Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Dab of This and That Ramble

I have not posted a Dab of This and That Ramble for a while now - so......

Whats going on with Bill these days?: Those that read my posts regularly know the story about "Bill" showing up on my daughter's door step when it was bitter cold.  Posted here
He eventually wiggled his way inside their home when he needed a good meal, and a warm place to sleep, and hang out for a while. The bottom line - Bill (named by my Granddaughter) is definitely a outside cat.  Since the weather has warmed up, he usually comes in to eat, rest for a while, then back outside to explore the world.
She walked into the redhead cupid's room recently and found this.
When he does show up (on his schedule) daughter checks for fleas, ticks, wounds, etc., and shuts the bedroom doors when he comes inside.
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  Countdown:  Hard to believe school is winding down in many parts of the country. She  painted a door in her house with chalk board paint, and that is where they post up coming events. Big event for the Grands - school is out in 5 days!!!
Yes - it says 9 on the door - I am just slow in adding the pic to a post.
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Busy day of appointments and such.:  A good time to treat myself to a take and bake pizza from PM's. Healthy? Probably not, but so good........
Actually, it may not have been too unhealthy as it contained lots of protein, and dairy.  Not too bad on the carbs, as it was a thin, crisp crust, and I am good at not eating the excess crust. 
Right?  Right!! 
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What is going on the courtyard this Spring? :  Yes - I know I usually have pics to post of annuals, ferns, etc., that I have added to my courtyard to spiffy it up for the Spring and Summer months.  I did buy several pots of annuals and ferns (not as many as previous years), but have not taken pics. Unfortunately, a couple of them have not done well, and not having a green thumb I don't know what happened.
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Hope everyone is enjoying the arrival of Spring, with warmer temps and beautiful flowers.
Just one of those Dab of This and That rambles.
Dab of This and That
Glenda

Friday, May 8, 2015

A Garden of Flowers and Herbs....


Daughter's roses are thriving,
along with a container of mint, and
then there is the mint that went wild.
A bit of a warning - Plant mint in pots/containers so you can control its growth.
Add a bit of sage growing next to the roses,
and lets don't forget a healthy pot of basil.
Sounds like the makings for some yummy, savory dishes showing up on the dinner table in the near future.
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Dab of This and That
Glenda 


 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

They bloomed....

and unfortunately their beautiful blooms have already disappeared until next Spring.
I posted pics here of their buds while waiting for their explosion of color.
Thought the bush on the right would bloom a bit after the other one, like it usually does. However, this year it bloomed at the same time.
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Dab of This and That
Glenda

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wisteria.......

Out and about recently, and thought I would check one more time this Spring to see if the wisteria was in bloom on the old silos.  So glad I did..........
Around 4:30PM and facing the West was not the best time to be taking pictures, but since have not had much luck photographing the wisteria when in bloom I took my chances.
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One of natures sculptures. Some kind of vine has taken over the tree on the left.
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Hoping everyone is enjoying Spring in all its "blooming  glory" as it arrives in your part of the country.
Dab of This and That
Glenda

Friday, April 17, 2015

Just for the Fun of It.....

A Conversation with a cat ?!?
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Dab of This and That
Glenda

Friday, April 10, 2015

Spring has Sprung ....

I have been working a "Dab of This and That" at a time to get the courtyard cleaned up, and ready for a trip to a big box and/or nursery to add some pretty blooming annuals.
Regardless of "that yellow film" that covers everything outside this time of the year, I took the camera out and snapped a few pics of the azalea blooms that are about to explode.
The buds are as pretty as the blooms, especially after such a bitter cold Winter, and too many episodes of ice and snow.
I only have the 2 dwarf azaleas in my courtyard, and one nearly always lags a bit behind the other when it blooms. Noticed today the buds had some catching up to do.  However, that is ok, as there will be blooms for a longer period.
Of course the "puny" little hosta did its usual appearance. Pops up, grows a few inches then stops.  That is it all it has done the last few years.
Have already told daughter to dig it , and a "puny camellia" up and take them with her the next time she is here.  I suspect her flower beds were well fertilized with the "standard farm yard mix" for many years before they moved there. Maybe she will have better luck with the hosta and camellia than I have had.

Well, the photo session was short, as that "yellow stuff" sent me into a sneezing, coughing, eye watering, itching fit.

Don't know about anyone else, but I love seeing the buds and knowing the explosion of blooms is just around the corner.
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Dab of This and That
Glenda

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lets Hit the Road....

Lets hit the road!
You can see all kinds of things traveling down the road. Wonder where these big boys were headed?
A stop for lunch....
and then the arena starts to fill up.
and then....!!!!!
And the party continued in the night.......
What? No takers to ride the carousel the next morning!?!
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 Did I take this overnight trip and enjoy the sounds of Fleetwood Mac? No, however, my daughter and SIL did go and said they had a great time.
Being in that crowd at the arena would have sent me over the edge ! Can you say "Claustrophobic"!
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Dab of This and That
Glenda