Friday, June 25, 2010

Daylilies & Break


lavender & purple

lemon yellow


mauve/yellow spider lily

yellow & orange on 2 sides of my reading corner

Our daylilies are in full bloom and here is a small sampling of them.

I will be taking a break for the next week or so to get ready for company and enjoy their visit. Until then I hope you enjoy our lilies.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cross Stitch Finish

1956 Chevy
Dennis Originals - Transportation Classic 2
Stitched on 14 ct Aida Fiddlers Cloth
DMC Colors

Now for the finishing. I had a 25% off sale and clearance coupon from Michaels last week for frames and picked up several. Now for the framing to begin.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wayne Bob

Happy Birthday

we hope your day gets better

tooling around in a gorgeous restored chevy

headed for a hearty breakfast

then to enjoy a ride in a vintage race car
getting ready for the evenings entertainment

but first there is birthday cake to enjoy

and then it is time to get off the couch

and head for the track!

We hope you have a wonderful day and can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks.

Love Sandy, June and Jennifer

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hens & Chicks

Black Hens & Chicks
in our new fountain planter

Emerald Empress Hens & Chicks
in the old wheelbarrow in front of shed

Black Hens & Chicks Blooming
in the birdbath planter on the back porch

We were at Lowe's a few weeks ago and ran across some new hens and chicks they had just got in and since they were something different we just had to bring them home. So far the emerald empress have not done anything except survive but the black ones are blooming and look great.

I had planned on showing my lastest cross stitch finish but forgot the gizmo for the camera so that will have to wait until next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Magnificent Magnolias

We have 5 of these magnificent beauties in our yard and garden. They are truly spectacular all year and especially so when blooming.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pinks & Purples

Blooming pinks and purples from our flower garden. We have had above normal temperatures but are still getting lots of rain which the flowers are loving.

pink asiatic lily

purple coneflower - second year to come back

columbine - moves all around the kitchen garden

sweet peas
tried for years and now we finally have them

louisiana iris
first year to bloom

purple clementis

double purple clementis
blooming better than ever

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


The hydrangeas are in full bloom at our home and Jennifer's home.

Jennifer's Home

new pink

new bluish/lavender

the new row we planted last year - 5 bushes
blooming different colors

sprout we moved from our garden to Jennifer's

Our Home

First, Velvet - the King of our Castle
tired of watching me take pictures

oak leaf hydrangea at corner of porch

varigated and lavender lace cap

oldies but goodies from Grandma Belcher's house
they love this side of the front porch

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Lilies for Thursday

Our wild orange daylilies have started blooming this week and look fabulous, orange everywhere you look.

the row by the driveway
we have a matching row on the other side of the garden

garden side of driveway row looking towards my reading corner

more at the edge of my reading corner inside the garden

around the tree in the front yard
we also have the front ditch next to the road full

When we started our flower garden we had a patch of these daylilies at the edge of our property in the ditch. We dug them up and planted a long row on either side of the flower garden and around my reading corner. We then started moving them further along the ditch until it became full and around the tree in the front yard at the corner of the driveway and ditch. They are beautiful in full bloom.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pinks for Tuesday

A Few Pinks From Our Garden For This Tuesday

they have a mind of their own
and move all around the kitchen garden

rose champions
fill the garden with their beautiful hot pink blooms

have a mind of their own

gorgeous pink roses

the last of the beautiful peonies