Sunday, June 09, 2013

            ~ THIS AND THAT ~


         We spent Memorial Day visiting Mother and
Bill in Mississippi.
 They are amazing at what they accomplish at their age!
Here, they are finishing a handrail so when they
   go up the steps, (they built earlier this spring)
      they won't be as likely to trip or fall :)
         A few pictures of her beautiful lawn and flowers.
This was one of those tiny rose plants you see in the
          grocery store given to her by one of her children
        for a birthday or Mother's Day.
 I think it likes living in her yard.

                      This bed sits alongside the patio outside the sunroom.
                          Pretty verbena and coreopsis colors are
                          complimented by the variegated liriope.

               Here is a view of the back lawn and patio. To the right of
           the picture is where they are working on the handrails.
            Such a peaceful place to sit with morning coffee or
in the evening, watching the sun set.
       This weekend, we took a little
      road trip to the Tomato Festival
in Jacksonville, TX.
         Antique tractors were a favorite of ours.
       I remember my Daddy riding the red
        Farmall home in the evening.
   We would listen for the put...put...put...
  as he came up the lane from the fields.
                               The John Deere is one of David's favorites.

We spent sometime at the festival and came home
        with a half bushel of these tomatoes.
 The tomatoes in our little garden are still green,
we couldn't resist these fresh, red ripe beauties.
Pretty cool truck too...............

        The drive through the rolling hills of East Texas
         was worth the trip. The sky was blue with fluffy
   white clouds, the countryside green and
pretty much postcard perfect.

                    We're taking advantage of the lovely weather
                  to visit some fun places and enjoy nature before
                        the unbearably hot days of summer arrive.
Until next time,
Mama's French Blue Hydrangeas


S. Etole said...

Such a beautiful yard. It's wonderful they are still so active.

mississippi artist said...

Your Mother has a beautiful garden! Love that tomato truck-so cute.