Monday, October 15, 2018

Flowering Vines

The flowers will soon be gone. Winter will be upon us. But, let us enjoy the flowers at Nature Notes and Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

That Garden is always blooming, every 15th of the month, that is. 


I am featuring vines in this post. 

                                                    First of all, a trumpet vine.




                                            Morning Glories growing beside the road.



                                                             And, a Mandevilla. 


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thankful Five

I am so thankful for so much. I've lived a long, happy life although it has been filled at times with loss and pain. I am no different than most people, you see. I wanted to share some of my thankfulness with you today. 

                              I am thankful that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. 




I am thankful for cellphones so that I may keep in touch with family and friends.


I am thankful for fall after a long, hot summer. For the color it brings, the apples, pumpkins, smoke rising from piles of leaves being burned. 


I am thankful for quiet peace. 


I am thankful for beautiful sunsets. 


Be sure to check out Thankful ThursdayLittle Things and Willy Nilly Friday Five

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Picking Out A Wedding Gown

As many of you know I was in Alabama visiting my son. Was going to stay 6 weeks but guess what! Best laid plans of mice and men but upset by a granddaughter who, while I was away, decided she'd set a wedding date. And, she wanted her Gmom home to go with her when she picked out her wedding dress.  

So, her parents drove from Virginia to Alabama to bring me back. I got home Sunday night, got up early Monday morning and we spent most of the day getting her wedding dress and having a celebratory lunch. 


Folks, I am pooped. 


But, the dress is amazing.


She's gonna be a beautiful bride.


Oh, I didn't tell you. She wanted to get married in her fiance's yard and had to hurry before it got too cold. The wedding is Nov. 10th. 


Now, for a couple pictures. I mean... what's a post without pics? 


                              The bride-to-be and her Mom checking out the dresses on the racks.




Her Mom with some of the dresses the bride tried on.



And, her Mom peeking into the dressing room where B.B. has on one of the gowns.



I am sorry. But, you are going to have to wait another month to see pics of her in the gown she chose. 

It was huge fun. And, such a special day. I am so glad I did not miss it.