Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Last year, my newly planted Peony bushes were trampled
by our erstwhile landscaping service.

They were totally dead (above ground) all summer.
I'm happy to say that it looks like they could survive
if I can protect them from unseeing feet.

There are some things coming up that I really don't recognize.
I think this is a Cone flower. 
 As usual, half of them didn't winter over.

I have no idea what this is....

Coral Bells...



I hope your garden has some nice surprises for you as well.

Monday, April 21, 2014


I have a Weeping Cherry Tree that is beautiful this time of year.

Beautiful until the House Finches have their way with it.

Blossom by blossom, they deflower the tree.

It only took them two days to do this.

The tree is stripped with the exception of the branch tips
 while the ground beneath is covered with the petals 
discarded by the finches.
What is it about the base of these flowers that attracts them ??

Friday, April 18, 2014


This past week BV held their annual
 "Fashion Show and Luncheon" which benefits our auxiliary.

Volunteers solicit local businesses to donate items 
that can be used in gift baskets
 which are raffled off at the luncheon.

My sister won the gift certificate from the local Art Center
that can be used for an art class.

I won this one that included two massages..Yay !!

Corrine and Leroy are picking numbers...
JD  is deep in thought.

Sandy is our Wellness Director and sometime model.

Ellie is one of our residents.

The womens clothes were from Chicos.
The mens clothes were from The Mens Warehouse .

Cute vest !!

I bought this shirt..

This guy was a hoot..really got into the modeling thing.
I don't know who he is.

Sorry his picture is blurry but he was always on the move.

Maureen had to strut her stuff too..

It was a fun afternoon for a good cause.
The food was good as well.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Last weekend a group of us went out to our local track
 for dinner, slots and the races..

I've been told that in Pa.,
to have a Casino there must be a  race track.

This horse decided to go it alone..Who needs a jockey ?
There were a couple of these rebels.

He was hard to catch making it necessary to gang up on him.
Of course he was scratched.

Coming down the home stretch....

An ambulance followed each race.

This horse wants to keep going long after the race is over..
"Whoa Nellie " !!

After each race the tractor did it's thing.

Some people come just to play the slots.

I bet on a couple of races...Won two, lost one.

And the winner is !!!

The food was good...
It was a long night but we had a good time.

Monday, April 14, 2014


 I left this morning  forgetting to turn the heat up.
I turn it back to 63 at night.

When I returned home I found Mollie lying in Max's sunny spot.
She's never's Max's bed in the day time.

She's daring Max to get up on the bed...

You are barely able to see the fur ball along the bed.
That would be Max.
He finally gave up and opted for the living room window.
Before long the interloper joined him.

Poor Max..There is never any peace for him.
He was here first as well... 

This is how it usually ends up.

May your day be a peaceful one.


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