A little brighter picture. Notice the empty garden bed on the left? I had green beans planted here and they were doing great. They came up in 6 days and were about 3 inches tall. Every morning I would go out and a few more were gone. Something was eating them off at the base. Nothing, (no animals), can get into the yard and I'm told cutworms are bad this year so maybe that's it. Tomorrow I think I'll buy some marigolds to plant in here just so it's not empty all summer.
Papa's shed and our new flowering pear tree. It survived the winter just fine. If you remember, we lost a flowering pear in this same location last fall in a windstorm. You can just see my geraniums in the half barrel. The front yard is even prettier, but since I'm in my nightgown I probably shouldn't go out and take a picture! Ha! The lavender in the front is blooming so pretty.
I did cut some roses and brought them inside.
Two pretty buds. I wish I could bottle this scent. Heavenly.
On my walk this morning I came across this rosebush. It belongs to the office administrator at our doctors office. He lives just a block from us. Isn't this gorgeous?
A brown iris at the lake. This thing is the biggest iris I've ever seen...each bloom is about 8 inches tall.
Here are four blankets I put together over the weekend. Nita made the squares, I crocheted around them, joined them and put a border on.
All done. I washed them last night and this morning I delivered them to the Crisis Nursery along with two other blankets I made a month or so ago.
I wanted to share my little tea rose that Jenny gave me while I was in the hospital last year. I handed it over to Lori and she planted it behind our trailer. I've had many of these over the years and have always killed them. Lori has an amazing green thumb. This not only survived the winter, planted in crushed granite, but it has about 10 buds on it!
Duck prints I found on the beach yesterday morning during my walk.
I spent 8 nights in a row at the trailer and came home yesterday. We have some missionaries and their family staying with us tomorrow night and I had lots and lots of laundry to do after being gone for a week. This morning I visited a friend at a care center where he is getting 40 days of I.V. Infusions for a severe infection in his foot. He's diabetic and you can't mess with those infections when your diabetic. After that I went to knitting and had a fun time visiting with the ladies there. It is good to be home too. I'm torn between my little "tiny home" at the lake and the "big house" in town. They both have draws of their own. I love walking at the lake. Not so much at home. I had over 14,000 steps and over 7 miles yesterday. 35 flights of stairs. (That's what happens when you have lots of laundry and hang it outside.). Today I barely got 10,00 steps so far and it's after 9:00. All of this walking, walking, walking and I weighed myself this morning. In two weeks I lost a measly .6 lbs. Not even a pound! It's so discouraging but I will persevere and keep it up as much as I can.
I need to clarify something from my last post about the boat ride. It's not our boat. :-) It belongs to Paul and Lori and they generously share with all of us. Dennis has his boating license so he can drive the boat for the water skiers. They have even offered to let us use it when they aren't there, but we've never done that and now with the tachycardia it caused I can't imagine ever borrowing it on our own. Also, the golf cart is owned by all three of us couples. One was found on Craigslist that was fairly inexpensive and we all chipped in a third. We share costs of the upkeep too and it all works out pretty well for us. Just wanted to clarify that we really don't have lots of "toys". What we have is pretty much shared amongst us all.
I hope you all have plans for a wonderful weekend. My sweet husband is taking me out to breakfast tomorrow after we FaceTime with Mandy and Piper. We'll run a few errands and then have a bunch of people over for dinner. I think I'll make my homemade chicken and noodles, they seem to be popular.
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 2:15