An April Day At Mamaw’s

Welcome to part two of April in Photos! πŸ™‚

Mamaw’s daffodils! At least, I think they are. May not be. The blooms on these are so small. She let me dig up some of the bulbs so maybe I’ll have some next year. πŸ™‚

I found some wildflowers along the path while walking to the lake.

I’m not sure what these are, but they are really pretty and have different shades of purples and pinks.

These were everywhere around the lake.

These are SO TINY.

The pink veins in the petals of this one are really neat.

I’ve never seen a flower with oddball petals like this one. Three smalls and a long one. It’s not symmetrical at all.

I heard a plane, so I thought I’d test out my zoom. I didn’t expect it to be this clear!

Apparently, there is a resident beaver living on Mamaw’s lake now.

Last photo of the day. Night was starting to fall, and the colors behind this pine were amazing.Β  A great way to end this post. πŸ™‚

Close Up Of Flowers – CFFC

I wish I had been thinking about this, or I would have saved my lovely lilies for this challenge. I’ll reshare a few close-ups of flowers from earlier this year at the end of the post. πŸ™‚ This is in response to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge. πŸ˜€

Found this lovely Rose of Sharon hibiscus bush at my great aunt’s house. It’s as tall as the house! I guess no one ever pruned it. I plan to get some cuttings to see if I can start my own bush. ❀

My black-eyed Susans in our garden.

Eggplant flower.

Miniature rose. I call them candy-cane roses because that’s what they remind me of. But the tag didn’t say if they had a name for the color, only that they are miniature rose bushes.

More miniature roses. ❀

Vine-type roses from my great aunt’s house, originally posted here for an installment of Treasure Tuesday.

Close up of my mom’s daffodils, originally from this post, My February in Photos.

Close-up of a Sweet William, originally from this post, Meeting Sweet William and Miss Spiderwort.

Water drops on a lily, originally from Lovely Lilies and Beautiful Butterflies.

Look forward to the next challenge tomorrow!

A Lovely March Morning

Hello! Would you like to come with me while reminiscing on a walk I took in March? πŸ™‚ If so, keep reading!

It all started when I opened the door to see this gorgeous animal grazing in the woods.

And then another showed up!

Then I walked to the clearing so I could watch the sunrise.

The clouds were really odd that morning.

I couldn’t help but get a lot of photos of them!

The horizon looked as if it was on fire.


After the sun rose, I went in search of wildlife and flowers.

I found some! Obviously.

I don’t know what these are, but they were growing on what appeared to be a small tree.

I really like them, whatever they are. πŸ™‚

I don’t know what these are either, but they were growing on trees. πŸ˜€

More daffodils! (I posted a bunch in February, hence the “more.”)

Different color ones too. πŸ™‚

Three different colors!

Sun filtering through the petals. ❀

A baby cardinal! The parents were around protecting the little guy.

These were on a tree in the woods. I wonder if it is an apple. It came out before the dogwood did so it wasn’t that.

Mom’s peach tree in full bloom. πŸ˜€

Mom’s pear tree in full bloom. πŸ˜€

And this concludes my walk on this lovely March morning. πŸ˜€ Thanks for joining me. πŸ™‚

My March 2019 In Photos

Just a quick note, I’ve had a lot going on this past week. I’m behind in reading posts and responding to your lovely comments here. I’m slowly working on it. πŸ™‚ In the meantime, here are some photos! I took a lot of photos in March. Also, coming soon will be A Lovely March Morning, and A March Day At Grandma’s. πŸ™‚ ❀

My allergies started in March. I was sniffing and sneezing a lot. Jackie curled up on my bed and went to sleep. And then I sneezed. I looked around to see if I disturbed her, and… I think it’s safe to say I did. πŸ˜† She looked disgusted with me. She wanted to be in the room with me to snooze, but my allergies weren’t having it. Sorry girl.

The dandelions were back!

So pretty. πŸ™‚

Daffodil! With a little spider hiding underneath. πŸ™‚

A robin! I don’t see many of these around here. I used to see them at my grandma’s though.

My tulips came up! Sadly, they seemed to go dormant before the bloom opened? I don’t know what happened. It was strange. The flower shriveled up and then the leaves stuck around for a while before doing the same. I dug into the pot to make sure the bulbs were okay, and it seemed healthy. I wonder when I bought them, they were on sale and meant for being displayed. I’m wondering if last year they were forced to bloom, and needed this year to gain energy for next year. I’m new to tulips so I don’t know.

Lovely little flower. ❀

Wildflowers! I like the blue color of these.

Vibrant. πŸ™‚

And the veins in the petals of these. ❀

Oh dear! πŸ˜€ Haha. I surprised this one when outside. Oops!

I like silhouetting things against a sunrise or sunset.

This was experimental. I tried to get the nebula in the constellation Orion. This was the result. πŸ™‚

The moon and branches! The branches are easy to see though sadly, haha.

And this is another installment of a Month In Photos! Hope to see you later for the other parts to this. πŸ™‚

Treasure Tuesday – 5/07/2019

I wrote this at the end of March and never posted it. Allergies (and I somehow managed to get poison ivy on my hands so I’ve been dealing with the rash for the past week and a half) are keeping me from doing much metal detecting at the moment, so enjoy these from March!

Most of my finds lately weren’t worth posting about. Fencing, aluminum foil, bottle cap, nails… I do have a few notable finds as seen in these photos:

I have no idea. My dad has no idea either. These triangles were all under the electric pole. We think it may have something to do with that. None are rusting or are in bad shape… I may have to find something artsy to do with them. And the one on the left reminds me of a hat. So I may have to make that happen. XD

However, I think the best “finds” weren’t metal. It was seeing God’s creation as winter ends. 😊 I didn’t just take a metal detector outside – I brought my camera too. Here are some of the other non-metal treasures:

If I had known there was what looks like a bird and two squirrels in this tree, I would have taken more photos of it. Happy accident. XD

This gem was waiting for me that morning.

I’m not sure what this is, but there is a lot of this grass stuff and it looked so orange from the morning sun. After this, I accidentally got it all over me. Turns out shaking it will cause it to fly everywhere like dandelions. Good thing I remembered my allergy medicine. XD

Dewdrops made everything sparkle.

Morning sun and a dying leaf? It sounded like it could make a decent photo so I went for it.

HUGE knotty tree! Didn’t find anything under it but the tree itself is pretty incredible.

This wood was such an odd find. The pattern was so strange I got a photo of it.

Wildflowers!

More wildflowers!

At the end of the hunt, this is what I ended up with.Β  Coax, clamp, metal ring, a metal pipe, and a spoon. I recognized the spoon. It went missing about 15 years ago. One of my dogs stole it and I never found it. Now I know why. They buried it. XD The best find I didn’t need the metal detector for…

Yup. This was sticking out of the ground. Interestingly, the seal doesn’t appear to be broken, so I guess the Coke inside just spewed out? But there is no residue from it. So weird. But it’s a cool glass bottle. I assumed it’s 1980’s or later because there is a faded barcode on it and bar codes didn’t become popular until the 1980s. XD And I was correct. I Googled it and found other bottles that are 1980’s vintage. Of course, those looked a LOT better than this one because they haven’t spent who knows how long buried. XD

(Thanks to T.R. Noble for making this for me! <3)

An Ode To Spring

An Ode To Spring

I look at all the flowers, eager to please
The attentive eyes.
They come in red, green, purple, and blue.
The pollen falls like snow from the trees
Covering everything in a yellowish hue.
And as I see, I cry
Tears of irritation, and I know I will sneeze.


I wrote this years ago and used it as a signature on a message board; I don’t know why I didn’t share it here before now.Β πŸ˜„ The rhyming pattern is a little different than most things I’ve written, but it was fun to do. πŸ™‚ This is for all of the allergy sufferers out there.

The flowers in the top photo aren’t mine; they were at a local nursery, and I thought that they were so pretty! ❀ You can see more allergy season poetry and more flower photos from that outing last year here. (Yes this has been in my drafts since last year. XD)

This is the pollen index for my state at the beginning of the week. Sadly, it’s at 10.1 where I live. Crazy high. I’m coughing constantly, having drainage, sneezing, my throat is sore… it’s almost like having a cold without the feeling awful part. I think it’s actually trees, not flowers I’m allergic to. But I’m not 100% sure. Whatever it is, I hope the pollen stuff is gone soon. XD

If you want to see the pollen index for your state, here is the website I used: Pollen Index

My November 2018 In Photos

…yes, November. That is how far behind I am with this. O.o I’m going to catch up this month, hopefully! I’ve been so busy lately.

Weird mushroom I found at my grandmas.

Another angle.

Close up – it somehow grew around the leaf.

And it was oozing. O.o

Flowers! When in town, I spotted these outside a business. I don’t know what kind these are but they are lovely. ❀

Closer up. πŸ˜€

Autumn leaves. ❀

It was so cold, the mudhole froze over. There is a leaf in the center. XD Aaaand…

We got snow!

It was just a dusting but it was enough for pretty scenery.

I probably took too many photos of the snow. XD

The top of the gazebo and our house covered in snow – and the autumn leaves in the same shot. ❀

Dew and snow on the same leaf.

Snow on the banister.

Thanksgiving moon – weird that it had a ring around it.

Up close, it was hazy.

Squirrel! This one wagged its tail at me. I think he was upset.

Some trees I thought were cool looking.

Another squirrel! This one gave me the privilege of allowing me to watch him eat a nut.

And here he is eating it. πŸ™‚

This concludes another episode of a month in photos! Hope to be back soon for December’s. πŸ™‚