Scottish Thistles

Scottish Thistles

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Our garden did not do well at all this past summer, which was a huge disappointment.  I've tried, rather unsuccessfully, to grow tomatoes in containers . .. and poblano peppers.  This is my "crop" of one, very tiny pepper.  It's about 1/2 inch long.  The plants have not done well except they did put on a lot of blooms.  So much for gardening for 2017!

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Many years ago I decided to plant some lavender which has thrived and done pretty well over the years.  This year is no different and it's loaded with lovely fragrant buds.  I only have the one "mound" . . . or whatever you call it but that is enough.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


After the day lilies and red hot pokers are done then here come the Shasta daisies.  I love to see them because they are so "sweet" looking to me.  They smell awful however!  I learned that many years ago when I took a bouquet of them in my house and it took me a while to discover they were the source of what smelled very much like stinky feet!  Soooooo  .. . they stay outside now!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


One of my very favorite flowers are snapdragons and these bloom along my deck 2-3 times every summer.  I just love them.  I had some of the dark red ones out by a gate at the end of the drive but they didn't survive . . . not sure why.  Maybe someday they'll come back.
Looking forward to seeing more of them this summer!

Friday, July 7, 2017


Many years ago there was a railroad, called the "Galloping Goose" that traveled in the mountains near my home.  This photo is of Lizard Head Pass (unfortunately the Lizard Head is out of view) with a summit on the highway of 10,000 but there are three of Colorado's famous "Fourteener" peaks here as well. 
Sheep used to be herded into these pens for transportation by the train, but that no longer happens. I do think that the pens are still used, occasionally, for cattle or sheep that might be pastured in the high country in the summer.  They would be transported by trucks.

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Flowers from my yard, Red Hot  Pokers and Peonies with aspen trees (quakies) in between.
I dug a start of the Red Hot Pokers from my mom's over 20 years ago and they do well.  She went to heaven in February 1994 and these make me think of her.
The peonies are full, beautiful and so fragrant . . I love when they bloom. 
We planted the aspen trees and love listening to them "quake" in the breezes and then enjoy the fall gold when the leaves turn.

Sunday, May 7, 2017


I was gifted with an egg-gathering apron which has 15 little pockets in two rows on the front.  A couple days ago I was given some eggs by the neighbor, Mike.  So my hubby took a picture of us putting eggs in all those cute little pockets.
Krissy, Mike's young English mastiff was sniffing . . .he tells me she likes fresh eggs too!