Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I Enjoyed A Play Date Today

I took the day off from the chaos in my life today and played with my Canon Rebel…chaos meaning my upside down house…weedy garden…
playful puppies and all those necessary errands…everything but the dogs can wait until tomorrow…I’m having a “Becky” day…
I’m staying home, dragging “stuff” onto the front porch and maybe the yard later in the day and playing “photographer”…ok I can dream too!!!
Since my house is upside down waiting for a young man to finish my painting that I started and now can’t finish, I’m gonna play…
image It’s a little basket from the thrift store…with a star in the wire handle!!!! cute…ehhh…it doesn’t take a lot to entertain me!!!
image Same little basket among some other “stuff”…
image Now it has a little bouquet of daisies and some crepe myrtle blooms and tied with a scrap of flag fabric…
imageHere is the star on top of the basket in this cropped photo…I pulled up some fresh variegated ivy to place around the little patriotic wreath…
the wreath is from Hobby Lobby and I don’t know what it’s made of but I just love it…
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image Sticking with my little basket theme here in the foreground..the bigger picture…with my wreath on the table and a basket full of china and that
beautiful table topper thingy that I bought at a thrift store in Wisconsin….let me tell ya…Wisconsin had some good thrift stores!!!
image Thoughtfully Blended Hearts…heart plate…ivy accent in heart shape…get it??? Please!!!
image…does it look a little more “heart like” here??? …well, maybe that wasn’t such a good idea…
imageI put the whole shebang under my little red painted chandelier…ok, there is still some paper towel stuffed in one of the light sockets
and it has no bulbs or shades but it is red…I’m sure my sweet hubby will get around to installing it in the bedroom that is being
remodeled!!! I have the bulbs and the light shades and won’t it be so cute…I sprayed it red and antiqued it a little…btw…got it at a
thrift store…  Yeeks the mold is back on the gutters…it does that on this porch since it is on the north side of the house…guess that
will have to go on my list to clean…
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…details of the table topper/ doily thingy…

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…before I snatched the ivy off the porch sides…I have to get it all off the porch soon…it is very damaging to brick mortar if allowed to grow there for very long…the roots of the ivy will grow through the mortar and destroy the mortar…of course the mortar is the “glue” that holds your bricks together.

imageIn a few days I will take my hoe and pull it all off the bricks and chop it all back away from the house…then in a couple of years it will be back growing up the house again…
Ok…I’m through playing with these toys…think I’ll go make a pitcher of iced tea and find a nice fat juicy lemon and take a break from my “hard day of playing” :-)
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imageThis is a photo from 2009…I remember how hot it was that day!!! 
Visit Susan for more beautiful tablescapes!!!
Centsational Girl has a great party today also!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some Pretty Good Snaps…

Last year was my first summer with a real camera, my Canon Rebel and I didn’t think I would ever get better photos of flowers…until this year…I got a few snaps recently…they were not my flowers since the weather and the bugs have pretty well wreaked havoc with things around my house this year but I have enjoyed these snaps…
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I love Calla Lilies so the Japanese Beetles decided to make them their first meal at my house this year!!!
Just wait till next year…I’ll get ‘em…and it won’t be pretty for the bugs!!!

Tootsie is partaying again today...and this time it's a really good one...byob (bring your own blog) :-)

Flowers From Wisconsin

Some sights in Wisconsin that I enjoyed…Hope you do also!!!

This the front of a lovely flower shop right next door to the hotel we stayed in …

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Right outside on their sidewalk…it was closed when we were there but I sure enjoyed the eye candy!!!

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I tried so hard to get a good shot of the top of this little metal gazebo…it was decorated with grapevines and purple tulle and giant green and aqua dragonflies…

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Here is a better shot of one of the dragonflies!!!

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image  It’s probably a good thing they weren’t open, we were in our pickup truck and flowers don’t travel well for nine hours in the wind but I sure would have loved to have a bunch of these…

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Visit Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday…

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Waiting For The Call…

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Glenn is still “WAITING FOR THE CALL”

You know …THE CALL…Hey Betsy from Tennessee

I thought about you this weekend…

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While I was meeting this gentleman!!!

Yep…live and in person…

imageI got so excited that I jumped out of the car and ran into the bookstore with

my prescription sunglasses on…and

bringing no other glasses…bad move when you’re inside…

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He held my hand and looked into my eyes…I don’t remember much after that…

Michael said he asked me where we were from and if we would be attending the

Bold Fresh Tour  that night…

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Are you kidding???? That is what we were doing in St. Louis…

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I just found out where he was having his new book signing…

THE OVERTON WINDOW

during a late breakfast and it was thirty miles from where we were…

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We hopped into the car without me having the time to wash the

delectable apricot pancake syrup from my grubby little hands…

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No time to waste…he would be at the book store from 12 to 1:30 and we had to drive…

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We got there at one!!!

…and it was worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The content on these pages, including all images and text, are the sole property of the photographer/author, and may not be reproduced in any manner without consent. All rights reserved.

 

Mary  at Little Red House has many Mosaic Monday participants…so visit her!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Flowers and a Local Personality…

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Visit Mary at Little Red House for many mosaics…they’re fun!!!

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 Mike Slater of Jackson, TN…a local radio host…visit his blog…

http://mikeslaterradio.com/blog/

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fashion For A Beautiful Saturday Evening

I just received the link to the above Douglas County Tea Party…get ready for some goosebumps!!!

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