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Friday, August 19, 2016

Coco, Progress and Family

Coco says this is life is not too bad!

I  wish my Mom would not bother me!

Us and our four kids on Sue and Craig's boat.  First time we all could be together at the same time in years!  What a blessing!

Our three sons, Dan from MD, Mike from IN and Scott from VA.

And us girls!!!

The marina.

We went for a boat ride and saw a beautiful sunset!!

Abigail, Emily and Sue made Uncle Bill a birthday cake.

Abigail cracking one of the eggs for the cake.

All agreed it was tasty!!

It has rained a lot but still progress on the house.

A closer picture.  We don't have a basement so I don't know what these are called but as long as there is progress it makes me happy!
Just wish it could be faster progress!!  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hole Dug!

It was exciting Saturday to see that the hole was dug for our new house!   Can't wait!!

It looked like time to collect calendula seeds so did that and some of Rose Campeon.

Some beauty around the apartment grounds.

Space is limited in this apartment but these two plants seem to be doing okay on top of the refrigerator.

This plant sits on top of the antique butter churn in front of the sliding glass doors.  I think it needs some of my friend Cheryl's loving care!  Thank you for taking the time to visit.  Please leave a comment to read while apartment dwelling with Lyme relapse and have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 1, 2016


What a nightmare but we are moved into the apartment!  My lyme disease had worsened and my lyme doctor is on medical leave of all times.  One more move to survive in 4-6 months yet!  I took some pictures of my yard and garden for memories.  The sunflowers worked well growing in the old compost place.  There were more than this blooming later.  The husband of the couple that bought our place likes to garden and had one so I am happy about that.

I will miss eating the asparagus in the spring!

I will really miss putting the raspberries in the freezer for pies but the two starters I potted up and put in Mike's garden are doing well!

One of the Asian pear trees.  Fruit looks larger than it actually is.

Another Asian fruit tree and again the fruit looks larger than it is in this picture.

Another fruit tree.  This is peach and again the fruit did not look this large.

Hibiscus blooming!

I especially liked this picture!!

I will miss the climbing rose bush by the arbor that is finally starting to bloom and grow!

Got to harvest cucumbers before I moved!

And my carrots even though they weren't real big.  One more zucchini there too.

This tomato ripened and we ate it today!

The girls came for a visit after we moved.  This is Cali playing with the Barbie dolls that I brought to our apartment for them.

The apartment has a pool.  Mike and the girls enjoyed a swim.  The water was cold!!

I brought all of my potted plants and set them on the small patio.  Just enough room to walk through.  Well, these are pictures for my memories.  If your still reading thank you for visiting.   When our new house is built it will be interesting to see what I can do with a courtyard!  Stay tuned for our life here in the apartment for a bit!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Produce and Moving!

Amy's organic eggs are so pretty!  And tasty too!  Lovely dark yellow yolks.

Beautiful pot of  zinnias grown from seed.

At least it seems that hot!  I wilt!

Not the best color combinations but still pretty!

Wish I could take starters of these with me!

The monarda by the deck is so pretty.  I thought I would see more hummingbirds on it.

A days picking from the garden!  Yum!

The empty shelves look lonely!

Some boxes already taken to storage and more to go.  Movers come a week from today!!  Will we be ready!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lots of things!

I didn't realize I had accumulated so many pictures but here goes!  This bird was in the peach tree one day and sat there all day even when I came near.

The next day there were two sitting there even when I came near and the next day they were both gone!  What kind were they?  Thanks!

I made up chive blossom vinegar from my garden.  I love the pretty pink color.

They will be gifts so I added my chive blossom vinegar dressing on a recipe card.

I made up a raspberry pie for hubby.  We will sure miss our raspberry patch when we move.  I will also miss my asparagus!

The sky was this gorgeous pink.  I am not a photographer but couldn't resist clicking this picture.  God must know that I love pink!

I am picking a few strawberries from my new strawberry bed.  So far I am not real pleased with them.

My carrots will not be very big by the time we move probably so I have been pulling a few and cutting them up for Coco.  She gets green beans with her breakfast dog food and cut up carrots with her evening dog food.  What a spoiled dog!

Time to pick raspberries from our patch!  It has been so hot and muggy I have been neglecting them.

The pot of scarlet runner beans on the deck is doing well growing up the pergola now that I have figured out how to keep Coco from eating them.  Thank you for visiting once again!