Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TWO FOR TUESDAY

I needed a little pick me up so I thought I would share something that makes me smile...



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

oops I DID IT AGAIN!


YES... I DID IT AGAIN...
WILL I EVER LEARN?

I rescued yet another sick kitten.... same country farm that the last two came from not quite two years ago.  I hate to see a kitten suffer - or any animal for that matter.  This one is special - my grown step daughter pleaded with her dad to save her.      And so we did.


She is a Bob-Tail kitten about 6 weeks and weighed 20 ounces.  Yes, only 20 ounces.  And pitifully sick.
She had an upper respiratory infection, and a little hole in her side.   We weren't sure what that was all about as we thought something had gotten a hold of her.  It turned out to be a warbel worm - I will spare you the details and photo.

Almost three weeks later and she isn't in quarantine... and she meets her half brother Cinders for the first time. I'm pretty sure they have the same mom. The hole is healing nicely and the infection is gone.


Gypsy isn't sure what to think - perhaps a new play toy?  
After all, Gypsy thought she was the "baby" of the house! 

I loved the dark patch over her eye and knew she needed a pirate name...
I settled on "SPARROW"  as in Captain (Jack) Sparrow... from Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

She is as adorable as this photo depicts... and I'm glad my Hubs is so understanding with me.
He did tell me the other night that he has known all along this is who I am... 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TWO FOR TUESDAY

 Even though they display the same colors, these are two very different day lilies. 
And happen to be two of my very favorites!

Friday, June 27, 2014

BLOOMING IN FULL FORCE

It's Day Lily time in my gardens!  ENJOY




Tuesday, June 3, 2014

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE.......SUMMER

 It's finally starting to warm up enough that my gardens are coming alive.  The Astilbe seems later than usual but I certainly won't complain with the show of blooms she put on.



The 'Sweet Kate'  Golden Spiderwort is showing its vibrant colors.



The Hosta in the shade garden are filling out nicely too...The sunny border of 'Stella de Oro'
day lilies is just about to bloom too.

                  And I've managed to get the potting bench cleared off - at least for a moment!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

REFLECTIONS and A GOODBYE






Seventeen years is along time. A lot of memories filled those years.  Seventeen years ago the cell phone photos didn't exist.  Not much in the way of digital photos either.  So I don't have many photos from the days of Casper's youth to share other than the scrapbook pages I've made.


She was born on the anniversary of the day we met, April 11th.  I adopted her from a rescue - went to pick her up and brought her solid white mama home too.  I'm a sucker for a white kitty.
She had the most beautiful blue eyes when we got her...although they eventually changed to green.


She was a social cat until old age set in.  She met this baby deer in the yard one year. Gently, gracefully touching noses saying hello. She was far to comfortable to get up to run. She loved to be outside soaking up the sunshine and that is where she spent the day until it was time.
Time to go to Rainbow Bridge where the sun always shines.
REST IN PEACE MY DEAR SWEET BABY
I will miss you so much.




Friday, May 2, 2014

FIVE FOR FRIDAY






THE STROLL TO OUR ROOM

 LOTS OF WEDDINGS WERE HELD HERE - JUST OUTSIDE OUR VILLA


THE PERFECT BEACH 


THE PERFECT POOL WITH A SWIM UP BAR...

A PERFECT VACATION IN PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TWO FOR TUESDAY


Believe it or not there are two here.... it's hard to tell where one starts and the other one stops...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

TWO FOR TUESDAY


This presents a challenge for the four legged kids in the house...

Every Gardener Knows That Underneath The Cloak of Snow Lies a Miracle - bystephanielynn.com



Monday, February 3, 2014

ARE YOU GETTING TIRED OF THESE?

 I could never get tired of kitty love....  but wondered if you were....

 Do you open my blog and say " Oh no - more cat photos- 
She really needs to get a life."
How can anyone resist a pile of kitties???
Especially these best buddies...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

OH WHITE DEATH

 They are predicting more snow on top of the snow we already had so everyone here is panicking!
It's not like we got alot of snow the first time and only getting another 2-3 inches today but you would never guess that if you went to the grocery.   

 Everyone thinks they will never get out to get bread or milk again!

These two are the smart ones - staying in staying warm and cozy.
Hope all is well in your world!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FAILING MISERABLY

 I promised myself at the beginning of the new year I would start blogging on a regular basis.
Not a resolution - just an improvement. 
 Resolutions are like diets to me -I can't keep either.

 I was even delusional that I would post something everyday! 
 I have good intentions but this thing called work keeps getting in the way.  
If I didn't work I would have more time - but no money...

And if I have no money I can't buy the things I love to fill my gardens.
Such a Catch 22