Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Language of Flowers

Daylily-Three blooms on one stem.

Peace Rose-This is one of the most reliable, consistent of roses. Needs practically no attention, just a little Miracle Grow and water. Heavily scented.

Another Peace Rose, blooms more yellow than pink.

My beautiful Dothan had to come and pose for his portrait.

Kordes Perfecta

This is not an easy rose to grow: but when it is grown well, this rose lives up to its name-perfection.
I've had this rose for 13 years and moved it around a few times. It still performs well. Likes sun.
This is in our front yard.

Red Knock-Out Roses
 Indestructible, prolific, but not one of my favorites because they have no scent.
This is beside my front steps and we have to keep cutting it back it grows so fast.

This rose is simply named 'Love'.  One of the trio of Jackson & Perkins 1980 AARS winners, 'Love, Honor and Cherish'.  I like this rose, it has medium-sized flowers in crimson and white bicolor. The bicolor holds for the life of the flower.

A new Begonia for my front porch. My grandmother always loved her beefsteak begonias. I believe they are easy to propagate. I'll have to try it.

I'm picking baskets full of squash from our vegetable garden.

Zephirin Drouhin

I have two of these planted on the new arbor, but mine aren't blooming yet. This is a thornless, raspberry scented running rose, a favorite of mine.

I recommend you check your local library for Gertrude Jekyll's lovely book "Roses For English Gardens".

My son, Jeremy, gave me this orchid last year for Mother's Day and it started blooming again this Mother's Day. I have it in the library beside an artificial pink orchid. They both look real!

Good lighting from this window.

I put flowers on my new wall collage I put up yesterday in my living room.

I changed out some plates, put in some hens in place of roosters next to my china cabinet.

And of course, played with Ms. Wilma.

I hope your weekend and this following week is filled with Joy and Love,
Go outside and plant something.
from me and Wilma

This is the party I'm linking with today: http://www.anoregoncottage.com/

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day-say Thank you to a Veteran

Hope you enjoy your Memorial Day Holiday.
Remember to say "thank you" to our Veterans.

My dad was a Korean War Vet. His dad fought in WWI, his dad fought in the Civil War,his grand-dad fought in the American Revolution.
I have two nephews who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Two uncles with Purple Hearts, Silver Stars, medals of honour from Vietnam. Six uncles in the service.
Even if you are not a war supporter we should all take the time to say thanks to our Vets on this day, they put their lives in harms way for us.

Temps in the 90's today and our Air Conditioner went OUT last night!
This is what Dothan thinks of the whole thing.
Thank goodness the repairman is on the way!!
Poor man is working on his holiday.

Pete's grand-dad had a saying about hot days like today. He would say "stir easy".
Good Advice.

Ms. Wilma told me she needed a wading pool. Can you believe that? She's so spoiled.
Hmmm, wonder how cool it is at Wal-Mart?

See y'all later,
have a blessed and wonderful day
from me and Ms. Wilma

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cooked Lobster

We went, we saw and we conquered!
This was my little piece of heaven yesterday.
See all those heads bobbing in the water?
One of them was mine, all day long!
And yes, my back looks like a cooked lobster this morning!
Gosh, it was worth it!

We arrived early before the crowds got there and got a good spot under the shade trees.
It's a good thing we didn't take Wilma because there was a great big sign that said "NO PETS"!

Have I mentioned that a couple of months ago, my mother moved in next door to me?
She and my husband have this sort of love-hate relationship. (They love to hate each other)
Been going on for forty years, so it makes my life a whole lot of fun, let me tell you.

Well, a few weeks ago, she fell down in her kitchen and fractured her ankle. We spent the night in the hospital with her, and she has to wear the boot on her foot, she has the cast off, now.
I have a lady that sits with her everyday while I'm at work, and at night I take her supper, and get her ready for bed.

Well yesterday, right after we got to the lake, my cell phone rings, and its guess who?
She wants to know if I'm home.
No mam, I tell her, I'm at the lake, remember?
"Oh, I thought you were home, I just needed you to pick up my meds, don't come home on my account. I'll get Elayne (her sister) to go get them.
Are you staying all week-end?"

No mother, I tell her, just for the day, remember I told you?

This is what my life has been like for the past few weeks, and also did I mention that at 75 years of age, two years after my dad passed away, she has taken up SMOKING again? And she falls asleep smoking????

Well, girls, let me tell you. I needed a break, and I feel WONDERFUL  today!
All rested up and fixing to get ready to go to church.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.
And smile, it could be worse!!

Lots of love,
from me and Ms. Wilma

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

Is it summer yet?

This pic was floating (sorry) around facebook yesterday, I don't know where it came from, but this is SO going to be me Saturday at the lake!

Just floating on my floatie, not a care in the world. My favorite thing to do, besides reading a good book.

Lake Jackson
We plan to get there early and stay late.
Picnic lunch.
Wonder if I should take Ms. Wilma?

What do you have planned for Memorial Day Week-end?
Hope you relax and enjoy.

~From me and Ms. Wilma.~ 

Monday, May 21, 2012

And The Award Goes To:

I've been honoured to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award from Pam at http://www.virginiaretro.blogspot.com/
Wasn't she sweet?

I love reading her blog and looking at her gorgeous collection of vintage tablecloths.
As a recipient, this award comes with responsibility.  I have to tell 7 things about
 myself that other bloggers would find interesting.

Here goes:

1. I got married 40 years ago this June, wearing a beautiful white Mini-dress! (1972)

2. I majored in Elementary Education in college but much prefer being a Librarian than teaching. It's quieter! (Plus I'm bone lazy)

3. A house we once lived in built in 1906 has now been turned into a B&B. I would love to go back and spend one night there!  It's in New Augusta, Ms.

4. I once owned and operated a huge Poultry Farm in Mendenhall, Ms. I had 4-400ft. egg houses and during peak season, we gathered 27,000 eggs per day! I just about worked my fingers to the bone, and was so glad to sell it!!

5. I raised 4 beautiful boys in the backwoods of Mississippi and they all turned out wonderful, if I do say so myself. :)

6. Everywhere I have ever lived, I always left daffodil bulbs planted for future owners to love.

7. I've driven a tractor, bulldozer, gone wild turkey hunting by myself and killed and cleaned and cooked that turkey.(I never want to do THAT again!)  Milked a goat. Love to catch fish. Play the piano in church. Can't sing a note. Love music.

Well, that's more than 7 things, I get long-winded!

Now it's time for me to pass on the award to 7  bloggers I feel are deserving.
It was difficult to choose just 7, there are so many creative and fun blogs in blogland.

On that note, I pass the Kreativ Blogger award to:

Roseanna at after I finish this row- http://www.meli-melo-art.com/

Mary is probably an award free blog, but her recipes are so good and she is a hoot, so visit her if you get a chance.

Please take a minute to go and visit
these creative blogs! 

~~Dorothy and Ms. Wilma~~

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fresh Market

Tomatoes and Peppers and Squash, Oh my!

How is your garden growing?

We're blessed with squash right now!

Cone flowers are in full bloom.

So much color. It's fun to step out your back door for fresh food and flowers.

Be sure to take a break and read a good book this week-end!

Stephen King, Mary Alice Monroe, Charlaine Harris

You can't go wrong with oldies but goodies.

I downloaded this one on my Kindle. Recommended by my friend, Cathy @ www.kittlingbooks.com

I really want to spend some time in my craft room this week-end.

My Grandmother Nellie Dee's sewing machine still sews.

Ms Wilma says "what have you got planned this week-end?"

What ever I do, she'll be right by my side, little nosey!

And whatever you do, we wish you JOY.
from me and Ms. Wilma

Monday, May 14, 2012


This just came out this morning available on your e-reader. It doesn't take an hour to read, a short novella, about Will Trent. It was good reading, and it had an excerpt from the upcoming book, Criminal.
It leaves you hanging, wanting more!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

Sweet Bouquet from my son, Marshall, who lives in New York.

A pretty Hibiscus Plant from my oldest son, Pete, in New Orleans.

My youngest son, Jeremy, is on his way home from vacation in Germany and England.
And my next to the youngest son, Buck, is teaching in Cambodia. I miss them all very much.

And a little something I got myself from Sunshine Bliss. She sent lots of free goodies, too!

These flowers from my garden are from me and Wilma,
to you.

~~Happy Mothers Day~~

Who posted the Squash Casserole recipe this week??

I read a squash casserole recipe with rice, and now I can't remember who posted it!!
I've already cooked my rice and cooking the squash now, but don't remember the other ingredients!!
I'm going to have to wing it if I can't find it, I thought I printed it at work this week, but can't find it.
Does anyone else remember seeing this, if so let me know!!

I checked all my fav cooking blogs but no luck.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pie, Fresh Eggs and British Mysteries

Do y'all watch this?  It has pie, fresh eggs, and British mystery! Everything for a rainy afternoon!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Homemade Tea

Look at the wonderful book my friend Diane S. gave me this morning. It's called Sipping My Garden -A Simple Way to Make Teas from Plants by Marcia Edwina Herman.

It is full of gorgeous illustrations and recipes for all kinds of herbal teas you can make at home. The book can be ordered from www.seedpodpress.com

AND she treated us to Apricot Muffins for breakfast at the library this morning. She said they were good for us so I ate two!

This is the delicious quiche she made for us last week. The day she retires is the day I'm leaving too! :D

Dothan decided he wanted me to pay attention to him last night. He says keep my hands off that mouse!

I think he was really showing off in front of Ms. Wilma. She was on the floor under my feet.

I stopped long enough to play an old gospel song on the piano this morning before I went out the door for work. "I'm following Jesus each step of the way". A pretty old song, I think I'll play it Sunday at church.

Have a great day,
from Wilma and me
(and Dothan)