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Wordless Wednesday…Woods, weeds and wabbits (a-z challenge)

Now how often does that happen?  Today’s A-Z challenge is the letter “W” and it is also Wordless Wednesday photo challenge day.  What a great combo!  Really it is…for all of us busy bloggers. 

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Weekly Photo Challenge…lines

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Have you ever been without electricity?  Each of us has probably experienced a power outage or two in our lives.  Most power outages are temporary, lasting from a few minutes to a few hours.

Personally I never think too much about the power companies or whether there will be electricity when I flip the light switch.  At least until there isn’t any. 

Then it happened…a huge storm called Hurricane Ike.  It wasn’t just a few minutes or even a few hours, not just a day or two.  It was a personal record…not one I care to repeat or even beat.  We were 13 days without electricity!

What’s the longest you have gone without electricity? 

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Teaser Tuesdays…04.12.11

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.  Anyone can play along!  Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Bad Girls of the Bible   -              By: Liz Curtis Higgs      Here is my teaser:  “So your name is-“
“Devin.”  His voice was low and smooth, with no remnant of a hiss.  “t’s a Gaelic name, from the old country.  It means serp-ah, that is, servant.”  He shrugged.  “Or poet.   Take your pick.”

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J is for junktiques…(a-z challenge)

One man’s Junk is…

another womans Junktiques!!!

Antiques, Junk, Americana… Junktiques!  I enjoy browsing through re-sale shops, estate sales and old barns.  There are treasures waiting to be salvaged and re-purposed.  As my adoring husband likes to tell everyone, I have an eye for this stuff.  I enjoy finding old discarded and forgotten items and incorporating the old with the new.  I call it elegant americana.   It is my own eclectic mix of design.  A collection of old pottery displayed in  a contemporary cabinet highlights both without one over powering the other.  It is a delicate balancing act, one that takes a little time and a willingness to look past the dents and the dust and envision what once was could be again. 

I love this little green chair…I think I will enjoy it just the way it is for a little while…I don’t think I can envision it any color but green.  Finding the “right” green will be half the fun!

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Weekly Photo Challenge…Old

I may be old,

that’s what they say.

  I can still tree a squirrel… just not today!

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Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use a “postaday2011″ or “postaweek2011″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

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suncreek garden chronicles…row, row, row

Suncreek Garden Chronicles… Installment #3

 To recap:  The plot was chosen.  The garden soil was delivered.  The perimeter fence posts were put into place. 

Now it’s time to make the rows.  Strong backs and muscles were the order of the day.

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If you have a garden story to share, leave your link in the comment section

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suncreek garden chronicles…the work begins

This is my second installment of the suncreek garden chronicles. 

 Things always look the worst just before they look better. 

 We live in a heavily wooded area and have more than our share of wild life roaming around our property.  There are deer, wild hogs, rabbits, coyotes and I don’t want to think what else might be just out of my line of sight. 

Therefore, my Man with a Plan decided we should have a 6′ perimeter fence around the 30′ x 30′ garden. 

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to be continued…

Share your garden story by leaving your link in the comment section.  I will include your link in my next post.

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suncreek garden chronicles…the man with the plan

My Husband always has a plan.  He IS a project driven individual.  He was recently in the middle of a full-blown project building a very nice chicken coop for his assorted brood of chickens as he was planning and organizing our new spring garden.  If anyone has ever thought that men can not multitask they haven’t met my husband.  

This is the first installment of suncreek garden chronicles.  Each week I will post a garden update.  I will be doing a little back logging as this project has been under way for several weeks.  I will have a daily post until my I have caught up with the garden project. 

In the begining…there was a plot of land.

Then there was a delivery of two loads of garden soil.

to be continued…

Leave a link to your garden story in the comment section and I will include it in the next installment of suncreek garden chronicles.

enJOY!

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Weekly Photo Challenge…Spring

NOT exactly what you were thinking…a metal or plastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed.  I should learn to be more like a spring so I won’t stay bent out of shape when I am thrown a curve ball or loose my balance. 

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Weekly Photo Challenge…Home

Home, Sweet Home

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Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;
A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there,
Which, seek through the world, is ne’er met with elsewhere.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

An exile from home, splendor dazzles in vain;
Oh, give me my lowly thatched cottage again!
The birds singing gayly, that come at my call –
Give me them — and the peace of mind, dearer than all!
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

I gaze on the moon as I tread the drear wild,
And feel that my mother now thinks of her child,
As she looks on that moon from our own cottage door
Thro’ the woodbine, whose fragrance shall cheer me no more.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

How sweet ’tis to sit ‘neath a fond father’s smile,
And the caress of a mother to soothe and beguile!
Let others delight mid new pleasures to roam,
But give me, oh, give me, the pleasures of home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

To thee I’ll return, overburdened with care;
The heart’s dearest solace will smile on me there;
No more from that cottage again will I roam;
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.
Home, home, sweet, sweet, home!
There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!

John Howard Payne

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