Tuesday, June 16, 2015


 When we walk to the mailbox and the bank, we pass this wild little corner garden.  I DO love California poppies.  I LOVE California!  We might go to San Diego next fall.  Mmmmmm.
Our Taiwan friends spent a few days with us. They are two wonderful women.  They were very easy guests and they insisted on cooking us a delightful 3 Cup Chicken dish.  Mmmmm the ginger made it taste SO GOOD!
 We had a little hotel getaway for our anniversary.  It was very fun, very affirming, and a BIG treat.  Bill is a sweetie pie.
 That same night these little campers were sleeping in their wet tent.  So cute!

 I had a small knitting victory.  I figured out how to apply i-cord trim to my current knitting project!  Yay for Elizabeth Zimmermann!  
 Across the street, our neighbor's rose bushes are thriving!

 My garden fairy neighbor placed another surprise gnome in the cucumber bed.  I found him this morning!  So sweet! Do you like my scary owl?  He was marked down to five dollars at the W store and he is meant to discourage nibbling bunnies.
 I had a big fat coupon to use at JoAnn Fabrics.  I bought this writing exercise book and it is VERY fun!  I like most of the writing prompts.

 Bill sprays a natural rabbit deterrent around our borders, so I saw this little fella in someone else's garden.   
I love iPhone cameras because I receive beautiful photos like this one as the fun occurs!  Kelli and April met at the zoo today!  
Samantha is coming over this afternoon for a sleepover.  We are going to plant LOTS of petunias and I also bought a little button craft for her.  We'll sleep in the guest bed.  I'm so thankful that sleepovers sound fun to our grands.
Take care, good friends.  I wish you cheer and happy moments.  Thank you very much for peeking in today!


TexWisGirl said...

such cutie pies. :) love the poppies, too. but that peach rose stole the show!

Farm Girl said...

As always full of joy! I love these happy, happy pictures.
I am so glad you have had such a nice time.
Every thing looks perfect. I hope you are having a nice day.

Kezzie said...

What a beautiful post! Your writing journal is really cool but what is amazing is your beautiful writing- what an imagination and a way with words you have!
Well done on the knitting stitch- hurrah for figuring out!!! Your grands are really sweet as always and that hotel room looks very grand!x

Amy at love made my home said...

So many happy and wonderful things, especially of course the wonderful flowers!!! I liked your not a recommendation letter too, it made me smile! xx

Granny Marigold said...

Love those sweet little girls in their adorable summer wear.

M.K. said...

Your grands are looking adorable, and aren't they growing up fast? The roses are lovely. Glad you had a happy anniversary, Pom. Summer's heating up! Lots of fun ahead!

Betty said...

Your writing projects look interesting and fun, I like the gnome. So lovely to see your pretty kitchen in use! my sister in law (thai) arrived here once with a little suitcase full of the herbs and spices she likes to use when cooking, she could speak no English but cooked lovely meals in a flash while she stayed , showed me how to do some too, yet no communication was required! just happy noises!

SaraJ said...

I love the cottage garden flowers - I don't think you can beat a meadow full of flowers. :) x

Julia said...

Lots of fun things going on on this b log. Having someone cooking for you id so cool.
The girls are all so pretty. Don't they just melt your heart?
I'm so glad that you got to get away for your Anniversary.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Sweet Banner illustration!!!

What a gorgeous little wild garden. If I "had my druthers" I'd have nothing but wild flowers, everywhere we have grass. No cutting. Just beauty. :-)

And you have been having lovely happenings, in your life. Wonderful.

Hope you are having more sun than we are here! So-much-rain. We will mold soon! In our neck of the woods. -grin-


Happyone said...

Such a cute picture of the grands.
Hope the owl works!! Cute gnome.

Anonymous said...

Love your handwriting! How nice to get away for your anniversary! Sweet. Those grands of yours are so cute. What fun to be able to enjoy them and get photos of them!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Always fun to check in on you. Happy June!

Debi said...

I love your posts! Like you I take advantage of our grands loving sleepovers... someday they won't want to do that anymore! Can I ask what your husband sprays to keep the bunnies out of your garden? We are having a little problem with them this year... imagine, I've had a garden here for 30 years and never had a problem until now!

Maggie said...

Another fascinating peek into PPs world,where everything is coming up roses.
Enjoy it all dear friend, you deserve it.

ann said...

So much going on at your house. A great way to initiate your new kitchen. You are delightfully busy. Such fun at your house.

Kit said...

Oh what a great photo! Well, in fact all the photos are great. I can see why your grands like to come to your house, you are fun! Sounds like you are enjoying your summer. :) Kit

Gill - That British Woman said...

that was a fun post to read, I felt your joy at all the things you saw and did. Thank you for sharing.

Gumbo Lily said...

Isn't it nice to eat someone else's cooking? Nice house guests!

Love the wildflower garden.

And the cute kids!

Lisa Richards said...

Thanks for sharing all the cheerful news! I love the yellow rose and the writing notebook! :)
Hugs to you, friend!

Heather LeFebvre said...

How lovely to be able to walk to the post office and bank! Your cord looks really nice! I like the contrasting colors.

Catherine said...

Lots of lovely flowers (love the peony!) & flowering young girls. Funny having roaming bunnies like that. I wonder what it is in Bill's deterrent that they dislike? We have a very nice visiting pigeon who walks on our roof looking for food & then suddenly drops out of the big camphor tree on to the driveway. I called him Elijah & he's a homing pigeon who seems to think that he likes our neighbourhood for his home now. Much love Catherine x0x0x

Anonymous said...

It was so lovely to hear from you my dear toadstool sister, sorry to go awol :))
I ve so much catching up to do with you & your blog, I m so looking forward to summer mornings ,spent with a cuppa and catching up,until then, much love julie xxx hope your all keeping well xxxx