Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

This is a favorite song of mine. I hope you enjoy!

I want to wish all my bloggy friends a very Merry Christmas. Hope everything is wonderful for you all.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A New Pansy

I wish I could say I plant lots of pansies for the winter, but the truth is I don't. So, therefore my flower beds look pretty barren thru the season.

But I did want to show you a pansy that we sold at the nursery this fall.Say hello to Kharma Blue.Oh be still my beating heart! Is she a beauty or what?!?!!? She's a little darker than the Crown Blue pansy. Even tho the pic looks more purple, she really is a dark blue.As I said I didn't plant much this fall but I did put her in a couple of my pots. Couldn't help myself.

Without a doubt, she's my fav for the season.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Let it Snow

Last night we had a 40% chance of snow and it Mr. Weather didn't let us down.It started snowing around 9:00 in our area. It was so pretty when it started coming down. It was so quiet outside and it was like you could almost hear it falling. So peaceful.A snow angel?!?!?Hubbie and I got up at 6:30 this a.m. to capture some more pics. It looked like winter wonderland. I know northerners, this is nothing, but to we southerners, we'll take anything we can get!!One of my knock out roses didn't look too happy.My Miscanthus looks pretty snow-kissed.The Tea Olive didn't seem to mind it too much. It was just a light dusting but we still enjoyed it much. Mr. Sun is now shining so it won't be around much longer.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Recent Road Trip

Yes, we were at it again for Thanksgiving. This time our travels took us to.......drum roll please.The big state of Oklahoma! We decided to go visit my brother and his wife in Tulsa. This was a first for both of us. They've been wanting us to come and so this was the perfect opportunity. My mom was there too so we got to eat some of her yummy dressing. Trust me, it's the best in the world!Here she is whipping up some of her magic! My brother giving his approval after a taste test.While we were there my hubbie read on the internet about the space station and space shuttle would be passing over. So we bundled up and headed out. Sure enough, about 7:00 p.m. we saw them both. It was interesting to see. I tried to capture some pics but my camera isn't that good.

On Friday we got out and they showed us around. We took a drive to Claremore, Ok which was home to Will Rogers. Then we took a drive out on Route 66 to get our kicks.(you have to be a certain age to get that)! hehe! Lots of history there.Then they drove us by Oral Roberts University. I just had to have a pic of these praying hands. The statue was beautiful as well as the school campus. Supposedly the base of the main building is to be the exact size of Noah's ark.

All in all, we had a wonderful time. Tulsa is a nice place for sure.

We returned home on Saturday after driving 617 miles in one day. I'm way too old to do that! I don't think I have gotten my energy back yet!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Originally I wanted to do a post listing things I am most thankful for. But unfortunately time has slipped away and I didn't get it done. Truthfully the list would probably be as long as my arm and I still wouldn't get everything listed. For me, everyday that God gives me I am thankful for. It's a gift.

I also want to say I am so thankful for my bloggy friends. There have been times where I have thought about deleting my blog and quitting blogging altogether. Then I would think how much I would miss you guys. I once saw on someone's blog a cute little saying. It said, " I love my computer cause all my friends live in it." There's so much truth to that.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday Fun

This past Saturday we decided to go exploring a bit. A co-worker had told David about Dunn's Falls near Enterprise, MS so we went to check it out.Even tho the falls were pretty it really wasn't what we were expecting. But we still had a good time exploring.The mighty Chunky river that the falls dumped into.
It was interesting to read that this grist mill had been moved from GA and rebuilt here. Some of the trees were still showing some color.Love this brilliant red.Wondering if this is a turkey feather? There were a few laying close together.
The next place we went was Roosevelt State Park. This was a park hubbie's family went to when he was a little boy. It was very nice with a small motel and cabins you can rent. The lake was really pretty as was the rest of the area.Well you know as soon as I heard they had a deer pen I had to go check it out. I think deer and horses have the prettiest eyes. I couldn't resist petting them but they didn't really smell too good!

Hope your Saturday was great!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Just Stuff

Yippee! We finally got a new work kitty! His name is Mr. Man, and no that wasn't my idea.My ideal name for him would be Mr. Evil because about an hour after he came to us he decided to devour one of the caged birds the owners have. He jumped right up on top the cage and somehow got to one of them.Look at this precious face. Does it say killer to you? Actually he's a very, very sweet kitty. Loves people and hanging around them. He'll probably be bringing us little "presents" before too long.At work we have a lot of these whiskey barrels that we pot up. This is one I did using ornamental mustard as the center piece. There is also dianthus, pansies and dusty miller. I'm not a big fan of dusty miller for the summer but love it for the winter.This small lake is on my way to work. Notice the trees haven't turned just yet. I love driving by here. Sometimes ducks and geese are out there floating around.Here's one little bright spot among the green. This chrysanthemum is blooming in my backyard. Sorry I don't know the variety.Remember these blooms from a former post? I wasn't sure if it was a coreopsis or rudbeckia. It's coreopsis 'leavenworthii'. While researching it I found out it is Florida's state wildflower.And on a final note, it's raining again! It started just a little while ago. The drops were so big I just had to see if I could get a picture.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Okay, Does This Ever Happen To You?

I'm so frustrated right now I could spit bullets. Since I have an unexpected day off I decided I needed to clean this filfthy house(thanks Blogger and Facebook). So I grabbed my little can of Pledge and decided to do some dusting. Bye the way, this is the dustiest house you will ever see.

I'm going along from room to room and dusting and basically enjoying myself at how much I'm getting done. Then my phone rings and I have a 1 minute conversation. After hanging up I start to continue my dusting and all of a sudden Mr. Pledge has disappeared. Okay, where did he go?

I traced my steps back and forth, back and forth and people he has literally taken wings and flown away. I'm thinking, where did he go? Oh my goodness my house isn't that big!

So I thought okay lets take another look for the fortieth time! Can you say aggravated and frustrated at the same time?!?!?

Finally I found him, hooray!Ah, there you are you little booger. Now get this, he was sitting right in the living room floor right where doofus here left him. Now I have to question my sanity. Why did I leave him on the living room floor out of sight and mind? Duh?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Nice Day

Yesterday it rained so I didn't have to work. So I had a free day with anything I wanted to do. What did I chose? I decided to go to the park and see if I could photograph some baby ducks that I saw there the other day. I had a couple of pieces of stale bread that I decided to take with me.It took me a minute to find them and when I did, I discovered she was sitting on them. See those little yellow fluff-balls? Can you say, oh my goodness?!?!? Momma didn't seem to be in any hurry about moving so I was glad I had brought the bread. After I threw her a couple of pieces those golden fleeces were revealed.Can you see the one sticking out it's little flipper? Is that not the cutest!!?!?!?It's okay, say it with me. Oh my goodness!!! Can I tell you how bad I wanted to pick up one of these little fuzz balls? I had one of these when I was a little girl. They are undoubtedly the softest little creatures.Momma was real nice to let me take pictures. She didn't seem annoyed or anything.This little one was watching momma the whole time. Is this not sweet? Who doesn't love baby ducks? After a few minutes I decided to leave them be and walked on around the pond til I found these guys.
These two weren't as shy as momma and the babies. I think they saw I had bread. The one with the red all over his face wasn't shy at all. I decided to see if he would take bread from my hand. He had no problem doing that. He did it really fast and I could tell his bill was so strong. I thought how bad that would hurt if he had gotten my fingers.Up close and personal. See the end of his bill. Yowsers! I bet that would hurt.As I was leaving the park I couldn't help but notice the azaleas in bloom. And this vine was growing on an arbor. Don't know what it is but I thought it was pretty.After I left the park I decided to whip it into Quiznos to pick up some lunch. I thought about going back to the park to eat but decided to drive out to the reservoir. As you can see it was a very gray day, but for me it was beautiful.

And bye the way if you ever eat at Quiznos try their broccoli/cheese soup. It was delish!