My Spring Garden: A Look Back

Come in come in…….don’t worry about all the mess on the kitchen table, I’ll just move it over. Now…..what would you like to drink this morning? I have every flavor of coffee imaginable; Donut Shop, French Roast, Carmel Pie?  I’m reading the labels from the coffees……..Mocha Java, New Orleans Blend. Oh, here’s a good one!…

FOTD: Spring Trees

Today, for the FOTD, the trees are springing forward! If you wonder what I do with my  photos that I watercolor, I make them into notecards! These are some in my Spring Collection! Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that?…

Six On Saturday: Chartwell, The Winston Churchill Home

Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, was built as early as the 16th century when the estate was called, “Well Street.” There was a well at the north side of the house called, “Chart Well.” “Chart”is an Old English word for rough ground. Henry VIII is reputed for staying here, when he was courting Anne…

Life In Color: Snowball Green

Good Monday Morning! Today, for the FOTD Challenge and Life In Color: Green Challenge we have snowball green in the garden! Spring has Sprung! The Eastern Snowball bush is easy to grow in my neck of the woods! It is low-maintenance and matures into a large, large, large, dense bush up to 12 feet tall!…

FOTD: The Waiting is Over!

We are looking forward to entertaining in our gardens! Bursts of Spring are everywhere! Here in our neighborhood gardens we see the Red Bud, Confederate Jasmine and the Pansies! Looking good! Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules,…

Six on Saturday: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

Good morning SOSer’s! Today, I wanted to share a garden closer to my home, so you can smell the pine and feel the crunch beneath your feet! We are walking through the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens in Pinehurst, NC. The gardens were established in 1978 with the Ebersole Holly Garden and has expanded over the years…

Challenge Your Camera: Still Life

This week, for Dr B’s “Challenge Your Camera,” we are to do Still Life! All my photos, except the last two, were taken on my screened garden porch…. Can you tell what this is? It is the Featured Photo manipulated in a Photo App! In my kitchen, I am decorating for Easter! And this photo…

Life in Color: Green in the Orchid Conservatory

Yesterday, I showed some of the pinks in the Orchid Conservatory of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Cee’s FOTD and today, I am showing some greens that I found there too! This Orchid Conservatory is the largest in the world! I know nothing about orchids or exotic flowers, but I took hundreds of photos here!…

FOTD: The Orchid Conservatory

The Orchids, today, all were seen at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Orchid Conservatory……..There were hundreds of them, but I chose these 3 purple-pinks to show you today! Aren’t they beautiful? Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules, why…

Six On Saturday: Great Dixter Garden

Good Morning SOS’ers! Another Saturday and another garden in the UK! Nathanial Lloyd, made his fortune when he founded his own color printing firm in 1893. By 1909, he was so successful, that he was able to retire and devoted himself to golf and his passion for shooting….. He and his wife, Daisy, began to…

Thursday Doors: Stourhead

For Today’s Doorscursion I am taking you to Stourhead!  Now a National Trust property, this 600 acre property is located at the source of the  River Stour in the southwest of the English county of Wiltshire and extends into Somerset. Here we are at the gatekeep……..quite impressive don’t you think? Going on in we find…

Just One Person From Around the World: What I Miss the Most!

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World! I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are…

Challenge Your Camera: Close-Up

Today, for Dr B’s, Challenge Your Camera, we are to do close ups…..     The only close ups I do is of flowers…….any lower to the ground, I would not be able to get back up! Ha Ha! For the last 8 years or so, I have only taken photos  with my IPhone.  After looking…

Life In Color: Irish Green

For the month of March Jude has picked Green for the Life in Color Challenge….So I am picking Irish Green, for today, and may do it all month! You can’t get much greener than Ireland! Ireland has three special features……green land, green water and lots of green plants! Let’s walk up this hill! and then…

FOTD: The Flower Stall in Spring

Today, for FOTD is the SPRING Flower Stall painted in Watercolors! I am SO READY for STEADY Spring Weather, aren’t you? PS See the FEATURED PHOTO to see the original! Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules, why…