Thursday, February 23, 2012


Yesterday I snapped this picture of Mele in a corner of our yard.  The grass is beginning to turn green and the flowers, with NO help from me, are beginning to bloom because of our warm weather.  They think it is Springtime....and maybe it is.  Who are we to say...

Not a good photo really, but I like it.  I love the softness and the rays of sun shining through the clouds...  Mele was about to plop down for her little nap in the sun. 

My dear Patient Husband got up on the roof to put up this little bit of wood carving that my eldest son and daughter in law gave to me a long time ago.  I painted it red and decided to try it up there.  Do I like it?  Well, I had just better!
It was a bit windy and cool earlier this week when he climbed up there (against my better judgement) but the man is very stubborn and wouldn't let dear son-in-law come and do it.
Shhhhh, it's a bit crooked and a bit high..but..I am NOT saying a word.  NOT a word!

The flowers are having a party by the front porch!  They also bought into the "early Spring" thing!!
Have you ever wanted something done and then got what you wanted and ..wondered at the wisdom of your big FAT IDEA???   Hmmmmm???  But that little artsy thing is staying right there on the house!
I found this little silver tussy mussy on Saturday.  I put it on my piano..and it's found a home there.
That is my grandmother in the photo behind the tussy mussy.  The photo of my children in the background has my children cutting up and laughing.  Eldest son..of course had to make the worst face he could make.  Awww..the joys of being a parent!  :) 
Our little Coastal Redwoods are now higher than our house.  They have grown so fast.
It's sort of like watching a child grow, but these are growing SO much faster.
That's it! this post is rather here, there and all over the place..but it's ...a POST, darn it!!
Hugs and love,


Kays Kids said...

Mona, all your posts are delightful. Your silver tussy mussy is a real delight. It looks as though it might have been in the era of silver rattles.
Love and Hugs

Rita said...

So happy I found you again; you are a delight to start the day. Love that first photo where you see the rays of the sun. We still have snow.

The Bear's Blog said...

Beautiful photos, dear friend.

Happy Weekend.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Mele must be in heaven! She sure has a nice fenced in yard to play and nap in. Great post!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Good morning my friend! The sun is shining here in FL today! I love your beautiful flowers! AND I'm having a friendship giveaway so I hope you'll stop by and enter! Hugs! ♥♥♥

Nezzy said...

Oh beautiful lady, we love the spastic side of you...never dull for sure!

I do like the little wood carvin' on your house. Your house is adorned with a crown.

What a wonderful sunlit shot...I can almost feel the warm sunbeams!!!

Those gorgeous flowers are almost as beautiful as you girl!

God bless ya dear friend and have yourself a fantastic weekend!!!

Balisha said...

What are those pretty flowers? Howard is so good to you...climbing up to put that doo dad on the house. What a guy! He knows how little touches of red delight you. Have a nice weekend.

racheld said...

I SO love all your cheery RED, and the flower soiree is just fabulous!

Have a splendiferous weekend!


Debby said...

I like the first picture. Looks like a dream. are you doing okay, my friend. Have you had your surgery.
Like the litte accent thingie. Sweet husband.

Lori Lynn said...

I, too, would like to know what those extraordinarily GORGEOUS flowers are?!?!?!

Lori Lynn

Letizia said...

Hello!I am italian woman,i like your beatiful family and your blog and your dog.Whay you don't translate my language?It's easy.
Bye bye. Letizia

Chatty Crone said...

How sweet your hubby is to you. Love it. sandie

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Mona, some days you just gotts go with what you got and that's perfectly OK.

A Quiet Corner said...

Mona, don't talk to me about being all over the place posts...that seems to be my specialty!...:)JP

yaya said...

The decorative thingie on the house is very nice. I would have a hard time not asking for it to be lowered..but that's me! Your hubby is a doll to do that for you and I hate ladders and think they are evil so he deserves double love from you! Your flowers are amazing and they look like mine will in July! I'm so jealous! Fun post Mona!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I like that photo of Mele! I can almost feel how warm and nice it is there :-) Spring has actually arrived to Sweden as well now, not to my little village yet but if this warm weather continues it will be here within a week. I know it's way to early and that winter can arrive any minute yet, but I still hope the winter will stay away :-) :-)

Lovely flowers! The only thing showing here yet are snowdrops :-)

Have a great day!

Desiree said...

I enjoy all of your posts! This one was no exception. You have a lovely chatty way and pack a lot in a small space, Mona. Loved it all. xoxo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Thanks you, Desiree!! Chatty, yes, well that is certainly me. :) And thank you for putting it so nicely!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Mona,
I enjoyed your post..and I Love your decorative wood carving I think it looks great right where hubby nailed it. I have the same flowers in my front yard and they are blooming way. The sunray photo is beautiful!
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

CHERI said...

I've always loved that term tussy mussy...wonder where it came from? I like the little artistic touch and I agree that it's fine just where it is. My philosophy is that if you have a husband sweet enough to do little projects for you, then you shouldn't complain if (when) they aren't perfect:) I love the favorite color!

Pam @ Frippery said...

I loved this meandering post. Just like real train of thought. Your first photo reminds me of a dreamy children's story book page.

bj said...

I love the little artsy thingy up there...your hubby was sweet to climb up there and place it for you.

Love the sunshine photo and I can't believe that you already have such lovely flowers. Just beautiful