Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Walk


This afternoon we had several rain showers ~ no thunder or lightning ~ just soft beautiful rain.  I did something I've wanted to do for some time.  I went out and walked in it!  I got totally soaked and even walked through the puddles in my bare feet.  It felt SO good.  These days it seems there is always lightning with the rain and you can't walk in it.  Not so today.  I came in, took a shower, and decided it was time to share some of the photos I've taken in my yard this summer. 
All of these photos are from various flower beds in my yard.  A touch of the beach is a must for me. 
 The background piece is a headboard from an old metal single bed.  I "planted" it a good number of years ago, so it has weathered nicely.  It has been great for my climbing vinca.

I planted three different colors of honeysuckle together so they would intertwine on the trellis.  There is white, too, but not showing in this photo.
Notice St. Joseph holding the Christchild.










 This little copper hummingbird is very special.  It was a gift from my deceased sister-in-law, Joan. It has been hanging in the yard for many years and I can't help but think of her every time I see this little guy.


 This crawling greenery is a type of clematis.  It gets covered with sweet tiny flowers later in the summer.  Every summer it creeps a little further along the fence.
 This beautiful glass bird was a Christmas gift from my sister and brother-in-law.  It was hard waiting till Spring to put it in the flower bed.  I feared the glass would break in the cold weather.  He looks very happy watching over the hydrangea, and the honeysuckle is reaching out to him.

 I LOVE this old cement bench.  It is one of my favorite pieces.


Notice another old metal headboard behind the flowers.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

HAPPY 4th OF JULY !!
Enjoy this day being free to do whatever makes you happy!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Cool Down

It's a cloudy, rainy, Friday morning in the Roanoke Valley.  I really don't mind ~ I welcome a 70* day with cloudy skies after all the heat we've had the last two months.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday

July, 1949 ~ 1-1/2 years old ~ We went to the park a lot when I was a little girl.  To this day, I still love going to a park.  I love being near the water and surrounded by a lot of trees. I'm always happy to be near a creek, a river, a lake, or the ocean.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

End of June

 A few delights from the last day of June.  Jake smelling the flowers.
 Hmmm.  Will Mom's expression change if I take a stroll through this flower bed?
 A loooong row of geese floating in the Roanoke River. It was twice as long ~ I couldn't get them all in the photo.
 Another deer!  Same deer?  Not sure. Seeing deer every day!
 Pretty evening sky.
June 30th moon closing in on midnight.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gorgeous Cakes



 
Freehand self-taught Buttercream Artist, Maha, specializes in buttercream flowers, straw hats, and more, in the United Kingdom.   These images are taken from her facebook page, Arty Cakes.
  I wanted to share the beauty of a few of these artistic creations that are all made of vanilla buttercream frosting.  I can't imagine cutting into one.  

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Beautiful Weekend Photos

 My computer was out of business for a couple of days this past week.  I was not able to post a Throwback Thursday photo or anything else.  All is well now, though, so I am posting a few photos from this weekend. 
 We saw several beautiful deer.
 A precious little rabbit.
 We took Jake down to the Roanoke River.  He loved the walk TO the river, but wanted no part of getting IN the water.
 We saw some sweet little shetland ponies.


 My heart beats faster when I see big old trees.  These beauties were very large and covered with moss and lichen.  LOVE!



 Beautiful sky last evening.  This is a view from my back yard.