Sunday, April 15, 2018


Making a simple Kitchen Island Centerpiece

I love riding my bike early in the morning or late in the afternoon. This was a late afternoon ride to our neighborhood duck ponds. I love feeding these sweet quacking ducks especially when they have newly hatched ducklings. You can hardly see them in this photo, most were all the way on the other side of the ponds. 

After my ride I decided to cut some of my roses for a simple centerpiece for the kitchen island. With storms, high winds and torrential rain expected the roses would be damaged, a good excuse to cut and enjoy inside. 

Cutting a basket full of  roses

A pretty MacKenzie-Childs tray

Oh how lovely!

A beautiful backyard sunset to end the day...

A simple and pretty arrangement to enjoy on the island, I wish you could smell the rose scent.

Thanks for stopping by. You know how I enjoy reading your comments, it's the only way I know you were here. 

Friday, April 6, 2018


First a Thank You!
Tales of The Traveling Totes ~ Gift Swap

"A Taste of New York"
I want to thank my sweet friend and gift swap partner, Patti from Pandora's box.  We were swaping gifts made in our hometowns or states. My gifts from Patti were all wrapped up in ribbons. Patti's "Taste of New York," package included so many delicious treats, local honey, maple syrup, chocolate, popcorn and local wine. And, a favorite of mine, checked straws from MacKenzie-Childs. Patti, the honey is so good, already consumed and the syrup delicious on my Sunday morning waffles. I will enjoy this again this weekend.  I am saving the popcorn for sharing with Connor, his favorite. The straws are a staple in my kitchen and they go quickly. The chocolate was a huge hit! Jim and I shared the wine from your local winery, it was so refreshing, enjoyed on one of our warm sunny days on the veranda. I loved the crisp fruity flavor! Thanks Patti, you do know me so well. On my next trip to visit you I will be bringing home more of these treats! If you would like to see what my gift to Patti was please visit her at Pandora's box.

If you would like to visit other TTT members and swaps you will find them here.

Patti at Pandora's Box and Emily at The French Hutch
Ricki Jill at The Sketchy Reader and Jackie at Purple Chocolat Home
Linda G at More Fun Less Laundry and Deb at Mountain Breaths
Linda P at Life and Linda and Jenna at The Painted Apron
They'll be posting no later than Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
Rita at Panoply and Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul

Spring Waterlogue fun

 Spring is in full bloom here. Pretty petals everywhere, bird nest spilling their baby robins out into the world. Azaleas, dogwood trees and purple Iris are a few of the miracles I enjoyed seeing today. 

Spring has been enjoyed inside as well with the help of fresh flowers and lots of bunnies and eggs an chicks. I thought it would be fun to play with my spring vignette photos in Waterlogue. 

My Ornamental Pear 

Simple boxwood wreath with blue ribbon to welcome guests

MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check rabbit and hare. The hare was a gift from my son and his family

This adorable duck topiary was a gift from my sister. Not from Waterlogue but he is much to sweet not to include. Notice his big feet!

Eggs and chicks

Rosie Rabbit

This has been a glorious Easter, beautiful blue skies and cool temperatures. Such a blessing!
Thank you for dropping by. I appreciate each and every visit. I do hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you were here.

Happy Spring


Dishing It and Digging It 

Saturday, March 31, 2018