Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Delightful Morning

Morning so nice and cool, high 60's, opened doors and was beautiful outside
Day beginning and field of soybeans are lush and green, a light rain last night
and everything looks so fresh and clean this early morning.
On the mat for 35 minutes
makes such a difference when you have a good nights sleep.

A waffle, blueberry, cranberry, banana, green tea morning.

Fresh eggs just delivered and it looks like a beautiful day is beginning.

Marking some Day Lilies to soon transplant to the terrace garden
also need to soon divide Iris,

"He who would accomplish anything
must learn to limit himself"

Good advice and this one (the busy one) sure did not follow it for years
now trying....

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Checking In

Heat continues seems just not in the mood for writing and nothing new.

I must remember "Be not afraid of going slowly,
                              be afraid of standing still"
        Chinese Proverb

Before my lunch, a simple salad of greens, avocado and topped with the rest of the
salmon enjoyed with breakfast.

Standing on the deck with camera

these stones have a special memory
they were in my mother's garden.
White Phlox planted last Fall is blooming.
Little statue of mother carrying wood with son holding onto her
was purchased when my son was a toddler and moved from home to home
over the years..
Friendship vine given to me by a friend is taking off.
The smiling monk seems contented in the 90 plus temperature and wish the squirrels
would stay away....

Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Blooms

New blooms and must be the heat - 98 degrees,
life in the country, baby rabbits in flower bed and hope Callie does not catch one.

and finally Red Bee Balm
is beginning to bloom
this one more a deep red then in this image
just received
picture of the father of my children
and little granddaughter of a special girl I raised  for 14 years
what a precious picture

Many memories surfaced..
of another life in my past.

Need This

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Nashville Sure is Changing

Early morning drive to the big city - like 6:45 am
really did not know if I could do it.
I did and hardly know the city I was a part of for many years

Construction on every corner, did not recognize where I was to turn off
and finally found my way back to main road

Tooth removed and this doctor a dream, so kind, no pain, has stitches
and after reading side affects of antibiotic I do not want to take.

One of my younger granddaughters, with her mom, my Jamie
met me at the oral surgeon,   Caitlin came back to the country with me
and we picked up her best friend on the way.

They are taking a nap :) and thought arises will they sleep tonight
this one will be in bed by 7:00, very tired and they may be up all night :)

So nice to have them here with me and they will return home tomorrow.
The best friend's family recently purchased a home about 10 minutes from me
and Shelby's mom who works in the big city
 will take my granddaughter back to Nashville.

So all is well, finally on computer and Callie is at my feet

two pretty girls
drinking root beer floats :)

I look at this image of Caitlin
and see her mother.
Asked about the curls
and she said
"just washed and let it dry naturally"
this is what Jamie did.

Wish my daughter's who all have beautiful hair
would not straighten and let the curls appear :)

Monday, June 13, 2016


So warm outside yesterday and continues
reading a lot in afternoons

Came across this quote

"you are not stuck
where you are
unless you want to be"

Wayne Dyer

In past years always thought this
and moved on
but at this time of life
may not be true.....

A memory
with youngest granddaughter
Amelia Grace.

Taken at the city home
before I moved to the country...

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Morning

This morning
a healthy breakfast.
Breakfast is my favorite meal until next meal at 2:00, then just snack before early to bed,
they are usually yogurt, banana, apple sauce and an Ensure.

Fresh salmon topped with my Basil and Chives from pots on terrace.
Fresh asparagus, slice of tomato and scrambled egg which is from a special
friend and brings me a dozen a week.   Black tea which my daughter recommended
I rotate with this tea and my green tea at breakfast

Another beautiful very warm day, the mornings continue being cool and wonderful,

Screen doors are opened at 5:00 in the morning and fans are whirling