Monday, May 29, 2017

Today's Adventures

Love checking out
the flowers in my
garden. This plant esp.
It is a Spiderswort.
Becoming one of my favs.

Peek a boo with the Cala Lily.

Sometime ago when posting
pics of the yard and gardens
I mentioned that I would not post
of the deck cause it was a mess.
Well.....I cleaned it up a bit
today. I had wood stored
on there over the winter and I
finally got it to the shed.

I made this to hang on the deck
a couple months ago. It
hangs right by the back door
and the edge of the deck.

My mom made this years ago
but handed it down to me
for my deck.
I of course thought it
looked cool on the door.

Standing at the edge of my deck
looking back to the other end.
As you can tell the KING
never leaves the area I am in.
So he was hanging on the deck
with me.

The other side. My fav place to
sit, the glider. Dakota
usually sits beside me but today
he was wanting to be under
me but have his space too.

My mom brought this plant over
today for me to put out on the
deck. The table I made a couple
of years ago. It is an iron plant
stand turned upside down and
a piece of 12x12 tile attached to

The next two tables I picked up
at Old Time Pottery
for a little bit of nothing.

The light!
Since most of you were not
following me then I will tell you
about this light, which I love.
My brother had this metal stand
at his house for years. I waited
to see if he would ever do anything with
it and he had not, so I asked if I could
have it. I took it to my friends house,
sanded the rust off, primed and painted
it. Then my friend helped me to
wire it for the light.
Great reading on the deck at
night with this baby.

Yes, my painting. Still have not
finished outlining it, sealing it or
framing it out. Really need to get
going on

Today, Dakota and I hung on the deck
from morning till around 5 this evening.
Around 3 it started to get warm so
I turned on the box fan.
Helps a lot.

My sitting area....haha
guess I should remove the
tag off the cushion!

My outside dinner table.
It was white and in the fall when
my handy man finished screening in
the deck I spray painted the
table and chairs to match
my color scheme and the back

Right before coming in I decided
to work on a project I had in mind.
Felt like I needed to do something
even though I weeded two flower
beds and cleaned the deck.

Probably be down for several days
after this...

But here is my project.
A farmers bench to go behind
the front door.
Once it is painted I will
show it again and where it
is placed.

Loved this project.
Cut wood.
Pieced together
and it took
all of 30 mins!

Thanks for stopping in for a visit,

Memorial Day

This morning I sat
on my deck enjoying
a cool 76 degrees and listening
to the birds singing all
around me.

I have my trusty side kick with me
as always. He is honoring
Memorial Day
by wearing his Red, White and Blue.

To all the men and women whom
have given so much
to protect our country.

My Dad, who gave
22 yrs of his life to the Navy.

I thank you and all the others that
have protected our shores.

Bless you all.
Have a blessed Memorial Day.

Thanks for dropping in for a visit,

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy 6th Anniversary Britney and Cory

Wishing my beautiful daughter
in law and my handsome
son a very Happy 6th

I love you both with
all my heart!

Thanks for stopping in,

Birds in the Yard

 Hello friends.

This morning Dakota and I sat out on the
deck, it was a nice 71 cool degrees after
a night of storms and rain. The birds were
singing and flying around and it was
so peaceful.

In the pic above I am standing on the
deck looking into my Crepe Myrtle
at the bird house I hung a couple
months ago. I had been sitting there
listening to this one bird that
I was not sure what it was and
was not sure where it was
coming from. Then I saw her, on the
branch next to the bird house and
she was loud! She would speak out
and another bird, same talk as her
would speak up from in the
trees on the creek.

I then realized where that noise was
coming from....her and him.
Then I realized why. She flew from
branch to branch checking things
out before flying onto the bird house.

And then I realized I heard babies
too. I watched him and her
do this for a long time.
Such a pleasure.

Here is mom. Waiting, looking
and checking things out.

Then over to the house she went.

While watching them I realized
up above my head was
a  pair of male and female
red birds.

Dakota and I headed to moms
and sat on her deck for a bit.

A week ago mom had a pair of
blue birds that had hatched their
babies in the birdhouse

(sorry, back shot of the house)

Once the babies flew away, mom
and dad were gone also.

Mom and I sat on her deck and
discussed that no other birds
had moved in yet.
For years now, one set would move
out and another would move

Mom went in and while I sat
there I saw movement
at the bird house.

A wren had gone inside and
had proceeded to take up
"cleaning house"!!
While inside I would see it
stick its head out and drop
something to the ground. I
noticed then that it was throwing
feathers out!

I sat in shock as I watched the
wren continue to clean
the bird house out!
I busted out laughing and
got some funny looks
from the dogs!
So funny, never knew that
a bird would clean house!

Thanks for stopping in for a visit,

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sleepless Night/Critter with Wings/Rain

So last night was one
of those nights that sleep
would not come.

So I finished reading a book
I had started.

Then I decided to paint.
Simple yet adorable.
Everyone on Facebook is
loving this painting.

Then I decided to get a bit
Yesterday I was walking into the
kitchen, I glanced up and
saw the hawk sitting on the
shed. Snuck out
to the deck and shot this.

I did venture out into the yard and
was doing great till I step out of
hiding from the front of the shed
and off he/she went!

Yesterday while meeting with
Debbie to pass off the
donated painting this
critter flew by.

So beautiful!
And it was big is size.

The other night I flipped channels
to HGTV - Bargain Hunting Beach
Front Property. This flashed
up on the screen.

A dog in a bikini!
HAHA....seen it all now I think.

I was working hard on 2017
Christmas ornaments and I
guess I got bored so I put them
down and today I have picked them
up again.

Been working on this one.
Any clues what this might be?

My brother is a Vanderbilt fan.
So it is a Vandy V.
Pretty cool huh?

Storms are rolling in from
West TN. today.
One went through earlier and
it was raining really hard.

Even more moving up and some
with tornado warnings.
Oh yay.....guessing I need to go
sat up Dakota and my spot.

Lived here 25 yrs. and had 3 go right
over the house. The first one
took my Crape Mrytle bush and twisted
it where it grew strangely for yrs.

The next were the tornados of 98.
First time we ever had it hit the
downtown area. Busting windows
out of bldgs. all over the place.
Went over the house and hit the front
of my subdivision.

The last one was about 4 yrs ago.
I was sitting here with the door
opening and watching things.
This terrible feeling calm came
over the house. Dakota knew
things were not right so when I picked
him up to move to our safe place
I got NO FIGHT from him.
Within seconds I heard that

That one took out the Dollar
General store 5 mins from the

Anyway.....thinking I need to invest
in a weather radio for our local
area. I am on cable most days
and the reports don't come
over the cable stations.

When I looked out earlier when
it was raining so hard I realized
that since the budding of the trees are is time to clean the gutters.

Rain in the below pic is the spill
over from my gutter.

Ex boyfriends son is going to come
and clean those out for me.

Thanks for stopping in to visit,