Pre-Spring Flowers

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring. Usually, I look upon the advent of warmer weather with great trepidation. Southeast Georgia Summers are long, hot, humid and down right yuck phooey. I’m born and raised in the South, but, needless to say, this is one resident who is not a fan of Southern Summer’s. However, after all the overcast days, cold and snow last season, I’m ready for a bit of sunshine and warmth. I’m definitely looking forward to wearing flip flops and my favorite capris (or peddle pushers, as we called them in school). Even my dear friends at Church will be subjected to these now bloated, white, blotchy legs as the temperatures soar! [lol] Good thing they love me.  😉

Here’s a few photos from around the property. The pink flowers are Azaleas [genus Rhododendron], the white are Cherokee Rose [Rosa laevigata]. All are native to our area. The Cherokee Rose is our State Flower.

It’s overcast again today, which is a good thing because God blessed our area with at least an inch of much needed rain. The new fertilizer should start working it’s magic in a few short days. It will be so nice to see green grass again.

Sadly, the Christian Men’s Job Corp (CMJC) at the Church came to an abrupt halt last week half way through the term. So, now our week is an empty slate. Please pray with us that we all seek guidance from God the Father through our LORD Jesus Christ to show the way in which to help men trapped in poverty. The CMWC, for women, has been very successful thus far. I’m told that many women have been assisted in getting a proper education and then a job. I guess with men they will have to try a different tack.

god is my refuge

What are y’all planning today or this week?



Pansy Volunteers

It is still rather chilly here in Southeast Georgia. After the last rain I was preparing an area for grass seeds but lo and behold look at what has sprung up all on it’s own. Last years Pansy plantings have returned. I think I’ll leave them for the season.

pansy volunteers 13 MAR 2018

Pansy [Viola tricolor]

In spite of the brisk winds, since it’s so lovely out, Steve rode his Honda to Christian Men’s Job Corp this afternoon. He is one of many who volunteer to help men lift themselves out of poverty and to better themselves through education. (There’s a separate training session for women also.) I had to drive to Alma but opted to take the truck instead of the two wheels. It thrills The Boys to no end to get to “go for a ride”. I couldn’t disappoint them.

sam and jack in back seat 03 MAR 2017

Just ask any small animal, these Boys are not pansies!

And tonight we get to feast on homemade Chocolate Guinness Cake lovingly made by my BFF. Life just doesn’t get any better. lol  🙂

St. Patty’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because of my heritage. Does anyone else research, or have researched, their family genealogies? I’m about 1/2 Irish-1/2 Scottish with one in the wood pile. 😉 Plus, St. Patty’s is a special day because it’s the anniversary of our First Date in 1979. Steve and I celebrate it every year like it’s our wedding anniversary.



Happy Friday

It’s another beautiful but blustery day. When IS the wind going to lay down!? I know, it’s March. It certainly is “marching” through our area, with a vengeance. I’m sitting here watching the trees bend to the winds command. I wanna ride, dadgum it! 🙂 The cool, dry air has rendered the road to that slippery white sandy powder. It’s hard pan below but the top is not real conducive to keeping a two wheel vehicle upright. I could probably get down the one-mile of country road OK, but once I can gain speed on the pavement, the wind blasts would wear me slap out. So, here’s some pretty pictures to pass the time.


I pray your day is lovely too.



American Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)