This beautiful ROSE in our yard is named FLAMINCO.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ROSES in our YARD--2017

SUMMER SURPRISE ROSE in our Yard,  7/25/17
Welcome to August.....   August is a special month for me since it is my birthday month.... George always  comes up with some nice surprises for me --so that makes it even more special,  except for the fact that I'm turning the BIG SEVENTY FIVE this coming Saturday, August 5.... YIPES....

Today I'm featuring two of our 2017 ROSES growing in our yard for YOU....  The header at the top is named  FLAMINCO and it is new to our yard this year.  Isn't it just gorgeous??  AND the one featured on this post is named  SUMMER SURPRISE.   The colors of these two roses are similar --but they are very unique and different,  one from the other....

Thanks to George and his hard work taking care of the roses  (trying to keep the deer away especially).   I really do get to enjoy seeing all of them blooming.   No two rose is ever alike,  even the ones on the same bush...    Don't we wish that people were more like roses?   The Roses just BLOOM and never complain or compare themselves to other roses...  Each one knows that he/she is beautiful and unique.

Have an awesome AUGUST, my Friends.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

DAY LILIES Galore in our Yard --2017

Welcome to JULY.....  I am not sure what happened to June --but it is gone!!!  Mercy Me!!!

Today I am featuring two of this year's Day Lilies blooming in our yard this month... The Header at the top is named Wild Horses Day Lily and this picture was taken on 6/13/17.

The Day Lily featured above is named  FUCHSIA DREAM DAY LILY.  This picture was taken on 6/20/17...

Hope you enjoy both of these Day Lilies...   We have many, many more beauties in our yard so I wish you were here to see them all in person!!!

Have a great month ahead..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA.   God Bless us ALL.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

LILIES in our Yard

DIZZY Lilies in our Yard
During the Summer, we love all of our Lilies and our Day Lilies... Last month I featured some of our Day Lilies--so this month,  I'm featuring some of our Lilies...

The Lily in the header header (at the top) is named STARGAZER...   I love this lily.  I didn't notice the critter on the lily until I posted it on here.  Can you see it?  

The photo in this post is another of my favorite lilies,  named  DIZZY....  I enjoy seeing our Lilies individually --but also enjoy them in groups!

Hope you enjoy seeing both of these pretty LILIES in our yard.

Have a wonderful JUNE, my Friends.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Beautiful Day Lilies in our Yard

I love the color and name of these beautiful DAY LILIES in our yard...  (This year's Day Lilies won't bloom until Summer --so I am sharing some of the beauties from last year.)  The name of these little beauties is  PLUM PERFECT  DAY LILIES.   Hope you enjoy seeing them.


Friday, March 31, 2017


WOW---can you believe that tomorrow,  it will be APRIL????   Where did March go????   Mercy Me!!!  Time is flying!!!

Today's photos are two  of the gorgeous IRISES in our yard..  The one in the header  is named LEMON REFLECTION IRIS...    And the one above is named   LOVE THE SUN IRIS...  Hope you enjoy seeing these...  I've told you many times how much I love the "yellows" of Spring.... What is your favorite Spring Color?

Have an awesome day today ---and all during APRIL....


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Our Beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

George and I spent a couple of days enjoying some hiking and of course some special time for  photography in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee  on January 17 and 18,  2017.   Two of our favorite places to go are the Tremont area (west of Gatlinburg)  AND the Greenbriar area (east of Gatlinburg).   We love going on those back roads and stopping to take LOTS of pictures along the creeks/water...

Today I will share two pictures for you... The header at the top was taken on 1/17 at TREMONT... I love sitting by the creek enjoying the beautiful Rhododendrons by the water...

The other picture  was taken on 1/18 at GREENBRIAR.  Again,  there are Rhododendrons along the creek bank.  But--I also love seeing the little bridge crossing the creek.

Hope you enjoyed a couple of pictures from 'our'  SMOKIES!!!!!  They are just so gorgeous!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Beautiful Arkansas Snow---February, 2016

The header picture at the top and the picture above show the beautiful snow George and I enjoyed while at Mt. Magazine State Park in Arkansas,  February 2016.

Have an awesome FEBRUARY ---and remember to share LOTS of LOVE with those you care about.... February is the month of LOVE ---but to me,  every month is the Month of Love...


Monday, January 2, 2017

Sunrise and Sunset from Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

As you probably know,  George and I love to go to Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina twice a year.  We go in May and then again in late November/early December.  If I had to choose only one time a year to go,  I'd choose the NOV/DEC time since that is when we can see both sunrises and sunsets from our balcony at the Islander Inn.   It's also less crowded that time of year --so we have the beach to ourselves.  We do love to walk on the beach --and can do that both  in May and Nov/Dec.

WELL---we do enjoy going both times and both of us LOVE the wonderful fresh seafood we can get in nearby Calabash.

The header picture at the top shows a picture taken at sunrise from the beach.  And the picture at the top of this post shows the sunset  from the same location....  Hope you enjoy them!!!

Have an awesome January---2017!!!!  WOW.