Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year to all with wishes for your new year to be a healthy and prosperous one. Above all - have fun and be happy.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

From our house to yours--
It's Christmas Eve and I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and remind you of the reason for the season. God sent Jesus, his only begotten son, to take our sins away. Christmas is the day Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph.

I love Nativities and have several. There is a large collection of figurines by Fontanni and a minature one by Fontanni. I have others that I also show at this time of the year. Here are a few of mine:

5" scale

We have had "Nativities from Around the World" shows by our local garden club in the past, but this year chose not to have the show. It's a lot work and we feel that the support from the community wasn't strong enough. Perhaps alternate years of show will be best.

2-1/2" scale

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MORE RAIN!!!!! This town is about to float away! Thankfully, we are on a hill not far from the Chickasabouge Creek and the water quickly percolates from our property.
We are eating collards and sharing with others. Boy, are they good!

The wheelchair repairman came today and installed the new power cable. I am so glad to have it. The loaner cable was to short to be able to use the features and to raise the arm piece on the right side. It was tough to get out of the chair on the right side without raising the arm. The "features" that come with this chair are: It rises up to 10 inches, the footrests elevate, the back reclines, and the entire seating tilts/reclines. It's a wonderful chair--Permobil.

Friday, December 4, 2009

We're having a little cold weather here in south Alabama. Not fun! But, at least we're getting a little color here and there.

Here is the Japanese Fern Leaf Maple my daughter sent me several years ago.
Garden bench covered with Blackeyed Susan Vine

More garden items:

Mature collards

Young carrots along the edge

We eat a lettuce & tomato salad every evening for dinner. We do have to buy the tomato at this time of year.

Oranges are ripe

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Click here for music of Andrea Bocelli's "White Christmas"

My wheelchair repairman came and installed a temporary cord while he orders a replacement cord, so I'm rolling with power again.

Ed is busy peeling those sweet potatoes to parboil and put them in the freezer. He doesn't want my help...I just get in his way when he's scurrying around in the kitchen. What a man! He grows them and puts them up!

Our weather is too blustery and cold for me to get outside, so here I sit just 'putering.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bounty from the Garden

A little bounty late in the season:
A little surprise in the greenhouse found this colorful orchid in bloom. I have a stainless steel tray filled with gravel that I keep wet with the orchid pots sitting on top. They love it!

Sweet Potatoes - they grow well in this soil that has a lot of sand in it.

Butternut Squash - Bake it with butter on top
Anyone have a recipe to use these? Let me know.