Monday, July 30, 2018

Rain-Dancing

We haven't had a significant rainfall in over a month now.
The trees are showing stress.
Our water bill has tripled, but we figure it's cheaper than having to replace shrubs and trees.
Hopefully, this week we will be treated to a downpour, fingers crossed !
                                                      

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Bloom Where You Are Planted

The Rose of Sharon (Althea hibiscus syriacus) has bloomed it's heart out for close to a month now.
These are the hardiest of bushes, withstanding heat, drought, and even a barrage of Japanese beetles this year.
This particular bush was a volunteer, a single seed or two carried by the wind or possibly a bird.
It is also a second generation plant, the original bush belonging to my husband's mother who shared it's propagated beauty from her garden to ours.
Oftentimes they are considered an invasive plant, because they tend to spread so easily, but not to this gardener, we enjoy those endless blooms throughout the months of July and August, year after year.





Thursday, July 26, 2018

Gifts From The Sky

 
There is something quite magical about finding a feather lying on the ground.
Discarded and no longer needed, yet still beautiful in it's perfection.
Folklore has it, finding feathers in your path, means you have angels in your life.
I treasure my gifts from the sky.
 
 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A Slice Of Sunshine

If you're looking for a quick, unassuming dessert one of my favorites is Frozen Lemonade Pie.....Refreshingly cool, and what could be simpler to make !



Ingredients:

1 large graham cracker pie crust
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, chilled
1 6-ounce can of frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 12 ounce container of Cool Whip, thawed
candied lemon peel for garnish (optional)

Preparation:

Beat together condensed milk and lemonade; fold in Cool Whip.
Pour into pie crust. Freeze for at least 3-4 hours until firm.
Enjoy !

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Seeing Spots

Moma deer, decided it was safe to share her new fawn with us this week.
A sprightly little thing, all bouncy and full of energy..
She'd been keeping it hid amongst the wildflowers, running any other deer who came close, off up the field.
As you are well aware, I moan a lot about the deer eating everything in sight, but I must admit, seeing these spirited little creatures, so full of life, stirs my very soul.
 
  
 

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mother Nature's Bounty

Meadow wildflowers make me smile.
 

 
  "He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul."
 
- Celia
 
 


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cats Sleep Anywhere


 
 
 
Cats sleep, anywhere,
Any table, any chair
Top of piano, window-ledge,
In the middle, on the edge,
Open drawer, empty shoe,
Anybody's lap will do,
Fitted in a cardboard box,
In the cupboard, with your frocks-
Anywhere! They don't care!
                         Cats sleep anywhere.                         

~ Eleanor Farjeon (1881)

 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A Little Break



 
Taking a little bloggy break, chores are piling up :)
When I can gather the wind in my sails, I'll return.
Stay well dear friends !
x
 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Sweet Land Of Liberty

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

~Dwight David Eisenhower
 
 
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Wishing you a safe and Happy July 4th dear friends.