Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 30: Red, Guest Blogger Carol Simmons

Pretty Red mums.  Last day of the photo challenge. Thanks! 


Day 30: Red, Guest Blogger Stephanie Bean

this small heart sticker, fuzzy & red, was given to me over a year ago by a co-worker.  
well, more than just a co-worker...she's a friend...a true friend.  
kind. fun.  
a jewel to me.

"Lord, thank you for friendships.  They are truly one of your most special gifts.  Please help me to cherish & nurture them, never taking them for granted.  Thank you, dear Jesus.  Amen."


Day 30: Red

This is our last day of the “30 Day Photo Challenge.” I have really enjoyed this challenge and I’m going to miss it! And I will miss the daily contact with the guest bloggers.

For today, I just took a walk through the yard and took a picture of everything that I saw that was red! Such beautiful weather we've been having!

DSCN3841             DSCN3863


 DSCN3844                DSCN3851    


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Day 29: Your Tree, Guest Blogger Carol Simmons

                  Day 1 Carol
Week 1
Day 8 Carol
Week 2

                  Day 22 Carol
Week 4
Day 29 Carol
Week 5

No change on the tree yet!


Day 29: Your Tree, Guest Blogger Stephanie Bean

Day 1 Stephanie
Week 1
Day 8 Stephanie
Week 2

Day 15 Stephanie
Week 3
Day 22 Stephanie
Week 4

Day 29 Stephanie
Week 5

only one more day left of september,
and this tree's leaves are still very green and still very much in tact.



Day 29: My Mum

I also added a picture of the mum in our front flower bed for September Sundays.  The mum made a bigger change over the month than the others and it is BEAUTIFUL today! It has grown so large and the flowers are so abundant. We have enjoyed watching it this month!

Day 1 Tree (2)
Week 1
Day 8 Tree (2)
Week 2

Week 3
Week 4

Week 5


Day 29: Rose of Sharon

On the first Sunday of September, while doing my photo challenge of taking a picture of the same tree every week, I also added a picture of the Rose of Sharon Bush in our front yard.

Day 1 Tree (3)
Week 1
Day 8 Tree (1)
Week 2
Week 3

                    Day 22 Tree (2)
Week 4
Week 5
Week 5
Later in the day after Randy gave her a haircut!!


Day 29: Your Tree

This is the last day of “Your Tree” – a picture taken of the same tree every Sunday for the month of September. However, our trees haven’t changed much during this month! I may have to continue this experiment through October!

                          Day 1 Tree
Week 1
Day 8 Tree (3)
Week 2

Week 3
Day 22 Tree (3)
Week 4
Week 5

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Day 28: Hot Drink, Guest Blogger Carol Simmons

Nothing better than a cup of hot tea on a cool night.


Day 28: Hot Drink, Guest Blogger Stephanie Bean

this morning, my husband drove our little family to a nearby town, about ten miles away, to one of our favorite coffee shops.  rain was gently falling from the sky, and it was cool and cloudy.  baby fell asleep.  i embraced the silence and held my husband's hand.  we went through the drive through and came right back home.  baby woke, needing fed and changed.  cookies were made, laundry started, and dishes done.  baby fed again, and asleep again.  ahhhh, finally able to finish my now-luke-warm-latte...


Day 28: Hot Drink

Hot tea in the evenings.

Woman of Leisure

I am one happy lady. A is taking a culinary class this semester and so tonight we were treated to a meal – prepared and served by A and his friend T. The recipe they used came from A’s class.
DSCN3827                        DSCN3828
DSCN3829          DSCN3830

Not only did we get delicious food – They cleaned up after themselves!!

Stroganoff Sandwiches  (recipe from A’s class)
3/4 Lb ground beef
2 green onions, chipped
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 Loaf French Bread, cut in half horizontal
          butter or margarine
1 Tomato, sliced
1/2 green pepper, cut into rings
2/3 C shredded Marble Jack Cheese
In skillet cook meat and onion until meat is browned, drain fat.
Stir in sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder. Heat through; do not boil.
Meanwhile, cut bread into half lengthwise. Place halves, spread lightly with butter or margarine, cut side up on baking sheet. Broil on low for 2-3 minutes. Watch your bread so it doesn’t burn.
Spread hot meat mixture on one piece of toasted bread. Halve tomato slices and green pepper rings. Arrange tomato and green pepper alternately atop meat mixture. Broil for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; and broil about 2 minutes longer. Slice to serve. Makes 4 servings.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Day 27: Fall Foliage, Guest Blogger Carol Simmons

Since the trees won't cooperate I had to pull out the fake flowers for fall foliage!


Day 27: Fall Foliage, Guest Blogger Stephanie Bean

the leaves are turning colors.  i especially love the red hues.  it will soon be time for the temperatures to drop and bonfires to break out, complete with hot dogs and smores.  time to hear many conversations about football and the countdown for Christmas shopping, neither of which i speak of much.  time to decide on Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving menu/plans.  the leaves are turning colors.


Day 27: Fall Foliage

Yesterday and today we spent many hours doing our job. Going from one garage sale to another. We were all over town. We did not see any trees changing colors. It's still early here. But at the farm store the other day we saw some beautiful cabbages with all of their beautiful colors.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Day 26: Brown, Guest Blogger Carol Simmons

My favorite wall clock.

My husband surprised me with this clock many Christmases ago.
 It chimes the Westminster chime every hour. One of my favorite gifts ever!


Day 26: Brown, Guest Blogger Stephanie Bean

Psalm 119:105  "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."


Day 26: Brown

This is about as brown as I could get. Not a rich brown but a dull brown...