Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday night happenings

Tonight will gift us another full moon in the month of August. When this happens, the moon is called the Blue Moon. So, if you only do something “once in a blue moon”, today is the day! The last blue … Continue reading

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It's time for the fair!

I love county fair time.  Maybe it’s because the weather is getting cooler.  Maybe because the garden starts to perk up.  Most likely it’s because I love warm funnel cakes.  Or those juicy hamburgers from the Burger Barn.  And who doesn’t like to throw … Continue reading

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Do you see what I see?

Walking around the backyard, I was so excited to see these leaves on my spicebush (Lindera benzoin). A leaf with half of the leaf curled over.  Why does this excite me??? The spicebush caterpillars are here! In the early days … Continue reading

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How to make a gardener happy

Start with this Add a husband and a tractor And you get this! My inner gardener is doing the Macarena right now and I’m busy planning my next flower bed. Life is good.

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Shhh…I've got gold….

When someone mentions gold, you might think of the bright, shiny pretties you wear on your fingers.  Or what Todd and the boys from Gold Rush dig up.  Or an Olympic Medal.  Or flour (Gold Medal).  But, between you and me,  I have … Continue reading

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What a Beautiful Weekend!

I hate to admit it, but I did not watch much of the Olympics.  The TV was not out, it was on the whole time.  I just felt like since they eliminated Olympic croquet what’s the point.  So, once again, I found … Continue reading

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Ah, Relief!

It’s amazing how a little rain and cooler temperatures (low 90’s) wake up the yard and plants.  After the grasshoppers, heat, and drought, I am thankful for anything that is blooming.  Let’s take a walk…….. This is called an Old … Continue reading

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Cat (and Dog) Days of Summer

Cat (and Dog) Days of Summer When it’s 105 degrees, the only thing I’m doin’ in the garden is sweatin’. We did manage to get a rain shower yesterday mornin’ and I was able to get a picture of my rain barrel … Continue reading

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A Story about Arkansas

Once upon a time, there was a little state called Arkansas.  He was a beautiful state with rolling hills to the north and the Delta to the south. One day, the little state decided he needed a change.   So, without asking … Continue reading

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