Monday, June 30, 2008

~ Bloomin' Tuesday ~

Rain, rain go poor "bloomers” are lying on the ground because it’s been raining everyday!

Day lilies
in greek means "beautiful for a day" because each bloom only lasts for one day. They are really starting to fill out.
Lamium, or more commonly called "dead nettle" is one of my favorites because it stays low to the ground. It's no more than about 6 inches high with variegated green and silver leaves.
Coleus have such colorful foliage in shades of green, pink and reds. But the one thing they don't like is too much water!
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Sunday, June 29, 2008

~ See it Sunday ~

This week's theme is " RETRO"
Here's one from the winter of 1967!
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Friday, June 27, 2008

~ Saturday photo hunt ~

This week's theme is..." BRIGHT "
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Have a relaxing weekend!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

~Wordless Wednesday ~

Please read the 1st comment...
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Monday, June 23, 2008

~ Bloomin' Tuesday ~

There's so much to choose from this week...
Yellow roses~

Blue delphiniums that are over six feet tall....

And always plenty of marigolds to add color where perennials are not blooming yet!

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Friday, June 20, 2008

This week's theme is... WATER

Boston bridge in Elizabeth, PA.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Well, I took a copy of my Wordless Wednesday photo to work with me today and ask a co-worker (he's a hunter) what he thought it was...and he said it's a woodchuck. I had so many guesses:

  1. groundhog
  2. beaver
  3. porcupine
  4. rat (yuck!)
  5. gopher
  6. bunny with a long tail???
  7. exotic guinea pig that escaped
  8. vole
  9. otter

I really was just curious to know what it was and it kinda became a game. Thanks to everyone that commented !

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Can anyone tell me what this is?

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What's bloomin' this week.......

This week, two of my favorites are blooming...
~ Gazania ~
( my new header)
~ Verbena ~
I keep reading that Verbena is also a perennial,
but I've only seen it sold as an annual.
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

~ Happy Father's Day ~

The Strength of a Man
(Author Unknown)
The strength of a man isn't seen in the width of his shoulders.
----It's seen in the width of his arms that circle you.

The strength of a man isn't in the deep tone of his voice.
----It's in the gentle words he whispers.

The strength of a man isn't how many buddies he has.
----It's how good a buddy he is with his kids.

The strength of a man isn't in how respected he is at work.
----It's in how respected he is at home.

The strength of a man isn't in how hard he hits.
----It's in how tender he touches.

The strength of a man isn't in the hair on his chest.
----It's in his heart...that lies within his chest.

The strength of a man isn't how many women has loved.
----It's in how he can be true to one woman.

The strength of a man isn't in the weight he can lift.
----It's in the weights he can lift off of others.

Sonora Dodd, of Washington, first had the idea of a "father's day."

She thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.

Sonora wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. Smart, who was a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died while giving birth to their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.

After Sonora became an adult she realized the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
President Calvin Coolidge, in 1924, supported the idea of a national Father's Day. Then in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.
If you're lucky enough to still have your father around...tell him how much you love him.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's bloomin' in my garden this week....

This is my first time taking part in "Bloomin' Tuesday! over at Jean's blog.
Purple Clematis....

Mixed Foxglove....

Purple and yellow Asters....
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Sunday, June 8, 2008

~ The Preacher and the Farmer ~

A very zealous soul-winning young preacher recently came upon a farmer working in his field.

Being concerned about the farmer's soul the preacher asked the man, "Are you laboring in the vineyard of the Lord my good man?" Not even looking at the preacher and continuing his work the farmer replied, "Naw, these are soybeans."
"You don't understand," said the preacher. "Are you a Christian?" With the same amount of interest as his previous answer the farmer said, "Nope my name is Jones. You must be lookin for Henry Christian. He lives a mile south of here."

The young determined preacher tried again asking the farmer, "Are you lost?" "Naw! I've lived here all my life," answered the farmer.

"Are you prepared for the resurrection?" the frustrated preacher asked. This caught the farmer's attention and he asked, "When's it gonna be?" Thinking he had accomplished something the young preacher replied, "It could be today, tomorrow, or the next day."

Taking a handkerchief from his back pocket and wiping his brow, the farmer remarked, "Well, don't mention it to my wife. She don't get out much and she'll wanna go all three days."

Enjoy you day!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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