Sunday, May 31, 2009

My very own personal view...

Contrast this photo taken out of my living room window to the ones on January 2nd, January 16th or February 16th.  Sometimes I feel like I'm living in a treehouse.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunflower Babies

My granddaughter and her dad are competing against friends to see who can grow the biggest sunflower this summer. I think this is a good start.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Exotic Impatiens

Perhaps when there are not so many beautiful works of nature art in my immediate surroundings, I will consider photographing something else. For now, I can't help myself. These are planted in pots on my back shady patio.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nasturtiums on my porch

I'm growing these in a pot on my porch from seeds. I can't wait to see blooms.

Nasturtiums have peppery flowers that are perfect for use in salads, herb vinegars, appetizers and garnishes.

Here is a recipe for Nasturtium Butter:
1 pound butter, softened
1 quart nasturtium blossoms
juice of 1 lemon
In a food processor or blender add the butter, nasturtiums and lemon juice and process until completely mixed. Use on seafood or vegetables. You can also add minced garlic to this if you wish for a variation.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Can we go?

Can we, can we? Huh? Huh?

Monday, May 25, 2009

Just planted this weekend...

Foxglove (n.) Any plant of the genus Digitalis. The common English foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) is a handsome perennial or biennial plant, whose leaves are used as a powerful medicine, both as a sedative and diuretic.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009


I planted four hanging pots full of fuschias. Two of them are thriving and the other two have lost most of their flowers. I can't figure out why.  

By the way, Wikipedia says it is properly spelled Fuchsia.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Martha Stewart - NOT!

I do like this book, especially the section with mosaics.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


These are take-out chicken wings from The City Club in Ogden, Utah. They're the best around.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ominous Clouds

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Honeydew and Mint

Fresh from the garden (the mint, that is).

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This beautiful pansy sits in a pot on my porch.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Knit Two

This book is the sequel to The Friday Night Knitting Club I talked about in this post.  I'm almost done!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Plant Me

This came attached to the back of my Kraft Food & Family Magazine.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More Mom's Day

A thoughtful gift from my boy and his girl.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Exotic Tulips

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Eagles Long Road Out Of Eden Tour

Wow - what a great concert; their last in North America this year. We're so happy we went - our 6th anniversary present to each other.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Beautiful Birds

We caught these birds feeding outside our kitchen window, but we can't identify them with our handy reference chart. Do you know what kind of birds these are?

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Birds need baths too

This is a new bird bath for our shade garden. It is very heavy; I almost couldn't get it around to the garden, but I love the color.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

My Bleeding Hearts

Monday, May 04, 2009

A Poser

I can't often get Jasmine to pose for pictures, but Abby loves the attention.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

My New Garden - Planted!

See this post on April 10th for the before photo. I've planted four tomato plants upside down; a cherry, grape, and two large varieties. I've also planted herbs on the top. You will see more during the summer if I'm successful.

My mom always told me not to plant before Mother's Day, but I just couldn't wait!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

My Current Read

Although this book isn't entirely about knitting, it is a good read. I would recommend it. To go to The Friday Night Knitting Club website, click here.

Friday, May 01, 2009


Check out this huge tulip. Those are my almost eight-year-old granddaughter's hands holding it for size reference.


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