Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Purple, Green, & Blue....

  Our clematis is in full bloom and looks so pretty. Makes me wish we had many more of them around the property.
  I have to show all of you this sweet piece of junk I found near my sister's apartment. It was all dark brown and peeling. I ask the people if they were throwing it away and they said yes. So I told them I was taking it home with me. They said I was more than welcome to it. :):) My sister and I loaded it into my Jeep...had to put the backseat down and move the passenger seat forward, so it would fit. Yes, Ted laughed when he saw it, but promised to help me make it nice.
 Here it is in it's new color , willow green.  Ted sprayed the paint on for me. It had a few little worn out spot, but there's still some sitting to be done on this chaise lounger. I am going to make or buy some cushions for it. . Our next big project has  to be power washing the floor of the porch and staining it.
 Now you can see the blue.  Another robin built a new nest in the front window and laid two eggs.   I do not know if they will ever hatch, as the robin flies off the eggs every move we make.   I hope they make it. Remember all four of the eggs in a previous nest hatched and the birdies flew a way. :):)
  Wishing all of you a beautiful day. XO

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Great Weekend....

   We had some glorious weather this weekend.  Some  spots of rain on Memorial Day.  This is the sky over the hickory tree, on Friday.
 The sun shining in the back yard.  Making pretty shade .
 This is in the city park looking toward the golf course. I took this shot after getting photos of the pool.
 Looking toward the playgrounds in the park. The skies were pretty and the sun was shining all day on Saturday. I walked with my sisters  that day, plus went through the park for photos.
 These are  the irises at one of our  churches.  They are so pretty this year.  I love all the lovely flowers and trees the churches  keep on their grounds.  I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend . Hope you spent time with family too. Bless you. XO

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pool Opens Today....

  Our city pool will open today. It got a new paint job at the beginning of the month.
  All the chairs have been cleaned and stacked.
 I see a new  tube slide....I like that, not like the old exposed burn your bottom slides.  One year, many years ago,  all my daughters worked at the city pool. One sold tickets, one worked the basket room, one work concession and one was a lifeguard. That was a good year .  I remember taking the girls to the pool  and the kids were in line waiting for the pool to open.  A boy yells "open the pool the pool girls are here!! "   I laugh about that today.  In the morning hours are usually swim lessons, the afternoon , the pool is open to the public, closes between 5-6, then opens up for evening hours. Well that's the way it used to be.  Things have probably changed since then.
   Wishing all of you a happy Memorial Day...remember our service people today.  XO

Sunday, May 24, 2015

On Our Walk....

   Yesterday, I went to my sisters' apartment and we went for a walk.  We decided to walk down the alley. This is in back of there building.
  This is one of my all time favorite houses in our town. It is two doors south of Brenda and Jeanie's apartments.  This is the back & north side view.
  This is the back view and south side.  I adore the arched balcony.  This house has many stained glass windows.
 This is our doctor's office, once a beautiful home just across from my favorite house. This is the back. It is for sale now.  Dr. Mary has retired from our area.
This big house is apartments . We used to live in the part with the two big windows upstairs, I was in 4th grade then.  It's 3 doors north of where my sisters are living. We had already walked down the alley and back around to the street side. Honestly, you sure see things differently walking  down an alley. I am sure this was once a grand neighborhood. Some of the huge homes are now apartments. But then the house next door to  this place, where we lived as children, is being turned back into a one family home.
   Hope everyone is enjoying this glorious weekend.  Hope you are having some family time too. XO

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Birds & Flowers....

    Yesterday , after my sisters and I had lunch, Brenda and Pam came out to sit on the porch with me. We enjoyed watching the birds and talking.  Here's some Golden finches.
    This is a female hummingbird sitting to eat. They are so tiny. I love seeing them.
   Our clematis did bloom out. I love these blooms, they don't last as long as I would like.
 This is a little plant  called "blue eye". I need to transplant it again. It's getting crowded out by the pachysandra.
  My sisters and I had a good time at lunch. Barbie did well but grew tired. I took her home so she could rest.  Then Pam and Brenda came out to sit and talk.  It's pleasant to just sit out on the porch and talk.  Maybe have a cool drink.   We all plan on a day next week to just spend time one on one.  I will take Barb to lunch. Pam will come and we will watch our soap opera together. Brenda and I may go to the junk store. Then I'll go have a coffee with Jeanie.   Jeanie wasn't feeling well enough for lunch yesterday. We missed her.
  I hope all of you are enjoying some good weather. Let's keep our friends in our thoughts, that are having way too much rain right now. That is scary.  Bless you. XO

Friday, May 22, 2015

Lunch With Sisters.....

    Today I am having lunch with my sisters. I am so glad that Barb is feeling up to being out and about.  I will pick her up. She said she drove herself to her doctor appointment . Her doctor's office is near her home.  Barb is the tallest of the sisters.:)
    We will just go to a place in town. Not sure Barb needs to be out to far from home. She been doing well. Resting as the doctors told her. They took her off her baby aspirin . Not sure how long that will be.  I am so thankful she is better. I know that all the prayers helped her.  I so appreciate them .
   Hoping all of you have a fun filled day.  XO

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Extra Photos....

   Monday mornings sunrise. After going out for the newspaper, I had to get my camera.
  Saw that the tulip poplar tree had lost  a bloom.
 This is a little closer. I love the colors of the tulip poplar  flower.  Nellie told me this is Tennessee's state tree. :)
 Our clematis vine is producing many buds. Here's one opening up. I better get out with my camera today(Wed.), to get some pictures.
 This is our Monday evening sunset. This was after a monsoon of a rain.  Rained so hard  it  left water standing in the fields.  We had a beautiful start and end to Monday.  Is it just me or has this month of May been crazy weather and going by so quickly?? Last week, the temperatures in the 80's and today it was 45 at 7:00 am. Brr.
    I want to work in my flowerbeds, may wait till tomorrow afternoon. I could go to the post office and get some stamps. Need to send out some cards. Graduation is so near. Weddings coming up.  I am absolutely going to have a nice cup of coffee today. :)  Wishing all of you a great day. XO