Monday, October 12, 2009

Scarey Halloween Table Scapes


My Spooky Halloween Table Scape

This will be my Spooky Dessert Table
For Lots of Delicious Scary Treats!

~BEWARE~ Keepers of the Candy!

Awww...who could be Afraid of this Little Fella!

Feelin A Little Witchy!

Align LeftI Hope I didn't Scare you Too Much!!!:)

How Have you Decorated for Halloween?

Has the Spirit Moved You Yet???

Have A Spooky~Fun Day!



Happy Fall Greetings From the Pumpkin People!

Getting ready for the Trick or Treaters

Fall's Has Arrived!
Greetings from the Pumpkin People

Pictures of things around my Fall Garden

Not a Great show on these Monatauk Daisies, but there is a couple of weeks to go before the heavy frost gets them. They were beautiful the last few years, I think I over pruned in the spring. I think this year, I will prune them back after they bloom, in 1st or 2nd week of November

Ewhhh.... :( They birds had a Feast! What's left of those beautiful Sunflowers of Summer....oh I miss those summer daze already!

Hard to believe they once look vibrant as this!

Not much left in my Suburban Garden...some thyme, sage, apple mint, allsymm, snow in the summer...well, if what they predict is true...we will sure have "Snow in The Winter" Here in the beautiful state of Michigan!

Wait...there's One Last Strawberry to pick! I couldn't believe it, but I picked this last strawberry last week when I took these pictures , What do ya know!:D A tasty surprise!

Well nothing left to do but get the beds ready for next seasons beauty and plant bulbs

I usually go all out for Halloween Outside, but, now that my Kids are grown and not around as much, I am not that interested in decorating with lights and all. But, the Inside seems to be another story...I have had my Halloween Table Display for a couple weeks now.
I will show those pics on my next post

Happy Fall to Ya All!


Thursday, October 1, 2009


  • make me feel loved
  • show someone you love them
  • can make you smile when you're feeling down
  • can be given to yourself
  • can change the mood of a room
  • can change Your mood

Show Your Roses, and what they mean to you

How can you finish this sentence? "Roses....

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Hope your Day is Filled with Roses!


Monday, September 21, 2009

I've Got My Eye On You!

I Wanted to share this... looked-up...I don't know why, but, there he was! I haven't seen one of these prehistoric insects in years, and there it was, I think it's called a praying mantis, right there on my living room transom window looking right down at me! As I took these pictures, he actually, moved his head, and looked down at me...I hope you can see him better when you enlarge the picture.

See How His Head Is Turned Now..? Looking right at me!

A few weeks ago, I was feeling a little down, as I walked into the living room, I happened to look up, I saw this large creature, I pulled a chair over and climbed up unto it to get a closer picture, a thought came straight into my head... I'm there for you...watching over you...your not alone! Now, looking back, why would those thoughts come into my head.? I hope you don't find me nutty;D, but, I really believe that all the creatures large and small, are God's watchful eyes letting us know that he is here for us.
God must have known I needed to know he was there, and he was watching over me.

Have you ever experienced anything like this?

I needed that reminder, and it truly gave me comfort

Blessings and Happiness to you!


Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer Garden Pics

Hydrangea blooms of the this summer. A couple are as big as my head...well almost! ;D

Finally...I thought I had better post some Summer Blooms...before they became Brown Autumn Blooms....

The Wisteria is doing beautiful this year. This is the 1st bloom when it finally had gotten some leaves on. The second bloom was last month. Now, It has Gone Wild! I have to trim it this week...I will take a picture before I trim it. WOW! You should see it! It loves it's Western exposure. The hydrangea , just below the left side of the wisteria, are photos of them early summer, just starting to come in...wait til you see them now!

Anyway, for anyone one still lingering :D, here are pictures of the other side of my house, the garage side.....I had a beautiful array of Iris in the spring...but, unfortunately, was too busy with my trailer project, and forgot to take pictures...well, there's always next year!

There's white campunula, shasta daisy, lambs ear, hosta, Iris, white swan rudeckia or coneflower, and lavender repeated throughout. I believe in only planted what does well in your garden space. I give a plant a try...and if it doesn't do well after the first year, I move it , or replace it with something else. Gardening shouldn't be a chore, so plant what your love, but it has to be in a an area that it will do well in. A gardens creed, Trial and Error. It's really the only way, each plant has its own needs, and each yard in each area is different.

If you haven't noticed yet, my garden is all white, well, almost with exception of the blooms of the Wisteria, a couple blue iris, some lavender, some sunflowers, well white is my main color:D

Planted some Clematis climbing on a small trellis my husband made for me. I just planted it this year to cover-up an ugly meter, it did pretty good, they are very slow to start, but next year should be more of a show. I still need to cover the front/bottom of the plant with some lavender to keep the roots cool. I saw a little browning today, I'll need to tend to that soon.

In the front of my House, which is my actually, the garage, My windowboxes came out really well. I planted Limelite Coleus,White Petunia, White Coral Bells, Purple Alyssumm, Boccopa, and some Ivy Leafed Accenet plant...cant remember the name of.

The TinCan Cottage waits patiently out front for its next road trip!

These Obedient plants and White Gayfeather or Liatris are prominent right now out in my front garden and front side garden, and Oh How the Bees Love Them! Just look at the size of these guys!!! They don't bother me ... I don't bother them. I get a little close sometimes, we get along just fine sharing my small garden!

Herb Garden Side...I have tons of Dill, Sage, Too Much Mint, Apple Mint and Lemon Mint, great for teas but there taking over my garden! I have to redo this area and plant them in pots in the next couple of weeks. to do list entry no. 9 :D
thyme, chamomile, and chives. I only plant what I might actually use in the kitchen.

Believe it or not, I did not plant any tomatoes this year! The tomatoes that I left last fall, I worked into the garden soil and voila! I will show pictures as soon as some of them ripen. If I remember correctly, I planted tiny yellow salad grape tomatoes, red grape tomatoes, medium sized tomatoes. Tomato plants for a second year, I think this is quite unheard of in Michigan's climate, so this is a real blessing! Thank you lord!

As for the things that God planted...that is to say, I just left some seeds unattended to...and there they grew! A blessing for a lazy gardener!

Some Gourds that I just left behind my Hydrangeas last fall...I will keep you updated on what they become, I'm not sure which ones they were, if it's the one's i think they are, well they're kind of big, will have to see.:D

I haven't planted a sunflower in the last 3 years, they just keep coming up right in the same spot!

Here is my backyard porch, since we don't have a deck yet, my husband made us this shaded area so we could sit and relax later in the day. Iam still planting my garden back here, right now I just have a couple of pots of these Huge Coleous , and in the front, I planted Arborvitaes for some privacy. I'll be adding some Mums later this month, and I plan on drawing out the plans for next years flower garden. Stay tuned!:D

I thank you for coming by to see my Summer Blooms, I will add more pictures as the summer winds down.

Enjoy the rest of your summer days!!!

Sunshine and Smiles