Sunday, July 3, 2016

Blueberry Pickin'

Blueberry Pickin' with 
the grandlittles on Thursday morning.

We went to Weber's Peachberry Farm
just up the road from home.

We picked lots of berries and were having
a wonderful time until our
Darlin'D started to scream.
He had been standing on an ant hill
and was covered with  ants.
Stripped him down to shake the ants
out of his clothes and
then quickly headed home.
He had some bites and we put
bite and sting spray on those
and he's fine.
But I doubt he will want
to pick blackberries when those
are ripe.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Lilies and Coffee

We're having some rain today. 
If it clears a bit this afternoon
I'm hoping to get these lilies planted. 
My daughter separated these in her garden
and I got the extras. 
Now just need to find the right spot
and dig the hole.
When I receive plants from other
gardeners and plant them
in my garden, I feel
like I'm creating memories.

What is your favorite coffee? 
I try different kinds
but always seem to come back to
Dunkin' Donuts Coffee.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hydrangea Blooms...

 At least I have a few of these beautiful blooms...
There was an overnight freeze in April, after the buds had
begun to form, and I lost the blooms,
on most of my 20 year old bushes, which
would have opened for this summer. 
But the bushes near the house are the
Endless Summer variety
and they are beginning to pop open.

Heading to the shop this morning, coffee in hand,
to ship the last of the Father's Day orders.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Daisies and Weddings...

Daisy days are beginning in the garden.
The first daisy to bloom always makes me
smile and remember.
I carried yellow roses and daisies
at our wedding all those years ago.

This morning, working on putting together
a photo album of another, much more recent wedding.
My sister Jan and her darling Eric finally tied the knot.
They've been together over ten years
and although she said she would never
get married again, he finally worn her down.
Her son walked his Mother down the aisle and
her daughter was Jan's maid of honor.
The best man was Eric's older son and his daughter
and other son did readings.
We now are a much bigger family...legally.
But we were already family, by love, for years.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Strawberries, Gardening and Dumplin' Day

 It's an absolutely beautiful morning
here in my little corner.
The sun is shining and there is a
lovely, little breeze blowing.
Perfect morning for coffee on the porch.

Lou and I are still recuperating from the weekend.
We set up our display at one of the largest
Strawberry Festivals in the area.
I am finding the need to actually be able to meet
and talk to the folks who are our customers.
Selling online is certainly easier physically but
we don't have that personal interaction.

We left the house around 6 am and it was overcast,
not too warm but very, very humid.
We were lucky enough to to be able to drive
up right at our spot, pop up the tents and
unload the truck and trailer.
I had put on some make up before leaving the house,
but by the time we finished setting up
I felt like the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz
and was crying, "I'm melting, I'm melting!"
and the makeup had melted off my face.

However, strawberry shortcake with
ice cream and whipped cream
for breakfast made it all much better.
Plus, I always freeze wet washcloths
the night before an outside show and
pop them in the cooler,
so I was able to clean up and cool down a bit
before having to face the world.

We met some wonderful people.
Many new faces but more than
a few old time customers
We also had some special visitors.
One of the crafters who participated
in The Basket Accessories Roadshow
with us years ago, made a special trip
to the festival for a quick visit.
So nice to see you Lisa.
Also my sweet nice Elizabeth
stopped by with her two girls. 

We packed up after the show
and were home about 7.
Sat down, put our feet up.
Discussed what we might like
to do for dinner and
actually fell asleep before
deciding what we wanted to eat.
I try not to think of us as old
but we certainly aren't as young as
we used to be.

Sunday, I potted some plants
and Lou cut the grass.

Lucy snoozed, while we puttered
around the yard.

The weekend ended with this beautiful
pink sky Sunday evening.

It's Monday, so that means I'm with the Dumplin'. 
He just woke up from a nap so I'm
off to dance with him
to the Mickey Mouse Playhouse tune.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Time seems to Fly by and a Graduation

Weeks are whizzing by, leaving me to wonder where the time has gone.  Yes we have been extremely busy. 
Many wonderful family times and
things going on at the Workshop. 
Trying to balance both can be crazy. 
I think however, being busy is a blessing, don't you? 

 Friday morning Lou and I were honored to attend Riah J's Flower Ceremony, Pre School Graduation at the
Irvine Nature Center

This is the coyote group singing and howling for all the
parents and grandparents who attended the ceremony

Several weeks ago coyote pups were found at Irvine

The Nature Center  is wonderful for children
and adults to spend sometime outdoors
and enjoy the beauty of this place.

Riah made us cupcakes for the occasion.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

41 Years...

How did it go by so fast?