Flower Power

It has finally warmed up enough around here to plant a few flowers.  Every time it seemed like the cold weather was finished, here comes some more with lows in the THIRTIES in the middle of May!  Brrr.  It’s time for Old Man Winter to hit the road.  There are six flower pots that are … More Flower Power

Arise, shine…

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.   Isaiah 60:1 Every morning before we get ready to go to work, Chad and I walk our two dogs for about 20 minutes.  This time of year, the light is breathtaking especially when it breaks through the trees … More Arise, shine…

Christmas Baubles

I am not usually a big collector of things, but I do have one weakness: Christmas ornaments!  My collection continues to grow and I have to mentally slap my own hand to keep from buying too many.  I want to share a few of my favorites with you. This Santa and Mrs. Claus ornaments have … More Christmas Baubles

Hedge Apples

According to the University of Illinois Extension website, hedge apples are produced by the Osage-orange tree (Maclura pomifera) and are native to that area.  They are also native to my area in South Central Kentucky and have an interesting history.  Settlers found these trees which are short, dense and covered in thorns, to make a … More Hedge Apples