Friday, June 11, 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Nature at Home

 

Knock-out roses - counted close to 3 doz. blooms

Wisteria taking over back corner of dog's yard fence
The Mallards - beautiful pair of ducks that 
come almost every day to eat & drink





Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Friendships Are Like Gardens

 


Friendships are like gardens.
"What you sow so shall you reap."

Gardens and friendships grow and last depending on how you care for both.  If you plant seeds and water with joy looking forward to the happiness and gifts each brings to them, they will continue to flourish and grow for decades. 


If a friend begins to treat you less than with respect and love, the garden starts to lose that beautiful energy that has kept it blooming all these years. At its worst, when a friend starts to urinate on you - like the flowers in the garden, you will feel badly and begin to feel sick and eventually the friendship begins to die slowly. Unless you get away from the one who treats you like a toilet you will no longer have a loving and beautiful friendship like the garden it was.  And so you will only have use for a table for one in your still flourishing garden as you are the one left to tend and nurture it as it understands and knows it is still in good hands. So handle your friendships with care - but that will only work if both want the friendship in the first place. Once one has made the decision to pee in your garden...save the garden and yourself and send the friend on their way.



Saturday, June 5, 2021

In Full Bloom

 

This "big boy" has company 10' away now as we 
planted a light pink "rhody" with 2 blush pink azaleas each side. This is against our attached room off the garage (for storage) and leaves only a narrow side yard. All our yard is front and back. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Rufus Wainwright "Oh What A World" @ Philharmonie de Paris (Live 2017)


Watching the news got me thinking again about the world we live in - I won't get political, but to ward off depressing thoughts I remembered this song by Rufus Wainwright. I have the CD this is on and so it's not political, but it's called, "Oh What a World" so here it is. At least I can eek out a smile or two. :)  He has such a great voice....I need to post more of his music.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Paintings by Nancy: The Star of the Fireworks

Paintings by Nancy: The Star of the Fireworks:   "The Star of the Fireworks" 8 x 10 in acrylics on art board canvas I played with the freedom of color and palette knife yesterda...


"The Star of the Fireworks"
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

A Boston Red Sox Birthday

 


My husband had a Red Sox birthday!
This great jacket and hat, and a sweatshirt and t-shirt, covering all seasons, weather-wise.
We started yesterday with the cake!
It'll last all weekend. 
"Happy Birthday, Tom"
...and just delivered...
matches the roses on the cake!