Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Eureka Springs color

We spent last week in Eureka Springs area. Camping and having a peaceful relaxing time. I will be posting pictures for a taste of fall in the days to come.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Butterfly's 1st moments

Ben captured this butterfly emerging for its first moments in the sunlight!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Yard Shots

Texas heat is getting this....

our new friend

Monday, July 20, 2009

lovin the rain

FINALLY.........................RAIN....AWESOME RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

back from Uk and France

WE made it back from our 25th anniversary trip to Europe! I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!beautiful gardens, my dream gardens and rock walls galore.
the yard made it thru us being gone, my kids did a good job in the caretaking. with bays grad party coming up next week i have a lot to take care of !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hollyhocks and poppies with a princess too

Seleta's neighbor gave her some seed last year and she shared with me. THis is what it gave me!

This was a cool shot!

My favorite of course is this pretty princess at her 1st grade program!~

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Zephrine sweet rose

Here are the buttercups that I have been fighting all spring. Still going strong as I keep pulling! Snowball bush is in full show!
Best for is my sweet beautiful rose, the zephrine rose.

It covers the arbor in the backyard.

Both sides are exquisite!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Happy 1st day of APRIL

I am so happy that April is here!
The first full month of spring!
April Showers bring May flowers.
May is when I see England and Paris!Here are some pix of my snowball bush above and my Zephrine Rose below.
Such sweet yummy smells when I tour the garden.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Garden in March

Bridal Wreath is in bloom!Yellow lady banks
my fave stepping stone

My mom had my camera for an entire month and did not even know it. Yay!! I can post again with photos!!

Everything is looking SPRINGY!!Here are those persistant butter cups that I have been chasing! And a limestone pathway that I started with my free collected stones.

My new hammock is relaxing!

Here is my bright green lettuce.

My vegies are all hoping that we do NOT have a hail storm this year!
Happy Birthday Roby!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break

Since my kids have finished school and are not in spring semester college Spring Break has suddenly lost its meaning. We are not going anywhere! boohoo...
Today I will spring clean and then work in the yard.
I still have not found that camera, I am going to have to buy a replacement. Any suggestions? It needs to be easy and fast with a 10x optical zoom.
I did however uncover the big house folder that we received when we bought our home. It has all the important info in it and I had misplaced it along with Bay's birth certificate and ss card. Wow, my new philosopy is to not keep something "JUST IN CASE" we now live in a "just in time" age and I am going to take advantage of it by trying to simplify my LIFE!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Where is my camera?

I have misplaced my camera and it is frustrating!!! I have lots to take pictures of and golly gee where did I put that thing.....????? The day has been beautiful, still waiting for rain..... The garden is coming alive and many blossoms to enjoy.

On another subject...after many days of planning we have finally made all of our reservations for the UK/France trip. WOW it was challenging to decide. It is going to be an enlightening experience for us! 2 weeks of overseas travel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 05, 2009


I spent 6+ hours today organizing my Aunt's craft room. It was a catch all room, if you know what I mean. It caught all of everything that needed to disappear quickly and then if was not available for use when it was needed. So Baylee and I worked at her home all day well not exactly all day but long enough to get 75% done and then give her some assignments to tackle before we return next week. For me organizing is relaxing. It is where you get immediate satisfaction. Order is restored and everything feels right when it is in its place. I have to say I am addicted to simplicity and organization in the home. I am energized and need to purge a few of my own things but first I will relax with a few cookies and tea!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Where is the rain hiding?

I look outside and sit and wonder....will it ever rain again?
The ground seems so so so dry almost desert like.
A few seedlings are sprouting
but they will soon die off if mother nature doesn't serve up a feast soon.
Windblown is what happened today when I toured the garden.
It was indeed warm and tomorrow will be warmer.
Where is the rain hiding?

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Beautiful day

Today is beautiful.
Ben and I worked on cleaning more buttercups out of the healing garden. Ugh...too many buttercups! Roby is making Shish Ka Bobs on the barBQ for dinner YUMMY! I managed to REPLANT the lettuce that I pulled up in a frenzy before the twenty degree weather hit. They look happy except for a few blackened leaves I had to remove. Hopefully it will not get THAT cold again but in Texas you never know. March came in like a lion!!!!!!!!ROAR!!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Heatwave and spring fever

I feel some SPRING fever comin on!!!
Yesterday was indeed a heatwave.
This week I have spent most of my time outside.
I have enjoyed
walking the dog daily,
building a stone sidewalk (not yet complete),
watering seedlings and transplants,
admiring the blooming daffodils
(I hope to plant 100 next year, I just love these cheery flowers),
spray painting some frames and bunnies,
reading on my adriondack chair,
bird watching,
planning what needs to be done(if I wanna do it)
and so has been a terrific soul filling week.
And now today it is cooling off and feels like the usual February day!
I cannot believe March is sooooooo clooooooose!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lettuce is planted!

Finally the moon is right and I planted my lettuce. I still cannot locate any spinach at the nurseries yet. Maybe tomorrow! Beautiful gorgeous, glad I live in Texas type of day. Long walk for the dog and me, It is time to prepare for hiking thru Europe!!! Smile!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Baylee

my baby girl turned the big 18.
Happy Birthday Sunshine!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cool Season vegies need rain

Finally the moon was right last week and I planted the root vegies (asparagus, potatoes, carrots, onions, & more onions). Now I need rain....

Ben transplanted a few plants for me and they need rain.... oh where oh where is the rain???? I have lettuce and broccoli waiting for the right moon next week and then maybe then we will receive that rain.... until then I will just water away all the new transplants and vegies!

Today is calling for 75 degrees and sunshine, I plan on enjoying it. I hope to even find some photographic moments to post on here.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Sipapu Ski Trip

Last week we went on a family ski trip! NINE of was a blast!

Day 3 and Roby is zonked!

Bay and her silly hat!

Cabin time

Uncle Randall and Morgan having a great day on the slopes!

Kim posing silly for Bay!

Some of the gang
My adorable children!