Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Friday, May 25, 2012

White As White

The White Garden is starting to show off its beautiful variety. Before long the Oriental and Asiatic lilies will be coming into bloom, as well as the Star Gasmine, Day Lilies, Guara, Fairy Lily, Mock Orange, Dahlias, Asters and more.

Be sure and check out the White Flower 2009 mosaic photo on the right sidebar. Just click to enlarge.



This is a lovely book with lots of suggestions for white blooming plants. It would be nice if my white garden looked special enough to photograph as a whole from a distance. But it never seems to be filled in enough to do so.


The Color Garden (White), color plantings for dramatic landscapes - text and photography by Elvin McDonald. I bought this book many years before I ever had a white garden with the wish to have one. Dreams do come true. 


LOOK who came to visit just as I am blogging this post. Lily started barking and wanted to meet this sweetie. I took this photo quickly from the dining room window as the cat is looking at Lily. I think she/he looks great with the white flower photos.


I am leaving you with a photo I recently took at Amador Flower Farm in the next door county. I do not think this is a typical sight at any nursery. Also, a tram is available for short tours around the grounds. It is a nursery that specializes in Day Lilies and it covers acres of land filled with Day Lilies "almost" as far as the eye can see. And, they have a fabulous gift shop. I hope to go back for another visit this weekend when the lilies and many other flowers and shrubs will be in full bloom.

Our weather has taken a turn to cooler days, In fact, we may experience some rain!

I hope you Enjoy Your Day.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Have You Read It? Have You Seen It?

As I have said, I had a very relaxing vacation. In fact, I can not remember when I have felt soo relaxed. It was so wonderful having someone to take care of most everything. While we were at the summer cottage on Lake Huron, Michigan, I had a chance to start reading the "ever so popular" book, the HELP. After you get accustomed to the writing style of ebonics, it is a fast  read.

According to the Urban Dictionary - - - Ebonics is a "variation" of English entirely made up of slang and southern word shortenings. It is generally spoken in the "hood" (neighborhood) and has almost no defined syntactical structure. Also of note is the almost complete lack of conjugation of verbs ("I be", "she be", "thems be", etc) and the mixing of pronouns."


When I say relaxed, I think this next photo confirms my happiness in having only the book to think about.  When I am at home I usually am thinking about all the things I have to do to keep up with all the responsibilities of maintaining my own home on a limitd budget. As difficult as it is, I still do a lot of the physical work inside and outside. I worked so hard to buy my "little house" (eighteen years ago) and I would feel awful if it fell into disrepair and my property value would drop more than it has with the current economy! My house is my only financial security for my old-old age in the event I can not take care of myself.

I had no idea this post was going to take me to the stresses that I feel at the present time. Let me refocus or should I say "get an attitude adjustment".  I am very blessed to have a nice little home in a great location in a great little historic town.  - - - - - And, I am blessed to have a Special Man in my life who provides lots of love and a very busy social life!


My girlfriend and I went to the afternoon show together and it is always fun to discuss the movie after. If you can't read the book, at least go to the movie, the HELP. It is very insightful, tender and funny.

Enjoy your day - and give thanks.








Friday, July 08, 2011

I Got A Brand New Pair Of ~ Books

Do you ever get a song in your head and it won't leave for days? That is what is happening to me with the song "Brand New Key".  If you are one who remembers the early 70's, then you may recall ~ ~ ~ "I got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new key. I think that we should get together and try them out, to see . . . " Silly, how the brain won't let go of something like that!

Well, this is "my brand new pair of books". 

  
I have been interested in these books for quite some time and thought this was a good time to get them.  I have been having fun looking at all the different ways that I can do the borders on my Stripey Blanket. Stay tuned!

I hope you are having Fun on this Summer Day.



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Some Additional Special Photos

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Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Family (2014)

Happy Family (2014)
Grandma Pride

Valentine's Day 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

High School (1957) Friends Of Mine On The Left Live In New York and We Met In Canada In 2013

Bud Mietz

Bud Mietz
1928 - 2014