The inspiration of color

In the wintertime finding a glimpse of color can sometimes be all the inspiration, we need to find hope and put a smile on our face.

This Mexican heather is truly an amazing plant ours blooms all spring, summer and most of the winter.

This time of year it is a breath of fresh air standing up and saying “I am here take notice.”

We move forward with our lives each day without realizing time is passing us by.

Do something today to make a difference in someone else’s life.

 

 

The colors of the cypress

Fall is here and our biggest show off for fall foilage is our cypress trees.

The foilage turns quickly and then it all falls off and the tree becomes bare.

Fall is a time for reflection of this year 2019 and all the things that have happened. With a new year around the corner, anything is possible.

Tiny calf and its mom

This calf I believe was born the day before yesterday.

It is a tiny calf so more than likely it was premature but it seems to be getting around good and being quite active.

Yellow Jackets

This hive of Yellowjackets was under our star jasmine.

Part of the Jasmine climbs a lattice fence and then part of it makes a walkway to our shed from the fence like an arbor of sorts.

Our daughter Jeanelle walked under it and then she was bitten a few times. This could have been very dangerous if they had all attacked.

Thank goodness the grandkids were not stung.

Jack was able to find the hive and take care of it.

Sometimes they build hives in places you never would think about so always check around you house and in your bushes very well.

 

Baked Parmesean Squash

I had seen this recipe and wanted to try it.

We put up a lot of a squash this year so we have plenty to experiment with.

Cut yellow squash or zucchini into thin circles and place on large baking sheet with parchment paper first.

Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then sprinkle parmesean cheese .

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes until parmesean is golden brown.

This was really good and something different to do with squash. A kid that does not like veggies much would love this.

 

 

Painted Gourd Birdhouses

Jack got down the gourds that my grandfather gave me 25+ years ago.

I knew I wanted to make birdhouses out of them someday but I kept forgetting about them.

They were quite dried out which is a good thing and they were full of seeds I can plant. Seeds do not expire lol. A ziplock bag of seeds out of each gourd.

These two are for our yard.

I have the third one primed for my sister Sheri who can paint it like she wants it painted.

I wanted these painted using the same technique but using different colors. I used metallic paints and then a coat of Marine Spar for protection and shine. The hole saw for the hole and the drill for the top holes for hanging.

The yellow and green one got rained on since it was already in a tree in the backyard. The blue ones home is being determined but I think it will go in the front yard.

Thank You to my grandfather ( Daddy Dub ) for my gourds even though it has taken me many years to get my project done.

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Sheltie Puppy Party

This is my sister Sheri’s and her husbands David two new Sheltie pups they are 4-month-old siblings.

The brown one Missy Hogan is the female and the black and grey one Turbo is the male he has one blue eye.

Trying to keep two very active pups still for pictures was quite the challenge but my sister and I were able to pull it off.

Next time we will try to add in the cat now that should be exciting.

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