Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall has arrived!

Yeah! Fall is here, and we are loving every moment. The colors, the crisp air, the rays of sunlight through the branches...everything.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Taylor Street

A street near where we stayed in Savannah, which happens to be my son's name.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tybee Island

Tybee Island lighthouse and the beach beyond. A quaint, little island with a wonderful history and a beautiful beach to enjoy! So glad we did.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Another view of Savannah

What an interesting staircase. We would pass this everytime we walked to Forsyth Park.

I wonder if it has been used in awhile?

Sunday, September 20, 2009


This is the fountain at Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA. This city just seeps with history and beauty--all graceful and Southern.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fun in the Garden

Today while I was digging up flowers to transfer, this friendly butterfly let me take his picture! He just hung out and ate while I weeded and dug in the dirt.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Family Pizza Night

Homemade pizza! I've been making pizza for a long time now, but after a long hiatus, I've just started to make again. It does bring me joy--the entire process. Doesn't food actually equal love? Dig deep and find that love--family, friends and time together--love!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My absolutely most favorite view from uptop the beach house where we stay when we go to Oak Island, NC. The view is from a deck where I love to go in the early morning and at dusk to watch the birds and other coastal life. I can't put in words the love I have for the sea.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Call us the shell seekers!

My love of collecting shells has passed down to my children. I have a huge collection of shells, and we are working on a way to use them. Here are various shell wreaths in progress. Let us know what you think!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our Crepe Myrtles

Our crepe myrtles provide such a beautiful canopy over our back patio.
Lots and lots of trimming make this possible. Nature, nature, nature...I'm always intrigued.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another knitting project

Imade these for my sweet Sis in NC. I like the way they turned out and the buttons look nice with the yarn I chose. Next, I look forward to making my daughter a pair! Let me know what you think.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Boat-tail or Common Grackle

I just love watching these birds on the shore. Even though they don't look like they fit in with the gulls, terns, egrets, sandpipers, etc., these grackles just jump right in for the hunt just like the rest of them.

The name just suits these feathered creatures. There always seems to be at least one feather out of place and the way they move is just entrancing. They make me smile when I see them saunter in a sideways fashion along the shoreline.

Fun, fun, fun...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time at the Beach!

Every year we head to North Carolina's coast to spend our vacation. This year, especially, with the economy the way it is made our time spent even more meaningful. I felt wonderfully blessed to have this time with my family. Words cannot express!

Enjoy the day...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Another view of my basil patch.

Made a batch of fresh pesto today. Pictured left is my basil patch in the garden. Green, green, green...

Monday, July 13, 2009

My other poinsettia with almost all the red leaves gone. I just love the green color of the foliage.


Poinsettias are fun to grow and don't have to be thrown out after the holidays. I have two from Christmas, and they are both doing well. They love the sun and heat. Just water when the soil is dry.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

A beautiful, young, Italian knitter graciously shares her patterns on her blog--Creative Yarn. This handwarmer pattern comes from there!


Diasies from my two children!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Inside my mind...

I was running in a state park this evening while my daughter took her swim lessons in the nearby pool. Before I reached the trail I noticed a tall man wearing a dark shirt, khaki shorts and a fishing hat. He set off my obsessive mind a'reeling. While running I thought about how dark the trail was, while just outside the trees it was bright with afternoon sunlight. I kept thinking what I would do if someone came upon me and tried to stab me. Then I thought about my sister's art and how she is using Ophelia as her subject for much of her art lately.

So here goes the scenerio...There is a beautiful creek at the start of the trail with running water over many rocks. The sound of course if very soothing. As I run across the bridge and onto the trail I imagine the man with the fishing hat stalking not far behind. I wonder if he stabs me if I'll have the strength to make it to the creek. I thought to myself maybe the cool water would slow the bleeding. Using my strongest side, I slide along the wet earth to the creek. Thoughts of Ophelia haunt my mind, and I can hear myself gurgle that last breath with my face towards the treetops.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Free your mind!

My head gets clogged with cobwebs of self-doubt, insecurity and other emotions that overwhelm me at times. Getting out and running a trail and enjoying the beauty of it truly helped clear my head today.

I've been doing a great amount of soul searching lately and realize that physical activity must become a daily part of my life or I will succumb to the monsters in my head.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Yard Work

I have experienced the most enjoyment from working in our yard this spring and summer. Implementing my latest mantra "No Fear" in everything I'm working on, whether it be knitting, chores, housework, yardwork, etc. has been key. Dig that hole (don't worry about the plant not establishing itself). It will or it won't, just don't get hung up on the negative outcome, which is my norm. It has completely changed my outlook on many things. It has brought the joy back into my yardwork. I'll let you know when it helps me find the joy in my housework:)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Beans again!

See our little beans! It is amazing how fast these have grown. I might be able to move them to the garden this weekend.

We did find that earthworm for our terrariam.


This tree was giving to me by my sister and was a stick when I planted it. Now it graces the side of our porch and is so lovely to look at as we enjoy our porch during the day.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Look at these pretty, white blooms.


Taylor (son) wanted to plant some beans we had around the house. I soaked them and then we planted plain, old pinto beans. I'm going to try and put them in the garden just to see what happens.

Taylor's science experiment

We are studying evaporation and condensation using a terrarium. We made this a few days ago and look forward to observing what happens next. I think tomorrow we will try and find an earthworm to add.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wow! We're Back!

We are going to give this blog thing another try. My daughter has been continuously blogging, but I found I lost time...anyway, we're back!