Tuesday, April 6, 2010

It Started Out As One Thing I Wanted To Show You....

I have to share something I found yesterday. I had read about this new Sally Hansen polish that is base coat, polish, and top coat all in one, Complete Salon Manicure is the name. I don't know about you, but I am always in a hurry to get out the door and at the last minute realize my nails have lost at least some of their polish and need help. Anyway, this stuff works great! It has an extra large brush and goes on quickly. It covers in one coat and you're out the door. Score!

Also, since I just have to tell you about the neat things I find, I ran across the prettiest little stitchery pattern this morning. It is a free pattern, but you have to give your email address and The Stitching Cow will mail it to you. Not being disrespectful, that's her blog name. Pretty lady. And pretty stitchery! Check it out.

My chickens are pouting a bit lately and giving me the evil eye every time I look out my window.
Thing is - I had let them out the other day and then gone back inside to do something else and forgot about them. Mistake. When I looked out later, most of them had hopped over the fence and were in our vegetable garden happily scratching and throwing things everywhere. This little nasturtium had been totally ripped up. I stuck everything back in the dirt (except the chickens - they went back into their own place), and most things seem to be surviving, even if they do look a little worse for the wear. And the chickens are confined to their pen.
This is what I see when I open my front door.
And this is just to the right. The writing is almost completely faded from the star, but it says, "Love".I made that little grapevine wreath this year from clippings from our very own vines. I had bought some muscadines and scuppernongs (Southern grape varieties ) at a roadside market when we visited my Mom in Mississippi years ago. They are not everyone's cup of tea. Mr. Cutie Pie wanted NO part of them. But I like them and they make wonderful jams and jellies. My grandmother made those when she was still here on earth and still in the jam-making mode. Anyway, I planted the seeds from those grapes I bought and now they've grown and grown. Still no grapes, but I live in hope!
Some of our azaleas are dropping their pretty flowers now,
but other varieties are just coming into full bloom.
Our little lemon tree has blossoms! Yay!

The roses are blooming,

and the amaryllis and irises.

There are seasons in all our lives. I'm enjoying this one, and I hope you are, too!
Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Wow Elaine -- it's all so beautiful! I'd like to try that fingernail polish too, but I broke half of my nails last night while sewing -- I kept getting my fingers too close to the needle LOL!

Susan said...

I am still chuckling over the chickens...sorry! Your flowers are beautiful and your yard reminds me of MI. Grass herein AZ is high maintainence so we are confining it to a few hundred sq. ft., the size of a postage stamp, relatively speaking. And we will use a rotary mower like The Beaver.

Margaret said...

I walked through your garden and we had a nice time

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Thank you for letting us walk through your garden and enjoy the beautiful flowers, the chickens, and enjoy all the lovely photos.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just lovely to look in each photo! Thanks for the design link. Have a great weekend. blessings,Kathleen

Kerri said...

such pretty pictures, and love the chickens!! :)

Ruthie said...

oh wow!!!! all the color has just really burst onto the scene huh? hehe one week makes such a difference. ahhhh chickens...i miss them lol