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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Outdoor Wednesday

Hi,  I'm joining in for the 1st time with Susan (A Southern Daydreamer) for Outdoor Wednesday.

The flowers have been so pretty here this spring.  I wanted to share a few of them with you.

                   I just love the soft "peachy pink" shade of this Tulip.

                               Some of my new double daffodils.

              Always a favorite from my garden are the Bleeding Hearts

                                  Look at all that gorgeous color

 Finally the blooms on my mom's French Lilac Tree are just starting to open.
Also the flowers in my header are from a house across the street from us.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - April 13, 2014

Welcome! - I hope you've all had a wonderful week.  It's been a good (but busy) one here.  The weather though has been lovely and that's made me very happy.

I've missed a couple of weeks of Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Hosted by Ashley (Ramblings & Photos). I wanted to make sure and participate this week.

Here are the prompts:  Neglected,  Signs of Spring, Last Thing You Bought,
Shadow, and Four Things.

Let's get started:  Click to Enlarge Photos.


There is a house about a block away from us that a tree fell on during a windstorm back in 2008 that has remained vacant & is up for sale but nothing has been done to repair the damage from the storm and the yard is over run, neglected.  I went down today and took some pictures of the place. Here is one showing some of the neglect.


This is farming country (also wine country) and around here Green Fields are signs of spring.

             A wheat field with the Blue Mountains in the background.

Here is another sign of spring:

Take a close look,  this little sparrow is building a nest and has twigs in it's mouth.

LAST THING YOU BOUGHT:  Today I bought more stuff to make another one of these:

because this one that I made today is already gone!  It's Monkey Bread and the recipe I used can be found by clicking on the link.

SHADOW:  There not much of a shadow in this photo but I can say that whenever I'm outside and he's outside he is pretty much my shadow following me everywhere.


FOUR THINGS:  I didn't know if we needed 4 different things or 4 of the same thing for this one but I went with 4 of the same thing.

                              Tulips in my mom's flower garden

So that's it for this week's Scavenger Hunt.  Do stop by and check out the other participants and consider joining in as well.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Random 5 Friday

Happy Friday! - It's time to celebrate by joining Nancy (A Rural Journal) for Random 5 Friday.

It's been a busy but profitable and fun week. 
Sometime mid morning on Monday hubby called and asked if I wanted to pick up some tools for him and bring him lunch where he was working.

He was doing some work on some doors at a small country school about 10 miles outside of town.  Since it was Greta's day off from work and Coleen was home on Spring Break and my mom needed to get out of the house for awhile we all headed off to Dixie with lunch for hubby.

Click to Enlarge Photo's.

#1 I've seen Bi-Plane Crop Duster's and Single Engine Plane's crop dusting before but this was my first Helicopter Crop Duster sighting.

#2. Lots of farms surround the school and I spotted these 3 deer on the hillside behind the school.  I watched them for quite a while and took loads of pictures but this was the best I could come up with even with my 250 zoom setting.  Anyone know what a better zoom lens to recommend.? (This photo was cropped to bring them in a little closer).

#3 Coleen had a lot of fun there but she didn't like this tire swing so well. She complained of a stomach ache most of the way home after getting off the swing.

#4 While I love flowers I sure hate how my body feels after planting them.  I've spent 2 days this week weeding & planting flowers.  My back hurts! Lot's of hot baths, Ibuprofen & Aspercreme were taken and used this week.

#5 I think we've got a future leader in the making here.  This morning Grandpa left a note asking Coleen to put the folded towels away for $1 and another if she put them away neatly without stuffing them in the cabinets.
This afternoon I found her writing a note to Grandpa.  Seems they have been learning (Persuasive Writing) in school.  Here's her note...

So what do you think?  Grandpa got a good laugh over that and she earned $6 instead of $2!

Bonus Photo...We spotted a couple of deer on our way home.  I pulled over right away, grabbed the camera, rolled down the window, snapped away and then discovered....scroll down.

 No wonder they didn't run!

Good Fences

Hello,  I've been a bit absent from the blog this week.  Spring has sprung and I've been outside a lot this week (more on that tomorrow) so I haven't posted much.

Last week I found out about this Meme, GOOD FENCES hosted by Theresa from TexWisGirl and thought I might join in someday.  I spotted a really fun fence on Monday that I thought would be great for this meme so without further ado here it is...

Click to Enlarge:

I wonder if they change the flowers according to the seasons. At any rate I thought it was fun, cheery and perfect for spring.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Songography - The "Happy" Edition


Thought I'd change it up from (Welcome) to something different today.

Won't you please join me along with the wonderful host of SONGOGRAPHY (Kathy-You'll Shoot Your Eye Out) for this weeks song,

Happy by Pharrell Williams.

Coleen was outside one day this week playing around with a scarf and the mask she got at school in the prize box.  I really thought she looked happy and carefree.

She makes me happy!