Friday, July 28, 2023
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
My grandmother used to spend her down-time embroidering.
Saturday, July 22, 2023
The Morning Glories have finally made an appearance.
This Grandpa Ott variety returns year after year, without any assistance from the gardener.
The vines wrap their tendrils around the weathered-wood fence and grace us with beauty all summer long., the flowers are a sumptuous Royal Blue trumpet with a contrasting purple star.
A Strikingly beautiful combination.
I can't help but smile each time they catch my eye.
Thy silence answers: "Life was mine!
And I, who pass without regret or grief,
Have cared the more to make my moment fine,
Because it was so brief.
The sun! - why tarry then till comes the night?
I go my way, content that I have been
Part of the morning light!"
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
If you are a regular visitor to my blog, undoubtedly you know we share our property with White-tailed deer.
Friday, July 14, 2023
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 !
1 deep graham cracker pie crust or two regular sized ones
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)
Beat together condensed milk and lemonade; fold in Cool Whip.
Pour into pie crust. Freeze for at least 3-4 hours until firm.
Monday, July 10, 2023
The Balloon Flowers are gracing us with their prolific blooms.
Also known as the Chinese Bellflower, they are a herbaceous perennial native to eastern Russia, China, Japan, and Korea.
Saturday, July 8, 2023
The summer heat has kicked in.
Hot and humid days, and evenings most often filled with a thunderstorm or two, cooling the night air.
Parents have begun shopping for school attire and supplies, since it's not too long before the children return to their scholastic schedules.
More new fawns have made their appearance, two does, with three babies between them.
Daddy deer, made a quick dash through the field, he doesn't linger long, being as he's a traveling man.
The rhythm of life continues.
Monday, July 3, 2023
“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