Wednesday, August 28, 2013


some barns not to far from me ,  took picture from car

I am sharing with Bluff area daily's Barn Charm

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My first Wednesday Hodgepodge

join here for some neat questions and see what others have to say

1. Whats my worst food memory?   How about one of my best.

I can't remember where I ate them,  I just remember the scrambled eggs smelling like a wet dog and very rubbery.

My best -  I like so many,  I really don't have a best.

2. Do you appreciate people telling it like it is, or would you have a person temper his/her words and maybe beat around the bush a little.   How about when you are the one communicating .... which type are you?

I appreciate people telling it like it is if I ask their opinion and want an honest answer.    I will give an honest answer if I am asked for it,  I will also be careful how I choose my words to get my point across,  using tact is a good thing.

3.   What is your favorite place to hang out?

I know  I may just be plain boring for some,  but I do enjoy Barnes and Noble book store with a cup of their good coffee and something sweet while pouring over books or mags. .   I like also hanging out with my friend anywhere that we can chat.  Oh yes and the craft stores.

4.    When do you most feel like you are a slave to time?

making sure my grand daughter who is a delight to babysit,  gets her lunch on time and dinner if need be.

5.     What was the last concert you attended?   Who'd you go with?   Was it any good?

Haven't been to any for a while

6.      Reality t v....  harmful or harmless?    What's your guilty pleasure when it comes to reality tv?

It can be harmful - like the Kardashians -  I wouldn't let my grandchildren watch it, silly actually.
I only watch Duck Dynasty - I think it's funny and totally harmless for anyone.

7.     What is something you think is overrated?  

Some of the stuff that "as seen on t.v."  sells,  like the hose that curls up when the water is shut off, ( can't think of the name at the moment)   broke the second time I used it,  water spouted from the tip all down my arms. 

8.      Insert your own random thought here.

I have an Edwards Key lime pie sitting on the cupboard that I am going to eat right now.

Monday, August 19, 2013

August haze

Overcast and at times a fine mist falling today, and loving this as I find it calming looking out of the window.     I would much rather be outdoors of course ,but spending time tidying up today is needed.

I did take some pictures of flowers that bloomed for the first time like my dahlias  I planted from seed  the last week in June.   First time I planted  from seed.  A surprise when they bloom to see the color and type of flower I will have since the packet was of a mixed variety.
Lavender my favorite color is blooming in an urn.

This one just opened today and is dark red with bright yellow center.   I guess I need to find out what the true names of the different ones are.
This one is in a small hanging basket at the entrance to the driveway,  I will not bother it now as it to will bloom soon.  
crepe myrtle in front yard still blooming away
geraniums getting a little leggy
I scattered the seeds of the white zinnias and they are growing like weeds.
daisy like
I like the color of this one
The plants hanging on the fence are looking better because of the cooler weather
A couple of finches and a bluebird (wish I had my camera ready at the time) were tearing at the sunflower this morning
I will be reading this book in the afternoon with some coffee or tea
I ordered this book a few months ago
A facsimile reproduction of her diary for the year 1906
Published 1977
I like this edition as it looks aged by it's yellowed pages and have dark edges
Edith Holden wrote and  illustrated this book while living in a small village of Olton in Warwickshire England
All of her words are written by her hand along with her favorite poems,
 paintings of birds , flowers ,  butterflies etc. are on every page
A pleasure it is  to  read her thoughts  of her surroundings of home and travels through England and Scotland.
The following pictures I posted are a few of her  drawings and words for the month of August
her beautiful painting of poppies , harebell and mayweed
 she mentions on facing page that the rain has been continuous in Scotland , although in England it has been one of the sunniest months on record.
 thrush feeding on berries of the Rowan or Mountain Ash
poem on facing page
 Tragically Edith dies at the age of 49 of drowning in the Thames  while gathering buds from the chestnut trees
I am sharing with     Amaze Me Monday  & make it pretty monday

Brick fences

King William county  courthouse in Va.

King William County
Named for  William the 3rd,  King of England, Scotland and Ireland
April 11, 1689 to March 19, 1702

In 1840 when the courthouse was enlarged,  a brick wall was also built to keep poultry  and livestock away from the court green.  
 This is a fence I would love to be able to have around my property.

Piazza or collonade imitating the first colonial capital in williamsburg va.

so nice the curve of the wall around the green

Confederate Monument dedicated here in 1904

I am sharing with Fridays Fences

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

this 'n ' that

A few yellow gladiolas that I picked from the flower bed tucked in with zinnias and fading hydrangea flowers

I think I like the purple ones the best

Hydrangeas are fading but I found this one under the leaves on the shrub
Steve always brings me souveniers from florida - the light house lights and blinks at the top - love the seahorse decorated with shells - these are sitting on the mantle in the den along with other found shells and silk flowers

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Haven't been able to post as I had a computer virus and steve stayed on the phone off and on for six hours trying to get it straight , plus the computer guy coming out for two hours.   Whew,   this time I will check every site before I go to it.    this was a MESS.  

early morning a day ago , some flowers that greeted me as I walked outside drinking my morning coffee.
these usually bloom earlier in the season -

Sunflowers that are taller than the roof on my sunporch
My thyme,  I am always snipping it to use in dishes
still pulling off the dried flowers from the lavender for sachets and dryer bags
I have a few more larger bunches after taking care of this one