Have a Blessed Easter Day!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Today was a much better day.
It was about 40 deg and felt like spring!!
That made me think of summer
and then I found a picture to match
This little waterfall is at the Chicago Botanical Garden
The picture was taken in July with a point and shoot
I'm going to go back this summer with my SLR
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The reason I am calling it the secret garden is
I have no idea what is going to be planted.
I have several beds that did not survive the drought last year.
In one of them I want to plant something like this.
What is it?
Does it bloom all summer?
I'm pretty sure this is in the rose family.
I'll bet more than one of you know what this is.
Thanks in advance!!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Is the one year anniversary of my blog.
Holy Cow, that time went fast.
I got my first comment a week later.
I was hooked.
I love this forum
Nice people I have found here
I don't have a lot of followers, but I don't have much time
to nurture them.
I'm kind of picky, don't want to waste my time with sillyness I am not interested in.
So if you are here in this little circle, know
that I think you are pretty special, and I am truly interested in what you have to say and photograph.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Okay, this may not be a popular view but...
I hate candles.
With the exception of tapers on a dinnertable.
I really don't like those small smelly, messy candles
or the bigger more expensive versions of
But I do love the ambiance of the flame.
Years ago I found an alternative called a Wolford Lamp
Have a Wonderful weekend!!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Thanks to Vee for sponsoring this fun event.
Only one picture acutally appeared on my blog but they were all taken simultaneously
in the same spot, so I feel they are an extension of one another.
"Sand and Water"
All alone I, came into this world
All alone I will someday die
Solid stone is just sand and water
Sand and Water and a million years gone by
Listen to Sand and Water by Beth Nielson Chapman
Click here -> ♪ ♫
Saturday, March 16, 2013
It was truly divine intervention
that brought me to this place.
It is a long boring story except for the part about
driving rain, hail, rainbows and a great big
God-smack upside the head.
I had to humble myself a bit.
And it was the best decision I ever made.
This is the rear view of my humble little cottage
the first spring I lived here.
Before the patio and the Arborvites.
The living room and bedroom are in the back where the view is.
The kitchen looks out on a little front porch.
This is obviously not a spring shot.
My little deck is just right for one or two.
Which is my preferred amount of company.
I am thankful every day.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Its been a busy week and I haven't had a time to compose
anything worthwhile to post.
Nor have I had time to read yours.
I will catch up over the weekend.
The weather is so awful, cold and depressing
and there's nothing but mud out there.
Which has nothing to do with this picture.
This was taken a few years ago in May.
The barn is now gone with the other buildings and
the lot is overgrown.
There are a few newly abandoned houses on this road that will most likely go first and then the barns.
I am going to try to get some shots of them before they are gone.
Have a GREAT weekend.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I am Abby, sometimes mommy calls me Pie.
This is as far as I can go.
"No paws on the counter"
"No nose in the food"
I still like to watch and be close to mommy,
and when she is not at home,
I put paws on the counter all I want.
Sometimes I roll on the cutting board too.
That is much better than nose in the food.
She can't see me so she can't say no.
This was taken a few minutes ago.
The good news is...
I took a snow day!
Working from home is much better on a day like this.
Not having to commute changes my entire outlook.
They'll have this mess cleaned up by tomorrow morning
and it should start melting by Friday.
I'm here snug with a hot cupa joe!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
I'm surrounded by barns in various states of age and repair.
I rarely photograph them and I'm sorry now because a few
real beauties have been torn down.
When I was out a few weeks ago snow chasing I took this one
of a barn no longer in use for the purpose it was built.
I'll bet the American Pickers would love to get in there.
Wouldn't this barn be cool in a movie as a dance hall
ala Patrick Swayze?