Spring is happening…

azalea’s blooming…

wild plum blooming….

unable to keep bird bath full due to nesting…. 

we are very sentimental about our wild plum planted by the previous owner’s the Scrivener’s… residents in our home from the 40’s to 2002? It does produce lovely little plums.

The day has come…. a March Wedding~


 To Andrea and David~

  ~DAFFODIL, SEVERAL: Joy, happiness


 ~FERN: Sincerity, magic, fascination, confidence, shelter.


~PANSIES: Receipient is being thought about. The flower’s name comes from the French word pensée which means thought or remembrance. Associated with the first wedding anniversary.

A wedding wish for you both~


The Way — Unknown origin

The way is long — let us go together
The way is difficult — let us help each other
The way is joyful — let us share it
The way is ours alone — let us go in love
The way grows before us — let us begin……….

~ ROSE, WHITE: Innocence, purity, secrecy, I am worthy of you, silence, friendship, truth, virtue, girlhood, humility spiritual love, but of the soul, reverence, charm, happy love.

With all the best from my family to yours!

This is serious!

First, the map~
This is really serious! I live for hummingbirds.! I love them as do all members of my family! We say goodbye to them with a heavy heart and wait anxiously for their return. The map is always consulted, and from yesterday or the day before, it has exploded with sightings. This means they are almost here! So, out comes the feeders and I had to double check my recipe!

Here is a lot of information for any who care to read it! To me it is so fascinating. How do these little creatures flow so far, and know how and when to stop. How do they return to the same area time after time? It is amazing to me.

Here is my last reference to the hummingbirds on their migration south. It is just really calming to me to have these bits of nature to rely on. It is grounding for me to know that I can count on certain things to be, no matter what else is going on. When I put my garden to rest in November and December it is with sadness, but also relief that we made it through another season. Of course I am always chomping at the bit to see winter go. This little map symbolizes a lot for us. Growth and renewal. Faith in something  bigger than us. It is all good!
Get your feeder’s cleaned out and prepare some sugar syrup the hummies are coming!

Crochet~ I think I get it!

 I have been determined to learn how to do this crochet thing.  I have wanted to learn for the longest time. Ok, so it took me a long time to “get it”, but I think I am good to go now.

I thought this little top was so cute, and I new just the girl for it~

I found this cute pattern here from Jessi’s Patterns so, I just went for it! It was fun. I used the same type of yarn as she did, Caron Brites, but I am not crazy about that yarn. Also, my crochet seems loose. So, definitely lots of room to improve there. I first tried this pattern with Rowan Cotton, and I love the color, however it seems heavy. I just need to finish the straps, then I can really compare. 

  In the mean time~ here is a close up of my little flower detail.

 ~ and the back detail, I love the little vintage green buttons.

That is my first real crochet project, yay Crochet!!

Interruption of Spring~

Hard to believe that this is what I see now from my back door, when this is what I saw from my front porch last night! My husband couldn’t help but take a few pic’s…

 We had a little winter storm blow in… it is our first snowfall of the winter. I thought we had made it through, but old man winter had other plans for us! Thankfully this little snow won’t last long, and the kids LOVED it!  ~These shots are from our front porch last night. My husband was just as excited as the kids. 

Exploring the garden is so much fun when it is covered by snow! 

 Hard to believe it was so pretty the day before this blew in!

I can seriously not remember the last time we had snow in March, but it was fun while it lasted!

Much of the snow has already melted this Saturday afternoon, much to the disappointment of Livy~and all the rest of the gang.

little photographer….

I am really proud of my daughter.  I think she has become a quite good photographer. She has been working really hard on improving her skill. I think she has done a fine job. Here are some of her latest photo’s..  (if the labels are dorky it is because I labeled them, not her!) 

“evening flight”…. 



“quiet night”…..

one more from the Brooks…

this is our park at the end of our street….   Overton Park .

Field trip…..

The Memphis Brooks Museum is a wonderful place to visit. Each museum in the city has a day with certain times allotted for free admission. This is a great little resource for homeschoolers and those with kids who seek educational opportunities to learn and have some fun at the same time.

   Lion greetings!

Here are some of the favorite art exhibit’s….

There are many more wonderful exhibits of course, but these were a few of the kids favorites. All pictures taken by my daughter who loves photography.

Next post will be some of her newest photo’s inspired by her field trip.