Weekly Photo Challenge is growth. Last spring I purchased a potato vine for one of my outdoor planters.  I love potato vines!  They come in different shapes and colors but my favorite is the lime green and black vines.  They are perfect for the overflowing look but can still add just a touch of color. … Continue reading Growth



Loyal The loyality of an animal is pure and intentional.  Jax is half Labrador and half Weimaraner and my husband took him in when he was about a year old.  Of course, Weimaraners are high strung so it takes a special person to have patients as he went through his puppy phase.  When he got him … Continue reading Jax

Magnetic to bugs!

Magnetic My poor trees seem to be magnetic towards pests.  My beloved elm is has the Emerald Ash Bore which bores into the veins of a tree and slowly interrupt the flow of nutrients to the tree.  My youngest daughter lived in this tree growing up and I'm sad to see it go. The apple … Continue reading Magnetic to bugs!

I’ll leave the weeds….

Solitary I was watering my flowers and decided to pull a few weeds out of my flower basket. As I watered I saw movement out of the corner of my eye.... A solitary frog had made his home in the dead weeds in my basket!  He hopped out when I pulled a weed and he was a … Continue reading I’ll leave the weeds….

Woody stripes

Grainy Some wood has a grainy appearance and can be used for different applications.  Like this rough siding.... or smooth handrails....   or old wood that has achieved greater character through the years...   to the floor boards of a kitchen. The wood grain add character to each board that is used and when assembled … Continue reading Woody stripes

Silly bacteria

Willy-nillyI took this picture a while ago and for some reason I just liked the colors and variations of sizes.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get a clearer picture!  Some bacteria emit different colors when exposed to the different wavelengths of light.  These silly bacteria are quite willy-nilly and make it difficult to identify!

Just some oddities!

  Cee's Odd Ball Challenge I found a few pictures that really don't fit anywhere so I thought this was a perfect place! For some reason I just thought this fire hydrant was lonely so I gave it some attention by taking its picture! This picture was a sneaky locust that climbed on my foot … Continue reading Just some oddities!

To prickle or not…

Prickle There are many things around my house that look deceiving on whether or not it will prick you if you touch it. A cactus... a rose thorn.. leaves from the cedar tree... or this fuzzy foxtail that is soft one way or prickly if rubbed the wrong way! be prickled or not to … Continue reading To prickle or not…

Catch the sun

Glaring The glaring sun shining through the trees this morning, reminds me of when I used to play softball. Back then (not to long ago!), I wasn't allowed to wear sunglasses because the coach was afraid I would catch a ball in my face and break the glasses.  I can honestly say, that never happened! Coach … Continue reading Catch the sun