Category Archives: cats

Just Some Purty Flowers

So many things are blooming now, I just couldn’t stop at a couple of pictures. The Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o’clocks are a reseeding annual.  Some years I have more yellows and white, but this year I have more pink. They also like to cross breed and those are always a pretty combination. The Asclepias […]

Summertime Stroll

Last year, I went a little crazy and out of control with all the seeds I grew and (eventually) planted. This winter, as I was surrounded by seed and plant catalogs, I gave myself a talking to and vowed not to repeat this behavior again. Then, we bought the 70’s lake house and spent almost every […]

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

The 15th of the month means it’s time for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.  Carol, from May Dreams Gardens, hosts this event.  Check out her webpage to see gardens from all over the world. Here’s what’s happening in Northwest Arkansas…. I can’t think of a better way to spend tax day. Have a great week, Brenda

If you don't like the weather…

Night before last, when we went to bed, we could hear sleet hitting the windows. The weatherman on TV (with his jacket off and sleeves rolled up) was calling for 1/4″ to 1/2″ of ice to hit the area early this morning. The memory of the ice storm of 2009 and no power for 7 days, […]

Our Visitors This Weekend

We had some interesting visitors this weekend. Our neighbor’s pet deer, Rambo, was at my door bright and early. A very fat squirrel came by to eat some corn. and a pileated woodpecker came to check out the bird feeders. Sheldon gray kitty Cooper was not impressed. Neither was Magnum P.I. Have a great day! […]

The Quilts are Done!

And just in time. I was trimming and washing them all on Christmas Eve Eve. They were just so darn cute, they didn’t look that hard to make, and I just knew I could get three done in a month. My famous last words. But I did and now that they have been given, I can show them […]

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 myself wandering in the yard, taking in the cooler temps and convincing myself that fall […]

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 Fashioned Petunia.  I like this version of the petunia for a variety of reasons.  The […]

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 in action.  So thankful for the rain! I like to walk around my gardens in […]