Daffodils startingto grow

My daffodils have had enough winter. They’re trying to grow now. I hope they’ll be blooming soon. And then, I suppose, we may have another snow. I say this because I was raised with the saying, “snow lays at least once on daffodil blooms.”

Wishing everyone warm weather
and positive signs of Spring.



Tuesday Winter Snow

It snowed all day today.
It looks beautiful in real life.

I hope you all are keeping warm during these wintery days.


*edited in 1-17-2018:
I messed up on my title. It was supposed to say ‘Tuesday Winter Snow’
so I changed it. I apologize for my strange mis-title.

2018 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Growth – Herbs

2018 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
Evoke the excitement of entering a new year
with a photo that shows growth

Right now it’s so cold in our region that the only thing that’s showing any growth around my home is one of my basil plants. I transplanted them from my herb bed last fall to a container to set on the window sill. I’m surprised one of them is doing so well. I haven’t had the heart to use it yet, but it’s just now finally tall enough to use. I’m going to start using a few of it’s leaves for seasoning food sometime soon.

Below is a photo I used in the WordPress Weekly Challenge last August for Textures.
The healthy growth of my herb bed evokes the excitement of the promise of a new gardening season in this new year .

 Wishing you all fun with another year
of the WordPress Weekly photo challenge!



Updates: cornbread flats, basil, parsley, rose, Shelibean

I made cornbread flats in my whoopie pie pan. We really enjoyed them. I figure I’ll make cornbread flats a lot in the future.I’m adding this photo of my cornbread flats to my ‘Different Kinds of Flats’ post.

My basil that I transplanted and brought in for the winter, is still doing okay. It’s not a deep green, but it’s still green so I’ll settle for that. I keep it in the window, but for this photo I set it where I could get a better focus. Thankfully, it’s growing slow. I’m planning on keeping it pinched back after it grows another few inches tall.

We’ve been having some nice weather during the day, but cold and even freezing weather at night. I’m amazed at how green and healthy my parsley is staying.

Every evening I cover up my little rose cutting. And every day I uncover it when it warms up enough.
I’ll do this until it gets consistantly cold, then I’ll cover it til Spring.
Meanwhile my accidental rose cutting is thriving.

This isn’t really an update, it’s more like a bonus,
Sheli-bean is so cute with our Christmas decor.

I hope all your updates are followed with happy bonuses!



2017 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Temporary

2017 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

“This week, show us something you appreciate
despite —or even because of — its short shelf life.”

I appreciate snow and icicles as long as they’re temporary.
We haven’t had a major snowfall in awhile, so
I went through my photos in search of snow and ice.
These 2 photos are a couple of my favorites from 2010.

 Wishing you all fun with the WP photo challenge!