Entering Autumn - 2014 - This backyard view from upstairs in the dining room.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January's Reflection...


Where go the days, the months?   And the years?
Now we've a new:  Two thousand and twelve.
What might we find here?  


In looking for significance, within the year's fare . . .
What might we do to show others we care?

Might we be the difference - in the life of another: 
A positive influence, a word, or a gesture?
It's a challenge we can offer ourselves, at the most.
It's a challenge I offer myself with this post.


     Friendship,        Fellowship,         Produce,        Care,  
       Beauty,            Love,        Commitment,       Help,
                       Assistance,   Travel accommodations,     
                                            etc., etc., etc.


Care to add to the list?
Best Wishes,
SG

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Brings us Five More Subjects to Address!
(These all bear a connection to our little local garden club.)

Smile!
Soft sculpture garden ladies, one per garden friend, plus a couple of others.
We began working on them in 2009 and finished in 2010.
Hazel and Harry reside in Oklahoma with my Aunt.

Stand Alone
Susan-Scare-the-Birds has been doing her job for 8 years!
Here, a granddaughter hides behind . . .


Rusty or Something Old
Just waiting to become birdhouses


Artificial
Made our own flower pockets -
but the flowers never "top" the real thing! :-)

Repeating Pattern
At the home of one of our garden club buddies!
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ABC Wednesday - "A"

During this ABC Wednesday (round 10), I anticipating a variety of gardens and gardeners.   I hope you're able to walk with me!
 
Aunt MEA
lives in extreme North Central Iowa.
She gets a lot of snow during a Winter season.

 Yet, once Spring comes, you'll find this wonderful array!

 My Aunt MEA has likely gardened for as long as she can remember.
These are photos of her vegetable garden from July 2011.


One last Fun Look at some her beautiful lilies.
Yep! 
My Aunt MEA is my Gardening Heroine!
I hope to be gardening when I'm 95 years old, too! 
:-)

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

SUNSET
(taken September 5, 2011)
When I was little, while playing a game that demanded we be wearing a certain color,
one of the girls would call out "Sky Blue Pink." 
I looked for it for years... think I'm finally getting a handle on it!


BLACK AND WHITE
You can make a difference, especially during a dry season.  Save water... 
 (I happen to love the reflection in the windows!)


A DAY IN MY LIFE
(Following friends to the State Fair - August 13, 2011)

FOUR
 (Taken on New Year's Eve, Omaha, NE)





COLORFUL
Again in Omaha, NE.  
We enjoyed the New Year's Eve fireworks indoors, 
due to the cold, rainy evening!

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SG

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Feeding the Birds Today!!

It snowed a little bit again today.
Look at (Grandchildren) L and A's Christmas Gift for (Grandma) SG and the Birds!



Look at Mr. Shady's birdbath!
 


 And now at Shady's Bird Feeders!

WHAT a treat!! 
A treat for the birds.  A treat for me.  A treat for you!  :-)

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Scavanger Hunt Sunday

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I cannot say I have the greatest "Green Thumb" when it comes to orchids . . . but I do love them so.  And I DO want to develop my thumb into at least a chartreuse (if I can't get to Grass Green)!  ;-)

Stacked Up
The photo below was taken January 8th (notice the green yard).


Winter Wonderland!
(Compare with last week's post!)



Sweet!
This photo was taken January 12, 2012.
Yahoo!  ;-)



Hole!



Frozen!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's Been Snowing Today!!

And I am Very Happy about it!

Happy for many reasons, two of which are:
Birds!

At 8:30 a.m., there were at least 6 cardinals, two (female and male) house finches, juncos, and tufted titmouses on my sister's tree.  (Please try to look past my makeshift "tree straightener.")  The birds were enjoying bird seed creations - a Christmas present from two of our grandchildren!


I had to post this photo.  
It was taken through the front door, the walkway "fence," and the burning bush.  :-)

All the photos were taken through the house windows.  

This was taken at 9:00 A.M.


The rest were taken around 2:30 P.M.  Clicking on the photos will enlarge them slightly.



And the fact that we can truly say,   
"Happy Winter's Day!!"

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