Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Summer's Last Hurrah!

We drove up to my daughters place this past Friday so her and I could attend
the Heavenly Scent Herb Farm Summer Faire and as usual it did not disappoint.

Our one last summer fling until Fall arrives.

Are you ready for fall?
I am ready, although the heat forecast for this week makes it seem like the middle of July.

I love their attention to detail from the moment you walk in the entrance.

This was where you paid your $2 entrance fee and also got your hand stamped for
taking goodies to the car and returning.

The gardens at this place are nothing short of

My daughter Amanda is photo bombing. ha!

There are hydrangea bushes all over this property that covers several acres.  All the plants
and flowers were at their peak for this beautiful weekend.

They were having a sale in the greenhouses. Plants and garden art were included.

I purchased three different herbs for $1.00 each. They were all different "thymes".

French thyme, lemon thyme and silver edged thyme.

I also purchased a succulent.

They had a huge white tent set up with  a myriad of vendors inside. 

We also ate lunch here. We both picked the Grilled Chicken Quesadilla with
fresh salsa and sour cream along with the melange of fresh fruit infused with mint.

A little off center in this photo. I was trying not to get people in my photo. 

I told you the gardens are AMAZING!!

If you are ever in Fenton, Michigan and get a chance this place is a must visit!

Gorgeous place that you can walk through for hours...literally.

Here is a link for you if you want more information.

Heavenly Scent Herb Farm

Enjoy your week and God bless!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

My Sister's Diagnosis

This is a photo I took of a butterfly bush in  my garden last week.

It is also the verse that I sent my sister Chris who lives in Pennsylvania.

She was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer on August 5.

{our wedding anniversary}

It was quite a shock to us and to her as it came on very fast.

No. Family. History.

This is different than your typical "find a lump" breast cancer.

Google it and you will find out more information than you ever want to know.

Chris is 15 months older than I am and I love her dearly.

She is also a pastor's wife.

Please , please bombard heaven on her behalf against this dreadful disease.

She starts chemo next week.

She has already been so strong through the diagnosis and I know she will
continue to be. She also can still say that


He is her Savior,  her Redeemer and we are trusting in Him to
be her healer.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Treasure TROVE

We visited our son and his family in Indiana this weekend and they showed us his new
work place in Roanoke, Indiana and they also took us to a few shops in this quaint little town.

TROVE was my favorite!

It is located at 270 North Main Street in Roanoke, Indiana.

There is also a TROVE barn and these first few photos are of some of the goodies in the barn.


Aren't these lights made out of clay pots so neat?

Fell in LOVE with this ladder.


This building is the main store. They had so many wonderful treasures inside.

Sorry for the quality of some of the photos.
I am afraid that my camera has seen better days for indoor shots or else
I STILL don't know what I am doing. HA!
I do not like to use a flash so I contend with a myriad of blurry photos to weed through.

I just thought the building and the landscaping was beautiful!

I hope you enjoyed your mini tour. If you are ever in Roanoke, Indiana be sure
to stop by...you will love it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lush July Flowers

My flowers haven't suffered too much in the heat that we have had in Michigan this year.
There really haven't been a lot of very hot days yet and I hope they don't come at all!  I also haven't
used any fertilizer at all this year except what came in the soil that I planted them in.
I think they look nice and lush for all the things I didn't do. :)

Every year I try to feed them liquid fertilizer through the hose, but just haven't had
the time and we have had a LOT of rain so I didn't need to either.

They have come a long way since I planted them back in May.
I can grow nice flowers outside , but can't grow anything inside to save my life! HA!

The fern is HUGE and so green. I always get it at the same place every year.
I have tried Walmart in the past and did not have good luck so I stick with
our local greenhouse.

I have an old wooden white screen door that I would love to replace this one with, but
haven't taken the time to measure it yet. Hopefully it will fit. It has spindles on it and
I got it FREE several years ago. Wouldn't that be nice if it fit just perfect??

I adore WHITE flowers...don't you?

I can't wait for my Sweet Autumn Clematis to flower this fall. I love it that it is
a late blooming plant so I can extend the beautiful floral season a bit more.

How is the weather where you are? Hot, rainy, cold, snowy? EEK! Snow
will be here soon enough.