Archive for the ‘Barnyard’ Category


From Our Barn…

Wishing everyone a very beautiful 2015! ~

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Flourish

My roses were just beautiful first thing in the morning.  The nights have been cooler, we’ve had lots of magnificent cloudy skies, I’ve been doing my best to combat the caterpillars… so this fresh outpouring of rose buds was all set to make a splendid appearance. And this morning when I went outside with my […]

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Half Full

  Literally, my rose beds are half empty.  There is no place for them in the gallery of beautiful gardens.  The barren dirt reveals an ugly old soaker hose.  The remnants of dried up daffodil and iris stalks dot the little landscape.  But I sit on my Nana’s old glider, coffee in hand, cat on […]

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Blue Skies

I’ve just come inside.  Have been out there enjoying another gorgeous evening.  Our poor land is so drought stricken. But we’ve had rain… glorious rain for the past four days, and it’s starting to rain again this very minute.  We’re all rejoicing! Dark blue stormy skies.  Magnificent. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! ~

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Thorns Among the Roses

This was my first real morning back in the barnyard.  The first day I intentionally put on the work clothes, donned the gloves, grabbed the loppers and the clippers and the steak knife, the trash can, the straw hat… coaxed Peloton off of her comfy pillow… and headed outside to spend some time. First stop, […]

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She Must Know

  Surely she knows.  In her short life she’s only had the joy of experiencing two summers, but she must have the memory of those days in the sunshine.  I can tell by the way she leaps with excitement when I pick up my watering can and she follows me to the flower beds. In […]

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My Calm Crepe Myrtles

  On one of those hot afternoons, when the Monday had REALLY been a Monday, and I was feeling fairly overwhelmed with it all… I went out into my barnyard to pull a few weeds, and pick up the hose to do a little watering.  That always relaxes me.  My crepe myrtles are just beautiful […]

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Great Reward

It has never been a chore.  It has always been a joy.  I’m talking about yard work.  My sister and I played “alligator river” while Nana dug dandelions.  Growing up we fought the valiant battle against stickers in the backyard, armed with paper sacks and knives.  It was an ongoing family activity. I got married […]

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Honeysuckle on the Horizon

 We’ve had rain.  Glorious rain.  It has come our way about half an inch at a time, but upon our horrifically parched land (yes, I mean horrific), half an inch of rain has us dancing in the streets. My five year old barnyard is the prettiest it’s ever been.  The other day I decided to […]

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Orchard of Life

Maybe it’s because they’re young and a bit timid.  Maybe it’s because they were watching the apricot tree foolishly bloom early in March, only to be bitten hard. Whatever the reason, my little pear trees held onto their buds, and finally decided to put on their frilly and beautiful show this week.  There are several […]

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My Bowl of Pecans

In August I took this photo on the way to my mailbox, then came inside and posted “Promise of Pecans” on my site.  Today I’ve gathered the crop. For such a young tree, it sure has given me a wonderful harvest.  I’m anxious to crack the delicious fruit out of its shell.  Well, no, I’m […]

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My Black Cat

I have the sweetest cat in the world.  I feel a bit bad when I say that, because I hate to take away from the other wonderful cats I’ve owned and loved.  But this little girl has the most charming personality imaginable. She’s black as the darkest night.   She’s the fifth cat of our married […]

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