Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Butterflies Are Free

My little patch of Butterfly haven:

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Flowers In Bloom

Just look at this sweet little bloom of a Blackberry lily this was from Mildred over at Mildred's Photo for Today
The Zinnia mix did have some larger flowers to bloom

had to be a show off again with the tomato's they have been sooo good.

Vinca's are starting up good with there blooms

I am so excited about this one Butterfly Flower coming up in the garden. We looked for the plant this spring to buy but no one had them. Now we will have the Monarch Butterfly's this year.

This Gayfeather Liatris blooms from top down

We did get a good soaking rain yesterday the first in about 4 weeks
the flowers and lawn look happy today.
Psalm 103:4
Who redeems your life from the pit; Who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cards With A Past

Do you save cards that your family and children gave or sent you? I have for years and had a big box of them as far back as 1976. After doing ATC'S (Artist Trading Cards) for other people it came to me that would be a good way to save my cards. Here is my book and how I did it.
Enlarge for better view This is the back of cards

This is the front

This is how I start: I look at the focal point of the card and what the caption is.

Then I look at the in side and the signature: This card was 2007 Red Hat secret pal card. Later I found out it was Charlene from the Village.

now cut the card

these cards are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2

start to cut and paste

The verse is cut up and placed on the back of the card

Date the card and you have the card a memory for ever.

Want my children and grandchildren be surprised years from now that there cards were saved.

We my get much needed rain today;
You-all have a good and happy day

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I've anchored my soul in haven of rest, I'll sail the wide seas no more; The tempest may sweep o'er the wild stormy deep, In Jesus I'm safe ever more.
My son Steven ,my mother and oldest daughter Donna in 1991. The picture was taken on my mothers birthday she was in assisted living because she had Alzheimer. All of the family came my daughter had come from Texas. The next day her doctor called and said they got back test and she should come for more testing they had found cancer of the thyroid, to this day she is cancer free and doing well. Mother died in 2003 on the 16 of June and 18 years later on his grandmothers birthday June 23 Steven died one year ago today. Steven was 51 years old.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How To Beat The Heat

Hi me maw I got my first hair cut and I didn't cry
What have you got mother? Don't you think I look handsome

it sure is hot here in Texas

Said Nicolas Alexander

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Time, Summer Time

The longest day ,2010 nears the halfway point today. June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. At 7:28 a.m. the sun is as far north as it's going to come.
It's time to picnic
They could have left the basket

Sunday, June 20, 2010


"Honor your father and mother,that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. Exodus 20:12

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day-lily Du Jour

I wish I knew the names of the Lily's but do not.
The paper said annual tour: Sorry to say I was very disappointed the yard was very unkempt. Some had name tags most didn't.

There were some very lovely Lily's that were in bloom. This was at the old home of the president of Northeast Arkansas Day-lily Society. This lady needed help in her garden bad.

She was asking 5.00 a root The paper said there were 300 registered day lily and approximately 200 seed- lings Which I did not see. The ones in pots were died or dieing.
There were about 6 lady's taking up all of her time as she pulled hole clumps up and gave them what they wanted. Others were sitting waiting to pay.
It was about 96 in the shade so we left. (I may go back later?)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Plant's from Darla and Becca

Darla from More Family and Flower's sent the Cleome seeds and they were not planted in this spot but that is okay I was so happy to see them in with the Poppies that Bacca from A Southern Garden By Becca sent. Sometime flowers just don't like where you think they should go.
I have been looking for the Poppies to show there self for sometime and had given up on them.

This book The Ultimate Container Gardener was given to me for Christmas in 1998

it has been a great guide for my projects with step by step techniques and selecting plants for my containers

Growing Your Favorite Plants book has help me identity lots of plants and the information about many flowers.

Be a Realistic Optimist:
Your attitude toward the future will help create your future. You might as well put the self-
fulfilling prophecy to work for you,and, besides, life is far too short to be a pessimist.
from ( Around the Kitchen Table) By Mary Clement

Thursday, June 17, 2010


the spicata Violet Liatris is about to pop
more blooms on the Apple Gourde

this is the second apple vine as a back up

black elephant ear

Heavenly Sunlight
By H.J.Zekkey 1899
Heavenly sun light, heavenly sun light, Flooding my soul with glory divine:
Hallelujah, I am rejoicing, Singing his praises, Jesus is mine.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rock Gardening

I have been reading about a rock garden:
Do any of our bloggers have a rock garden?

The Bennie said you can't carry those rocks--------well I don't guess I can so there goes my rock garden------I am going to get me a new book to read.

How about the new Glenn Beck book The Overton Window