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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Storm Aftermath

Hello my friends, on this sunshiny Tuesday evening.  I have to admit, this is my absolute favorite time of year.  It's still light out until after 9:00 p.m. and the sun is up around 4:30 in the morning.  The days will  keep getting longer for over a week before the trend reverses.  Of course we pay for this delightful light we have now in the winter, when the days only have about 7 hours of light.  The nights are cool, (in the 40's and daytime temps in the 70's.  Beautiful!!!

The peony bush has a broken limb from the storm last Tuesday.  I didn't have the heart to take pictures of my flowers I just planted.  They were stripped of all the blooms and leaves, but they're still alive so I'm trying to nurse them back to health with miracle grow.
We had some severe washouts that I spent Friday shoveling crushed granite into, to try to fill them in.  This was the smallest one.
We have been kicking around the idea of putting sod in this area to try to hold the hill up from washouts.  Our neighbor put a sprinkler system and sod in last weekend and gave us his sod leftovers.  I'm planning to pick up more sod on Friday on my way to the lake.  We're hoping the roots will keep the hill from washing out during rainstorms.
Friday night's campfire.  Marshmallows were toasted and s'mores were consumed. 
Fishermen all alone on the lake early Monday morning.  This was about 6:00 a.m., when I took an early morning walk.
Well. I guess they did have this duck sharing the water with them.  :-)
Crocheting and relaxing in my zero gravity chair yesterday.  See my toes?
Sun tea brewing in a half gallon mason jar in the sunlight.  Pretty and yummy.
Dusk.
We're having our patio at the house resealed at the early hour of 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, so I came home today and cleaned house.  I also washed the bedding on all three beds, remade the beds, washed clothes, vacuumed, ironed, trimmed bushes, cut rhubarb, washed the patio, went to Shopko, and Walmart, got gas in the truck, cleaned the baptistry at church.  Then Hubby took me to Arby's for dinner.  I'm tired but by getting everything done today I can go back to the lake until Thursday after they're done with the patio in the morning.

Here are a few pictures of my one rosebush.  Aren't they beautiful?


I only have the one bush so I try to enjoy the flowers it produces.

I'm still plugging away on the runner and have a little over four rows to go.  That equals about 13 squares then the border.  Meanwhile, Pammy Sue has asked me to test crochet a pattern for her so I'm going to take a break from the runner for a couple of days and make her pattern.  Pictures to come.

I hope you're all having a wonderful spring and specifically a wonderful week.  I am so grateful for each one of you taking the time to read my blog.  You all mean so much to me and I hope you know it!  :-)

Blessings my friends,
Betsy

22 comments:

  1. Hi Betsy! Always look forward to my visits with you. The lake looks ever so inviting! Your spot is perfect for watching the lake!!!!
    Your rose is indeed beautiful!! Enjoy your time in paradise bi hope your sister in law is improving daily!!!
    XO Kris

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    1. Thank you for your concern Kris. Karen is hoping to be able to drive this week. It will be a few months before we know if the surgery was successful.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  2. Hi Betsy.. oh I love when you share your wonderful lake living.. what a view! I saw the train track, how often does a train go by? I hope not at night! I am going to test Pammy Sue's hot pad too.. this will be fun! Hope you come this way again soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. The train goes by twice a day, about 9:00 am and 9:00 pm. Sundays it's usually just in the morning. It doesn't bother us at all. The conductors always wave at me as they go by. I've always loved trains and had dreams of traveling cross country by train. I enjoy the Shinkansen in Japan too. Fast travel and a train. Such a great combination.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  3. ah Betsy sorry for the smashed plants but glad mostly will be okay with bit of blessing from the LORD your certainly have it so nice down at the lake.. thanks for popping over dear friend, Shaz in Oz.x

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    1. Thanks for visiting me too Shaz. I agree, I'm a bit "spoiled" by the lake. It's nice repayment after all the years of working! :-)
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  4. Oh so very pretty by you. The roses are lovely. You worked hard! Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Vickie! I do like my rises.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  6. My goodness sweet friend you have been very busy. I do hope you get to rest up some when you are back at the lake. I am so excited to see the crochet runner. I know it's going to be lovely. Oh Pammy Sue is such a sweetie, I know you'll love test crocheting her design. The rose is so lovely. Roses always make me smile. Wishing you a most lovely day sweet friend. Blessings to you always and ((hugs)), too. :)

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    1. I can't complain about working when I'm home since I get to "relax" at the lake si much.
      I'm enjoying the rose pattern. Pammy Sue has written it well so far.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  7. Awe I love your adventures! I'm excited to see what your testing, if your allowed to show us. Be blessed my friend it's been 108 here in Vegas. Can I say hot, hot, hot but NO humidity, yay!

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    1. It's supposed to be 75 here today. I'm at the lake again already! I'll ask Pammy Sue ifI can post a picture when I'm done.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  8. It's supposed to be 74 here today. (I'm back at the lake already!). I'll ask Pammy Sue if I can post a picture when I'm done. I'm so glad to hear from you!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. It sounds like you've been very busy. I'm glad you have the lake for good relaxation. I'm sorry to hear about the storm damage. I hope your plants grow back quickly. Enjoy the long days of light. :)

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. We've had more storms this spring than I remember having in our 20 years of living here. I'm hoping they're done and summer is truly on it's way.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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    2. Thanks Jennifer, I sure love it here.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  10. Wish I was sitting on a lawn chair with you having some of that iced tea! Your piggies look purdy! Must be nice lounging by the lake. Your roses are pretty.

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  11. Ahhhhhh...life at the lake :) I am so glad you get to enjoy such a lovely spot, Betsy! I hope that planting will help with the erosion problem. Your new crochet project sounds interesting, and it is wonderful you have made so much progress on the runner. We had a good trip to CA and now I am playing catch up again :) Blessings to you and yours xx

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  12. Gosh Lady----Why don't you find some things to do to keep you busy????? ha ha ---Don't think I have done that much in one day since retirement began!!!! BUT--I can understand why you did it. Now you can go back to the lake and sit and relax....

    Sorry about your storm damage... Hope you can get some sod to stop some of that run-off....

    Love your rose bush.. We have so many blooming now. I feel like I'm in Paradise around here.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. Hello, Betsy,
    I just wandered in from Joyful Reflections blog. I have been reading your posts, and they are so good. I love your craft projects, and the way you decorated at the lake.
    Thanks for giving me inspiration to get some things finished!
    Marge

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  14. Wow, Betsy, wish I had your energy. As you can see, I'm behind on your blog, trying to catch up.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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