Friday, July 31, 2009

It's War

We now have the day time varments on the ground and out of the bird feeders. Now how to stop these baby's at night?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Exhaustion

We have been over run with squirrels. It was take down the bird feeder are come up with a better plan. This poor squirrel is dealing with exhaustion after many attempts to get a sunflower seed.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday Words

Solitude :a secluded place
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Here's

Nicolas Alexander T.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Star Jasmine Vine

We got this new plant today, smells so good.
My rose is just out doing it's self. The rain and cooler weather did it I am sure.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Virtue

If there be any virtue, and if there by any praise, think on these things (Phil. 4:8).
Think noble thoughts if you would noble be;
Pure thoughts will make a heart of purity;
Kind thoughts will make you good, and glad thoughts gay,
For like your thoughts your life will be always.
What e'er is true and reverend and just,
Think o'er these things, and be like them you must;
Of good report, of lovely things and pure,
Think, and your mind such nectar shall secure.
Thank much of God and you shall like Him be,
In words of faith and hope and charity;
Protect His image from all foul abuse,
And keep the temple holy for His use.
By F. G. Burroughs in (Streams In The Desert)

A T C 'S for July

Enlarge to see details.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Answered Prayer

This sweet couple had to put off there wedding last year because Dear Allison had been fighting with cancer. This pre wedding invitation came today. Enlarge to see. God has blessed them and the family with life.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We live in a Zoo

No wait this is a toy Bryson left here.
If a woodchuck chuck wood how much wood would a woodchuck chuck?

I saw one of these critters.
We moved here in late December 08 and our back yard is one step over a fence in to a hay field and woods. The front is new suburb that is filling up fast with new homes.
We love the back it is so like living in the country. This small town is growing so fast they are moving out the wild life.
So far we have had Coyote, snake, rabbits , lots of red and gray squirrels ,moles, birds I have never seen before and now this woodchuck. Just think what we have not seen.
The paper has a story about the Arkansas Game and Fish officers out looking for a large cat . They say spottings are not new and Cougars have been caught in the past.
If I see one of those I will faint

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Do you ever just

want to say:
Beam me up Scotty--- there's no intelligent life down here.
I had a yuck day then came home and watched some news on TV.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wednesday Words

Friends are flowers that never fade.
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Tomatoes




I toasted the bread to a golden brown, slivered the salad dressing thick on both pieces of toast, lay ed a green leaf of lettuce on both then sliced my vine ripe from the garden tomato in thick slices put the bacon in place put the top toast on and when I bite in to my BLT the juice from the tomato and the salad dressing mingled and the tangy taste took me back to my grandmothers kitchen on the farm in the good old summer time.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Ahhh, Peaches!!

They are one of the sweet and juicy gems of late summer.






Did you know? Peach pit's are poisonous.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hope

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: (Ps. 42:5). The longest lane
must have a turning:
The darkest night
gives place to day,
Somewhere bright stars
are always burning,
Hope's rainbow
spans the future way;
The fiercest storm
has soonest ending,
The dreariest winter
heralds spring,
With sunshine, blossom,
fragrance, blending-
To bring new joy to everything.

From:
Streams In The Desert 2
By Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ditch Lily

is parent to the modern daylily. The first recorded planting of the tawny daylily in the United States was in 1793. It became the ultimate pass-along plant and by the early 20Th century was so commonly found in wild places it was often assumed to be native. Surprisingly the plant is sterile and almost never sets seed pods so it's widespread distribution is the handiwork of gardeners. It produces a foot long stolon ( a modified stem) so plants scamper about the garden as they seek new places to run. Thus ditch lily is an aggressive competitor.

Friday, July 17, 2009

1940's blue hanging vase





My potted plants are hanging in there.



Thursday, July 16, 2009

Look who came to see me


Bryson and a new puppy name Lily








What is your name?

The Bennie found a hand full of small bulbs on a discount table. We planted them this spring and for got about them. What a surprise yesterday when I found it in the garden. Any one have a name for me? Enlarge to see the detail in the center.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday Words

Sabbatical: bringing a period of rest
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Back in The Pink

Hope all is well with all of my blogger friends.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wednesday Words

Serene: clear ;unclouded, undisturbed; clam. I do not wish to move from this room.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Water please
This rabbit comes just about ever afternoon to sit and look at my stone rabbit.You can guess what he is thinking. " Will you ever move." enlarge to get a good look.




Asparagus Fern

The Bennie brought this home about 5 years ago. I cut it back in the fall and it comes in the house for winter.
It is blooming for the first time

cute little blooms


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Pull the Rope Boldly

Prayer pulls the rope below and the great bell rings above in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the rope. But he who wins with heaven is the man who grasps the rope boldly and pulls continuously, with all his might. Book : The Quotable Spurgeon

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th Of July







Perfect




I went to the quilt shop yesterday and this is my new templates. This looks like fun and a better way to cut out my blocks.


Perfect shapes and sizes


Perfect corners


Perfect for rotary cutters


Perfect for hand or machine piecers


Now to make the perfect quilt. You have got to know I am laughing out loud at that one.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Playing Around


I got two new quilt magazines in the mail, it is always fun to see what is going on in the quilt world. One ask what were quilter's doing to go green? Here are some tips.
One uses selvages to tie tomato plants and tall flowers to stakes/fencepost.
Use small pieces of leftover batting to store new Christmas ornaments.
One lady makes pillows for pets. She uses large scraps to make the pillows and the small pieces to fill the pillows. She donates the pillows to the local SPCA who gives these to new pet owners to take home with their newly adopted pets.