Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Talking with the grands about careers. Nothing better.






Nothing makes grandparents feel better than spending time with their grands one on one.
Grandson has completed 2 years of college in communication.
He and his friends are considering going into the army.
Our son, and all of us, secretly hope he doesn't but no one wants to discourage him. He and his papaw are very close.
GS asks
"What do you think Papaw?"
Papaw did not pass for the army due to a heart problem and can not give any advise based on experience.
Papaw always encourages the grands to look at all alternatives.
GS seems to have a calling for criminal forensics.

He is waiting for clearance on a football shoulder injury to go into training.

Trusting in God to help him decide.
 



GD sitting across from me is a CNA wanting to persue a career into nursing. 
That is all she ever talks about to me. She started nursing school and found it very hard.
Recently I have read a BSN is the hardest career to reach in college these days.
I told her to keep on trying. 

True the college and training is a lot harder than the actual work.

I can remember our professors and Lab RNs telling us this is the way your learn to do it right. It may not end up being the actual way you do it.
Must be very flexible and autonomous to be a nurse.



  




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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pink Saturday and all flowers blooming.



Pink Saturday and summer in full force.




Our tomatoes are coming on all all our flowers are blooming now.
Love it









After a good pruning Knockout Roses coming on new growth.





Love our lilies.
Planted four of these 17 years ago when we moved into this house to represent our 4 daughter.
They have come up every year.

Planted a flower to represent everyone in the family.
These are the only ones still coming up.



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Good Fences









In the country on our son's land.
Just got to get with those horses and fences.



Another beautiful place we partied for graduation.


The property across the road.




A rock fence stabilized by some kind of mesh netting.






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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Outdoor Wednesday.-in the country









Although these shrubs need trimming, I just love the colors in them.
This was after a rain the night before.



 I like the colors of the petunias, coreopsis and barberry on the corner of the front porch.
The colors all blend in so well.



At our son's for Father's Day.
I knew that Honeymoon had just had a colt and John had said he was going to sell Honeymoon.

I went looking for the new colt but there was none. 



 Seems our son could not sell Honeymoon, he thought too much of her. 
So he sold the colt instead of her.
She is a beauty.






Tomatoes doing great.
Keeping them off the dirt or the ground is the secret and away from critters.





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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Traveling and finding treasures with Tom.


Tom's photo




In our town we have this Civil War Museum and also a Woman's Civil War Museum


The museum sits on a hill just above Bardstown Village.

There is always something going on here .
Folks come and  stay and set up little shops that represent what a village would look like around the Civil War Time and other demonstrate trades.
Making brooms, flint making, weaving. There is a mill there that runs down the creek seen to the right.
Yearly there is a Civil War enactment and many of the folks in town take part in this.






Something going all every week-end our town.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Grand Social with family celebrations.








Things are back to normal for our daughters family for the time being, so a graduation party for grandaughter and welcome home for grandson were finally held.
This was the first day brother and sister had gotten to see each other since his return.
Oh how they missed each other.


 A wonderful cook out with family and friends was a great success.

Grandson lost about 25 pounds while in Peru with beautiful grand daughter looking healthy and tanned since starting her job as life guard at one of the Country Clubs in town.

Listened to stories of Peru from grandson who was so excited about his experience, despite picking up a stomach bug.
Several of the students did.




Old faithful, Blossom, has been with us 16 years.
GD named her when they first got her and as her brother says, a girly, girl name.
Well sure.
Proud dad  sitting beside Blossom is glad to have every one home now.
But only for awhile.
Son will  be a senior in college next year studying for a business degree and has already started his internship at an insurance co. and daughter will start Architecture school in the fall.
GD loved her afghan I made her and it matches perfectly with all the colors she chose for her dorm room.

 Got one more grand to graduate from high school next year and she has already told me what color she wants.
Gives me plenty of time to geter done. 

And Father's Day fun too

Dad, son and grandson


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Friday, June 17, 2016

Pink Saturday and more










Love Walmart's parking lot full of flowers.









When our granddaughter was expecting her first child and our first greatgrandchild she and her hubby had an an announcement party.
Expectant dad and mom invited us over for a party and he held a handful of blue balloons and she a handful of pink balloons.
Whichever sex their child was, the one holding the right color of balloons let them loose into the air.
They made us all wait and guess and tease us and when the blue balloons were released we all yelled and jumped for joy.
It was a fun time and a very creative way of announcing they were expecting a son.






He is two now and a most precious little boy.
Reminds me of Prince George.




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