Sunday, November 4, 2018

Can you believe it's November already? 
I'm in denial and refuse to be convinced that it really is! 

I've been pretty much non-stop this summer and I just want a chance to sit down
enjoy it a little. I really should take a page out of my husband's book and figure out how 
to sit and not feel guilty about all the things still left to do. He calls the 
hammock his office furniture😊
This setting below is more my style as far as a place to relax goes!

~my daughter found this wonderful iron crib for me at a garage sale years ago~

I love the work in the garden, it's just everything else that needs done that makes me feel
like I should be moving all the time. You all know by now that I live 60 miles from any real
shopping, so it's really time consuming for me to be a consumer 😃 My little town's grocery store 
closed 2 years ago and wow, has that made me keep on my toes to see how the gallon of milk in the frig is holding up.

This past March snippets of my garden were featured in Daphne's Diary and I would
love to thank them for including me in this really lovely issue!

The peonies did well in the garden this spring even in spite of the fact that I had to move 20 plus
plants the previous summer. They were not doing well in the beds where they were 
because of the overhead sprinkling and some were in too much shade to bloom well.
They should be back to blooming abundantly by this coming spring!

The three photos below is of a favorite of mine called Raspberry Sundae. I really have
to get another one or two of these.

Love that they have a bit of yellow among those frilly petals

Nothing beats a rusty wheelbarrow with a bucket of peonies

My favorite tall lilies blooming here in the photo below stand shoulder high on me.
I'm 5'1" so I guess that doesn't make them all that tall does it?😆

......and then were roses!


I will miss summer for sure, but it really has been a beautiful Autumn here and I hope to be back soon with some Fall foliage from the garden.

~Hugs from here~ 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

I'm not late.....I'm just really, really early

I didn't get my act together enough before Christmas to share how I decorated for the Season
this year and wanted to post it before 2018~
so here goes...
Just to warn you though, this post has waaay too many photos!!!

I did the woodsy thing again since it's what I love and my trees are prevalent on
our mountain property.
The aspens sometimes sucker up in fencelines and other
 places we can't have them grow, so I usually have lots to choose from.
This year I did hydrangeas in the branches and the photo above is before I had them all
hung up. I loved the look in this photo and not so much in the light of day, because truthfully,
it looked like one big mess, but I'm glad I got this shot before I had hung them all up.

I did more trees than I usually do and loved the look of an enchanted grove that it gave
 the living room in the evening with all the lights lit.

I decorated the trees with a myriad of things. 
Some of the items have special meaning for me, and others I just think are pretty.

I had ten trees in the grouping and as you can see, they aren't that impressive without the lights
lit, but to get a decent photo straight on, I had to take it with the lights out.
Even then, they look much prettier in person.

I do love how they look through the reflection of the mirror though!

I did the mantle in silver and gold with sprinklings of hydrangea petals

 a few vignettes around the house in the next pics


I'm crazy about this old photo of sleigh riders in years gone by

a little fun with my Maileg pixie and his little pixie friend

Here he's showing me one of his brothers in Belle Blanc's Merry Christmas book

The garden gates each got a matching wreath this year, and as you can 
see, we haven't gotten snow different from this time last year!

I hope each of you had a beautiful Christmas season this year and that you all have
a wonderful New Year!

sending hugs.....