Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Raspberry Blast

This is a Proven Winner Supertunia.
It makes me happy.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

P and W

P is for peonies
 from a Denver Farmer's Market. Two bunches - a pink one and a white one that Sarah brought for us to enjoy last weekend.  There was a pink one just as large as this white one on the other side. Stretch your hand WAY out. Stretch, even more. This beauty was SUPER SIZED! I'm saving the petals for my summer potpourri jar because I want to discover whether or not the heavenly scent will remain as they dry.

W is for water and "we". 
While I had help from Alex's muscles "we" measured and dug the hole for the water pan.
"We" also lifted my Christmas fountain into place. Then Alex attached the hose to the pump and I filled the pan with water and plugged it in.

I'll need to get matching rocks from my brother the next time I see him so I can fill in around the black tray. These came from his old house's foundation on the farm. He saved the rocks when he tore down the house and used them when he put this piece together for my gift. Best recycling I've ever seen!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mom's Flowers

Walking up the sidewalk to the house where we moved when I was in third grade and my grandma moved to town, I see this garden that has always said "HOME".
Last spring I planted the red dianthus.
This year they look so lush and full.
My mom and I can't figure out where these pale pink ones came from, though!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dana's Pansy

Walking to the mailbox and looking in to find a package is fun!
Opened the box and found a  note from 
She makes the most exquisite designs with ribbons!
Lucky me! She had a give away and drew my name for one of her pansies! Dana, I'm still thinking about sharing with Sarah...  *;) winking .  
Your work is beautiful. 
Thank you!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

City Sights

We saw these cows on parade several years ago, but it is always fun to find them at their current location while we are out and about in Denver.
They were in the same area in front of an office building.
This pallet of flowers was at City Floral and the only project I would ever consider doing with a pallet. Pallets are not appealing to me since the wood is so rough.
This idea could change my mind about creating something with one, however. As always, thanks to Sarah and Alex for showing me the sights.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Blooming Beauties

Delphiniums are delightful!
These wonderful plants are in Denver at Sarah's. Ali's mom takes care of the yard.
Out here in the wilds they wouldn't be looking so pretty with all our winds.

Monday, June 10, 2013


When summer begins I read...a lot. Guess that's why I did enjoy being the Reading Intervention teacher!
However, there is no way I could keep all the books I read. That's why I belong to Paper Back Swap. I post my books so they are available for other members to request. If they have a credit I will mail the book and earn a credit to "spend" on another book. Some of these were books I purchased after school was out and others are going back into the system to a new home, paying only the Media Mail postage when I mail a book. When I receive a book, a credit is used and the book is "free".  Interested? Go to

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dripping beauty

These flowers are growing prettier each day. Soon they will be finished for the season and something else will be drawing my attention.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Purple Robe

I went out to turn off the water and discovered it wasn't windy.
I just had to take a picture even though it was after sunset.

This tree has really grown since last year and is covered with these sweet smelling flowers. Some people don't like them and have issues, but I haven't had it long enough to have any problems. So for me, it is a keeper.

Have a blessed week and I hope there won't be any more terrible storms for anyone.