stitching while watching season 8 of Doctor Who. It’s been fairly entertaining. I haven’t watched Doctor Who since Matt Smith…

I was OOT…

Not that my avid fans were really wondering where I was, but I’m back to tell you I was OOT (Out of Town.) I used to work at a place where we scribbled that down to know who was OOT. It came in handy. So I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after…

Gone tomorrow…

I watched the ducks swim in ice water yesterday. Even though I know they come equipped with a down comforter, it still amazes me they can do that. Of course, haven’t we all seen ducks floating in an icy pond as if it were the middle of summer? And in my kitchen, sitting in boxes,…

Where’d the dates go???

Suddenly the dates are gone from the tops of my posts on the main page. Is that yet another annoying new twist here on WordPress? Is there yet another virtual button I have to push now to get the dates back? Grrrr…. So, more photos from Saturday’s trip to Botanica in Wichita. I really liked…

Ho hum…

Not that I’m exactly bored… It’s been a year since I started writing this blog. I kept up with it pretty well, considering it’s the longest I ever kept a blog going. I haven’t had a lot of stitching to share. I’m not really sure I’ve stitched at all this month, which seems hard to…