Thursday, March 26, 2015

Come In To My Secert Garden

1994 Texas these photo's were not taken at same time.
We can sit here for a while

It took a lot of afternoons to clear out the under brush a round the cemetery oaks
I called them that because they had vines grow all over them.

I  planting flowers here and there.

This was late afternoon looking back at the house. Blackie and I would walk the rounds
ever morning and afternoon when I came home from work. Ok it is stating to make me a little sad
I was sick for six months after we left this home. We only lived there 3 years. We had to sell and
go back to Memphis Tennessee be cause of Bennies job.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Rest Of The Banana Story

The joke was on us, you can't fool mother nature.
When they got here in this photo fall was in the air , after all this was East Texas.
Now we know  the season  was just not long enough, you can't grow bananas that mature 
so you can eat them in East Texas.

 The trees were in full color
It was fun to see the bananas grow even if we didn't get to eat them.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bennie's Banana Trees

Texas 1994

We got things growing  and these are the banana trees, they loved the very hot summers .

That is silly me and Blackie enjoying a rest , see my garden window.

When the blooms opened on the stalk they looked like little orchids and the smell was so sweet.

the little blooms were pink , you can see the little green banana with the bloom on the end.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Remember Me Always

But do not grieve for me too long. I tried always to comfort you in times of sorrow.

Blackie passed away  in 2004 

We still miss him.
Over at blogger Cat tails they  just lost  sweet Harriet and we feel their pain.
We extend our most sincere sympathies.


Blackie has a vistor from next door.

You should go home I am through talking to you.
Blackie gets a new  make over and he is not happy about  it .
We think he is so cute with his new hair cut.. He was having some trouble with his
 long hair in the summer.
It grew back before winter, he is getting old and gray. Each photo were years apart.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all 
the families of the nations  will bow down before him, for dominion belongs 
to the Lord  and he rules over the nations.

Psalm 22: 27-28

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I Think I Will Give My Memories a Rest

And tell you what I did yesterday.

Looking out the window  we saw
the Blue  Birds of Happiness 
I got my Iris bed cleaned out 

The candytuft has some little blooms on it.

Wow! the peonies are coming up. Today I got blood meal and put on all my bulbs and Iris plants.
I think spring is here.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Bennie Said Get On With It

So we fast forward to the rest of the story.
 The grass is growing the flowers are blooming 
 Bennie built this going in to my secret garden 
 before we got the roses planted and bed on the right in.
You can see the well house in this photo on the right on the left was more garden.
We left a line of pine trees across the front