Thursday, July 28, 2016

random life happenings....and a few treasures

 Hello and a beautiful day to you!
I'm just popping in to share some things that have been going on.
I love to read about other blogger's every day lives.
Do you?
It's always so interesting to me and making new friends here is
 one of the things that I love most about blogging!

So welcome, welcome!
And thank you so much for coming.
Comfrey drying in the cool of the shade tree and swinging
in the summer breeze while the wind chimes
jingle-jangle a little tune..
Comfrey is high is Nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.
It can be a real plus when used as a fertilizer.
It's VERY easy to grow.
Mine came from a plant that I found in a ditch along the road several years ago.
 It grows in partial shade or full sun.
A waffle cone filled with a mini celebration!
Crunchy, golden sugar crystals topped with green, pink, blue,
yellow, red, orange and white ThOuSaNdS and MiLlIoNs!!
This is my absolute favorite way to eat ice cream.
Actually, the whole family is kind of addicted to sweet and crunchy goodness!

And when the crunch is all eaten off the top, just for fun, just because you
want to, you can always add another layer.
This bird bath is too deep for birds but perfect for floating candles!
All tucked back into the honeysuckle bush, it added an enchanting, warm glow to our evening gathering last weekend..
Music, singing visiting around the fire.
A red beauty standing tall and sharing her gorgeousness
 in our garden world.
I have a question..
These sweet roses come out with their lovely blooms every year since we 
bought this home 15 years ago and I'm not sure what it is.
I was wondering if anyone could tell me.
One of my favorite places in my room~
This old rocker came from our family farm in West Virginia.
Do you like pictures of flowers? I do.
I brought this one home from a thrift store.
It's so cheerful..
Time for a little relaxing in the gypsy camp.
Outdoor living is so soothing to my spirit.
Sounds of nature and the offerings of the earth..
I try to be out as much as possible.
This Bavarian plate belonged to my lovely mother-in-law. 
I used to think it needed to be up somewhere and it's been in a box
for 12 years because I could never decide where to hang it. 
I decided to just get it out and put it SOMEWHERE 
so everyone can enjoy it! So it's sitting on the island looking 
very elegant and reminding us of someone very special 
who is no longer with us.
Miss Liberty knows how to keep cool on a hot summer day.
This has the appearance of a lawn but it's really our precious
patch of grass that grows underneath our apricot tree:)
I lay on the hammock and she likes to be close underneath.
She's so sweet. I tell her that she's the best dog in the world.
(and so is yours!)

Last evening, we went and played music at the Foxfire. 
It was so much fun. Such lovely people to play for and with.
Such kindredness and kindness.
The scenery is breathtaking to me.
I took a few pictures. I will post them soon.
So many new songs to work on!

I've been working on projects for the craft show this weekend.
It's a dance and BBQ as well.
A delightful shindig in the mountains!

I've been very busy. Well scratch that.
I've been working very hard.
There's a difference isn't there?
Being busy doesn't always mean getting a lot done.
Working hard inspires me to do more and doesn't drain me
like being overly busy does.
Any thoughts on that subject?

Wishing you a fabulous weekend
and as always ...Thank you ever so much for your visit.
Please do let me know what's going on with you.
I love to hear from you!
I respond to all comments.
Not here but I will either track back or email you.



Sylvia said...

Enjoyed your photo's and I'll take a waffle cone filled with ice cream.

Kezzie said...

I always love the beauty, joy and joie de vivre in your photos and writing Tamara!!! Beautiful. I love the flowers and that ice-cream looks amzing!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Tamara,
Ok yum on that ice cream cone!! Miss Liberty is gorgeous and what a sweet face. She has the right idea to relax and take a nap in the cool grass and shade. Glad you are enjoying playing music with kindred spirits. Sounds like lots of fun. Happy Week End.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello there friend~
It's been quite a while since I got around blogland : )(I've been so sick...)
but I was so happy to see your wonderful post! Lots of serenity and wonderful meanderings and thoughtful things : ) Thanks so much for sharing w/us! Love your photos.
I don't know if I will ever get 'caught up' on back visits, but I hope so. Blessings to you for the summer still ahead! : ) (I take that very seriously! LOL luv summer)
Peace to you,

Stephanie said...

As always, it's pure joy to visit you, sweet friend. My, that waffle cone had my mouth watering! And isn't Miss Liberty simply precious.

Your blog is such a delightful place to visit, Tamara. Thank you for blessing my evening. Love and hugs to you!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

I always enjoy reading your posts, they're always so interesting! Miss Liberty is a cutie, it's always so nice when they want to be with you all the time. Ours follow us from room to room, we laugh at them every day (the dog and 2 cats). It's so nice that you got out to enjoy your music. Take care!