Cherry tomatoes on the vine instantly bring back the memory of sneaking a few into my mouth while crouching low in the garden furrow to avoid my grandmother on the next row from seeing me. I had been told not to eat them unwashed, but how could I resist that warm, juicy taste! This was … Continue reading On the vine
What is this?
Several weeks ago as I was coming into the house through the back door, something flew across in front of me and landed on the brick fireplace chimney. It startled me and I jumped back. But when I saw what it was then I was really startled - what on earth is this? Shaped like … Continue reading What is this?
Tuesday Tablescape: DT Lemons
I'm not sure what drew me to these lemons from the Dollar Tree (DT) in the first place. I had seen others using them for table scaping in a social media group that inspires me. The bright lemons did make a pretty table, but I had no plans to incorporate them into my summer table … Continue reading Tuesday Tablescape: DT Lemons
Summer Night Lights
By night on the deck The summer of 2022 is going to be the summer I went solar. No, not those panels decorating so many roofs. I've gone solar with casual lighting for my deck and front porch. By day on the deck It really started with the front porch and wanting a soft light … Continue reading Summer Night Lights
Tablescapes: Patriotic and Summer
Wave that flag and ring the dinner bell! Let's eat! Hot weather is here where I live and that means it is time to transition from spring decorations to summer. Since May ends with Memorial Day and then June leads into Independence Day, I decorate with a Patriotic theme for the first part of the … Continue reading Tablescapes: Patriotic and Summer
Tea Time Southern Style
As I write this mid-afternoon on the last day of June 2020 the heat index has already reached 100 degrees and we have several more hours for it to climb. The air is filled with the Sahara dust that has travelled all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to fill the big, bright Texas sky … Continue reading Tea Time Southern Style
Good ‘ol summertime
Summer arrived long before the Summer Solstice did in the heart of Texas. The heat, humidity, and mosquitos made an entrance early in May. Our only redemption is that we have had beneficial rains and some reasonably sensible temperatures at brief intervals. It's definitely summer and people are turning their thoughts to staying cool, … Continue reading Good ‘ol summertime
Happy Summer 2017
Happy First Day of Summer! Where I live the temperatures have already soared into the upper 90's and there is lots of sunshine and those big fluffy Texas only clouds. All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico from now until early October, and, yes there's development out there already. Time for watermelon, iced tea … Continue reading Happy Summer 2017