Monday, May 31, 2010

A Plant or two

I got the Apple gourd planted
I see one came up from seed in the wave petunia

The Peace Rose is back in bloom

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day

Medical Department Special School United States Army
My father 1913 -------May 30 1990

Friday, May 28, 2010

What Makes Life Good For You?

My favorite flower-------TODAY------when the iris and peonies or any flower blooms it is my favorite of the moment.

The nature picture that is my favorite: for the moment is the fresh smell of just cut and rolls in a hay field.

here are the questions and my answers:

1 What makes life good for you?

When my children , grandchildren and friends are happy and well.

2 What is your favorite pass time?

Quilting, reading , doing ATC cards with pen pals, and my blogger friends.

3 What was your worst gardening experience?

Planting Elephant Ears in my small flower bed and in the past planting bamboo .

4 What is your favorite flower ?

A Rose

5 Where is the one place you would love to visit and why?

England, because my family roots came from there.

6 What flower or nature picture is your favorite and show it.

The Hay fields after they have been cut.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I got an award from the beautiful blog of Lona at A Hocking Hill's Garden:
More to come with questions and answers

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Commentator Paul Harvey

aired this prayer on his radio program, "The Rest of the Story", and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. Billy Graham current age 92 Truth---- from a man the media has never been able to throw dirt on.-----amazing!
He prayed :
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and call it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and call it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and call it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and call it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time- honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from ever sin and set us free.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Front and Back

this is in the front : My dark blue Full Tide Iris well it looks pale lavender to me, but I like it.
this rose is doing okay I have a white sweet smelling moon flower climbing up at the back of it.

the Pope is blooming again this is going to be a winner like the peace rose. The Pope and peace they sure go together.

in the back the surprise in the ditch pink hollyhock

and wow a white in the ditch holly hock

Monday, May 24, 2010

US Naval Academy Performance Kings Firecracker


shaped gourd: I am going to try and grow this
There are three that came up in the pot

There may not be room in my front garden so can I grow them on a tree?

Has anyone in blog land grown these?

This is what I want to make.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I Know What Moved You

It's time to cut the Hay field for the first time this year.
The honey suckle has been so sweet

This is when it rains, the water comes off the field. I have planted a ton of holly hock seed on the other side.

Last year it must have washed seed on this side of the ditch because these came up down the side of the bank. They lived all winter and stood the spring flood. I am sure there are flowers all alone the ditch to the river.

Last year I had planted Zinnias, Butterfly weed, Holly hock no sign of any but these three Holly hocks.

This year Darla from more family and flowers and Becca from a southern garden by Becca have sent be me seeds and there is not one up here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Back to Check

on my baby blue 's, I looked like this after they dilated my eyes it put my ears in a droop. When we came out of the office I wanted to shout NO the sun is shining. But the Bennie put my red collier on and lead me to the car. I guess by now you know I felt more like his pet.
I have been told I have Vitreous Detachment & floaters . It looked better this visit and will just have to keep a close check on it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A True Gardener

I have been re reading this very old book about The Diary of a Plain Dirt Gardener it was Copyright, 1933 by Sears Publishing Company. Enlarge and read some of his entry.
Harry R. O'Brien wrote for Better Homes & Gardens about his diary on gardening starting in 1922. I used to collect old magazine, Better Homes & Gardens was how I fell in love with Him and Gladys Taber's books.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

This is Summer Time

it will not be long as my blog tells me June is coming and the tomato's will be ready.

I will toast my bread to a golden brown, slither with salad dressing thick on both pieces of toast, lay a green leaf of lettuce on both then slice 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 salad dressing mingle as it runs down my chin.

That will be soooo good

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.
And God said, This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for All GENERATIONS TO COME. I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Genesis 9: 11-13


In a controversy, the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves. By Thomas Caslyle

Friday, May 14, 2010

Little Things

mean a lot, the bird flew in from Hocking Hills Garden grab bag
I think it has found a home.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

On May 14 1948

in TEL Aviv, Jewish Agency Chairman David Ben-Gurion proclaims the State of Israel, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. Happy Birthday State of Israel !
This is Dian and if you go to you will find her showing life around her home.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Congratulation on a job well done, now on to college

This is my grand daughter Rebecca and she plays in the symphony orchestra.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


flowers for my garden today : This Blue Daze
this Bacopa Colossal White did so well in the big pot last year it will hang over to the ground it is annual.

You just can't beat the Stella de Oro Daylily it will bloom all summer and take the direct sun.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Photo Post Card

I came a cross this 59 year old post card of my little brother . It cost 1 cent to mail, I don't remember calling him Mikie but I guess mother did. Don't think he would like to be call that now
I think I will call him that next time I talk to him.
It feels like fall today 52 and rain:

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day

From my daughter Donna

My mother 1944
Audra 1917--2003