Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Our garden center piece

This is what we choose to go in our garden.
Now if the plants will just grow.

Cloody and her Redbud Tree

The header is the big Red bud that Frank planted, I ask if I could use it and he said well let me think.
We went to visit Frank and Cloody yesterday in the village. Frank planted this when it was a baby stick. Charlene I saw you were at the library , I would have stopped to say hello but Gene was painting the front door and I couldn't get in.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Trivia Monday

Kate Smith first introduced Irving Berlin's song "God Bless America," on Armistice Day (now Veteran's Day) November 11, 1938, at the New York's World Fair. Berlin gave all royalties from the very popular song to the scouts. It became Kate Smith's signature song after "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Revive Us, Lord!

Oh, for the showers on the thirsty land!
Oh, for a mighty revival Oh, for a sanctified fearless band,
Ready to hail its arrival.
Revive us, Lord! Is zeal abating
While harvest fields are vast and white?
Revive us, Lord! The world is waiting;
Equip Thy Church to send the Light.
When naught were on to lean remaineth,
When strongholds crumble to the dust,
When nothings sure but God reigneth,
That, yes, that is the time to trust.
Unknown Mrs. Charles E. Cowman
From Streams In The Desert 2

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Cake anyone?

My 3 layer Chocolate cake with Butter cream in between layers
With chocolate butter cream frosting on top and sides.

Friday, March 27, 2009

These are the goodies that were planted today

Iberis Candytuft
Black Knight Candle Larkspur

Butterfly Weed

Blue Fescue

Karl Rosenfield Paeonia

French Lavender

Blue Boy Phlox

The Bennie has been very busy in the flower garden today.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


There are so many and colors to chose from and they are low maintenance.
Sedum is becoming a favorite plant to me.

I see the wonderful color Green.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I am getting there

I got a good days work in on my quilt top today.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It is Cloisonne'

We planted in back of the house a Taylor's Perfection Camellia today. I just had to bring this one in the house.
It will mature to 8'x 6', cold hardiness 10"F-- Part Sun.
The little counter that holds the roll of stamps is cloisonne'. Enlarge the picture and see the fine work . I will have to ask at the post office if they carry the roll. Now I buy self sticking stamps.
Just think how many crimes will not be solved , because no one licked their stamp.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Trivia Monday

Can anyone guess what this pretty Little container is used for?

A roll of stamps

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flowering Spice Shrub

Viburnum Mohawk Fragrant pink/white flowers, spring thur summer. L eaves take on warm orange -red color hue in autumn. We planted it on corner of front of the house. they said butterflys love it.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Talent and Energy

Let me be a little sweeter---
Make my life a bit completer,
By doing what I should do
Every minute of the day.
Let me toil without complaining,
Not a humble task disdaining.

It is astounding that so much is actually accomplished in life when we reflect upon these age-old maxims:
Moment by moment
Step by step
One by one
Day by day
Little by little
M. Taylor

By Streams In The Desert

We made up our minds

This is what we are going to plant to cover up the brush and fallen tree limbs on the other side of the ditch. Beautiful oak leaf hydrangeas
Enlarge and see the little female redbird waiting for the male to get his seed.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring fever

I know it is spring,the Oak tree said it is.

Happy 6 Weeks

Happy Day's 6 weeks old Nicolas Alexander T==

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Carolina Wren

We have a pair that come to our feeders and they call out to let me know they are there. I can go out and stand or sit close, they are not afraid. The Squirrels and birds have become my village friends now.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not Just For Cat Lovers

Thanks to http://abritintn.blogspot.com on her reading list. Dewey is a very heartwarming story about not only the life of a cat but life in a small town in Spencer, Iowa.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Birthday

Have a great day sweet granddaughter Chelsea

Monday, March 16, 2009

Trivia Monday

The Humming Bird is the only bird that can hover and fly straight up, down, or backward! The Humming Bird, the Loon, the Swift, the Kingfisher, the Grebe are all birds that can not walk. The Grebe
Humming Bird

The Kingfisher

The Loon

The Swift

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5 The world, I thought, belonged to me--
Goods, gold and people, land and sea--
Where'er I walked beneath God's sky
In those old days my word was " I. "

Years passed; there flashed my pathway near
The fragment of a vision dear;
My former word no more sufficed,
And what I said was --"I and Christ."

But, O, the more I looked on Him,
His glory grew, while mine grew dim,
I shrank so small, He towered so high,
All I dared say was --" Christ and I."

Years more the vision held its place
And looked me steadily in the face;
I speak now in humbler tone,
And what I say is ---"Christ alone."


By Streams In The Desert----2----

Spring home show

I just love Fiesta, I have the old green color.
I want this

Maybe this

What about this

So cute

This is nice

Marry a man with small Thumbs

The phrase (Rule of thumb) is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider then your thumb.

Friday, March 13, 2009

We know what today is ,so have a good and happy one. We know old superstitions are just that . Now have a superb day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tip Toeing

I really thought we would be tip toeing through the tulips this week , not snow.
Tiny Tim was Herbert Khaury 1932--1996