Picture of the day

Oct 23, 2013

Am I the only one that can burn macaroni?

I figured since I’m going to be doing a “picture of the day”…I might as well start now! Better sooner rather than later…


Very relaxing day…no stress, no frustration, no aggravation!

The best black snake photo on my cell phone!

He’s up in a lilac bush…of course, I have better pics on my computer. This is the best I can do for now!

Green blackberries
Blackeyed Susan’s

The pool is clean! Now we just need it to get warm. It’s really not that cold, but some would want it warmer.

Jimsonweed flowers

They’re supposed to be yellow…but I find that it’s ok!

More of nature’s spit
Dogwood berries

This is the pink one!

Bleeding hearts

I did get some mulching done, but other than that , I sat on my porch and enjoyed the day!

That’s about all I have for today.

So, until next time

Peace, love, and understanding

Hope everyone has a great day!

Getting back to myself…

This is going to be a quick post…

Still don’t have internet!

Two sticks and a nut

Walnut to be exact!

Not having internet right now has been a struggle! I should be mad… frustrated. Yes! Annoyed? Yes! But not mad. That takes a lot of energy, and today is a carefree day!!


So, again, I have a ton of pictures! But they’re on my computer… I guess this is a good challenge for me. Taking new pictures with my cell phone and not repeating myself.

When I get internet back, each post will include a “picture of the day” – a picture I took while I couldn’t use the internet!

Holes in a dead tree

Kind of hard to see…I noticed them yesterday while taking pictures with my Canon. The trunk to the left has all the holes…I’m sure something is living in there.

I left it the way I did because I find it interesting…the holes, the scars, the vine wrapped around the branch.

The other side of the same tree

Know the difference between a Canon and cell phone camera? Focus!

Red holly berry and green leaves

Every day is a new day…today is no different!

White wildflower

So, that’s about all I have for today…without ruining tomorrow’s post!

“They are not dead who live in our hearts they leave behind.” – Tuscarura

“All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.” – Arapaho

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” – tribe unknown

Picture of the week?

Butterfly beer

Taken Sept 13, 2018

What is butterfly beer?

Well, quite simply, it is over ripe fruit and beer. You can use just about any soda…I use root beer. The website, national butterfly center, says to use bananas and brown sugar. Check out theur website for more info!

I just use fruit and soda…they absolutely love it!

Another thing you can do to help pollinators is water and marbles. Place marbles in a shallow dish and fill with water, making sure nit to cover the marbles. The marbles are to keep the bees from drowning.


I plan on posting again later! Soon, maybe. Today is Saturday, so I’m not stressing about anything

Until then…

“While I breathe, I hope”

– South Carolina state motto


Hanging out on hummingbird feeded

They hung out there all day…I first noticed them around 8am. At dinnertime, around 6pm, they were still there. (The one on the inside had jumped over to the deck, but had pretty much not moved all day. ) They are nocturnal creatures after all.

The bigger one seemed to be having troubles before I took this picture…I wiped his mouth off (he had gunk in both corners of his mouth), and put him back. Much happier!

Hanging out at the pool
Oh so happy
All by his lonesome

So hopefully I will be able to get back to my normal posts tomorrow! It’s been a real struggle using my cellphone…zaps my battery quicker than you can say “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”! Don’t know if that’s spelled right…I sounded it iut as I wrote it.

No quotes or abstract photos today!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!


Peony seed pods

I’ve already been out working on one of my gardens this morning…the bugs are terrible!! Don’t think I’ll do much more today – the bugs are only going to get worse as it gets hotter.

Wet lilacs

It did rain a little this morning.

Fly on yellow sage leaf

Don’t know exactly when we will get the internet back…my boyfriend needs to pay the bill. That’s all I’m going to say about that…

Little purple wildflowers

I first noticed these flowers yesterday! I’ve got really good photos of them…with my other camera!! So, when I can I will post them.

They’re really pretty when they’re open…pink with yellow-white spots with blue centers.

I had a terrible time getting my cell phone to focus on what I wanted it to focus on. I was really getting irritated…gotta work with what I’ve got for the time being.

Another bird on a wire

So, I’m going to spend my day going through more pictures and editing. This afternoon I’m going to clean the pool…it’s almost there, after today’s vacuum it should be ready for swimmers!

Words of wisdom (from Native Americans):

Don’t be afraid to cry, it will free your mind if sorrowful thoughts.

– Hopi

Day and night cannot dwell together.

– Duwamish

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.

– Apache

Just the facts, ma’am!

Actually, just some pictires…

Brown and black bug on green leaves
Green bug on green leaf
Purple and white flowers

I’ve learned…

-that it’s not what you have in life, but who you have in life that matters.

– that you can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

Baby oak tree

This tree will eventually overpower the lilacs and crepe myrtles, but there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s going to take years and by then… maybe it won’t be so bad.

Three yuccas
Ready to bloom…almost
Pink and green

Pink begonia flowers and green leaves. Mostly junk, but there is an azalea bush!

Full bloom

Sun drop flowers


Telling me he needs some water! He drinks out of the toilet when there’s no water in his bowl. Luckily for him, I don’t use that blue stuff or any other chemicals that stay in the tank or bowl!


So, until tomorrow…hope all is well and there’s plenty of sunshine to keep you warm!


Friend, do it this way

– that is,

Whatever you do in life

Do the very best you can.

With both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,

The Power of the Universe

Will come to your assistance,

If your heart and mind are in unity.

When one sits in the Hoop Of the People

One must be responsible because

All of Creation is related

And the hurt of one is the hurt of all,

And the honor of one is the honor of all.

And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.

F you do it that way,

– that is, if you truly join your heart and mind

As one – whatever you ask for,

That’s the way it’s going to be.

– passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman