Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sunset thru the trees.....

Same Sunset.....same time of the day......Just DIFFERENT setting on my camera. Which is your favorite? I like the darker ones better.

Just need a little time.....

For these to RIPEN........

SO, I can do this.......can these babies!!!!
What do you do with your fresh tomatoes? Canned them for soups and other recipes, make
salsa, slice for tomato sandwiches, or etc........ I am not a tomato eater. I raise them for my husband, family, friends, and neighbors. This year, I am having a slight problem with them rotting on the bottom. Any suggestions? I am throwing away and many as I am keeping!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just a day in the park......

Crape Myrtles in bloom....the sound of flowing water.....colorful Koi fish swimming.....the joy of feeding ducks.......what more could you ask for????

Follow the red bricked "road" to more hungry ducks and geese.........

Spectacular water fountain......

Beautiful waterway (filled with hunderds of colorful Koi fish) and walking bridge.......It would be so relaxing to enjoy your lunch break here if you worked in this business district.

Enjoyed feeding the fish too......

Notice this little fellow's leopard print feathers......

Ugly way! Every creature is has beauty!

Notice Rylee playing in the water. It is a wonder that he did not fall head first into it!!!

Thought these little cuties would put a smile on your ducks! AAAAHHH

Sunday, July 25, 2010

G.R.I.T.S. giveaway

Just wanted to let ya know about an awesome giveaway and up my chances on winning this one. Miss Janice from Etiquette with Miss Janice is offering a G.R.I.T.S giveaway. She is including EVERYTHING you need to become a Southern Gal or just refresh your southerness. She is offering an apron, how-to-books, and some good ole' grits. So, check her out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Table Top Tuesday~ Tea Carts are NOT just for Tea!!!

I am joining Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday. A special day where we can show off our tabletops, bookcases, or whatever else we would like to show off. This little beauty is my tea cart that accompanies my dining room suit. It is a reproduction cherry piece made in Kentucky. I LOVE my dining room suit, and my tea cart is NO exception.
I love displaying my favorite things in grouping. Everything is special to me because someone gave it to me, or I use money from someone to purchase it. My granddaddy gave me the money to purchase my dining room suite about 10 years ago.

I "heart" things with the lady awaiting on them (I do not know what you call this pattern, so this is my name for it.) I think it is sooo romantic and Victorian looking...don't you?

The tea set is a gift from MIL before she was my MIL one year for Christmas. Yes, I broke the lid off the tea pot...sob sob! Other pieces are from eBay, Hobby Lobby, or local antique stores.

The ceramic pitcher is from Hobby Lobby and a 30th bday gift from MIL. Yes, she has good taste.

Notice the lady inwaiting bling bling.....necklace is on the tea pot, earrings are on the creamer and sugar bowl.

Cherub letters spell MOM....aaahhh how sweet they are.

The tea cart has leaves on both sides. I have never used the table, but for only displaying purposes.

Gotta have some photo albums and family photos

Tiffany styled floor lamp was a Valentine gift one year from Mr. Hubby.

Dinner at the Ritz painting is on loan from MIL....I am storing it for her on my wall. Guess you could say it is mine now?

Misc. pictures and a plate from various stores.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the other talented bloggers. Have a terrific day!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Masked Bandits

We had just left our house one day to find these cutie pies in the road. OF COURSE, I had a FIT because THESE little baby masked bandits were in the ROAD with no moma in site. Luckily, I had my trusty camera with me. I snapped a couple of pictures from the van, and then I got out. I KNOW not to TOUCH baby raccoons, BUT I HAD to scoot them out of the road. About a week before, there had been a dead raccoon in the road just a few feet from where I saw the babies. Pretty sure that was their moma. Bless their heart.....I have not seen them since, so hopefully they are safe in our woods.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Dog Days of Summer......

Meet Pepper, our Australian Shepherd, aka wooly bully. He is our family dog that is LOVED to pieces to itty bitty pieces. Bless his heart ....he burns UP in the summer heat (notice the ice cubes?). He gets a "summer shave" every year to help keep him a little cooler. We love taking him to the beauty shop because he smells sooo good when we pick him up.
This is a special treat for Pepper....getting to ride in the air conditioned van. Remember, he is nice and clean!!!

Here he is sportin' his new hairdo and accessory. He is blind in one eye because he was kicked by a horse (at least that is what his previous owners told us). He was given to us about 5 years ago.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Check out this neat giveaway on Janna is offering a gift certificate to her shadowbox business. You can design a shadowbox to display special mementos from a birth of a child, from your wedding day, or military medals. The possibilities are endless. Be sure to check out her blog and enter the giveaway!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Just wanted to take time to wish ALL of YOU a Safe and Happy 4th of July!!! May you enjoy time with your family and friends gathered around delish food and sparkling fireworks. God bless our country and our troops. We are so fortunate to live with our freedoms... Yeah for the Red, White, and Blue!!