Monday, May 2, 2016

Taking time....

I'm taking time today to request your thoughts, kindness, and prayers for a dear friend who follows this blog.  Her husband has become a victim of pancreatic cancer.  I first mentioned this on the blog almost two years ago after his diagnosis.  Sadly, the treatment did not bring a cure, and he is greatly missed by all those who have loved him.    

The Merry Month of May....

....often gives us flowers - along with showers, of course.:-)


The David Austen Rose is in bloom!


Soon, the hollyhock (thanks to Kim in CA for the seeds) will be full of blooms!


The Oak Leaf Hydrangea is ready to burst forth!

May in East Tennessee!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The week-end....

....is now a memory!  A very tasty one, I might add!



The end result of all the above was this....


Then, there was this....


Yes, that is a cooker of spaghetti sauce!


It was the finishing touch to a plate of spaghetti!

These....


....became these!


Some even became items auctioned....


In a nutshell, this was our local church United Methodist Women Spaghetti Dinner!  Greatly enjoyed by all who attended - approximately 150!

Monday, April 25, 2016

It's that time again....



Here is City Girl at three months old!!  


City Girl, you were the very best birthday present ever!!  Happy Birthday to you!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring blossoms....



A favorite - the lilac!  


The first of the Knock Out Roses!


Lovely Columbine!


Waiting on those buds on the David Austin rose!  

Monday, April 18, 2016

Spring pleasures....



Strawberries in bloom.....


Asparagus growing (looks like that patch needs some weeding!)....


Blueberries in bloom!  The cold temps didn't cause any damage!  Yay!

Twitter friends....

A Twitter friend is the author of this book -


Marcia Ferguson is not only an author.  She also delights in surprising her friends!


This was quite an unexpected pleasure to receive in the mail!

We are having another lovely spring day here!  It's a good time to enjoy a cup of Downton Abbey tea! Thank you, Marcia!