Friday, September 25, 2009

Fertilizer Friday - September 25 2009

It's Friday and time to Flaunt Your Flowers.....if you still have anything blooming!

This week the annual State Fair is being held in Oklahoma City. My family loves the fair and we have been spending a lot of time there so not much time for pictures of the yard. I'll post more about the fair later.
I did have time to snap a few pictures of my miniature roses that have started blooming again.
I try really hard to document everything that is growing in my yard but I cannot find the label for this rose and it is absolutely stunning. The picture does not do it justice. The little blooms are about 1 inch across. Wish I knew the variety so I could share it with you.

This mini rose is called Sunsplash Everblooming but here in Oklahoma it stops blooming when the temperatures are above 90 degrees. It is very happy now that the temperatures are not getting above 80.

Hope you can visit again next Friday. If you have time pop on over to Tootsie Time to see more fall blooms. Thank you Tootsie for hosting Fertilizer Friday.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mosaic Monday - Silver and Pink

Welcome to Mosaic Monday. Mary at Little Red House asks "What's your favorite color?" I love any and everything silver.

Click on each photo to enlarge.
Above are some of my favorite silver items that are in my home.

I am really drawn to pink right now...I don't know why...I am not a pink person. But it is still warm here in Oklahoma so I am not ready to usher in fall yet. I decided to create a pink collage that includes our flamingo that hangs in the back yard.

Thank you Mary at Old Red House for hosting Mosaic Monday. Click on her link to see many more beautiful Mosaics.

Until next time,

The little guy that ran away

This week the rain just would not stop and the grass was up to my ankles.  Finally the rain let up for about 4 hours so I went outside and mowed...yes...I mowed wet grass and it worked out okay.  While I was mowing the front yard this little guy was trying his hardest to get in my hair.  So you know what that means, I ran inside and got the camera.

You can see trees in the background but it was like he was hanging from the sky. 

He is turning to run away.  I think he had the same thoughts my granddaughters away...she has the camera again!

Now for an experiment.  I am working on making my own signature and I am trying to make it transparent so my background will show through.  The thing is, I won't know exactly what it looks like until I post this.  So here goes.
Until next time,

Friday, September 18, 2009

Fertilizer Friday Flaunt your Flowers Sept 18

It's Friday and time to flaunt our flowers.  Visiting Tootsie at Tootsie time to see more beautiful flowers.

Click on the photos to enlarge them.

This Red Spider Lily is the only new bloom I had in the yard this week.  It was just starting to open in my last Flaunt your Flowers post.

BUT I still have butterflys in my garden.  They love the zinnias. 

I have some software called Snag It that I use daily.  You can "snag" anything that is on your computer screen and save it to a pdf file, jpg, png, Word document, etc.  I originally used it for writing documentation before I retired.  Today I used it to edit my photos.  It sure is easy to use and I like the effects you can create.

Thank you for joining me this Friday.  Also, thank you to everyone who has left such kind comments.  I truly appreciate each and every one.
Until next time,   Kclily                     

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Blogging for Bliss

Blogging for Bliss
Crafting your Own Online Journal
By Tara Frey
Since I am fairly new to the blogging world I have been searching the local metropolitian library for every book I can find related to blogging.  This is my most recent find and it is a great book.  Rarely do I read a book cover to cover but I could not put this one down.  The author gives lots of information that us newby bloggers can use and some of you that have been around a while may pick up a trick or two.  She also talks about many wonderful blogs that are related to "crafters, artists and creatives of all kinds". 
So I recommend this book if you are a blogger or are interested in starting a blog.  It is a fun book and an easy read.
Until next time,

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mosaic Monday - Shades of Yellow

It seems like everywhere I look outdoors there is something yellow blooming.  The wild sunflowers are everywhere.  We had a wild fire go through our community last April and where there were burned trees there are thousands of yellow wild sunflowers coming up.  It is beautiful.  So I felt like my Mosaic Monday should be Shades of Yellow, pictures taken in my yard and my daughters yard.

Blooming in my yard this week are yellow.....cannas, lantana, zinnia, melampodium, wild sunflowers and my watermelon plants are still blooming.  The shrubs with yellow varigated foliage are Acuba, Euonymus and Tapioca plant.   The large wild sunflowers are in my daughters yard, aren't they just beautiful?
Every Monday Mary at Little Red House hosts Mosaic Monday.  Click on this link to see what others are sharing for their Mosaic Monday. 

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sewing Again

Today there has been a light rain all day long.  This means I get to sew a little.  At a recent quilt show in Oklahoma City I bought a jelly roll of Moda's Tula Pink Neptune fabric.  I had been inspired by Old Red Barns quilt along and thought the jelly roll strips would make for quick piecing of a scrappy rail fence. 

So you can see I pieced a few blocks today.
I am cutting the strips 8 1/2 inches long, 4 strips per block. I put 4 various strips together then criss-crossed them for each block.  I have 33 more blocks to piece.
Well, I better get back to piecing before the sun comes out and I have to start pulling weeds again.
Until next time,

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fertilizer Friday Sept 11, 2009

It's Friday and time to flaunt my flowers. 

Come on in. Well actually you wouldn't want to look inside this door, it is my garden shed.
This is the bloom of a Toad Lily that is in the Woodland Garden.  The bloom is the size of a silver dollar.
The Angel Wing Begonias are happy that the 100 degree weather is gone.
Out in the cottage garden the Single Pink Knockout Rosa 'Radcon' has started to bloom again.
The zinnias have reseeded themselves for many years but I believe they are Zinnia Cut and come again.My grandmother always called these Naked Ladies.  They are also called Red Spider Lily. 
                     The Monarchs have arrived. Isn't Plumbago a beautiful blue flower?

There are still Swallowtails everywhere in the cottage garden. 

The mums are starting to bloom.
Thank you for visiting my garden and thank you Tootsie for hosting Fertilizer Friday, Flaunt your Flowers.  Check out her website Tootsie Time to see more beautiful blooms.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mosaic Monday - This was fun

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This was my first attempt at creating a mosaic of photographs.  I used Picasa and it was fairly simple to figure out.  Even though I love taking pictures of my yard I am looking forward to the changing of the seasons.  I am really tired of weeding and am ready to start quilting again. 

Thank you Mary at Little Red House for hosting Mosaic Monday.  Visit her website to see more beautiful mosaics. 

Until next time,

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fertilizer Friday-This week in my garden

Thank you Tootsie for hosting Fertilizer Friday.  Clicking on the link above will take you to Tootsie Time where you can view more beautiful gardens.

Now, come take a stroll through my country garden.

I hope you enjoyed this wordless stroll through my garden.
Until next time,