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Sunday, July 31, 2016
I've been asked so, yes, I've made bread since we got home. In fact, I made it in the first few days and every day or so since.
The loaves pictured are egg bread with brown sugar. Yum!
I have quite a few of my bread recipes here on this blog.
Ah, yes, the house smells wonderful!
Saturday, July 30, 2016
I've shown you pictures of our gold fish pond before. The pond is self sustaining which makes it so naturally beautiful. I added these water lilies many years ago. In the winter the leaves die back and the roots drop to the bottom of the pond. In the spring, they rise to the top, produce beautiful new shiny leaves, and gorgeous blossoms.
These are very easy "pets!"
Friday, July 29, 2016
Those red/orange flowers on the tree are a trumpet vine, a favorite of humming birds.
I must have guessed right! I planted it (more like stuck it in the ground) with a little compost around it near the base of this tree. I put a small rock against it to keep it leaning against the tree trunk.
Well, here it is. Beautiful! It attracts humming birds, but I haven't been able to catch any with my camera yet this year. If/when I do, I'll share images here.
Do you have garden stories?
Thursday, July 28, 2016
There's a man on the roof!
After repair of the roof and gutters, he repainted. It's beautiful now!
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
It's good to be home to enjoy summer color here. :)
This day lily is a descendant of day lilies growing here when we moved here in 1979. It's good to let the wild flowers grow where they want to grow.
Still beautiful as ever!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
The days go by so very quickly and suddenly a month has passed and it's time for another Needlework Update.
I have finished two sweaters this time, both for children and both with special designs. Above is a Toy Shelf sweater that is just loaded with decorative toy buttons. How fun!
Wow, it was a busy month again!
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Good through August 31, 2016
Thanks, and we now return to our regularly scheduled blogging. ;)
All the best,
Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
This road trip produced some beautiful views to catch on camera.
It's good to be back on (not so dry) land!
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Today's images were taken at a North Carolina rest stop.