Thursday, November 8, 2018

I like Thursday: November 8, 2018

First of all I'm grateful that Democrats took the House of Representatives!! Yipppeee!  Today is I like Thursday and for more positive posts visit LeeAnne at Not Afraid of Color!

I like redecorating the house.  We've been here for 21 years and I haven't changed much.  I just ordered a new couch with this fabric. 

Ironically when we get it I'll put the couch cover back on because of Scout.  She loves sneaking a nap on our couch or bed.
Or anyone else's couch or bed for that fact:

 I was playing with my tablet and found these photo tricks I could use.  I liked this photo (Xray the setting is called) because it showed me how my bookshelves would look in white.  I like it and this will be my project after Christmas!

And if that wasn't enough, I am planning a total revamp and change of our front yard.  I love projects!

I hope you have a lovely day!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

It's November? How did that happen!!! November 1, 2018

I love this tree at the park.  It's difficult to photograph but it's been filled with robins when we go to the park.  I honestly have never seen so many robins in one place--nearly a dozen hang out in this tree eating the berries.  I wish I knew what the tree name was....

 I recently received my birthday present from my husband.  He never remembers the right date.  For years I've been buying more own birthday present and he is grateful that he doesn't have to go shopping.  I love this statue and when it went on sale, I chose this for my garden!

Speaking of the garden, it's been warm for a couple of days!  I'm doing the usual gardening work for fall.  I hate to prune the peegee hydrange tree but it blooms so much better when it gets a fall haircut.  Isn't it delightful?

Cosmos are still blooming:

 We haven't had many trees turn yet (very unusual for here) but we are enjoying what we can.  Hope you have a wonderful November 1!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Balloons in the air: Things I like on October 25, 2018

Good morning!   It's 29 degrees out this morning and yet, I'm grateful I don't live where our hostess-with-the-mostess lives!  She's had snow already!   LeeAnna sponsors "I like Thursdays" and you can find other cool positive messages (and goodness gracious we need them these days) at Not Afraid of Color!

Scout and I continue to enjoy our walks in the park and these balloons tickled my fancy last week!

One sunny day, we found a turtle sunning himself :)

Doggie Friends!
Hans Solo visiting us!

Ginger, our groomer's baby!

Cleatus--who had been a friend of Seamus and Scout love each other :)

Can't forget our number one friend, Greta!

I was at a wedding last week and had so much!  Beth and I often work together and she is a dear friend.  I love her and her family!
Beth (left) and her niece who looks so much like her!

Stay safe and have a wonderful week!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Work is Good: Thursday Likes, October 11, 2018

So I'm now having problem posting on your blogs.  The emails get bounced back to me.  I'm not sure what to do with this latest situation.  The explainations  I find boggle me these days.

How is your week going?

Well Carol came home on Tuesday and that is good!
We go for walks in the morning (we got caught in the rain this morning and took shelter at our friends' porch).  Scout is very glad to see her friend!  Carol is doing much better physically but has a ways to go yet with her cognition.  Everything takes time.
I finished a stack of mug rug thingys for the kids in our lives and am sending Halloween packages out this weekend.

I like collecting gardening ideas.  When the weather allows, I'm clearing out plants I'm just tired of or that have become overgrown.  I like this idea I found at the rose garden of heuchera (coral bells) under this bush.  

This is really my life most days now.  I'm writing every day for about 5 hours and it is hard work.  I have a rough draft done for one progam and am hoping to complete a draft for a second program by the end of next week.
Work is keeping me going these days and it is my escape during these bleak days.  I hope you are finding solace somewhere as well.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Be kind and other positive things...October 5, 2018

I like this photograph I saw on Facebook:

Halloween pups and my Mom's bear.  She dresses it up for every holiday.

Cutie pie Scout!

Arts Fest at our park last week.  I love the tents along the lake!

 Roses.  I love them!  My tea roses are not doing well and it might be time to replace them (the bush roses are fine).  Of course we have had really challenging weather this summer.  I'm photographing roses I like for ideas for next spring in case I have to put some new ones in.  I really like these varigated roses:

Cleaning out!  I am cleaning out the garden and getting rid of a LOT of older perennials.  Sometimes you just get tired of things after 10 or 20 years.  Some plants take over.  I'd like to play with more annuals next year so I'm getting things ready this fall.

This girl is sooooooo spoiled.  She wakes me up in the morning so she can have the whole bed to herself.  She is such a diva but such good and entertaining company! 

For more positive posts, link up to LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Cherry mornings I like...

Good morning and happy autumn!  Back after a busy week, I want to encourage you to visit LeeAnna our hostess at Not Afraid of Color and visit other happy websites.

FIRST NEWS:  Carol is coming home October 8!!!  She had her stroke in June and will still require 24 hour care at home but at least she can come home!!!  Physically she has gotten much stronger but she is still very confused which is why she needs support.

Scout and I are walking every morning at the park.  We have been enjoying the 10 or so ducks each morning that we see in the same place.  Turns out that ducks like cherries and we see them under the cherry tree every day!
The ducks can't actually chew the cherries so they gum --er--beak the fruit into submission.  They look hilarious as they do this.  They must REALLY love cherries.  They hop into the lake when I approach with Scout but as soon as we pass, they are running back to their beloved tree.  You can see the mallard below (to the right) with one.

 Earlier in the summer, I noticed a young heron.  The heron is almost through adolescence now and lives on the island in the lake.   The bird has grown so fast!

I like clouds.  I like these formations which I think are called Cirrus.  I just call them beach clouds because to me, they seem to mimick the ocean rolling on the sand.

I can't seem to get your comments unless I hunt for them these days and I apologize for not responding to what you write.  Someone asked if the roses on the top of the page are from my garden.  Yes, but it is an older photograph because our roses have been suffering because of all the rain.  The yellow rose above the Carol paragraph bloomed before the last rain storm.

Have a wonderful week!