Where’s My Backpack: Travel Theme, Branches

This year the trees look so colorful to me and I like the contrast with their dark black branches! I didn’t have to go far for these pictures either, they were taken in my backyard! And here is the same photo painted in the Waterlogue App…….. And the yellow-leaved branches really are show offs too……….

Travel Theme: Decadent

Decadent: luxuriously doing what one wants.  I’ve made the flowers from my garden decadent! This is a part of the Where’s My BackPack’s Travel theme challenge. To participate just click Here!

WeekendCoffeeShare: Where are the Weekends Going?

Come on up to the porch! Let’s have our morning brew here! We may have to splurge and have a cold brew! A latte that includes chocolate chips is on my mind! If we were having coffee this morning you would know I have been living on my porch and in the garden! When I’m…

WeekendCoffeeShare: More Cleaning and Gardening

If we were having coffee I would invite you to the back screened porch to sit with our cuppa this morning! It is absolutely gorgeous outside and is supposed to be in the eighties again today! What have I been up too? I have been so busy. Remember the last time we met I was…

IPhriday in the Garden

It’s beautiful today, the high is going to be 74 degrees! My cherry tree in the garden is starting to bloom! I worked at uprighting Billy the Goat, again…….He keeps falling over with the winds or else he is trying to escape the garden. I may have to tie him to the fence.  Don’t worry…

How Could There Possibly Be More Blue?

Just when you think you have seen every shade of blue, there is more blue! I like blue flowers in my garden and blue pots. So I thought we’d start off with pots of blue. I hope I have shown Blue Green, Pacific Blue and Cerulean for the Color Your World Crayola Challenge! And like the…

WeekendCoffeeShare, Spring Has Sprung!

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you the cottage painting is completed and everything looks pretty spiffy!  Don’t you think so too? All done before spring! Well official Spring that is. Now I am really ready for spring, although I think we may skip spring, like we skipped winter, and just go…

Flower of the Day: Sweet Peas

  I am enchanted with sweet peas! I think they are a must in every cottage garden, hopefully that includes mine! They are so delicate looking, with the curly-cue tendrils, and their fragrance is heavenly! I became enchanted with them when I kept seeing them in the English gardens. I bought the sweet pea holders…

Color Your World: Olive Green With No Olives

I’ve got gardening on my mind.  I can’t help it, the weather is so nice! Here are some photos of wine bottles and twine. I save the wine bottles and then in the summer when it is hot, hot, hot outside, I fill the bottles with water and then turn them upside down in my…

Color Your World: Springing Into the Greens

  One year I decided to rent a garden plot at our neighborhood church so I could grow vegetables. I knew nothing about growing vegetables, except all my friends were doing this and said I would love it. My plot had been left to go to seed from the previous renter so my vegetable plot…

My Woodland Garden

Here is my “Woodland Garden” in 2016. Look for updates to come! I love hostas and my woodland garden is coming into bloom very nicely! The rhododendrons are just beginning to bud! I’ve yet to get the mulch down!  The Helleborus are still blooming and will continue through most of the year. Now if I…

My 2016 Garden Photo Calendar

Here is a peek from My Garden for the months of 2016. Enjoy! Opps! I couldn’t find one picture from November!!!!! Shock! It must be because I was doing this!