|This one looks like a moth, anyway he like to throw kisses, too!|
Written by Sue, Monday evening, April 7, 2014 rainy evening temps. 50's
Saturday was such a beautiful day, (80's) we took advantage of it, by visiting our favorite greenhouse nursery.
Our intentions were to buy wave petunias and make our own hanging baskets, like we do every year, that soon changed when dh, and my friend, the owner, talked me into buying sun ferns, I am a flower girl and love color, dh loves flowers too, but reminded me of having to water them twice a day in summer. A point well taken. The owner's point was, when summer comes, the ferns will make the porch seem cool!
Homeward bound, Jack wasn't to happy about being pushed out of his seat. ~smile~ but always the southern gentleman dog he is.
One consolation was, that I did buy eight petunias, and a tray of snapdragons,(another favorite), for my cutting garden. Having said all that,... the ferns are pretty , that is if you like all one color, the jury is still out, we shall see, Mr P. still pleading his case says I might like them so much that this will be the beginning of something new! We shall see, I think he knows me so well, that the wheels are already turning to bring lots of color to the porch and garden, and they are turning. While out at Lowes today I picked up some flower seeds and I saw that twinkle in his eyes, you know the one where they say "I know you are up to something."~grin~ I can hardly wait to share,...
to be continued...
Written by Sue, Wednesday,April 2,2014 Sunny, temps. high 80's absolutely beautiful
March went by so fast for me, and I am glad it seemed to pass so quickly, now I know spring has finally arrived. I was so busy with the garden that I didn't take the time to take many photos, we did a lot of preparing of the gardens for planting, but the highlight of March was a visit from our son, his son and his fiancee'. That's where I have been this past week, enjoying and savoring moments with them. The father and son don't live near each other nor near us so it was a special treat for all.
I loved seeing the pair of them enjoy this special time together.
He- "Mother how do you like this ring?
Me- "Very pretty, it looks antique ."
He- Would you wear it?"
Me- Thinking he was getting this as an added gift for his wife I said "Yes I would."
He- "it's yours, try it on."
It fit perfectly, This was such a nice surprise, I wore it all afternoon admiring it many times, and making sure it was seen by others. ~smile~ This token of his love will be a memory that I will always treasure.
|~Please excuse the well worn hands~|
I am joining Cheryl's "A Gathering of Moments", though a little late. Thank you for hosting Cheryl.
Written by Sue, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 cold with rain, temps. low 40's
Do you ever have days when you work and work and feel as though you didn't accomplish anything, that was me yesterday. After washing dishes I started the laundry, went to the master bedroom closet and saw it was a mess,(I already new it needed cleaning,and organizing).
Off to the sink the plants went for a good soaking, would you believe my Thanksgiving cactus is still blooming, while I was waiting for some of the plants to drain and to finish the others, I noticed.....
Then it was back to laundry folding and putting away,... phone rings, a dear friend called inviting us to their church supper , that meant quiting everything before it was finished to get dressed, this was the best offer of the day, I find spending time with friends especially if they are experiencing difficult situations and just needing to talk more important. This country girl loves dinners like this, listening to folks who just saw each other the day before talking as if they had not seen one another in a long while, just brought a smile to me. Yes, that is me stuffing my mouth, I don't usually use both hands to eat, just a slip, it must have been that good old southern cooking. ~smile~
As weather permits, Dh and I sit on the porch early in the morning, to have devotion and see how the Bradford pears blossoms are doing and watch the animals, they are almost 90%. Today I noticed the sheep were quietly abiding in the corner of the pasture near the pear trees,they were not fretting, some were grazing, others tending to their babies, and some just laying around resting.
Dh (the shepherd) says, "I think I see a new lamb, so I won't let them out in the big pasture today." The shepherd knows just what to do in all of their circumstances, so they just rest, and trust him for their care. Their shepherd was sitting afar, but He still had His eye on them, just like our "Good Shepherd" does, sometimes God is so near I can almost hear Him breath, other times I can barely see Him, but He is there!!
I wondered why I don't always trust my "Good Shepherd"for all my needs, and why so many times I run ahead and do things my way, and eventually get in trouble, and He, "the Good Shepherd" leaves the others and comes looking for me.He always finds me, picks me up in His arms and loves me. I see Him smiling,and I think I know what he is saying to Himself, "Sue, when will you learn that I know what's best for you."
Written by Sue, Thursday, March 20, 2014 sunny, temps. 60's
I had twenty dollars that was burning a hole in my pocket so looking for treasures was what I did on our pit stop. Indeed I found some treasures, this little girl being one,and I just couldn't pass her by, too sweet to leave in that cold shop. I am thinking maybe a African Violet would do well in her basket.
Blackberry Lane showed us a burro she had that was a family heirloom that reminded me of one my grandmother had, low and behold what did I find amongst all those treasures in the Korner Flea Mart
I started writing this post on Monday but was pleasantly interrupted by an invitation to lunch from my mother, needless to say dh and I jumped at the chance to visit with her. While sitting at the table Mother reaches in her purse and out comes this lipstick, with the instruction to "try this". I am thinking "okay, it's St. Patrick's Day and she wants me to wear green lipstick." What a surprise, it came out a beautiful pink, (see my lip print) best of all it stayed on longer than most of my lipsticks, it is made in the good old USA, and it came home with me. ~smile~ How cool is this?
I am joining Vee's Note card party today, thank you Vee for always hosting such a beautiful party and for being so gracious.
This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."
My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.