Monday, August 26, 2013

Feeling like Fall... At The Fire Pit Rock Garden

Welcome Garden Friends!
The hot days of August are upon us!
We've had some mild weather, but were in the middle of a hot spell now.
The garden is looking more like Fall everyday.
I am not spot watering a few areas.
But for the most part, just doing some clean-up on the established beds.
I wanted to show you how pretty the fire pit areas looks right now.
I am so happy with the grasses and pink blooms.
I have not watered down here at all this year.
Soon I will do a major cutback or we will have coneflowers everywhere.
But they are so lovely and the birds and butterflies love them.
This is where we have most of our parties and cookouts.
Next month our church picnic will be here.
Hope things stay looking pretty until then!

On a side note...
Please continue to pray for my mom.
She is back in the hospital with complication from her medications.
She had pneumonia the first week of August and was in critical condition.
She went home for a few days and is now back in the hospital.

We need her to feel better soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by....Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She is an avid gardener and grows a cottage-style free flowering “mass of color” landscape. She also does a video series called “Notes From A Country Garden” on YouTube. Brooke is also the owner of a large garden site on Facebook called “WebGarden” with over 6,500 members. She loves to talk about gardening and often lectures at area Gardening Events and Clubs.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

There's A New Man In Town!

Miley has got something keeping her up at night...
She is quite concerned as you can see!
 You see there is a new man in town!
A sweet little lab puppy...
He hasn't got a name yet...
He will be my hubby's boy...
But we are all in love with him!

As soon as I know a name... I will do another post.

Off for some more puppy love----Brooke

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Let's Take A Walk!

Good Morning!
The sun's coming up...
The kids are off to school...
Let's take walk down our country road to the highway and back!
Are you ready?
Miley sure is!
We live about 3/4 of a mile off the highway..
Thru a wooded area that has only a few houses.
Mostly just open fields that are growing into woodlands.
One of my delights when we bought out here 9 years ago was all the wildflowers!
They just pop up in the most perfect places...
Definitely God's Garden!
Complete with lots of little critters to see.
This guy was out this morning... yesterday I saw the most beautiful turtle.
And last night I was 20 feet from a baby deer!
It was magical...  Of course, I did not have my camera with me then.
The Queen Anne's Lace has been blooming all summer.
I know they are a weed... but they are so pretty to photograph.
I have a love/hate... make the despise... relationship with wild thistle.
But it is a beautiful flower.. when it is not in my gardens!
These I call Sundrops... but they are everywhere out here.
We've made it to the highway.. lets go back towards home!
I know it's a weed.. but I love anything white!
Same here, isn't Nature beautiful?
This is my favorite tree... You cannot see how big it is... 
She looks like Mother Willow in the Pocahontas movie!
Great place to stop and enjoy a break in the shade.
Were not done yet!
We have to go back UP that big hill...
This will get your heart rate going!
Don't worry, today we will stop and see the red berries.
See we are almost to the top...
It's a half mile hill!
This is why I can wear those new skinny jeans folks...
I can almost see the house now... 
It's all downhill from here!
Home Sweet Home!

I hope you enjoyed our little nature walk this morning.
That was a mile and a half...
Come on... you can go with me...
I will do it two more times before I'm done!
Lol... I have been walking about 4.5 miles a day this week.
Last week I did 20 miles.

My update is about the same... still around -45 pounds.
I am happy with that considering this has been a crazy month with Mom in the hospital.
She is doing much better, thanks for all your notes and prayers!

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