Monday, May 30, 2011

Around the Yard

 It seems like time is flying and I haven't been very good at keeping up with my blog or my blog buddies. I miss visiting and hope to catch up with you all soon.
 I've been enjoying the beautiful Alabama weather and working on projects in the yard.
 This crazy garden has got me scratching my head. I'm not quite sure what to do with it but just so you know, this is the better side!
 We moved the picnic table. It really  needs a cleaning and maybe paint or something.
 A new Elephant Ear. Lots of water is needed to keep them happy.
 Flower pot 2011.
 Through the shadows.
 You know I really could have moved the stick!
 Got the old Coal Hod planted up!
 The Oakleaf is such a beauty!
 Ok you'll have to let me know what you think about this. This is Morgan's little girl table and chairs that she has outgrown. We thought about selling it, until I remembered I've been thinking about having some kind of shelving outside the back door. Now maybe just a little rustic looking paint and a few more items? Best part, FREE!
Hope you all had a wonderful and thankful Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Irish Eyes are Smiling

 My daughter Rachel and her bo, Mike just got back from over a week in Ireland where they saw the most beautiful sights and met our Irish family for the first time!

Welcome home!! I just can't wait to see photos and hear all about your trip!

Rachel and Mike took these pictures of each other with Rachel's new G12 we picked out before she left.
I think they are just great!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Flowers of Mother's Day

Morgan's Flamingo boots recycled.

New stones heading to the shed.

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Peacock Moss

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

ABCD with Thoughts and Prayers

 Many of you know about, and some of my good friends have experienced some of the, possibly the worst, storms in the history of the south. My family was extremely fortunate to have made it through the devastation without damage. My mom's town of Guntersville had a huge hit but she was safe in her little apartment.
We here on the mountain heard "the train" and saw debris fly over the house...well, I was actually in the tub with Morgan and Daisy Lu, but my husband saw debris fly over the house when he told us to take cover. We got our power and water on the 4th day after the storms. There are many without power, water, homes. Many have lost loved ones. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those who's lives have been sidetracked and our big THANK YOU goes out to all those who have stepped up to help in many ways.
I wanted to join my friend Gary at USA Tour on a Harley Davidson with his ABCD (a bloggers centerline day) Challenge. As you can see below the weather today doesn't look very nice. I am somewhere in that red dot and am not sure I want to venture too far from home. So I decided to find a centerline very close to home...
My driveway!
I thought this would be a fairly easy task but deciding I would do this on my own it became a challenge. Especially when Daisy Lu came to help. My timer on the camera was set for 10 seconds and it was quite a hike. I wanted to get a little bit of storm debris there in the foreground.
I thought wearing my Harley cap would help.
Ok now one needs to see THAT!!
Come on girl!!
She was not thrilled to be in the shot at all. But I had to laugh the whole time!
Well for what it's worth, here is my set up for the photos. A little upside down flower pot to hold the camera. Running out to the bike was such a joy!
And of course I had to add an artsy photo for all my gardening pals!

Gary you made my day!