Worry is like a rocking chair, it's gives you something to do but gets you nowhere!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

Trumpet Lily buds with Turk's Cap Trumpet Lilies in another area Datura in the middle. Fix the date on your camera Darla!


Random Zinnias dropped off on my porch by an unkown neighbor, hadn't a clue of their colors. Butterfly Ginger buds

The Sedum boots are thriving on neglect, love that!

This Clematis Vine that was completely covered in blooms during the Spring, continues to push out a bloom or two in the summer heat. With each new bloom the colors are darker?? Loving this too!

Every now and then when I purchase a mixed packet of seeds, like the Cosmos, I am surprised with a beauty..

I would love to have a field of these colors....

Linking up over at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ for today and http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ for tomorrow.

**If any of you are receiving strange emails from me, I did not send them and hopefully I have corrected the problem**


Today I am Thankful that my gardens are continuing to give me blooms ..

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday...and Random Stuff

There really isn't much new happening in the gardens right now. Hot~~~.... I have learned if I want to keep Petunias growing through the hot summers I must provide them with shade. I am so loving the Pink Fountain Grass

Celosia is back!

Zinnias take the heat as a challenge.

Linking up with http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/

Painting continues..

"All that glitters isn't gold"

Took the three younger girls to visit with our oldest daughter and her husband in Daytona Beach over the weekend. They get to stay a week!

My Grandturtle....he's a Red Footed Tortoise....

A month ago we celebrated my FIL's birthday. Here is the birthday boy with 4 of his grandchildren, isn't he cute in his birthday hat?

For those of you non bloggers, if you click on the photos they will enlarge, click again and they will enlarge a little more....


Today I am Thankful for Family and Flowers ~~~

Friday, July 22, 2011

Old Window

Remember I showed you this old window at the end of my post yesterday? Still disregard the date stamp on my photos...

The two crowns I painted, the sheet of paper with french royal crowns is glued on and the other stuff I stenciled.

What do you think? I'm linking up with http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/ for Feathered Nest Friday. Some serious home and garden inspiration going on over there!


Today I am Thankful to continue to find awesome blogs!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

My goodness time is flying. It seems as if the girls just got out of school for summer break and here it is a month away from them starting another school season.
Please take a look over at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ today and http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ tomorrow for photos of beautiful blooms, plants, gardens and great ideas.
Brugmansia--Angel Trumpet has been strutting her stuff and walking by her in the early morning she has a delightful fresh fragrance.

I do not know what happened here. Clearly marked Blackberry Lily the seed was planted two years ago. Regardless, she's a keeper. Thanks Ms. Frances over at http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/ for the seed. I have another area where Blackberry Lilies are growing from seed from another garden blogger. I'll post on those at a later date.

Double Knockout Roses--These are very low maintenance plants, although with regular pruning you do not have that long period in between blooms.

Please disregard the date stamp on some of the photos, someone has been playing with my camera....sigh

Althea--Rose of Sharon

Two new to me plants, thanks DH for bringing me a surprise when you visit Lowe's.

Dwarf Canna

I'm really excited about this one!

Do you know this one? Any suggestions?

First two steps on my newest project....


I do hope and pray everyone has a safe and blessed weekend. (the finished window is in my newer post)


Today I am Thankful for the interest that has been shown in purchasing some of my signs.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Today I am Thankful for family and friends, even those whom I've not met in person.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thank You..

It rained on and off all weekend. We received about 3 inches of rain on Friday and Saturday. I have not checked how much rainfall we received yesterday as it was still raining when I came in last evening. Thanks so much to each and everyone of you that held my son in your hearts and minds this past weekend. The funeral was yesterday afternoon and it was so, so sad. If you feel prompted, please continue to pray for my son, the girl's family and all the young people that this tragedy touched.

An old porch table before.



Today I am Thankful that God's mercies are new every morning.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday, FF and GBBD...

Back of the block wall planter. I'm linking up with Cottage Flora Thursday over at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ for today and FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ and GBBD over at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ for tomorrow. Thank you ladies for hosting these memes.


When you start Petunias from a mixed bag of seeds you never know what colors they will be.

Impatiens and Coleus from seed

Salvia with Zinnias in the mist of Dahlia foliage

This little Torenia aka Wishbone popped up in the middle of some Ornamental Potato Vine.

Home and Garden Projects






Today I am Thankful that my son spent Tuesday night with us at home. His girlfriend was killed in an automobile accident yesterday morning. If he had not randomly showed up at home on Tuesday evening and been invited to stay the night, he would have been with her. Divine intervention. Thank you Lord.