Monday, May 14, 2012

the iris are in bloom~

love the frillyness of this one
i think it might be my favorite

but i also like this one
such a pretty shade of purple
maybe this is my favorite

this is so unique
perhaps this is my favorite

but this one has two shades of purple
i think maybe this one is the favorite

but wait.....

there's just one more...

ah ha!

this is definitely the one 

this is my favorite iris!


Monday, May 7, 2012

around the hill~

we have hose issues
we have plants that need water
on both ends of our house
but only one hose spigot  
on the north end of the house
where the plants
seldom need water
as it is the shady cool side of the house

we have hoses running everywhere
and hose guides to keep the
hoses from smashing the plants

i'm not sure where this idea came from
could have been a gardening magazine
or online
i told the hubs 
and he whipped it right up
he's a handy like that
it gives us a place to hang the hose
a place to put a towel
and a little storage cubby for hose nozzles
bird bath brushes
and so on
thanks for the bucket mom!

seedlings getting hardened off 
and waiting to take their place
in the garden


(ohio's safe planting date)

one of our
our favorite places


Saturday, May 5, 2012

In honor of those who keep us safe~

my friend sandy
invited me to 
go along with her
to a memorial celebration
of law enforcement officers
of miami county

sandy's dad, known to me as
mr.gary or jim
was police chief in the town
where we raised our family
he & his wife, mrs.gary
were our neighbors
for over 20 years
they were the very bestest neighbors ever!

it was an honor to be in the presence
of such dedicated men & women
their families

thanks for inviting me sandy!
i look forward to going next year


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

sand box shots~

sand & tutu's.....not a good mix!

jacob loved playing in the box!

iris did very well for her first time in!

nothing cuter than toddler pigs~

grayson's new favorite place!

thanks grampie for building us such a great sandbox!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


did you know
you can put a marshmallow in brown sugar
to keep it from hardening?

i tried it and it works!