Monday, September 29, 2008

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome! My balloon flowers have been blooming for several weeks and are still going strong. You can tell by these 2 pictures why they are called balloon flowers.
There are several types of balloon flowers that range from 6 inches tall to mine which are about 4 feet tall.

When I got them several years ago I had no idea they would be so tall but I'm glad they are.
They are perfect mixed in with the black eyed Susansand they add nice height to the garden. The black eyed Susans are pretty much done blooming but that's okay. The pretty, blue balloon flowers can also stand alone.
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Babies and more babies!

Today I'm forced into using "file photos".
Jerzie and I have had a busy and exciting day so far.! First we went with Mommy and Daddy to get a look at our baby to be!
We saw hands with tiny fingers and we saw feet with tiny toes.
We saw wiggling arms and legs and saw and heard the babies heartbeat (over and over because Jerzie kept saying again!). What we didn't see is whether it is a boy or a girl! My cousin, that Tabatha requested to do the sonogram. absolutely refused to commit! She told us to come back in a month.
Jerzie told me when we got home that she wanted a sister, a girl, no boy! The rest of us don't really care as long as all is well.

After that Jerzie and I went to the vegetable stand and saw lots of baby rabbits. There were gray ones and black ones but we couldn't even count them because they kept moving around. Jerzie even got to pet one!
I have chili on the stove and Mommy and Daddy are coming for supper. Gramma is going to rest while Jerzie takes a nap.

To see the sonogram picture and find out what decision Kim and Tabatha made about the baby go over to The Smith Family.

All and all it's been a great day!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Food for Thought

May you live all the days of your life.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


First I would like to thank W. Latane for this award. It is so nice to meet new people that are reading and enjoying my blog. Please stop over to Wakefield for a visit! Thank you for this honor!
I must say it's nice to get an award that doesn't have rules. Don't get me wrong, I love to get awards but I think it takes away from said award when we are supposed to send it to 7 more people. Eventually everyone is just trying to figure out who doesn't have it so they have someone to send it to. (Sorry! I'll get off my soapbox now. I truly hope I didn't offend anyone or they might take my awards away! lol)I bought this grungy picture frame out of a dollar box at a sale. It looked like it could be silver and it was very heavy. After a little cleaning, it is really beautiful! I does say 'Made in Japan' on it but it is very sturdy even without the glass.I'm still not sure what it's made off but I love it. It still has some dark areas on it but I was careful because I didn't want it to look shiny and new. Now all I need to do is figure out what picture to put in it.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Show and Tell

Fall decor.
A sewing machine drawer.
I painted this several years ago but love it for fall.
The corner cabinet.
I also painted the wooden plate. The kitchen
Over the sink.
I liked this little vignette so much on the deck I added a bench and some fall berries and brought it inside.
For more Show and Tell go over to Kelli's House.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What a deal!

First I'd like to thank you for your "helpful" ideas on how to get at my grapes! I think I'll just leave them for the birds.
I crossed another job off my fall list. I washed the front windows and storms and put them up. I still need to do the back but I open those windows so I'll wait until it gets colder.
I went to a couple sales last week and got some good buys. I love old tree ornaments and these were a deal
I also got this old drawer. I'm not sure why but I seem drawn to them lately. This tiny wheelbarrow caught my eye. It was made in occupied Japan. The box is a set of coasters.
There is a different flower on each one.
The best buy of the day had to be this chair.
The fabric is in sad shape but I love the wood in the arms and the shape of it.It was worth the price to experiment with recovering it. $5.00 and it was the second day so it was 30% off! I'm sure I can't replace the look of the back but I'll figure something out. If I can't do it I'm sure not out much.
Would you have been able to pass up this deal?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


One of my favorite things about autumn is concord grapes. I am fortunate to live within 30 miles of an area that has miles of vineyards.
I am even luckier than that because these beautiful purple grapes are growing on my property, way back in a forgotten corner.I don't really know if the plant is planted on my land or not but the grapes are. There is only one little problem.
The object in the right hand corner is the roof of my shed. The wood in the top right corner is a telephone pole.Those yummy looking grapes are actually growing on a telephone line. These vines have been here as long as I have and I have never seen any grapes. Wouldn't you know when it finally produces I can't get to the fruit!
I'm sure the birds will enjoy them. My son and daughter-in-law bought me a grape plant and I planted it on the corner of the shed behind the ladder. I'm going to build a trellis on the back of the shed. At least we know they are in a good spot and should produce.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!My Stella de Oro still giving me a few blooms
and the rain lilies are blooming one more time.
Look what popped up this week!
The fall crocus (colchicum)!
I'm always surprised when I spot the first one. The leaves come up in spring and are quite large and ugly, then I forget about them.
I was surprised to read that all parts on this plant are poisonous and can irritate the skin and eyes. They look so pretty and delicate.
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Pick up Stix

I got Jerzie some new Backyardigan dishes and silverware last week so she had to use them for breakfast.On her second bowl of cereal she asked for her fork. I told her she couldn't eat cereal with a fork but she proved me wrong. No one but Jerzie eats cereal with a fork!This afternoon we went out to pick up the small sticks in the yard from last weeks storm.
As long as the sticks weren't 'yucky' she would pick them up.
After she put a few in the wheelbarrow she decided to play with them. Then she decided she could move the wheelbarrow.
But mostly she did this!
When we moved out back she played with the stones for awhile. Then she climbed up onto the swing, grabbed a pillow and sucked her thumb. I tried to get a picture but as soon as I came close to get the camera she jumped up. It doesn't matter what we do, any day with Jerzie is a good day!