Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Last time she tried, she got it in her mouth but didn't get the food on without help. She has it all figured out now. In the dish ...
...and in the mouth.
She only misses a little.
This was just for the camera! I'm sure she's saying "See, I knew I could do this!" Click to enlarge to get the full effect of this charming picture!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
the rain lilies!
I love these. I have no idea their real name. I dug these up probably 20 years ago in my Grandmother's yard in Florida. They are bulbs and I tried every way to keep them alive. I finally put them in this wash tub (Well not this actual tub, I've been through a few in 20 years!). I put them, tub and all, in the basement in the winter and only water them a couple times.
I have separated them several times but they just keep multiplying.
They are gone now and when I deadheaded I counted over 40 blooms. When the conditions are right, they will bloom again, but it must rain. I can water all I want and maybe one bloom will appear. Get a good soaking rain and some hot weather and this is what you get. The blooms only last a couple days. I love the color and the simplicity of the flowers. I don't understand it, but I love it.
Do you have any rain lilies or know the real name for these?
I'm giving foxglove seeds to anyone who wants them. Click here for more information.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
He has captured the movement so perfectly that at first glance you think someone is actually jumping rope.
I love this back view with her skirt and leg movement and foot balanced on her toes. Local children have posed for several of Dave's sculptures.
Dave has sculptures in other areas of the country. To find out where click on his name above. To see other sculptures I've posted click here and here. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful artist in our area.
Friday, July 27, 2007
I got this meme from Miss Flower and thought I would give it a try. I added a catagory at the end instead of tagging 4 people.
4 jobs I’ve held
1. short order cook and waitress
2. plastic factory (filed plastic pieces and assembled jewelry boxes)
4. grocery store cash office/ cashier
4 movies I could watch over and over
1. Benny and Joon (My son and I love this movie and Chris and Laurie think we're crazy! If you've seen it what's your opinion?)
2. Pretty Woman
3. Sorry, not a big movie watcher!
4 places I’ve lived
3. Back to Frewsburg
4. Back to Jamestown (these places are about 10 minutes apart! Doesn’t my life sound exciting?!)
4 TV shows I watch
1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. Desperate Housewives
3. Ugly Betty
4. American Idol
5. lots of various HGTV and TLC shows
4 places I’ve been on vacation
2. Williamsburg, Va.
3. Lancaster, Pa
4. Fort Lenordwood, Mi ( I guess this counts as a vacation. I drove there (2 days)alone to pick up my son from boot camp. I was there 24 hours and we drove back home.
4 favorite foods
1. Lobster tail
2. Cheese cake
3. Barbecued ribs
4. Ice cream
4 blogs/websites I visit
1. Miss Flower (daughter)
2. Pea’s Corner
3. Dawn (reason I blog!)
4. Teeny Tiny Cabin
4 favorite perennials
3. Japanese anemone
4. Solomon seal
This was fun so if you
need a filler feel like doing it, please leave a comment so I can read yours. I'm sure you are all impressed by what an exciting life I have lived! I would love to hear about yours!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I wasn't able to separate colors so the seeds will be a mix of the foxglove in the top picture and the ones in the second picture. The purple looking ones in the second picture are really closer to the dark pink color in the first picture and since they bloomed so well this year I'm sure a lot of the seeds came from them. There might even be some pale yellow. Since foxglove are biennial, I would plant a few one year and more the next year.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
My girl friend gave me these cute wooden ducks for my birthday. The one on the right has a tube to measure rain. I put them on the church pew by the beauty shop door. I love their blue and yellow boots!
I took this picture at the basket factory. I loved the old weathered wood and the rusty thermometer. It's probably been there as long as the factory has!
Just resting under a tree while working in the yard.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Steam fresh green beans in micro.
When cooked, drain potatoes, cover with milk and add a chunk of butter.
Add drained beans.
Cook until milk is scalded (just before it boils).
Smash potatoes and cover with milk and green beans.We don't need anything else with it but I usually have some sliced tomatoes. I used to make a meat with it but the kids just wanted beans and potatoes.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Just look at her "reading "
her card! Admiring her gift.
I gave her a baby ring from my Mom's things. I don't really know whose it was but knew Jerzie had to have it.
On Sunday I gave her a rocking chair. One of my customer's husbands made it.It's made from cherry and I really love it.
They even made a pad, from material I bought, so she won't slide out of it!
I also gave her a "book" I made from my post in February about "Wrestling a Bear".
I used the same pictures and copied the words.
Her Mommy was real happy with it and I'm sure Jerzie will enjoy it when she's grown up.
She's sitting nice in her chair now but Daddy thinks he'll have to put a belt on it because she jerks back and forth to rock.
If you'd like to see how much she liked her doggie cake and get a good laugh click here.
All and all it was a great, but tiring day! She hadn't even left the park yet.