Friday, September 29, 2017


Remember me????
I have a lot of excuses about why I dropped off the edge of Blogland,
but not one of them is very good,
so I'll just say that I felt like doing a post today 😍💕
Thank you to all who have messaged me to see if everything was fine.
It is!
Every time I would think about doing a post, I would just go blank.
I had a lot of pics to share, but no words to go with them, so I would just go
post them on Instagram instead.
Today, I decided these pics are getting so old that I had better share them before
another months rolls by.

I thought this little teacup full of apple blossoms and lily of the valley was a good opener.

Then the lilacs bloomed

...and peonies

I have to share a couple of photos of the crabapples in bloom.
I wait and wait for them to bloom and fill the air with their scent.

This next crabapple tree is Snowdrift.
Pure white blossoms totally cover this tree ever year.
The scent of them is absolutely amazing!
I think when it's in the bud stage it looks like it's covered in bubble gum😍

the weeping Red Jade


I love the little Ballerina roses

a few of the summer roses

If you've made it all the way to the end of this very picture laden post,
then thank you very much! I
I have so much more to share, but must save it for another day.

I've missed you  all so much and hoping that all my wonderful friends
are well and safe from the devastating storms and quakes of late.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day friends! 
I hope you are filling up on your share of chocolates
 and heart shaped sugar cookies :)))
(I wonder if the sugar cookie thing is something that just we Americans do :)
They've always been a favorite of mine.

I bought myself a little five dollar bouquet of roses at the market the other day
 and of course I had to get a few pics for February 14.
Flowers have the power to cheer us and lift our spirits, and after a few
gloomy grey days, I was needing a little lift.



The last time I visited one of my daughter's I was able to take this chippy bench
off her hands since she is changing up her bedroom to a totally different style.
Yay for me!
I needed a little something here at the foot of the bed because our little dog T.T. Rabbit
isn't able to jump up here anymore do to his age.
Now, he just hops up here and onto the bed.

somehow he manages to still do this :)

So the little five dollar bouquet made it around the house and gave me a few snaps 
to share for the day.

it's also a good day to share a little bleeding heart from summer

I have to show yo what my dear neighbor gave me for 
Valentine's Day
She and I love anything Greengate and Maileg and so she gifted me
with the lovely towel and cake stand from Greengate, 
and the cupids are Maileg. 
Of course my husband liked the cookies from Harry and David best!

I wish you all a lovely Valentine's Day!
Hugs from me

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Christmas 2016 at my house

I wasn't able to do very much in the way of decorating for Christmas this year
 because of some health issues, and wasn't able to put together
 a post until now.
Nothing like posting Christmas decorating after January 1st,
but I didn't want to miss sharing what little I did do.

I did the aspen trees from our Fishcreek property again.
Every time we have to work on the fences up there, we end 
up cutting more out of the fence lines.
I hate having them go to waste, 
so they become our Christmas decor!

I kept with the woodland theme on the mantle as well with little 
branches cut from my redleaf roses.

...and made a tree to hang on the wall from leftover aspen branches

the sweet Nativity my oldest daughter made in third grade 

So this was it for us this Christmas, but it was
enough to make things merry and bright around here.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2017!