I absolutely love daylilies! These beautiful flowers bloom for a day; a glorious, perfect blossom for one day. They get one day to be their best! The rest of the year they look like overgrown grass in need of a mower. What an excellent example that we should take every day with an expectation of… Read More Daylilies!
One Sunday in October, hubby and I decided to take an afternoon ride in his Camaro, which I’ve named “The Red Lady”. You’ll see her (and him) a little better later in this story but let me just tell you now, they’re both gorgeous! (big smile) We heard from the internet install-guy that we lived… Read More Ride to the top of Sassafras Mountain, SC
By tomorrow morning, I’ll be surprised if there are any leaves left on the trees. The fallen leaves crunch and rustle across our back porch as this first arctic front moves it way down into our neck of the woods. Temps are currently in the mid-40s and are dropping. Twenty-seven degrees Fahrenheit is the predicted… Read More C’mon, Winter!
Thanks to my third grade teacher, I knew peanuts – well, the part I knew as a peanut – grew underground like a potato. As a resident of rural south Georgia, I’m sure I’ve seen the plant growing in the field but not until a few weeks ago could I identify a peanut plant –… Read More Peanuts and Cotton: From the Field
This tree is at a rest stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway not too far from Asheville. I want to go back one day and see if the lichen completely covered the tree.
I am playing around again with colors and masks. I discovered a neat feature on Picnik.com and wow, what a difference that made with these photos. I’m thinking Christmas cards? I know mom will want the peacocks as 5×7 or 8x10s for her living room: peacock-themed and colors.
I’m having fun playing with Picnik, again. I blame it on reading the new Scrapbooks, Etc. from cover to cover tonight. I wish I knew how to use Adobe Photoshop as creatively and easily as I can figure out Picnik. This is why I need continuing education. So I can create amazing pieces of art. I… Read More Photo editing to the maximus
Pig a.k.a. Noelle is my sister’s dog. But she thinks she’s mine. I met her the day she was born. She knew she was mine, too. Isn’t it funny how dogs choose us? They decide. The best pet relationship begins when the animal adopts you, not the other way around. They’re more devoted than you… Read More Pig a.k.a. Noelle
Some days just feel like a thunderstorm. Loud, pounding thunder. Quick jabs of lightning that explode in front of your eyes, temporarily blinding you, leaving your hair standing on end. That was my day. Just full of loud noises and bright flashes of need. Some days – the dry days – I would kill for a… Read More Rainy day with a rainbow at the end
The title of this blog is a true statement, exclaimed by my 10 year old brother four sips into my Sunday morning coffee. Yes, it is a chipmunk. Something we’ve never lived far enough north to see in the wild. The irony for me is that the first time I saw a chipmunk, I was at… Read More Hey, it’s a Chipmunk! Let’s call him Alvin!