Friday, April 21, 2017


After my silly post yesterday, I figured
I better redeem myself so
I am sharing some of the purple flowers
in my yard today!

I am fond of outdoor flags:

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Today's post is dedicated to the 
tenacious, consistent fervor of
the Missouri Chorus Frogs!

As some of you know, we
have a Koi pond with 13
goldfish and 4 Koi:

It has a small water feature which
helps create interest and brings
oxygen to the pond plus a
filter system that the water
circulates through to keep it clean.

Unfortunately the frogs down in the creek at
the woods hear it and like it and come!

Recently, the Chorus Frogs have sounded
more like "Screaming Frogs" and I just
couldn't take it anymore.  So.....I caught them
each day in a net and took them down to
the creek and let them loose - way back there
in the creek where water stands:

However, after a day or so they
hop back up the sloping yard and
 hop right back into the pond.

So I asked a few "others" for advice:

I asked Mr. Josiah too:

One particular frog always shows back up -
 I think I have thrown him in the creek
 repeatedly!  He hides in these rocks
 when I open the patio door to
 come out to 
try and catch him!

I blew this picture up so you could look
 carefully at this photo to see his face:

You would not believe how loud he screams -
that is "sings" all night long!!!!

Well....the party is over as I went to Walmart
yesterday and bought a lidded bucket.  It isn't
just any bucket - it is an Emergency Evacuation
Bucket - to evacuate FROGS of course!

From now on - all frogs get taken
 down the road to Gillespie Creek. 

 I wish them a happy life
 making "music" there calling
for girlfriends!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

VIOLETS for "Tea In The Garden"

Don't we love spring violets!
Welcome to "Tea In The Garden"
and a violet tea time.

I always look forward 
to the arrival
of violets.

Come along - we can sit on the arbor
 bench and
enjoy a chat with our tea time:

Things are turning greener
day in Missouri:

Before we know it,  you will need
to tell me to quit complaining
about how hot it is!

I hope you can join me today for
my tea themed blog party by linking
a post from your blog!

I am sharing at:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Monday, April 17, 2017


My one year old garden is
coming along and I love that:

Sunday, April 16, 2017


For all have sinned and come short of the
Glory of God!

I am so thankful that Jesus took upon
Himself my sins - He gave His life for
me and He rose from the dead.

Jesus said:
"No man cometh to the Father - but by me".

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017


I love the old 
"Anne of Green Gables"

I decided to play dolly today
 and also share my clipboard
 I decoupaged last week:

While out in the garden this morning
I and found the violets are blooming:

Do you love these little vintage tea sets?

I am sharing this post at:
Home Sweet Home
The Art of Homemaking

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Welcome to my first "Tea In The Garden"
for the 2017 season
and a bit of a celebration of
Forget Me Nots:

Our frost date was yesterday April 11 and
I am holding them to that......hopefully!

I have set up a little table so that we can
enjoy our cup of tea over by Mr. Peter Rabbit 
who wants to hear everything we talk about!

The garden is just starting to come forth
so please don't be too critical.  I am
excited to see what happens this year.
I am learning as I go!

Last year I grew most of these
 Forget Me Nots
from seeds.

I am learning to grow more plants from seeds
which I started in the basement back in February:

Even though I am calling today "Tea In The Garden"
if you want to link to my blog party below - it certainly doesn't have to be in the garden - just needs to be something about tea!
Linking to:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea