Scottish Thistles

Scottish Thistles

Friday, February 17, 2017


"Silky" my tortoiseshell kitty loves to spend these winter mornings in front of the fire.  As soon as we let her out of her kennel, where she spends the night, she runs to the pellet stove and cozies up to the warmth.  My hubby and I do too!

She is basically an indoor cat and can only go outside when wearing her harness and on a long leash.  She does well with that and we're glad to have her safe in the house.  (I believe that a predator got the kitty we had before Silky who was an indoor/outdoor kitty)

Now that spring is coming, Silky will be spending more time outside which she loves to do as well.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


"For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have EVERLASTING Life!!!" John 3:16

Monday, February 6, 2017


"When one door of happiness closes another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us"
                                      - Helen Keller

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Silky is basically an indoor cat but she is allowed to be outside with a harness and long leash rope.  She loves to be outdoors when she can be.  This is big mailbox that I salvaged from our family farm and it sits on the deck as a reminder of growing up on the farm.  

Silky decided that she could see some things better from atop this mailbox.  She loves to keep her eye on any birds, bunnies, squirrels, moles, mice, etc.  

While in the house she sits in just about every window in the house, watching whatever shows up on the yard or trees.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Our rosemary plant that we purchased in late spring in a 3" pot and planted in terra cotta pot has grown and now, in late November has bloomed with lovely little lavendar colored flowers.
It lived outside all summer and fall, but now that the cold winter has come it has been moved in the house.  Hoping it continued to thrive.
I've tried to "winter" them over outside but it's just too cold here.
Rosemary is one of very favorite herbs . . . every time I smell it it makes me want to go cook something!

Thursday, August 4, 2016


One thing I love about glamping in our mountains is seeing all the little hummingbird visitors we get.
We do hang a feeder from our EZ-Up canopy and get lots and lots of visitors.
This little girl flew under and up into the peak of the canopy.  She couldn't figure out how to get back out and flew until she got tired. She landed on a cross piece of the frame and I was able to gather her up and take her outside. I took her quite a distance away and she flew away.  Thankful she wasn't hurt!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Planted this variety of sunflowers in my garden this year.  This one is almost 7 inches in diameter and the plant about 6 feet tall.  I was just so tickled to see the first one open a few days ago and now there are more.  There is even a little honey bee enjoying this flower.