Thursday, July 22, 2010

How does my garden grow?

With a lot of love - and even more water!!!  

We have a 3 day weekend coming up an my plan is to prepare another perennial garden.  Despite my better judgment I made another trip to the nursery.  And like puppies,  more plants just keep following me home.  Sooner or later, I'll have enough...right? 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Give Me a Call

Who remembers these?

This particular booth is before my time, however it does have a certain charm about it.   My hubby actually jumped in the booth and acted like Clark Kent turning into Superman.  AND cautioned me NOT to post his picture!  He is my Superman so this is as close as I dare get.

Another hot, humid and sticky day.  Perfect for danging the toes in the water and sitting under an umbrella with a lemonade and good book.

Hope everyone is staying cool!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Old Mission Peninsula


One of my favorite trips is to the hill county and wineries.  The countryside is always so unique and the scenery breathtaking.  I enjoy the personalities of the hosts in the tasting rooms.  I sometimes wonder whether the wine totally sells itself (of course it does!) and just how much the personality of the host and ambiance of the venue adds to the experience!  

  As much as I'd like to pretend I am knowledgeable about the perfect "marriage" of wines with specific meals, that is just not the case.  I usually gravitate towards Rieslings and semi-sweet wines, with an occasional Merlot that tickles my fancy.   And I'm drawn to the silly names of some of the wines.  One of our favorites has a pooch for a mascot and a bottle named in his honor.  (Yes, I like OPI nail polish for the same silly reasons - someone has a great job thinking up those names!)

And dare I say, shhhh - it's our secret - sometimes I throw an ice cube in the wine glass regardless of whether it is suppose to be served chilled or not!

What wines do you gravitate to?  Do you have a favorite?  With ice or without?

It's been a while since I've participated in Mosaic Mondays and I miss them.   Please join Mary at Little Red House to enjoy many beautiful mosaics.

Friday, July 16, 2010


So simple and so beautiful!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Traverse City

Walking on the sandy beach, listening to the sounds of the water against the rocks, hearing the sounds of the animals, basking the the glory of nature at its finest....such a calming way to unwind.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Quirky but Cute!

A friend and I spent the afternoon browsing an artsy section of a neighboring town and found these interesting chairs.  I've never seen a wingback with this upholstery but nontheless, it was cute.  And the little black number on the right - quirky and adorable!  And the sign - well, we've all been there!!

Hope all of you are staying cool in this hot, humid and sticky weather!   I'm so thankful we live in a wooded area - at least I can keep moving to the "shady" spot to work!