Saturday, August 5, 2017

Simplicity

Well I adore all my flower beds but I also enjoy just a little school house chair made into a flower pot.  All I needed was a miniature poppy that contrasts in color.


Hope you all are enjoying your August weather and stretching those plants to last a few more weeks.

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Ann

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dinner Theater

I'm sure each of the cities you live in probably have several dinner theaters.  We have several but we have season tickets to one in particular.

Our 51st Wedding Anniversary was celebrated seeing the Million Dollar Quartet. Just up our alley because these entertainers became famous during our teenage years. Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, such a fun show.

They were posing for shots after the performance. Jerry Lee put on a great rendition--I love his antics.

51 Years and counting.

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Ann

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Norfolk River

On vacation this past week we visited the Norfolk River in Arkansas where we went boating and swimming.

I caught this gorgeous photo off the pontoon.


I plan to enlarge and frame this photo for our home.

Spent the week with my double cousin Rick and his wife Shirley. Here we had a great dinner at Freddy's Fish Shack in Mountain Home Arkansas.

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Ann

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bird Nests

I think birds like letters as much as we contributors of ABC Wednesday.

While on vacation this past week I caught sight of several bird nests in letters!!


Give me an a:




Give me an E:



Finally an S.  They seem to like a variety--and made it fun to find them.

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Ann


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Apropo

This is the time to begin a new journey for ABC WEDNESDAY.  So it is apropo that I wish everyone connected good luck!!

It is the appropriate time and very apt  that everyone give a big round of applause.  

ABC Wednesday keeps us aware of all the new words coming our way so we can add them to our vocabulary.

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Ann

Saturday, July 8, 2017

S mores and smoke

S mores and smoke filled our yard on this Independence Day.  We had 14 over for dinner, s mores and fireworks. Ages 4 and up were celebrating.


We had an assembly line going with all the yummy ingredients.





The new smoke bombs don't have to be lit, just pull a tab and out comes these deep, long lasting colors. No chance of little fingers getting burned!!!!!



Relaxing time with sister and bil.


Just a few sprinkles, but it didn't stop any of the fun!!!!!!
Hope you all had a great celebration too.





Ann

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Z Trip

Well that round zipped by don't you think??  Letter Z can be a tricky one so if I see anything with z I snap a picture.

A few weeks ago saw this car zipping by and got my image.


Have you zipped by this summer and had a vacation?  We are planning to go to the lake in a few weeks just to float on an inner tube and do some fishing. Just some relaxation time.

Excited to start the new adventure at our new location--good luck to everyone!!

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Ann

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Iron gates

If you have visited me often you know I love anything made of metal, iron, tin etc.  Last weekend I purchased this really cool iron fence piece for my rose garden.

I bought this out of town, however I'll be going back and I will be purchasing three more for each side of the garden if they still have any left.

Today my hubby pounded this piece of iron into the corner garden to make a pathway into the garden to keep the cypress grass from hiding all the plants from the sunshine.


Some new blooms this week:




Experiencing lots of rain and sunshine here which makes gardening so fun.

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Ann

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yarrow

Yarrow is a perennial new to me that  I am trying this year, it is a flowering herb.  Doing some research it was also used by Native Americans as a wash for sunburns and can be used to treat stress.


I have planted three plants in my rock garden, going to watch it close and see how it does.

Yellow is a favorite color of mine and yellow  is repeated several places in my yard.

Keep turning up that dirt!!

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ann

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Summer fun

Summer fun MANY years ago, me in the middle of my sisters at the time. You will notice this was 62 years ago, but who's counting.

Looks like we are enjoying Vess Pop, anyone remember Vess?  I'd love to still have that table and chair set!!!

My current summer in 2017 has been busy planting new perennials and grooming my gardens. Some fresh paint here and there too.

Some bright yellow paint.



New Poppy plants.





Hybrid Miranda Lambert Hybrid Tea Rose

Been watering early in the mornings--the heat is getting pretty hot here.

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Ann

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Winky Dink and You

Something fun to remember today about my childhood.  In the 1950's there was a children's show called "Winky Dink and You".  I can remember watching it on Saturday mornings and playing along with Winky Dink.

The host was Jack Barry and he along with Winky would create stories for us to solve.  Bill Gates applauds this show as the first interactive TV show.


You had to actually order a special packet with a vinyl plastic sheet included  that would stick to the TV screen to play along.  You would trace on the screen to attach whatever you needed to help solve the story.  I can't remember is special markers came with it.

Many kids wrote directly on the TV screen to their parents horror!! (my husband says he was one of them).


From Wiki:
Most of the TV sets were 17" and of course black and white.

The show lasted until the end of the 1950's many were afraid of what affects the TV tubes would have with X-rays on the viewers.

So many fun shows back then, I long to see more wholesome subjects for today's youth but I'm afraid that video games are here to stay---we just have to be vigilant watching what they are playing.


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Ann 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Variegated

Variegated is an adjective in foliage means having or consisting of leaves that are edged or patterned in a second color.  Multicolored plants are my favorite and they usually catch my eye at the nursery.

These are some of my yard plants that are variegated this year.

A trusted Lillium which comes back prettier every year.


This Coleus is in a planted box on my front porch. I love the ruffled edges.

I also love a VARIETY of color in one plant.  You get that with Rose Moss which hangs in metal planters on a brick wall in the front.

I love the soft pink, violets and oranges in this plant.

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Ann

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Uncommon Valor

"Uncommon valor was a common virtue" - Chester Mintz, March 16, 1945.  Mr. Mintz was an American Admiral who was reflecting on the sacrifice of the Marines who fought at Iwo Jima.

I thought this would be appropriate for today since Memorial Day or "Decoration Day' as we called it growing up was just celebrated for our fallen hero's.

Here is a hero in our family who was in WWII as a radio-tower operator bringing the war planes to a safe landing.

My Dad





Other than leaving flowers have you ever seen or heard of placing coins on top of service men and women's headstones?


There is a practice of placing coins on the grave stones of the soldier that you visit.

Penny -- a friend has visited

Nickel -- the visitor trained with the deceased

Dime--  the visitor served with the deceased

Quarter ---  the visitor was with the deceased when he died


Ann


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