Picture of the Day

Wordless Wednesday….Snowday in Suburbia

Hoping for a quiet Monday

A story about an unfortunate candy cane incindent

Here is where it all went wrong.

and it is all my fault….

Apparently baby + candy cane = crazy pepermint monster

oh no! he has me in his sights….

what diabolical deeds are up his sleeve?!

oh help me!  This can’t be good.

awe! I love you mama.  Thanks for the candy.

Wanna bite?




and here is the part that really went horribly wrong…..

did you know that

candy + baby = no nap!

Exhaustedly yours,


Wordless Wednesday

On the Fence

“Fences are made for those who cannot fly.”

~Elbert Hubbard

Just saying.

I’m Tired. That is All.

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book

That is all……

Who are you today Dear?

Caterpillar: Who are YOU?

Alice: This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.

The Duchess: I quite agree with you. And the moral of that is: Be what you would seem to be, or if you’d like it put more simply: Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.


Oh how I know what you mean Alice!  We spend so much of life trying to figure out who we are, only to change who we were in the process.  I’ve decided to stop looking for myself and let myself start looking for me awhile.  I’ll probably get lost along the way so I’ll leave a trail of crumbs along the way.

daisies 002

So the real question is….Am I a tulip or a daisy?!

Another Monday

I wish I had more to say lately, but I just don’t.  Everything is hanging in limbo and I am trying to have patience.  I kinds of feel my garden babies are feeling the same way.  So many are still hanging around in pots, eagerly awaiting a new home.  Without breaking into tears and regaling a sob story, I just am ready to move.  Having to spin back and forth is making the week days really suck, and general motivation to get the everyday things done is becoming a hard thing to muster.

Until then, I  and the plants will just have to stay watered and appreciate the sunshine.  My poor peppers and tomatoes are having survival confusion.  One day, they look great, and I even have some peppers and tomatoes harvesting now.  Yet, some days they look as if they are ready to hand themselves over to the wind, and bugs.  Some really are looking really straggly.  I haven’t seen a huge amount of growth with the peppers and one of my poor tomato plant looks done in.  Alas, all I can do is be patient and wait.

I guess that is the lesson, isn’t it?  patience, patience, patience.  Until I find the Impatients, here are some roses.


Bloom of the Day

It is spring picture time my children. Now line up and comb your leaves and let me get you in the best of light!

Everything is in bloom and it is time to take our spring portraits.  Today’s bloom is the first Calla Lilly flower emerging from the moist, shady soil by the porch.  We will call her Trudy Calla Lilly:  Say cheese Trudy!






Strikin’ some more poses……

Just a Picture I liked

My Lady Bug

He’s kind of shy and I couldn’t get him to turn around.  Silly LadyBug.