Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wordless Wednesday- Still Life

Thank you Dixie for hosting Wordless Wednesday....if you would like to join in or see

what everyone else is posting please click on the following link http://frenchlique.blogspot.com







This is Texas.....

video

Push pause on the music over on the right side so you can listen to this...

then push play and enjoy....

My Aunt e-mailed this to me this morning...had to share with everyone

Changes

My four o'clocks are coming up

The ajuga (spelling?) is up and flowering...thought I lost it

my mint 2 weeks ago



my mint a week ago



My mint now



Trees a couple of weeks ago
Trees now.....
There have been a lot of chances....plants are coming up and blooming....
Our weather seems to be changing daily....79...80...30...60...75....40....59.....
Sunshine....clouds....sunshine....rain....clouds....clouds...sunshine.....
The nice thing about TEXAS if you don't like the weather....hang around a few minutes
and it will change...
Lastnight some areas got hail...pea size up to baseball size....we were fortunate....
we only got wind...rain...and lightening... lost power for a few minutes....
Spring
Karla Kuskin
I'm shouting I'm singing
I'm swinging through trees
I'm winging sky-high
With the buzzing black bees.
the sun I'm the moon I'm the dew on the rose.
a rabbit Whose habit Is twitching his nose.
lively I'm lovely I'm kicking my heels.
I'm crying "Come dance"
To the freshwater eels.
I'm racing through meadows
Without any coat
a gamboling lamb
I'm a light leaping goat
a bud I'm a
I'm a dove on the wing.
I'm running on rofftops
welcoming spring!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday family dinner

I was cooking Sunday dinner and decided I need Spring flowers
well I looked at the grocery store...too high and not what I was
looking for....so I thought wild flowers....well I drove around till
I found some that I could safely get to with out getting run
over or invading someone's property.....
When I pulled up the horse was watching me..."What is she up to?"
When I took the picture is went back to eating..

There was just tons and tons of these beautiful flowers...


My sweet daughter in law to be brought me
this pretty little rose bush




I picked the Iris' and added a little rosemary for smell




I made this little arrangement for daughter in law to be




I made this one for my Mom





And this is mine.... isn't it purty.....


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Right at Sunset

Midday


Rainy Wednesday





The skys have changed alot this week here in Texas.....it's spring....
If you would like to join in or visit other sky photos from around the world
click on this link http://skyley.blogspot.com/

Dogs on Thursday

Hi...my name is Nolan and I am 5 years old and a mini schnauzer......
I am the boss of the world....I don't like anything but my family on my property...
I love to eat.... my favorite thing in the world is to chase my yellow duck....or to
chase a ball.. My Mom named me after her grandfather....I never met him though
I like to talk back alot... my Mom and Dad don't like it...but you can't blame a guy
for trying...I love to ride with my Mom to the bank.... and I hang out the window
and watch the ladies at the bank till they give me a treat...
I mean I am handsome and deserve treats..... if you want to find out about other
dogs click on the link below....

http://dogsonthursday.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Song......


Thanks to Nancy at http://mycraftylittlepage.blogspot.com/ I have added a new song to my song list Lady Bug picnic by Elizabeth Mitchell, it is a very cute song, thank you Nancy, if you get a chance go by and see her she has a terrific blog.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


















































http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/ Be sure and go by to see Dixie to join in or to see what everyone else has posted

Spring






by Robert McCracken


Today is the day when bold kites fly,


When cumulus clouds roar across the sky.


When robins return, when children cheer,


When light rain beckons spring to appear.


Today is the day when daffodils bloom,


Which children pick to fill the room,


Today is the day when grasses green,


When leaves burst forth for spring to be seen.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday Dinner




I decided to cook a sunday family dinner yesterday and wanted to try out something new, I went over to $5 dinners (click on the link above for the great recipe) and found the lasagana roll up recipe, I've never made lasagana before and decided to give it a try...I also found a great recipe for Italian soup sent in by one of her followers Lynn's kitchen... if you get a chance go by and visit to find some great recipes


Italian Sausage soup


1lb sausage ( I used hamburger meat)

1 onion chopped

1 cup celery

1 cup carrots, minced ( I bought the shredded carrots)

3 (14 ounce) cans beef broth

2 cans diced tomatoes with basil and oregano

2 cans kidney beans drained

1 can great northern beans drained

2 cups macaroni, uncooked ( I cooked mine and added in at the end)


Cook the sausage (or hamburger meat) in a skillet with onions, celery and carrots

Drain well

Stir in broth, tomatoes and beans, bring to boil over medium heat

reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes

Add pasta, simmer for 8-10 minutes until pasta is tender


We started out with a nice salad....Olive Garden style....then we moved on to the wonderful soup,

I made garlic toast and we had the lasagna....for desert I made a lemon cake with lemon ice cream and we had Braums frozen vanilla yogurt on the side....It was very yummy....

My Mom, daughter, adopted daughter( my daughters friend), my husband and myself enjoyed a nice Sunday dinner....wasn't he lucky to eat with four lovely ladies....I didn't take any pictures...as I don't post family or friend pictures... but you can use your imagination....good food...good conversations....Sunday fun.....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bloomin Hybiscus




I got this for my birthday from my brother and sister in law and it is already blooming....I feel like I am in the tropics....

Random Saturday

When we went to New York a couple of years ago we wanted a way to find our luggage easier so my smart daughter decided we should put hot pink duct tape on all our luggage and number each piece...because of course we way over packed and needed to make sure we didn't loose anything...it worked too... no one else had hot pink duct tape on their black luggage...and
there is a lot of black luggage out there



This is a cute bunny plate I found it is in my sewing room which is decorated in black and white

This little fire truck we found at a garage sale for $3 when my son was 2 years old...still have it



These were given to me by my Dad....they came from his side of the family...
I love the white milkware type of things.....not for sure what these dishes are
there are no markings





Last Mothers Day my daughter and I took my Mom to the Ft. Worth Stock Yards for
Mother's Day....we took a ride in the stage coach... it was a lot of fun...but wouldn't want
to travel in it every day...
I hope you enjoyed my random Saturday....I just went through pictures and grabbed a few
to share with you... I didn't have anything that was really exciting to share today...going to
a bridal shower for my future daughter in law today...hopefully gardening when I get back...
Happy Saturday.....






Friday, March 20, 2009

A Sky to beautiful not to post

I had to add this photo....I walked out on the patio this morning and this is what I saw... it was just so beautiful I couldn't wait until next Friday to post it....