Friday, July 31, 2009

My Nasturtiums finally bloomed!

Today we have a special birthday in our family. We hope the birthday girl is having a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Precious Artwork

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Victoria Cascades

We saw these falls while looking for a picnic spot. The road was a little treacherous, but worth it for this view.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Yellowstone National Park

Yay - we made it!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Check out the dragonfly hanging out on the antenna of our trailer. Do you think he wants to go to Yellowstone with us?

Monday, July 20, 2009

I've started a new project (surprise!)... take along on our upcoming camping trip. I'm making this for someone special. I wrote about the yarn here. So far it is knitting up so nicely. I hope the someone special will love it!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


I want to share this remarkable recipe. If you try it, you will be surprised. These are yummy! I found the recipe online and decided to try it for our upcoming camping trip. Here goes:

1 box saltine crackers (4 sleeves)
1 2/3 cup canola oil
1 package dry ranch dressing
about 2 tbsp (or to taste) crushed red pepper flakes

I also added parmesan cheese (the kind in the shaker). Dump the crackers in a large bowl (I used a gallon ziplock baggie). Wisk other ingredients together and pour over crackers. With a spatula start turning the crackers (or if using a baggie just seal and turn). Continue until the mixure is absorbed into the crackers.

You might think the crackers would be soggy, but in fact, they are crunchy with a wonderful flavor. We used the whole 2 tbsp of crushed red pepper flakes because we like it hot. It's totally not overwhelming though. If you try it, leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sunflowers on their way...

Check out the sunflower progress. This is the result of the babies I wrote about here. I wonder who will win the competition.

Friday, July 17, 2009

My First Harvest

I'm so excited - these are my first red tomatoes from the patio garden. I paired them with some basil for a good combination - plus it looks pretty.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


These are so beautiful just beginning to bloom in my front flower garden.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hosta Fruit

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Black-Eyed Susan

Monday, July 13, 2009

Begonias on my porch

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart

This is assigned reading for my book club. It's interesting so far.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A July Wedding

Tonight we were reminded of how fun and exciting it is to be newlyweds. While we're wishing the young couple much happiness, we're enjoying reminiscing about our own wedding night.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Overcast Sunset

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


I wanted to post this picture of an odd perennial that just bloomed in my garden, because it is an odd day. At 12:34 and 56 seconds today we had a 1-9 sequence.

By the way, this is one of the few plants in my garden whose name I don't know.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Happy Birthday to the cheesecake lover in my life

He turns 40 today and I've known him about 26-27 of those years. He voluntarily became my son. Over the years we have become accomplices for a very personal cause and also become allies in activism against a way of life that is harmful to women and children. He is definitely one of the most important men in my life.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

We spent a quiet 4th at home. I'm practicing knitting lace by knitting up this washcloth. The pattern is #3 in the knifty knit book

In the 2nd picture notice what was going on in the background whilst I was in a photo shoot?

Oh, have I ever mentioned how thankful I am to live in this country?

Friday, July 03, 2009

Tree-Trimming :-(

Tonight my granddaughter and I prayed that God would make the trees grow back.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Begonias in the rain

Growing in a pot on my front porch.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Fuschias II

My Fuschias are doing better as you can see.


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