Thursday, July 12, 2018

Garden Mickey...


I love this little Mickey Mouse statue
that came with a Mickey birdbath my daughters
gave me for Mother's Day years ago.
The birds kept knocking him out of the birdbath
and his ears would break off.
His poor little ears have been glued back
 on more than once.
He now has a place on the shelf on the porch.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Who plants a seed....


The first zinnia to bloom...
from the seeds the Dumplin' and I
planted in the spring. 
I chose zinnias and marigolds,
as they are sure to grow and bloom,
without a whole lot of fuss. 
Just add water.



The marigolds are showing off a bit too...


with the Dumplin's tender care.








Saturday, July 7, 2018

What a Wonderful Surprise...




What a wonderful surprise this morning...
the heat and humidity disappeared overnight. 
I'm sure the local weather people had
let folks know about this change of temperature
and the dreadful humidity, which was like
breathing water, but I have been so busy
 in the Workshop, that I didn't hear the forecast.  


So I had coffee on the porch as I sat, feet up,
enjoying beautiful morning, 
before heading to the Workshop
with Lou to wrap orders for shipping.
We are lucky that our local Post Office is open
until 2 on Saturdays.
We were able to get the packages
there just in the nick of time.



The rest of the afternoon was spent pulling
some serious weeds in the garden



and playing cards with the grandlittles, 
who were here for a few hours whileour daughter had a bridal shower to attend.



 Peace and Grace

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence Day...


My great grandfather, William C. Dorsey, 
one of 6 children of Irish immigrants, celebrating
America's Independence Day in Baltimore, Maryland. 
I believe this was taken in the mid 1920's.

Our plans for the holiday are rather laid back.
Scrapped plans for the annual
Towson 4th of July Parade because of
the horrible heat wave.
Hot dogs and hamburgers with the
our oldest daughter and grandlittles.
Hoping to view local fireworks if the
weather cools off in the evening. 
Wishing You a Safe and Happy 4th.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Welcome Bees and Butterflies!







A place for bees and butterflies in my little corner. Add this sweet sign to your garden. A wonderful gift for a gardener. Hand painted, worn finish wood sign to tuck into the garden. Everyone with a little bit of earth or a pot with flowers can help create a habitat for butterflies and bees. 
Click the link below to order one for yourself or a friend.


Thinking I need to add milkweed to my yard.
From seed or should I purchase plants?
Any suggestions?

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Secret Garden


 Secret Garden Yard Sign

Who read the Secret Garden as a child? 
While on a vacation to Ocean City, NJ
many, many years ago, my Mother read
 a bit of this book to her younger sister
and me every night.  


I always think of that vacation and that story 
every summer as my garden starts to bloom.
Created this hand painted, worn finish garden sign
for "My Secret Garden"
To order one for your garden click link below

Secret Garden Yard Sign by The Country Workshop