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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just Chillin'






Here are a few pictures of Jerry and I relaxin' at Lazy Acres.







He sure liked the pool, esp when we were the only ones in it. We went when it was HOT!










Lucy is enjoying the shade.

The Yarn Cottage





I really enjoyed going to Fairhope AL to visit a very nice yarn shop call The Yarn Cottage. They have a charity project going called Comfortghans for the Baldwin County Care House. You can read about it on their website.
Lynn, who just learned to knit is working on one.

I bought some Berroco Comfort Yarn in white and pale yellow.

There are about 300 shops of all kinds in the area but I only wanted to go into this one. I loved it. I wish there was a similar place around here.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Here We Are





I don't know why I can't add my pictures in order.....Oh well

Jerry has been doing some much needed relaxing. We are in the shade but it still has been hot.



Another view of our Sprinter sitting at Lazy Acres RV Park in Elberta AL





We would like to come back but this is no weekend visit. It took just over 3 hours to get here. Jerry did not like Interstate driving pulling our camper. We will be going home a different way.

Here We Go



Of course I didn't add the pictures in the order I wanted but here they are anyway.



The mile long dirt road, at the bottom, is the one we came in on. It has been very dry so you know it was extremely dusty.



The yellow sign along the road told us where to turn.


I must say, even though my DH is an excellent driver, he did get lost. But I always knew he would find the way.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Mine All Mine


I got in the mood to just crochet with my cotton and this is what I came up with. It will be quite warm in the winter. Believe it or not this 100% cotton was not hot to crochet with. Not even with it on my lap. See why I love the cotton. Both warm and cool. So I have decided that I am keeping this one for me.

This Was A Big One


It was in our front yard but now it is no more. It had 13 rattles and a button. I hope papa isn't around. This one was about 4 feet.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Private Chef


My dear husband is the cook around here. And a good one at that. He is cooking salmon cakes and I must say they were soooo good.

Recovering


I pushed my 4'oclocks back up and I think they may be recovering. I was heart sick when I saw what the wind did. They are looking good

Monday, June 15, 2009

Look at This



Look what the latest storm did. The wind found a channel and wow my poor 4 o'clocks. They were so tall and now they are laying down. Today I tried to lift them back up. Hope they are able to recover.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Binky Patrol


I had some cotton blend that I wanted to use. Didn't have very much but was able to put this little blanket together for the Binky Patrol chapter in FL. I hope a child will find it comforting.

Kaye, it will be mailed next week.

Trumpet Flower


A budding Trumpet flower. These are really pretty when they open up and they call the hummingbirds. We love to watch them drink nectar.

Maybe one day I can snap a picture of that.

My Sweetie


Jerry is working on cleaning up his shop. He has caught two rats but not before the darn things chewed up the cord to one of his drills.

Eventually he wants to seal it up, insulate it and put in a window A/C unit. I am glad he built this.

Update on Upsidedown Tomatoes


There are blooms on it and one tomato. You can barely see the blooms and the fruit is too small to capture in all this green.

Seems to be doing very well.

Bigger tomatoes on the buckets on the ground. Will keep checking on them.

Can hardly wait to eat them.

More Flowers


I am having a terrible time trying to post pictures together and writing about each one. The writing doesn't line up with the picture and it is so frustrating. So until I learn, I will post some of them separately.


These hydrangeas are growing next to the pump house.

More Flowers






Don't know my flowers very well. Is this a wisteria

Know What This Is


After 2 years we are finally going to have figs. Jerry got 2 fig trees from his Dad's yard. I was surprised today when I was walking around to see some on the trees. Love those fig preserves.

In Bloom





My 4'oclocks are in evening bloom. Morning too, before the sun hits them. The yellow ones are so pretty with the fushia through it. And yes, oh they smell so good.

Hope you enjoy them. Summer is a good time for picture taking.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

News on my Wasp

So no picture to post but I just had to tell y'all. Last night my hubby and I were sitting outside and we saw what I believe to be a Steel Blue Cricket Hunter. We watched her as she brought her prey to her nest. She had a green grasshopper, laid it down and went into her nest turned around and came back and took the grasshopper down with her.

I was getting very attached to watching this critter and was extremely upset when this morning the nest was very much disturbed. I think that early this morning while hubby was leaving for work that he accidentally stepped on the nest. I think she is in there and hopefully will be able to dig herself out. This little critter has been fascinating to watch.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I really did it




I have been wanting to do this for several years now. So since I am on vacation and have a few wigs I decided that it was time.

It doesn't really matter what you think, I love it.






It is sooo cool in this hot FL weather. Definitely not sorry I did this.



As you can see, I can cover it up when I go out or wear a hat. I know it was a bold move and I took the plunge.

What is it?



I thought this was a red wasp. But now I don't know. I watched it as it dug a hole. See the dark dirt? I watched as he piled it up.

If you have any idea what this may be let me know. I am curious.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hats for Solomon's Porch


I have just finished these 15 hats for a teen center in Leavenworth WA named Solomon's Porch.

Two are made with the loom and the rest are crocheted. I hope the kids like them.

Friday, June 5, 2009

My Pretty Little Girl


I am so proud of my little Molly for keeping her bow in her hair. It actually stayed in overnight. Then I did her a favor and took it out. I know she didn't like it.

She loves that little birdie tail from a neighbor dog's toy. Lady Bug, who is no longer with us. Lady was my grand doggie.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

More Fragrance


Ummm, Honeysuckle growing in the azaleas. I wouldn't let Jerry pull them out because the fragrance is so wonderful. So now when we sit out at the camper it will smell sooo good.


4'oclocks get closer to blooming and wow, will they be pretty and so fragrant. Should be really soon.
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Signs of Summer



Cone flowers sucking up rain water. These pretty little things will soon be leaving the area. Reserved for my 4'oclocks. Can't you tell what my favorite flower is?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Blooming


This is the next day. The rain got soaked up by their thirsty roots.

My 4 o'clocks are blooming and ohhhh do they smell good.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

4 O'CLOCKS


My favorite flower is ready to bloom and the wonderful thing about this one is that is will bloom every evening around 4 o'clock; hence the name 4 o'clocks.

I remember growing up in PA and my parents had these very fragrant flowers planted in front of our picture window that opened on the sides. When the windows where open the fragrance was fabulous. They made the most beautiful and colorful hedge in front of the house. And they are annuals and spread like wildflowers.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend 2009



Did my best to get a photo of this rainbow. I know you can tell what it is. Actually it is a double rainbow.


Our Memorial Day weekend wasn't a total washout. It rained off and on the whole weekend but we were still able to cook and eat.

I must have eaten something that didn't agree because I really got sick Sat night and stayed in bed all day Sunday.

Then when we got ready to come home the darn slides wouldn't come in. Jerry found the problem; it was a loose wire.

Wish I got some more pictures. Promise to do better next time

I am ready for the next trip.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Molly Chillin'


Molly likes chillin' with me in our camper. This is her favorite spot laying on Grandma's quilt.

Ahh Tomatoes


Jerry is really excited about growing his tomatoes this way. They sure won't rot on the ground unless of coarse they would happen to fall off.

I am hoping to pick some wonderful tomatoes BEFORE they would happen to fall. This is a great way to grow them.

Latest KAL


I have been having fun making 2 new cloths a month in my Knit along group. This is the latest one. I am sorry that the picture is a little blurry but I am sure you can see the flower. The new stitch is a bobble over 2 stitches. That is the center.

Nice but probably won't make another one.

Our First Crop



We are so proud of these peaches and can hardly wait to eat them. Jerry took a taste today and they are not ready.

I think this is the 3rd year for our fruit trees and besides the oranges this is the first year for peaches. Oh my! They are sooo pretty.


Don't they look good?

Just Relaxin'


It is warm and DH Jerry is hot and tired after a hard day at work. We can feel the breeze sitting under the awning of our Sprinter and it is a really nice spot to relax.

Lucy is on daddy's lap.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Divine Hat


This was made for a Love's Gal. Debi doesn't crochet yet, so she requested this hat. This was a practice for me. Debi wants it in black and since black is a hard color to work with I decided to try it is a color that I can see the stitches. This was an easy pattern to follow so I am sure I can do it in the requested color which is black. Do you like it? I sure do.

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