Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter has finally "shown it's colors" in the last couple of days! We had two fronts that moved through, dumping sleet and snow on us. There was no getting out of the driveway today in "Sally", so I stayed home and took advantage of the time to take some pics on throughout the yard. Hope you enjoy was cold out there!! My little boy statue has a little snow cap on......

Thought this was little victorian fence with it's shadow on the snow...

Rudbeckia in the winter...

One happy snowman......

My little garden fairie.....

Monday, January 12, 2009

Here are some wonderful vintage images for sharing.....enjoy them. Beth

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Who can name this plant?'s a peanut plant. Yes, I've learned some interesting things today at my allergist appointment. A peanut isn't really a "nut" afterall, it's actually from the legume family. It can cause quite the problem if you are allergic to them. And yes, I found out I am. After 50 years of living, I've developed an allergy to peanuts. Why? They cannot explain that; it's a mystery. But they will no longer be in my diet or any derivative thereof and I will have to carry an epi pen wherever I go now. And I can no longer indulge in my favorite snack, peanut M&M's.....and regular 'ol M&M's can never take their place! So now I will adjust my diet, pay special attention to ingredients in foods and move on. Oh well, I guess carrot sticks are healthier anyway!!
No more of these in my diet!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dawn

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. ---Anatole France

Today I made a donation to Bernie Berlin for the wonderful care and love she puts into her beloved animals at her shelter, in honor of Dawn's birthday, our daughter-in-law. Everytime I'm on Bernie's blog, I always end up crying! Not only because of the animals condition when she gets them, but also for the love she has for them to sacrifice so much for their care, rehabilitation and finding them wonderful homes.

Please take some time to look at her website and her blog; there are links at the right that will take you right there. As I hold back tears just writing this, I just ask God to bless Bernie and her work and to make it possible for her to continue helping those who cannot help themselves. Thank you, from Beth and all her furbaby family of rescue kitties.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Jack Frost strikes again! I was having a few friends over the other night and got the basket out for the chips to go in. Never leave a room with an open basket.......this is what I found when I got back! Well, on the other hand, I guess it was good the chips weren't in there yet!! Jack, what are we going to do with you?
Love this vintage postcard.....reminds me of Jack.