Tuesday, August 1, 2017


" Fairest of the months!  Ripe summer's  queen the hey-day of the year with robes that gleam with sunny sheer sweet august doth appear."  
               ~R. Combe  Miller~

The brilliant poppy flaunts her head amidst the ripening grain, and adds her voice to see the song that August's here again."
            ~Helen Winslow~

"In august, the large masses of berries, which when in flower, had attracted many with bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson here, and by their  weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs.
         ~Henry David Thoreau~

"August rushes by like desert rainfall, a flood of frenzied repheaval, expected but still catching me unprepared, like a matchflame bursting on the scene, heat and haze of crimson sunsets, like a dream of moon and dark barely recalled, a moment, shadows caught in  a blink.  Like a quick kiss; one wishes for more but it suddenly turns to leave, dragging summer away."
             ~Elizabeth Maria Taylor~

Wishing everyone a blessed and lovely August.  

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017


"The summer looks out from her brazen tower, through the flashing bars of July."
              ~Francis Thompson~

"Oh, the summer night has a smile of light and she sits on a sapphire throne."
        ~Barry Cornwall~

"We go in withering July to ply the hard incessant hoe; panting beneath the brazen sky we sweat and grumble, but we go"
      ~Ruth Pitter~

"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit.  A few of those days and you an become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world."
               ~Ada Louise Huxtable~

Wishing everyone a great month of July and a wonderful summer.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


I have my flag proudly displayed every day and I hope all true patriots will do the same. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017


" It is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses, when pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses."
       ~Nathaniel Parker Willis~

" It's beautiful the summer month of June when all of God's own wildflowers are in bloom and sun shines brightly most part of the day and butterflies o'er lush green meadows play.

Light hearted skylark songster of the wing high o'er the quiet and lonely moorland sing above her nest cloaked by the tangled heath her charming song so exquisitely sweet.

So mellow the gentle breath of June day breeze the birds rejoicing on the leafy trees and doppled trout in pool bed of the stream bask in the sun their spotted skins agleam."
                  ~Francis Duggan~

Saturday, May 20, 2017


I have my home inside and outside decorated with flags and other items that are patriotic.  They will stay up until after the 4th of July.  Some of the items my husband and I made when we were in the craft business, others I got at yard sales or from the Dollar Tree store or other stores when I found them on sale.  Enjoy this Armed Forces Day and the following photos.

Some of you have already seen these photos but some of my new followers have not.