Pear tree lane Farmhouse

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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.


Simple pleasures

Written by Sue, Sunday, August 19, 2018        hot, humid, scattered showers.

Grandson Will, who serves our country in The Navy, sent me some sunflower seeds earlier this summer, and this is the results, He loves gardening like we do. I love sunflowers, they always make me smile, because they are smiling.

 Not a lot going on around the farmhouse this week, to hot to be outside, nothing like ironing to set things back to normal. I love the smell of laundred and freshly ironed clothes.
I recently received some lovely, thoughtful, get well and birthday cards from family and friends, near and far. One card was from my blogging friend, Vee, she blogs at, we have been  friends for a long time.The cards arrived at just the right time. I was so uplifted.

I also received a handmade notecard from my new friend, Gina , who blogs at, she is so gifted. Don't you just love meeting and making new friends. One of the reason I enjoy blogging. I loved it so much I framed it, though not quite satisfied with the frame, I am thinking maybe black.

Speaking of watermelon, we have been enjoying the last of the season's melons, nothing like home grown. Yummy, so sweet and juicy

To all of you precious Ones who prayed and wrote such comforting thoughts, on our loss of Jack I thank you with all my heart, I am so touched with your thoughtfulness. Friends are one of the greatest gifts from our heavenly Father.


Gina said...

Sue, I too love sunflowers! I have tried growing them before but the squirrels have other plans for them. Sunflowers are such cheerful flowers!

I am so pleased that you like your watermelon card. That frame is pretty.

Have a lovely Sunday evening!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sue, your sunflowers are beautiful! I love seeing the mass of them in your garden. What a thoughtful gift from your grandson. The heat and humidity certainly makes for productive times inside. Your freshly ironed clothes make me smile. How wonderful to have a watermelon patch! It's one of my favorite summer treats. ♥

Vee said...

Those sunflowers are beautiful and great reminders of Will. What a sweet and thoughtful grandson he is. I'd sure like to be able to sit on your porch eating watermelon. I have just finished mine and it seemed to lack flavor. Seedless. I think the seeds make for better ones.

Lea said...

Oh, don't know anyone who doesn't like sunflowers, they are such happy flowers. So glad you were well remembered on your birthday. Have a great new week!

Stephanie said...

Hello, sweet Sue! My, what beautiful Sunflowers! They are such a "happy" flower, aren't they? :)

And the cards you received are simply delightful. Vee and Gina are such lovely ladies and they certainly know how to make someone feel extra special. Thinking of you, dear one! Hugs!

Far Side of Fifty said...

The sunflowers are beautiful! Special plants! You iron, you are a better woman than me, I try to avoid it:)

Theresa said...

Please thank Will for his service! LOVE the Sunflowers, how sweet of him to send you those seeds to enjoy! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Wasn't that sweet of Will to share sunflower seeds with you? Just look at the results!! What a happy picture you've shared, Sue.
I am so very sorry about your Jack. I read your loving tribute to him, and know that he was is a special pet for you and your hubby. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Susie said...

Sue, I love your sunflowers. I posedt a couple post back about my daughter's sunflowers. I am sorry about your little dog passing..what a cute face. I want to wish a belated happy birthday. Such pretty cards. Isn't it amazing the talent some people have at making their own cards? Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie
p.s. Thankful for your grandson's service.

Farm Girl said...

How nice Sue, you have such nice friends.
What nice gifts. Your sunflowers are so lovely.
I hope you have a lovely week.

Linda said...

Hello, Sue! How wonderful it is to meet you! I came right over after seeing you had visited me!
I’m now your newest follower and see we already have a circle of mutual friends!
Love your sunflowers and that you live in a farm road.....wonder if it’s anywhere near my stepson’s ranch?
Looking forward to getting to know you!

Finding Pam said...

I love your sun flowers. They are so bright and happy and will lift up anyone that sees them. Lovely friends and cards. I hope you are better now.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Evening Sue,
Lovely post............just lovvvvvvvvvvve those Sunflowers, so beautiful and you can't
help but smile just as you said. So glad you felt so uplifted by all the comments, cards
and prayers. I don't iron as much as I used to cause we use a steamer and that works for
most things, but every once in awhile I like to iron, now I usually iron napkins, and
years ago one of my daughters suitors asked me why I ironed them, and I said so they don't look like a wrinkled mess....and he just laughed....guess he thought doesn't get more simple

That watermelon sure looks good.....wishing I had some right

Blessings hon,

ellen b. said...

Beautiful sunflowers and they always make me smile. So glad you got encouragement when you needed it. Friends are a treasure and bloggy friends have been such a sweet surprise in the friendship realm! God bless you dearly, Sue! said...

Sunflowers are so cheerful! Lovely cards, and so glad to read your latest post!

Lorrie said...

Your sunflowers are beautiful and a great way to keep your grandson in your thoughts and prayers. I'm glad you're feeling better.

Pam Richardson said...

Good morning Sue! I am saddened to read of the loss of Jack. Sending hugs this morning. Your sunflowers look beautiful and they make me smile. Blessings ~

Mrs.T said...

Your sunflowers are so cheerful and pretty!

And what lovely cards you received! Vee is a good friend and I was blessed to meet her in person about a month ago. A delightful time!

Some years ago I was blessed to win one of Gina's giveaways and was the recipient of some of her creativity. I won a beautiful journal she had made -- almost too pretty to use!

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog Jack. Thankfully we know the God of all comfort.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The flowers are beautiful! Glad you got some ironing done. Lovely cards and gift. That watermelon looks so yummy.....

happyone said...

Oh the sunflowers are beautiful. I love them as well.
Vee is a blogger friend of mine too and had the pleasure of meeting her and John in person.

Cranberry Morning said...

Those freshly ironed shirts look wonderful! It's been quite a while since I've ironed anything. Such nice treats you received from blogging pals. It is so uplifting to get pleasant surprises in the mail! And I agree about sunflowers. They're the happiest, cheeriest looking flower!

Debbie Harris said...

I love your place Sue!!
Your sunflowers are amazing!!Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.

Such lovely cards you have received from your dear friends. Being remembered brings such joy to our hearts, doesn't it?

We too have enjoyed our share of watermelon, not home grown unfortunately. :{

Take care, sweet lady ~

Barb said...

Hi Sue~

Happy, very late, birthday!

The sunflowers are gorgeous!! When you see your grandson, please give him a hug and thank him for his service, he must be a special young man!

Vee and Gina are two of my favorites as them both. Gina is very talented, I love the watermelon card!!

Have a very blessed Sunday!

Hugs and Love,

Vee said...

Are you canning? 🍅

The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.


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