Six On Saturday: Let’s Hope the Digging is Done!

It’s definitely been one of those weeks, let’s make that three weeks. It all started when we decided to have our wooden fence replaced and went downhill from there. We have underground cable (as in Internet service) going through our yard. We have underground lighting in our garden. We have an underground sprinkler system in…

The Gods and Goddesses at the Achilleion Palace, Corfu, Greece

Day is breaking in Corfu, Greece! It’s going to be another hot day, so let’s get going! People are already on the ferries! We’re on the bus to our first destination, the Achilleion Palace. The drive is very nice! Up, up and around we go on very narrow roads………..looking at all the lush scenery! The…

Six On Saturday: The Wee Ones and More!

Good Morning everyone! I am looking forward to the weekend and predicted warm (70’s) weather! I have been reading Elizabeth Lawrence’s book, A Southern Garden. She is so right when she says we do not have four seasons. We have all the seasons in every month. 40 degrees one morning……….70 degrees the next……….one night a…

Six On Saturday: The Croc Edition

Weather Report: 43 degrees, overcast and more rain on the way! Good Morning SOS friends! This is the same weather we have had for just about a week now! One day of sunshine was snuck in. It was enough time to get tons of mulch put down, so now I am really ready for Spring,…

Six On Saturday: The Home Edition

Weather: 48 degrees and rainy………….Good Morning! We are getting a good rain this morning, so it’s a good thing we got a lot done yesterday in the garden. I do not know how there could possibly be a leaf left on the ground, but we sacked another 4 bags yesterday and pruned and raked and…

Six On Saturday: Something to Warm Up To

Good morning SOSer’s! Today, I am doing two posts……….so please bear with me, I just couldn’t help it! The older I get I find myself paying more attention to my surroundings. Especially the flowers tucked in here and there. This week I was writing about Croatia and decided to add these photos in a SOS….

Six On Saturday: Now Where Were We?

Good morning SOS friends! It has been a beautiful week in the 70’s here! Yikes, that is very warm for this time of year! So, we have been making hay while the sun shines so to speak……….well mostly raking and pruning and raking and digging and hauling ……. My camellias are all in fine form……this…

Six On Saturday: Is It Spring Yet?

We’ve been busy in the garden this week! At the end of every day we had this look! We went plant hunting……and now in my hallway, we are growing these, since the weather turned cold for a few days……. and my favorite plant that just kept speaking to me at the garden center……….BananAppeal! The Featured…

Six On Saturday: My Eye Is On You!

And you, and you, and you! In the past weeks I have written about a critter or critters or bugs eating my pansies……..The bugs were earwigs and thanks to the Propagator, who told me that I had earwigs in my pansies, I soon remedied that problem, I think.  But, I also had mature big plants…

Six On Saturday: What I Could Be Doing Today

Helloooo to all my SOS friends……The weather has been cold, rainy and gloomy, so I have been doing my best to prepare for Spring! I am turning over a new leaf, so to speak. I have decided to compost this year. Well, let me clarify. I am going to compost in my own back yard…….the…

Six On Saturday: Books and Gardens or Gardens and Books?

When I left on vacation one year I looked over my list and just glanced at a title I had placed in my wish list book pile. So I downloaded The Butterfly Garden by Dot Richardson, not bothering to read an excerpt, believing I had done so before I put it on my wish list and just…

Six On Saturday, What’s New With You This Year?

Happy New Year to all my SOS friends! It is good to be back in the swing of things! I finally know what day it is! To mark the occasion I went out into my garden this morning in my pjs to take some photos! The good thing is my neighbors were already up and at ’em…

Where Did the Year Go?

I like looking back over the year to see what all I have done and what I have accomplished. This year I did a lot! The older you get the more you want to enjoy every minute! So what did the blogs do this year?  Blogs you ask? I officially have two blogs; the one…

T’Was Days Before Christmas and in the Fourth Ward……

I can’t think of anything I like better to do than to go on a Christmas Walk and Home Tour during the Holidays. We have a favorite spot in Charlotte in the Fourth Ward. What began as a neighborhood potluck dinner crawl for neighbors over 41 years ago, has evolved into a vibrant, festive celebration…

T’Was the Week Before Christmas at The Biltmore Estate, Part Two

We’re back for our last viewing of the Biltmore House before we move on to more Christmas outings……..now let’s see where did we leave off? Oh yes, George Vanderbilt was moving into his new home which included 250 rooms with 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, 65  fireplaces,  and 3 kitchens. There also was the ultra modern…