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A Blossoming Country Girl

I have always love planting flowers, so this year I decided to plant some vegetables. I find the process very calming and relaxing. The time from planning to executing my plan keeps my mind focused and free of stress.

Everything being planted I started from seeds. Every open space in my kitchen is covered with all sorts of containers. My daughter can’t wait for everything to be planted so she can have the kitchen back.

Carrots. cabbage, peas, string beans, luffa gourds, watermelon, sunflowers & corn

Everything that was planted has not sprouted but more has sprouted then I expected.

Now I must begin to prepare the outside for several raised garden beds.

Before…..

After….

Today I was determined to get my to get my peas in the ground….so I had to finish.

I made a gate (not pictured), rearranged the beds, made a trellis and finally one garden bed is finished and filled with 2 mammoth sunflowers and my peas! There is still much to do but it feels really good and today was a GREAT DAY!

Finally……

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By time I finished it was getting dark and the insects started making music. I imagined a finished garden, sitting out here relaxing in the evening after “working the fields” listening to the song of the evening with a nice glass of Stella Rosa wine.

Hope you like tonight’s song selection…

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Wordless Wednesday

Well almost wordless….there is only 34 days till the first day of spring and not to far from that will we start to see new leaves sprouting from trees and plants popping up from the ground. I cannot wait

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Last Blooms-2

Here are a couple more photos of the flowers and plant still blooming or full of life.

The first 2 images is a Split Leaf Philodendron. This one does not have any blooms but it caught my eye because it was full of Caterpillars. When I purchased this plant the leaves were beautiful but now the leaves are food.

 

 

This Rose Bush looks terrible but the bud is beautiful and I know that the actual bloom will be amazing.

 

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Ruby Star – Part 2

“Every day may not be good…

But there’s something good in every day”

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Ruby Star

This is for Brian over at Equinoxio.  When i posted a picture of the bud he asked where is the “ruby”?  Well here it is Brian I hope you like it.  

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Confidence

“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”

– Hasidic Proverb

 

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Flower of the Day

Celosia Plumas

 

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Photo of the Day

The pessimist only sees difficulty in every opportunity, 

The optimist sees only opportunity in every difficulty.

Quote by Winston Churchill

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New ventures coming

I got the word on Thursday that I am being laid off on March 31, 2017 just 131 days away and counting down.  In total nearly 1400 people are losing their jobs over an 14 month period.  I am part of the 2nd group to leave.  I knew it was possible since the company will not be servicing mortgage loans for a certain type of client any longer but I was hoping that I was in the 50% that was going to stay till the end or I chose otherwise.  They will be holding job fairs and helping us with updating our resumes, so hopefully I won’t be jobless come April 1st.

Staying positive and making light of the situation for now is how me and a few others are dealing with it.  One of the things that we are going to do is have a going away party of us and have some battery operated candles and as we leave someone will turn off our candle.  Kinda like the show Survivor.

 

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This is Lake Worth. As a kid my mother would take us here to go swimming back in the early 70’s. It is now closed but I still have some good memories.

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PS if you have any job leads in the South Jersey area let me know.

Nature’s Stairway

Be prepared to look down from time to time as you may be pleasantly surprised by what you see.

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Just a Bit of Attitude

I do not know why but I have a thing for bugs, insects and such.  My grandson Arai is aware of this so when every he sees a bug he calls me to take pictures of it.

Yesterday he saw a butterfly on my flowers and proceeded to tell me to come out “….Mom-mom come here there’s a white butterfly with a mole on it, hurry-up and be quite you don’t want to scare it…”.  He listens so well (when he wants to).

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After this was taken he chose not to listen to his mother and was sent to “time-out”.  He was all attitude at that point.

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But lucky for us, his attitudes do not last long.  Within 5 minutes we were back looking for more insects to photograph.

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