Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Colors!

Not sure what kind of tree this is but the soft pink blooms are so pretty.
My first tulip to bloom this season
Yellow Jonquils
Here's the toolbox again. I didn't find geraniums so I settled for red salvia.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Now all I need are some geraniums!

I found this large wooden at the thrift store last fall and finally got around to painting it.
I added three medium sized clay pots that fit perfect. Now I need some beautiful red geraniums to make it complete!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pink Hyacinths

Purchased these two pink hyacinths last week at Walmart at $1 each. One got the "new" thrift store rabbit mug (I thought it looked like Easter) and the other got the off-brand peach can. The hyacinths fragrance is so wonderful!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Awww...First day of Spring in Oklahoma

Welcome Spring!
My new (old) dinner bell and lush bright white snow in the background.
My jonquils getting ready to bloom. boohoo!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pleasant and not so pleasant things on the Bunderosa

Seeing new growth on my rose bushes make me smile.

A big pile of rocks that need to be worked into my "patio". This is pleasant, I think.

Hopefully I will be able to enjoy the blooms if I can keep the little demon dawg out of them.

This is not a pretty sight. Does this rooster sharpen his spurs during the night? Yikes!!

And finally what we call the gift that keeps on giving...a pregnant cat. She had 6 kittens her first litter. I am hoping less this time. And yes, I am getting her spayed. She's such a skank cat.

For those of you wondering the dawgs dragged up the fourth and final horse hoof in the yard. This comes from the nastiest neighbors in the world that I happen to live next to. Various horse leg and hip bones have also been found on our place. Just thought you might be wondering...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cold veggie garden

Hubby has been so busy lately and that's they way I like it...uh huh uh huh. No, I just kidding. Ok, not really. Anyway, he has planted several veggies and we are crossing our fingers that they will grow, grow, grow. Here's a list of what he planted...Red potatoes, yellow and red onion sets, garlic, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts (we just recently tried them and decided we both really liked them), red cabbage and green cabbage, carrots, and spinach. I started some seeds indoors that are coming right along too! Cherokee purple tomatoes, cilantro, poblano peppers, California sweet peppers, red sweet peppers, and various flower seeds.

I am also excited to say that Mr. Hubby finally put all the new trim down in my new laundry room. Yes my friends, it is almost complete!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Just a'workin' my fingers to the bone!

With the sun popping in and out I have been taking advantage of some outdoor work. I've been trying to enlarge my back porch by creating a rock patio. Yep, just rocks and dirt. So far, so good but I have a lonnng way to go! When this project is complete I hope to enlarge my existing flower beds nearby and add an arch and climbing rose bush. I might get fancy and add a bench. Who knows!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A little artsy

I found these wings at a thrift store. Could not pass them up. I told the cashier that I am going to have wings one way or the other. She did not even smile. Pfffttt...why do people have to be so cold? Oh well, I laughed at myself. As always.
Here they are again. Wondering if they look too Harley Davidson? Not that I am against HD or anything but still... Anyway, I like them. haha
Dragging some of my Spring stuff out hoping to get inspired. I desperately need new stuff!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Everythings Coming Up Roses...I hope

Climbing White Dawn
Pure white gardenia-like roses fragrant, repeat bloomers
I planted this near my old metal clothesline pole. It was a pretty nice looking plant for $4 at Dollar General. This can grow and spread up to 14'. I just hope I can keep my little (demonic) Jack Russell from destroying it.

Oklahoma rose
Another great $4 purchase at Dollar General. I set this out in my rose garden.
All I can say is "I can hardly wait for this one to bloom."
Climbing America
I set this one out a little early and the new leaves got bit by a frost. It still looks pretty good. Hubby said he would make me an arch for this one to grow on. These are suppose to have salmon colored blooms with a silvery sheen and a spicy fragrance.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

What to do? What to do?

My youngest son gave me this milk glass light. I want to hang it in my new laundry room. I'm wondering if I should paint all the dark metal crap white. That is my "what to do" question. hmmmm?
This is the light I am using now. It is NEW. It is BORING. I do not LIKE new or boring.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Not so pleasant week

This week has not exactly been a great week. My dear sister/best friend in all the world lost her husband of 29 years yesterday after he suffered two major strokes. It was a sad day for all of us. He was just a good ole boy (67 years young). He has a son and daughter and he and sis raised her two girls and also their 13 year old grandson Chance. Willis taught Chance to be an excellent bow and rifle hunter and also trained him to become a champion archer in his age group. Debbie and Willis owned and operated Hopkins Racing Stables back in early 1990's. The past two years they have been active in raising Boer meat goats. He was well known in the Sapulpa community where he lived all his life.
We are gonna miss you Willis Hopkins. Rest in God's sweet peace.