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Onward and upward! something that you say in order to encourage someone to forget an unpleasant experience or failure and to think about the future instead and move forward.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

It Is Well With My Soul.

This is what Becky's house looked like when they moved in.
Now there is a deck that wraps the house.

 Five years ago, it looked like this, with just a few flowers.

Three years when I visited, she had put the long garden
along the sidewalk up to the house.

This shed and the gardens around it were put in 2.5 years ago. 

She is also into photography and has received many awards from Birds & Blooms and other bird and gardening magazines.  If you'd like to see her photos, click here .
What perfect weather we are having.  70ish, and 60ish at night.  Sleep with all the windows open.  It has been so quiet today and I have nothing to do.  How strange that feels.  Laundry and house cleaning done over the weekend.  I went outside and watered all the potted plants, for something to do.

The Rose of Sharon bushes are blooming--a bit ahead of schedule, if I remember correctly.

 At one spot, two bushes have grown together so I have pink and lavendar
 My white bush hasn't quite gotten full enough for a photo.

I cut one of my Lilies--the wonderfully scented
Star Gazer Lily.  It is my favorite, but be careful.  If you get too close for a sniff, that orange pollen on the stamens will stand your white blouse, forever!!

I also ran up to the Meijer store yesterday.  Now, what would drag me out of my house, on a Sunday, to go to the store?   10 for $10 with an 11th one free.  Then a neighbor kid just happened to be walking passed, so I bribed him ($2.00) to carry these heavy jugs inside for me.  As my back is still growling.

This morning I made an appointment with my Doc for my 6th month check in.  No problems, but he wants me to come in every 4 months, and I finally argued him into 6 months.  I will get my blood drawn tomorrow morning and the results will be at his office by Wednesday afternoon, when I show up.

In fact, the results will be available in my Patient Portal way before I go to his office, so I will know the results before he does--which is the way I like it.  If there is a wonky reading, I can Google it before I see the Doc.  

No surprises!!!


  1. Becky...?

    Gorgeous blooms!!!

    Great buy!

    You have our nice weather! T-storm coming as I type. So off I go.


    1. Becky is the lady I visited Thursday to see her gardens.

  2. My rose of Sharon doesn't even have buds yet!

    Becky's garden is fabulous!

    I still can't believe how much Pepsi you buy and drink. It boggles my mind. LOL

    1. Well, that supply will last me three weeks.
      I gotta have something besides water to drink, as I don't drink coffee, tea or anything with alcohol in it.

  3. Whenever I see beautiful flower beds like these, I get a tinge of envy :) But I'm back to work now and have already run the weed wacker around some of the beds. I have too many iris plants and they always look worn out by this time of year.

    1. I have to lift ALL my Iris and make a new bed for them.

  4. I enjoyed seeing Becky's flowers again. Oh, to have that green thumb. :)

    1. Oh, her photography is beautiful!! :)