Thursday, July 27, 2017

Florida Oranges at the Thrift Store?

Did you think I meant, the Farmer's market? No they aren't there at this time of year either! They are 'in season' in December and January.


But imagine my surprise when I came across this beautiful tea cup at the old thrift store!


I had just found a pretty one the last time I went, so I put them both on the library table.


Of course I had to buy these cute little ducks....who can resist?


And these are some of the books I have on the table in our library right now.


The cover on this one is so beautiful.


Have you seen the new Beauty and the Beast movie that is out on DVD now? Oh, it is SO good! 


This book was sweet...


and I loved the art inside.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Lavender Cottage

Let's walk out the front door and look at the flowers my sweet hubby has planted this year.


He has felt so much better and he really loves to garden.


We don't have a place for veggies here but he stays busy caring for our flowers.


And look at this Vinca that came up 'volunteer' in the culvert that runs under our driveway. 


We have a mowing crew that cuts our grass and they've been careful not to trim it when they edge the driveway.


How many of you grow 'knock out roses'? (we have doubles and singles...most of them red!) They sure are great for the hot humid conditions here. And for anyone visiting that might be new...YES, my house really is lavender!

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Moorhen Chicks +

Baby birds are always the cutest, don't you think?


It's 'common' to see the Common Moorhen at the neighborhood pond.


But it was a surprise to see the 2 chicks following along behind her in the water.


I think they felt like they needed to hide.


And it's easy to hide in the tall reeds that grow in the shallow part of the pond.

While I was photographing the chicks, 


a Great Blue Heron flew in.


And then when I turned to go I spotted this beautiful Eastern Bluebird.


Always something to see when you take an evening walk around here.

Have you seen anything special at your house this week?

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

A little drive around town!

I like to drive around sometimes just to see what I can see!


This is not my house and not even my neighborhood.


It's close to the library and I took a little detour one day just for the fun of it.


Just some cutesy things I saw driving a different way home!


More fun to drive right now than walk! Hop ON! 

Oh, and come back on Monday and I'll show some pics of MY house, the Lavender Cottage!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Summertime in the South

Sometimes you just HAVE to find a place to pull over....


 walk across an old footbridge...


to stand in front of someone's house.....


to take photos of their flowers!


You just HAVE to! 


Summertime in Florida...you KNOW I LOVE it!

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Gets along well with others

When I was in school, there was a grade given for 'gets along well with others'. Do you remember that? Do they still have something like that on report cards?


So the crows usually have full rein of the backyard bordering the golf course.
 
But this past week, 2 Ibis flew in and disrupted things a bit.


Who invited them?


 Is he getting all the best bugs? 


Don't get your feathers all ruffled!

 
 Hey, come back!!!


 Let's TALK!!! There's something I always wondered...


 ...so there were 2 trees there all along and you went through them!


 Who knew? 

I guess we can all learn something from each other.



Not sure I can give them an A+ just yet though!

So it's hot in Florida but we can still have fun. It doesn't take much to entertain us!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Florida Summer Skies

We've had some beautiful sunsets this month. 


 There have been pop up showers in the afternoons pretty often.


And when they go away, the moisture in the air gives us the prettiest clouds.


We stand in our driveway some evenings just to watch the sky change!


 One morning at 6:30 am my hubby captured this rainbow from our courtyard.


I might have missed it but luckily he took pics to share with all of us!


Lots to be thankful for this week and many of our blog friends to pray for. 


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Monday, July 10, 2017

How about a trip to the I-75 Flea Market!

When it's this hot, you have to get creative! We've enjoyed a lot of drives in the countryside so when I packed our picnic lunch, I didn't know where we might end up. 


I was SHOCKED when hubby drove into the I-75 Flea Market parking lot! We've never been to this one (I'm not sure my husband has EVER been to any flea market! haha).

It was fun to walk around and see all the neat things for sale.

Hubby took pics of the go cart race cars next to it and I turned around and took a pretty fence in the other direction.

Of course you can't go to the Flea Mkt without coming home with something quirky!


How's this for 'out of the ordinary'? 


 Look at the side...


 Open it up...


 and what do you have? 


A two sided clock! Both sides work independently. So I can set one for a different time zone if I want. Or put it somewhere so that you can see both sides on the same time!


The only other thing I bought was actually on my wish list! Handmade paper! (for the craft project I'm working on)


I got 2 books of handmade paper, different weights! YAY! 


 And guess what I spent for everything?

 $10 !!! 

You can't beat that for a fun morning at the Flea!

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