Thursday, April 30, 2015

We Have Grass

 It should grow and look like a nice yard ,not a mud hole.
But look what run off water boy did now, he went and got this
to make sure the water run better off his yard.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A Lot Of Work To Do

The flower bed is growing wild
 
 Most of this will die back and the tall Iris will be moved after they bloom.
 This poppy is getting tall and has a bud at the top ,will be glad to see it bloom.
 The side yard is looking better
 The landscape people are building it back up all the way to the street.
The run off water man is sure we are not doing it right and wants to
know just what our plan is????


Monday, April 27, 2015

A Bright Spot

in my back yard, this white iris didn't bloom last year. I was so happy to see it this year.
 I call it my Aunt Minnie Iris because it came from a lady that
helped us find Aunt Minnie's grave some years ago.
 A bud on the yellow Sunny Knock Out rose
peony is going to pop any time.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

You Reap That Which You Sow

"Let destruction come upon him unawares;
And  let the net  which he hid catch himself;
Into that very destruction let him fall."
Ps. 35:8
Gird your minds for action, keep sober (in spirit), fix your hope completely
on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1 : 13
 


Friday, April 24, 2015

Will Have To Rework

my Iris bed the bearded iris is in trouble in the front, Weak stems.
The Louisiana Iris are to be moved and planted to the side yard.
They will get more room to grow. They do take over.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Still On My Mind

If we had a homeowners association this would not have happened.
It has been hard to have self control about this but---
He should be glad if he cared that I am ranting just on my blog.
He has just made a mess of my pretty side and back yard.
 
 
 Our gate before he moved in
 our side yard before he moved in
 our dead grass now in the side yard. You can see down the middle
where he was cutting our grass way past his gray unpainted fence. The drain  off his house
back of his flower bed goes to the middle also. We have lived here 6 years and it didn't happen until
he moved in. You know what he told Bennie? we could put gravel in there.
and now at the gate. this is where its comes from under his fence
Okay I will not say any more?????


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Whatever

we possess becomes of double value when we have the
opportunity of sharing it with others.
Bouilly
 
 
 the Palace Purple Coral Bell is looking good after the hard winter.
We lost the Crรจme Brulee Coral Bell
 
but not sharing the neighbors water
 Well it's not pretty but we will work with it.
and hope this will fix our neighbors water that he has
directed to flow on our property 
Now we know why he was cutting this grass on our side of the yard ( this was late in the summer)
and each time he would cut a little deeper.  The Bennie told him to stop
because it was killing the grass.  He was cutting a trench for his water to flow off his
property. Just look how good it worked. The orange is our phone line we had it marked
so we will know and think about what to do about this problem .
 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Is For Rain And Flowers

 The Bearded Iris are showing color
 Autumn Royalty Azalea is budding
 the Ditch lily is looking good. And it is on the other side of the ditch.
 Now for my rant, our new neighbors are so for not nice people 
they want even say hello or look at us. When that happens they know
they are wrong. It is just as bad and looks the same for the
neighbor on the other side of them. They reworked their back yard so all their water runs on us.
And it is rotting the grass we can not even get in our back yard. 
The Bennie could call the city on them for what they did but he want ,he is
going to put a sump pump in and run a line out the back of
our yard to the ditch. That is a lot of work for him. I just hope it works. If 
not he will have to put a gate on the other side of our house so he can get in
the back to cut the grass . More money and work.

Monday, April 20, 2015

More Storms

 I was ready to take shelter it went around us and not 15 miles from
us it took out power poles and trees. This morning the wind is blowing and it is cool. 
Our October Glory Maple tree is in full leaf.
 The Karl Rosenfield Paeonia is about to pop.
This is the Pope John Paul 11, white rose, buds all over it.
My heart goes out to all who didn't make the storm with out damage.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Word

of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword,
piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and the spirit, and of
 the joints and the marrow, and is a critic of thoughts and intents of the heart.
 
Hebrews 4:12

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Friend

is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal,
 through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful.
 
William Arthur Ward
 
 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Busy Back Yard

  Squirrel wants on the feeder so bad but just can't get past the shield
so he waits for the Blue Jays to scatter the seeds. 
 the Cardinal's are nesting , did you know the females regularly sing not just
the males. You can see the trees are getting greener.
 This little bird is a white -throated sparrow he will be gone soon
they just come for the winter. You can see the honeysuckle is green and will bloom soon.
I have buds on the Iris , see the little bird at the bottom  it has  bright yellow
strips on it head, tried my best to get a better photo of it. Looks like
some kind of sparrow. Couldn't find it in my bird book.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I Was Inspired

By Rachel from Lawn Tea and Mildred at Cat Tales with their blogs about
evenings of Rook playing and Pimento Cheese Sandwiches. Luncheons, Card Party Teas and Bridge.
 
I got out the Bennies , mothers Woman's Exchange Cook Book. At first just to read  the recipes.
But then I made Bennie  lunch.
Pimento Cheese Sandwich and Cream of Corn Soup
 
 From the Tea Room
(recipe)
Cream of Corn Soup
1 can cream style corn
1 cup milk and 1 cup light cream
2 chicken bouillon cubes or 2 tablespoon chicken stock
Salt and white pepper to taste
1/2 stick butter
Chopped Parsley
Blend corn in blender. Combine with milk, cream and I used chicken stock.
Add salt and pepper. Pour into saucepan, bring to boil, stirring constantly.
Add butter. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serves 4 to 6.
Next I will try the Chicken Casserole.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Plants Are Going In Place

To bloom for the summer. Look what I found in the Iris bed this morning
I tell you it wasn't there yesterday???
 
 This is the Lemon Thyme it smells like lemon drop candies
it is variegated with a little yellow around the small leaves
and it grows fast and will cover this pot and bloom .
 This is the red geranium, it will stay on the front porch.
 I am not sure what this is ,last year I planted some poppy seeds
they didn't do well. But that is what this looks like. It was not planted here under the hose.
Do you think it is a poppy??
We had a storm last night and lots of rain and wind, little leaves from the trees are every where this morning.


Monday, April 13, 2015

So Much To Pick From

This is what we came home with.
 
 Begonias for two hanging basket - White and blue wave petunias -
Lemon Thyme - Hosta to replace the one I lost. - one red geranium
I have one May Night Salvia , I like it so much got this one to go with it.
This is the other  May Night not in bloom yet. It will  bloom all summer.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Rumors

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed.
Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against  kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
 
Matthew 24: 6,7,8
 
 


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Today Would Be A Good Day

to shop for garden plants.
 
 


Friday, April 10, 2015

After the Storms

 We are so thankful it passed over here with just strong winds and rain.
Not so for small town in Illinois my prayers and thoughts are with them.
The Cardinals are back and as hungry as ever.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Back To The Present

We are in full Spring here in  our part of Arkansas
In the back yard is
 
  the Taylor's Perfection Camellia in full bloom.
 I got these tulip's off the sale rack for $o.99 there were 5 nice big blubs in the pot.
 Also get 3 hyacinths in one pot for .99
 my Paper whites are blooming
So this is my spring garden, happy , happy place to see out my window.
(Hope you have a happy place in your yard)