Sunday, August 19, 2018

Fairies In The Garden

This time of year the dragonflies are plentiful around the pond.
They are so small I call them fairy-flies.
It's easy to believe that they are fairies flying around the garden.
I've never been successful in catching a good shot of them until this year.


Fairies in the garden! 


I had to shoot through the glass patio doors.


Tiny little things guaranteed to make one smile!

Dragon Fly

I made my weekly trek to the grocery
and this is the first thing I saw.


Guess I'm not the only one anxious for fall! 

Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Mosaic Monday

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Another Row, Another Row

It's much too hot to do anything but stay at home.
So, I've been working on holiday gifts.
I finished knitting this scarf.


I used a free pattern called Honeycomb that I found at
Mama In A Stitch.

Honeycomb Scarf

The yarn is Scarfie, the Charcoal/Aqua color way
by Lion Brand.
It's so soft, I may not be able to give it away!


I've been singing this all day!
I hope it will make me feel cool.


Monday, August 6, 2018

This and That

A little This And That from last week --


One of my sisters by choice and I celebrated National Margarita Day 
with a Margarita at one of our favorite local spots 
 along with some chips and dip.


Are you following the Great American Read at PBS?
There is a list of 100 favorite books there and THE MARTIAN
is one of them. 
I hadn't read any Sci-Fi in awhile and since it was on the PBS list,
I decided to try it and I'm very glad I did.
There was just enough science to not overwhelm
and humor to break the tension.
Take your vitamins before reading -- it's a ride! 
No, I haven't seen the movie.

The peaches are very good at the local grocery store.
I was surprised they've been this good for this long.
I normally buy peaches at the farmer's market.
This year, I've bought more at the grocery 
and that meant more peach smoothies!

My beautiful Summer Mug designed by Susan Branch.
They are expensive, but so pretty and a great size.

Blue Jays

The blue jay on the bird bath had just completed his bath.
The jay on the left was begging to be fed.
A parent's work is never done!
(Wonder where I put the tiny towels?)

Blue Jay

A butterfly visit to Musashi's Garden and the lantana.



Wishing YOU well and much joy!

Sunday, August 5, 2018


For several years,
Susannah Conway has had what she calls August Break.
It's a break from the usual blogging routine.
My buddy, Meri at Meri's Musings is participating this year
and reminded me that this IS a fun way to have a break.
You can get as carried away with the prompts as you want ...
or not.

The prompt for today is CRUSH.

That led me immediately to the Houston Astros
and Orange Crush (also an drink).

I found all the images on line except for this one.

Trophy Time

Yep, that's me in my Astros Orange Crush World Series T-shirt
with the World Series Trophy and 
the College World Series Trophy from 2003 won by the Rice Owls.

That's my August Break for the day! 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Who Gets The Credit?

A few things that made me smile this week.


Lunch across the street at Eclair Paris.
This is their club sandwich with chicken ... wonderful herb sliced chicken.
The book (Bearly Departed) is the first book in new cozy series,
 A Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery series by Meg Macy.
I love teddy bears and really enjoyed the book.
Like all good cozy books, it is set in a small, idyllic town
and has wonderful places to shop, quirky characters, dogs and cats!

Dragon Hatchling

This dragon-lady will never have enough dragons.
This one was made by a favorite artist of mine who I also consider friend,
Kate Tracton.

Succulent Blooming

It was much easier to grow succulents in New Mexico.
But look, my first successful succulent bloom in the tropics!


Speaking of blooms,
a volunteer that came up in the garden.
Not sure which bird or squirrel gets the credit for bringing in the seeds.

Lost Socks

I found this sign on Birch Lane
and really did laugh out loud.


Dragon Hatchling

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a big smile.

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