Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Often God shuts a door in our face so that he can open the door through which he wants us to go .
Cathrine Marshall

Monday, September 27, 2010


I did a post about putting some red pepper on my pansies to stop the Rabbits from eating them. Now I love my bunnies that have nested in my garden three times this year under the rosemary bush and I would never want to put there eyes out.
This is what I used large flake red pepper on the ground around the plant. No rabbit or squirrels were harmed. They had eaten them to the ground in the fall and I put the flakes on the ground then and when spring came the pansies grow and bloomed.

This is fine ground red pepper and would may be fly up in there eyes. So don't use this.
Jen from Muddy Boot Dreams wants us all to know there is a spray you can buy for this. Then the horror stories about rabbits and squirrels she has heard of want scratch there eyes out because of red pepper. Thank you Jen for calling my attention to this.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Autumn Is Here Again

The leaves are falling from the trees, releasing their hold overhead,turning, twisting , fluttering to the ground. Seeking their winter ,earthly bed.
The harvest is over and safely housed

and the open fields are quite bare, except for weeds and dry grasses,making homes for the little hare.

Insects go in hiding from the birds and the grasshopper fails to leap. The redhead pecks a hole in a tree to store food for his winter keep.

The flowers are still holding their one, with lustrous colors of Spring. Only to wither and fade away when Jack Frost comes and drops his sting.

Sense and Nonsense In Poetry
By Willis L. Tackette

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I Maybe In A Rush

to get plants out in my garden for fall: this is the last of the vinca just saving it for seed
the apple gourds didn't get very big. They will have to dry over winter so I can get seed and paint them for a bird house can't do that with the small baby's but will paint them red like a apple.

last fall I planted the Pansy's and the rabbits ate them to the ground. I put red pepper on what was left and in the spring they came back and did very well.

We are in the upper 80 today and it is cooler now at night. The weather should be in the 70's next week. NO rain yet

Have a happy week-end

Friday, September 24, 2010

White and One Pink

I have been trying all summer to get a pure white Cleome with out pink in it and here it is: This Cleome has the smell of a skunk ( or is it just me?) Oh well there will be lots of seed for spring.
The Pope John Paul II is blooming small roses now

They still smell nice and sweet

Poor little coneflower is doing it's best : This is all I have blooming from all the flowers from summer.
It looks like rain and cooler today maybe fall is about to get here. Happy day to you all

Thursday, September 23, 2010

For The Grand's

My grand daughter is studying the American Indians
and wanted me to make her a Indian blanket this was to easy : I went to Hancock Fabrics and found this just had to hem it.

My son Steven ( 1957-2009) played football at University of Tennessee and never got pass his passion for the team.

He lived in a small community out side Knoxville Tn and never missed a game.

I had gotten this fabric to make him a quilt ( he would have loved it) but I didn't get it made for him. So my grandson Gene is in his last year of school and not made up his mine where he will go to college. He has some of my son's personal things and I am going to make it from him.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Fall Plant

These yellow mums will give my garden some much need color
This Neon Sedum is going in my garden now and it will perk it up to:
It is still to hot 97 yesterday but next week is going to be in the 70 so I will get more cleaned up in the garden. Have a happy day:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Good Job

The Bennie washed windows to day

Monday, September 20, 2010

I got Buds

on the Taylor's Perfection Camellia
It is growing so slow and this is the second year I have had it.

but when it blooms they are lovely and pink

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Fear not for the future; weep not for the past.Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, September 17, 2010


Don't you just love that name: A great Uncle married a Miss Flippen in the late 1800's
The Flippen Orchard has peaches and apples when they get ready they tell the people to come get them, they come from three states. They set up 4 big tent to sell just picked . Tourist pour into the Reelfoot Lake for the nations largest winter population of Bald Eagles.

The Bennie made us a peach pieSo in the winter the Flippen's sell the best big fat fried pies you could put in your mouth.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reelfoot Lake State Park

There is abundant plant life this is called Butter wort plant
Home to the Golden and American Bald eagles.

Also many diffident birds, this is a Heron that nest on the lake

If you enlarge the picture you can see a blue gray Heron

The last of the baby ducks

My great great grand father came here in the early 1840's to farm in the rich soil that the Mississippi river left after the 1811-1812 New Madrid Earthquake. His grandson my grandfather help to save the Lake and preserve it as a state park in the early 1900's

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Bless the Lord, O my soul,and forget none of His benefits: Psalm 103
Apple Gourd Bloom


Butterfly weedMoonflower

Monday, September 13, 2010

Alexander Reunion

This is Payton Alexander

The child with the red shirt is our future Payton Alexander
We sure had fun

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gone But Not Forgotten

Alexander Family Reunion at Reelfoot Lake Tennessee