Monthly Archives: May 2010

menu plan Monday ~ May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you had some meaningful celebrations as well as some fun today. This morning, DH took his mother to the cemeteries and she enjoyed being at Old Salem for the Memorial Day service. This afternoon, we got outside for a bit and I took a lot of garden pictures. I’ll post […]

an in-between week in the garden

The irises are done, except for the last few stragglers. And the daylilies are not in full swing yet, though the first few have been showing themselves now and then. It’s that in between time in the garden, the lull between spring and summer. The coreopsis is providing the main color in the garden for […]

menu plan monday ~ may 24, 2010

My side of the family came yesterday to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. And my birthday. And other family May birthdays. 🙂 All my sibs were here with bits and pieces of their families. With so many family members (and some living across the ocean) it is hard to get everyone here at the same time. […]

menu plan monday ~ may 17, 2010

The church picnic was great, as usual. Yes, we had great food and the weather cleared up for the party, which was also great. But it’s our church family and friends that make the day wonderful. As usual. 🙂 Thanks to all who came! Sadly, no pictures. If anyone took pics and would like to […]

menu plan monday ~ may 10, 2010

After several delays caused by car trouble, the girls finally made it home Saturday evening, safe and sound. Just in time for Mother’s Day! 🙂 DH did some surprise shopping and brought home the ingredients for my favorite Mother’s Day meal…grilled chicken, veggie packets, and corn on the cob. So good! Veggies packets are marked […]

irises and peonies

This week, the garden is showing off its irises and peonies. Lots of color and the wafting of heavenly scents! Peony ‘Kansas’ Peony ‘Mons. Jules Elie’ Peony ‘Dancing Butterfly’ A beautiful time of year in the garden.  You can see more garden blooms at Flower Friday. ~~Rhonda

the early may garden

The yard is bursting with beautiful colors. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. I love spring! 🙂 ~~Rhonda

after the storm

Late Monday afternoon, we had a brief heavy downpour. There was some thunder, a little lightning, but not much. We did get some hail, though. DD watched the storm from the bay window. The storm left a sprinkling of hail on the front porch. Do you see Zak hiding by the wall? He had been […]

the changing garden

No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson I am amazed at how quickly our garden changes. We are in it every day and every day is different from the one before. And it will be different, yet again, tomorrow. I wish more people would garden, […]

menu plan monday ~ may 3, 2010

We’ve watched the irises coming on strong during the past week. So many need to be lifted and reset, but right now, we’re just enjoying the beautiful blooms. The work of revitalizing them will wait for another time. …..’Clarence’…………………………………..’Celtic Prince’……………………….’Kevin’s Theme’….. This week, our two older daughters are moving home after almost three years in […]