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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our four Labrador Retrievers.
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Sunday, May 31, 2015
This very hardy rose is blooming in my front garden. I planted it about 25 years ago along with 59 other rose bushes. Only a few rose bushes remain now.
This gorgeous pink is a favorite. I'm so glad to have it in my garden.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
This lovely catalpa tree is directly across the street from our home. It is in full bloom now as is the one we have at the bottom of our driveway. The aroma from these blossoms is gloriously delicious. The blossoms don't last long and because of our travel schedule we miss them every other year. It is wonderful to experience them this year.
Friday, May 29, 2015
While out doing some shopping we saw Mr. & Mrs. Goose sauntering through the parking lot. No hurry, and oblivious to the cars going out of their way to go around them.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
"Ssssssssssh! I'm hiding!"
This little garter snake scurried into a "hiding space" and sat quietly for about 20 minutes while an electric drill was used a few feet above him to mount new cameras. He certainly was convinced he was hiding.
We like garter snakes. They eat slugs that eat flowers. ;)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
If you are a regular reader of this blog you know we like to eat. We like it so much that we tend to put on too many pounds, especially when we travel and so many good foods are available. So, we are now home and working on removing a few pounds by eating even more good food. ;)
We have each dropped a few pounds already since we've been home from the high seas. Now we just have to keep up the good work. ;)
What is your favorite weight reduction (I hate to say "diet") food?
Monday, May 25, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
It has been a busy month again. Since last month's Needlework Update, I've made more afghan blankets for the shop...
I am so very thankful to be doing what I enjoy doing. I also appreciate your encouragement, purchases, and custom orders so very much.
How has your creative month been? I love seeing what other bloggers are making and doing.
We now return to our regularly scheduled blogging. ;)
All the best,
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Friday, May 22, 2015
Being at home with family is wonderful.
Catherine recently made Sunday Brunch for all of us living here as well as Aunt Carol and our friend Bill.
It was wonderful to share such a delicious meal with family and friends. And, there were enough left overs to enjoy the next day, too. :)
Home sweet home!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Here come the Peonies! That ant sure was fast. I thought this was a sharper image when I quickly took it with my phone camera, but, hey, I got it before he moved around to the other side. The next images are much better!
I just love seeing pictures other bloggers are posting of all of the flowers blooming in other areas, too!
Monday, May 18, 2015
Guess what I did right away when I got home. Yes, I made bread. There is nothing like the taste of home made bread and the aroma in the house is fabulous.
I have more than 60 blog posts about bread and recipes. Click here if you would like to see them.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
This is the view next to my chair about an hour after we got home from Florida. These are only two of three of our pups. They make sure to stay close so that we can't get away again. ;)
It is good to be home!
Friday, May 15, 2015
We stopped in Savannah at our favorite Hampton Inn and were delighted that they had the pool open for us. ;)
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I'm still featuring good food. Do you get the idea we like to eat? Oh, yes, you are so right!
This lunch was at Perkins in Dandridge, Tennessee. It's a croissant chicken salad sandwich with one of the most delicious, fresh, tasty salads I can remember.
Perkins will surely be on our list for our next road trip.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Now it's time to enjoy food OFF of the ship. ;) This was our first meal (lunch) after we left Freedom of the Seas in Port Canaveral and began our road trip back to Ohio.
That's a double BLT served with fruit instead of fries. I was being good. ;)
Monday, May 11, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Happy Mothers Day to all Moms out there including those who are "Mom" to those with four legs. :)
Here's a colorful tour boat!
This group sounded very happy as they passed those of us watching from Freedom of the Seas.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Under that white tent is a local beach fish market in Grand Cayman. At the top of the image to the right you see Casanova's Restaurant where we had lunch. We asked. No, they don't get their fish at this fish market. ;)