Monday, March 28, 2016


My sister (who lives down the street) and I
have a hard time waiting to plant flowers.

I bought these Lenten Roses (the pink ones) several weeks ago.
The nursery said not to plant them until after May 15th...
you know that old Mothers Day thing that I always ignore.
They hadn't been in temps below 50 degrees.
I bought them because you can't find them later.
I put them in my 40-50 degree garage for a couple of weeks and planted them.
Since then we have had a coupe of freezing nights and they seem to be fine.
The others (to the left) are several years old and have had white blooms on them all winter.

I was very bored on a drizzly Sunday several weeks ago so I went out to the local nursery once again...
I planted these in the drizzle...It was warm drizzle..

This adorable snail was a gift from a very special lady. 
I see him every time I walk past my front door.
Thanks Bev..

Friday, March 25, 2016


Did you ever wonder how animals sleep in the positions they do??

This makes my neck hurt...

Modesty personified!!

Saying her prayers...

Happy Easter !!

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Monday, March 21, 2016


Max's days are spent following the sun....

8 AM


Afternoons are spent on my bed.
The sun has moved to the side of my house.

Sometimes he has company..


Mid to late afternoon the sun is at the back of my house.
So is Max !!



 "Do I sense a little jealousy out there ??"

I hope there is always sunshine in your lives..
Happy Spring!!!

Friday, March 18, 2016


One morning I walked in to my bathroom only to find this!!!


My sink had departed from my counter top....
Obviously not installed properly.
Upon further inspection, there were no sink clips !!
I called the installer whose first response was
"it's out of warranty"
I replied that  "it's only been three years and if it had been 
installed correctly, this would not have happened."
They fixed it the next day, including the sink clips,
 but left the plumbing because
"we don't do plumbing".


Fortunately we have a master plumber here who was
able to come the next morning.

My toothbrush is happily back in the bathroom.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Tis the season...

My project this spring will be to add a few shrubs here.
I have to wait to see what Perennials  come back and where.

Probably along the front  edge...any ideas??

We've had an early spring tease so it's hard not to be a little anxious to get out and play in the dirt.

Happy  Saint Patrick's Day


Monday, March 14, 2016


 The greenery has been popping up most of the winter
but now the flowers are beginning to appear.

Snow Drops are abundant..

As are Dwarf Bearded Iris..

Not unlike me, I did a little tweaking.
The tan bark is always blown in to my side door which requires my cleaning the door weekly and sweeping the tan bark away. 
A friend dug out the tanbark and replaced it with stone.

Much better...
There is an uphill slope to this area making steps necessary.

Meet "Louie", a little Chihuahua friend of Mollies.
They go round and round with each other ...
We need a dog park so they could run free.
There is one in the township.
Maybe Mollie should have a party and invite all her friends.


I hope Spring is coming to your neighborhood..

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