Sunday, May 31, 2009

Flowers add a nice color splash!

Photo of me taken by Mommy this morning in my kitty nursery.

Hope you are having a good weekend. Yesterday it was nice and sunny, so Mommy felt it a shame to be inside. So, she went to an area garden nursery and picked up some petunia plants to add a splash of color to the front steps.

Colorful petunias line the steps of the front of the house.

Above are a couple close-up photos of the petunias on the front steps.

In the photos below, the smaller pots of petunia plants in the center of the patio between the two larger ivory pots that hold lavender, will eventually end up as the centerpiece of the white antique bistro table with two chairs that will be located on this patio if ever Mommy and Daddy decide to transfer it to the patio from the garage where it is currently being stored. (OK, I think it is safe to say that Mommy's editor within would officially rule that last sentence of mine a "major run-on sentence." Sorry about that!)

Plants on one of the side patios that is located outside the breezeway, shown in above photo and the one below.

The two rows of Four O'Clocks Mommy planted in front of the patio in the photo don't show in the photo above as they are still too small. As long as Mommy can keep them alive, once they grow, they will make a nice border for the patio and add an additional color splash.

Red geraniums in front of the attached garage.

Today it is more overcast and a little cooler this morning. When lying on Mommy's lap in front of the TV, I heard the weatherman say that it is suppose to be 91 today but since it seems so much cooler this morning, not sure that will even be feasible. Have to wait and see what happens ...

Enjoy your week ...


I leave you with this beautiful video called "Musical Flowers."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In Remembrance ...

My maternal great, great grandfather (Mommy's great grandfather) fought in the Civil War and is buried in Albert City.

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Below are some photos of the Memorial Service that was held in Albert City ...

Flags fly high in the cemetery.

A local Vietnam vet marches past ...

A row of local vets stand proud amidst the grave sites and large flying flags on Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blast from Mommy's Past ...

So, back in the 1980s, 1990s, and until about 2001, one of Mommy's many correspondents was Sam Harris. (Note: At the height of her correspondence tenure, Mommy had 48 correspondents from throughout the world.) When she first started corresponding with Sam, he lived in Oklahoma, and was a virtual unknown. Then, came his debut on the old TV show "Star Search." As life got busy for both Mommy and Sam their time didn't allow for as much corresponding, so eventually they ceased communicating. (Sam's entertainment career was picking up steam and Mommy was busy with her writing career.) But, Mommy is glad that Sam is continuing his singing and his acting careers. She was also delighted with the news that Sam and his long-time partner, Danny, adopted a lovely baby boy named Cooper. Fatherhood seems to be treating Sam well these days ...

Mommy still has a number of Sam's letters that he wrote to her during their correspondence, as well as a couple of his albums he autographed for her. In one of the letters, Sam was on a flight from L.A. to his home in OK and trying to determine what song he should sing on "Star Search." In Mommy's reply letter to Sam, she recommended that he sing: "Over the Rainbow." Sam took Mommy up on her suggestion, sang the song, won "Star Search" as the top male vocalist, and the rest of his career is history. During their correspondence, Sam lived in places like Oklahoma, St. Louis, Nashville, and Los Angeles. He also was in some Broadway productions, which brought him to New York, from time to time.

So, in honor of blast from Mommy's past, check out the more recent below performance of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Mommy's old friend, Sam Harris ...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I thought I'd share with you some photos that Mommy took yesterday, May 10, 2009. Enjoy!

Fence that Daddy is building in our back yard by the garden shed.

Window boxes Daddy made for the garden shed.

Along the side of the garden shed.

Daddy inside the garage building that fence to go by the garden shed.

Along side the breezeway between the attached garage and house.

Geraniums along side the attached garage.

Lavender in pot on the patio outside the breezeway.

Tiffany ceiling fan in the family room (above) and the one in the formal living room (below) ...

Tiffany light fixture in the upstairs hallway.

The pick-up Daddy just got is a Dodge Ram Dakota Sport. It's dark purple but in certain light, it looks navy blue. Above Daddy is standing in our driveway with his pick-up.

Inside of Daddy's pick-up.

Another shot of Daddy's pick-up in our driveway.

Mommy got the statue shown above and put it in the breezeway. It is a yellow tabby Manx like me. She thinks it looks sort of like a smaller version of me.