Monday, May 21, 2012

Post Mother's Day Flowers Post

Every year on Mother's Day at church, flower plants are given to every mother by the children to their mother. We don't have children/grandchildren attending our church but every year a child makes sure I get a plant. This year I had THREE children offer me a plant - yes, I cried a teeny tiny bit, it was sooo precious!
I decided to pot up the plants in a pot and place it close by.
 The dahlia at the back and the purple one on the left was from church. The one on the right came from our DIL M and I added trailing dusty miller and the 'Mom's Garden' sign. Altogether, it makes a lovely combination and a lovely reminder of the love and care of others!


I've not been posting as much - I've been busy with preparing for a garden tour here in two weeks. This brick and block walkway is a work in progress for the occasion.


These are yard sale finds from the week end. The two on the left are interesting finds for a dollar each; the plump to-be-recovered footstool/coffee table for two bucks...
and this chair? Another dollar! I was wishing for seven more! :)
Yeppers - it was a successful hunt!

- From The Pulpit -

"We cannot produce Spirit-filled fruit out of a law based system."
Romans 8:11

Monday, May 14, 2012

Twenty Twelve Mother's Day

Mother's Day was good! Calls from our children, being honored in church with flowers and many Happy Mother Day wishes, and best of all, having an impromptu campfire with some of our children...yes, Mother's Day was good! Having them over is the best - happy grands eating and playing together, adults chatting about life in general and keeping our feet warm at the fire!
This peony burst into bloom on Mother's Day...
as did the Zepherine rose.
Love, LOVE!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother/Daughter Banquet, a Wedding and a Birthday Party

That was what my post was going to be about but alas, I forgot my camera for these three occasions! The mother/daughter banquet was held at our church on Thursday evening with A Tea Party as the theme. We left Friday noon for my nephew's wedding in Virginia on Saturday. From the wedding we traveled to WV, spending the night with our son and family. Sunday afternoon we left for Ohio for our son-in-law's fortieth birthday party and came home Monday PM. Busy week end!


The strawberries are ripening...
 and the columbine are at their showiest best!
This is Lover's Lane and takes a path to the back of the house.


My wisteria was a washout this year. It must have been the crazy weather we had - so disappointing! But then again, there's always next year.