Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!!

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I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag
Of the United States of America,
And to the Republic, for
Which it Stands,
One Nation, Under God,
Indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for All…

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tiger Lilies always remind me of mother…

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The tiger lilies are in bloom, and they always bring childhood memories to the surface.  Mother was a gardener, she never ordered from catalogs, or bought from nurseries, she got “starts” of plants from friends, or she dug plants by the side of the country roads, and as a result, our yard was a riot of color in the summer.

My beloved ditch bank was covered in tiger lilies, started from a few plants, and over the years multiplying until the whole bank was a mass of orange color in the summertime.  We had no hose, no running water, we would carry buckets nightly to water the plants, she always took care of her plants, regardless of how tired she was.

The older I get, the more I admire her strengths, and her talent.  She lived off the land, and enjoyed the beauty of nature in the plants that she nurtured year after year.  I don’t have tiger lilies, but they always make me smile when I see them, and I think I need to tuck just one plant into my garden.  A pop of orange color amongst all the pinks, just to remember my roots, where I came from and how strong I now am, in large part because of her…

Monday, June 27, 2011

Baby elephants in the pool…

My friend, Carlene, sent me this link this morning. I thought you all could use a smile on this rainy, at least in Heavensville, Monday afternoon...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Abby's First Artwork....

Like all our children have done, Miss Abigail decorated her first door with crayons.  I think she shows promise, don't you ;o)

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