Winter Sunflower

Welcome to 2013! I have been busy taking down Christmas decorations inside and out, watching all the college bowl games, cleaning out all the old holiday foods and trying to get the house whipped back into some resemblance of clean and organized. Tried to write most of my thank you’s and today had lunch with a friend where […]

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July Butterfly

Darling daughter-in-law (married to Son #2) snapped this beautiful shot with her iPhone last week when they were in New Orleans.

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Not Yet Open

My friend snapped this shot of sunflower which was nearly ready to bloom, but not open yet. Love this! I have never taken a photo of a sunflower before it opened… not sure why because it is amazing!

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Sunshine and Sunflowers

Most of you know that sunflowers bring much “sunshine” into my life. I love them. They are so simple and there are many flowers perhaps prettier, but I find the simplicity in sunflowers suit me perfectly. This spring I was not able to plant any sunflowers.  We have a huge jar full of many different varieties […]

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Beginnings

Wildflowers are starting to show their amazing colors. We had three inches of rain early last week which was great. I think our flowers will start blooming the next few weeks in abundance. I love the beginning of wildflower season and the new beginning it brings us. I know, for me, spring brings me excitement and […]

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FIRST Bluebonnet

If you read my blog then you know how disheartened I was last spring when we virtually had no wildflowers. This spring will be different and it looks like it might even be a GREAT wildflower season. This week our first bluebonnet appeared up on our hill. So exciting! Such a wonderful event for me. Such a sad […]

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Spring Tulips

Took this photo of these pretty pink tulips and they simply “pop”. Love this color. Love  any color of tulip. They are my favorite early spring flower.

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Friday Flower

Went to lunch with friends and found these lovely Anthuriums planted in an inside garden area. Anthuriums were my mother-in-laws favorite flower. They are also know as Flamingo Flower or Little Boy Flower. It was nice to see the beautiful color when spring isn’t here yet.  There is a little surprise in this photo and […]

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Winter Berries

Everyone knows I am not a fan of the winter season unless we are blessed with a day or two of beautiful snow to enjoy. We have had an extremely dry and moderate winter so nothing notable to peak my interest on my home front. Thankfully, we have had a few showers the last few weeks which, hopefully, […]

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Friday Foto

It is unusually warm today which is making me very ready for spring flowers. No wildflowers last spring which was so disappointing. I am so very hopeful that this spring we will have roadsides and fields full of pretty flowers. I am dreaming of yellows, oranges, reds, pinks, purples and whites. My camera will be […]

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Restless January

My least favorite month is January. I do not do cold and dreary very well. (Our January weather has been beautiful so far, but I have high standard for temps and really dislike anything below 80!) January usually leaves me restless, bored and yearning to be somewhere else. Some years I am very productive and other […]

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Blueberries & Raspberries

After a long cooler spring and summer in Montana this year, our friends have finally been able to enjoy their berries these last few weeks. Many summers I am in Montana when the fruit ripens to perfection and everyone begins picking fruit to enjoy right off the bushes or later in a pie, cobbler or something else equally […]

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Garden Pond

It remains parched here, but Montana weather is absolutely beautiful. I have a friend who has a lovely Montana garden. She also has a beautiful little stream which trickles throughout her back yard. Her lovely garden is planted along the little stream. You can only imagine what a lovely sight it is. Each year she adds something new. She added this little […]

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Garlic is Good

I love garlic in basically most any food except for desserts! The only thing I love more is the garlic when it is growing in a garden. Garlic is a simple work of art! Every garden should have garlic to enhance the look of one’s garden. Last summer, I visited a garden that had a […]

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