Thursday, July 7, 2011


This is my Mother's Day hibiscus from son Teddy and family  ~ it is blooming profusely and the impatiens I planted below match it perfectly!!  The color of the plant was a mystery until just last week so it was a pleasant surprise that the two colors went together!  My big challenge will be to winter over this plant ~ but we won't have to worry about that for a while!! It's been pretty darned hot here in Ohio!

 This lone lily was so pretty in among all the greenery.  Most of this 'greenery' is gone now ~ I've been working in the flower beds and  getting rid of things that are so overgrown and starting anew!  I've left a few plants here and there but the wild geranium has really taken over ~ pretty in the spring but that's about it!  One of these days, I'll show you the finished product!

Last weekend's beach glass bounty!!  We were at the lake for three days and went out twice ~ there is a funky little fossil with lots of holes and three lucky stones in the lower left corner ~ should be a lucky week! 

We had a fun weekend ~ tried three new places to eat ~ a Thai restaurant, the Gateway for burgers and Pappa Jimmies for barbecue!  We eat and drink our way thru the weekends ~ holy crow, I've got to get a handle on this!!! 

We watched fireworks from the rocks ~ we could see four or five different displays plus one the neighbors to our west put on!  It's as good as any of the public fireworks! 

Hope you had a fun Fourth!  This year is flying by!  Rug pictures coming next!!!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Alice

P.S. I wrote this post or one similar, yesterday!  Once again, the damn thing disappeared!!  I checked blogger and people are having all kinds of issues so I'm thrilled this one is posting!!


The Eveningstitcher said...

Love the glass, Alice! Isn't it beautiful how the water after years and years, makes those sharp edges and bright colors soften?

It's so nice that you are enjoying your summer. I would love to get away for the weekend, but we have had so many committments that every weekend has been taken up. I agree...the summer is slipping away at a fast pace! Looking forward to seeing your rug pics!

acorn hollow said...

Again love the glass. I eat my way though each day so I have a big problem sounds like you had a wonderful 4th.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
I was out collecting beach glass this evening and found quite a few pieces but none very large. I sure wish I'd find some larger green pieces. Maybe I would if I'd go more often :)
As always, sounds like you are enjoying life.
Pug hugs :)

mdgtjulie said...

LOL, I thought your glass looked familiar, lol. Sounds like a lovely weekend. It's been so hot here lately, I've hardly been outside except to water here at home (fifteen minutes, tops) and at mom's house (ugh, an hour at least). Picked beans and squash for her today as she's out of town and they were ready! I miss having a big garden, but I don't miss the work that goes with it!