Thursday, March 24, 2016

She Completes Me...

Dated for 3 years....
Married today for 49 years....
And she still LIKES me too!   Hard to believe, isn't it?!
 
 
And our favorite place to celebrate has become Red Lobster!
Cheddar Cheese biscuits, and their awesome Shrimp Trio
(3 kinds of shrimp--delicious)!  Oh yeah, and a few veggies.
Yes, we took a bunch home too!!
 
 


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Southern Winds

5 hours to the Gulf of Mexico...
5 hours to the Atlantic Ocean...
Close enough (as the crow flies) to enjoy the warm southern breezes
 that we've been enjoying lately!!
 
 


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Speaking of Jasmine...

Just the other day I mentioned my vine,
Carolina Jasmine.
So sweet... so pretty....so INVASIVE!
Here is my camellia bush (the red flowers), and an "old"
planting of Jasmine that I've tried to kill off over time,
that just continues to come back... and come back.   But...
Since it's pretty, and smells good, I'm leaving it for now...
 

 

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Gazebo

Some old power poles came together 20 years ago,
And spaced themselves 16 feet across from each other.
Then those 10 foot long poles stuck 3 feet into the dirt
and pointed the other 7 feet towards the blue skies!
Some additional work to build the top from lumber
and chicken wire...
and then the Carolina Jasmine was planted at every other pole.
 
Today she is alive and thriving, and providing
much needed shade in the exact middle of my garden and orchard.
An old park bench, and a plastic chair provide portable seating.
 



 
 
The top is still not completely covered.
 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Just Over The Fence....

Just over the fence lies the waiting garden spot...
And a huge gazebo covered in yellow blooming Jasmine...
And several pink blooming Peach trees...
But on THIS side stands this old church birdhouse...
Still in use even now, patiently waiting for
new nesters, and eggs, and babies chirping.
 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

We're Loving The Sunshine!!

 
Daffodils everywhere looking for that warm sunshine!
And we have it this week!!   Wooo hoooo!!
Just call me a daffodil !
 
 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Impatiently Waiting

I walk past my garden spot every morning
when I go out to feed my chickens.
It's like me... waiting... and waiting.
I'm ready to break the ground, and plant something.
But even with these "spring-like" temperatures,
I know I have to wait.  At least until Easter has passed.
So come on April and let the fun begin!
 


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Taking A "LEFT TURN"

Just as soon as my planning for the new deck began...
It's OVER!
The proposed area was a lot more "unlevel" than anticipated,
and with all the dirt that will need moving,
we've decided to go back to our original thought and install
concrete patio pavers directly on the ground (once leveled).
So this will be put on hold until after April.
 
SO NOW WHAT???  
Oh yes.... PAINTING the white trim throughout most of the house, and outside as well.
So today, it began.... with taping .....
 
 

 
.....AND THEN THE PAINTING