Thursday, July 29, 2010

We have a winner!

I used the Random number generator to choose a winner for the $50 gift certificate to CSN. I had 36 comments, but one was anonymous without an e-mail, so I took it out. The winner is...
Thanks to all of you for entering. I wish I could have picked every one of your numbers!
Thanks also to CSN for doing this wonderful giveaway!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27

I went to the Farmers Market in town today, and after I bought some wonderful produce, I had to stop and buy some sunflowers to put in my kitchen. I've always loved sunflowers. They are so cheery!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

July 25

We've been getting quite a bit of rain around here lately. I love the way the flowers look with the raindrops on them. This is a Rose of Sharon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


This is an exciting post! Do you like to win things? Would you like to shop for something like:

or maybe a new camera case?

or even kitchen supplies?

Well - the good folks from CSN stores are allowing me to do a giveaway to thank you for reading my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment with your name and a way for me to contact you. Next Thursday evening - the 29th, I'll use the random number selector to draw a winner. The prize? A $50 gift certificate that can be used at any of CSN's 200+ stores! Check out their site - you will be amazed at all they have.
*I'm sorry but this is open only to Canada and the United States, as CSN doesn't ship anywhere else.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 21

Purple Coneflowers are one of my favorites! This one has a bonus butterfly!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 20

My daughter, Heather was sitting at the table talking to me and I thought she looked cute in her hat. I made her sit while I snapped some pictures. I like the look of this one, even with the one sunspot shining on her face!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 18

We had a huge thunderstorm today, followed by sunshine! I love the way the sun is shining on this old shed, with the dark sky in the background.

Friday, July 16, 2010

July 16

Heather came home from a wedding with some bubbles, and after blowing them once, we found Oliver just loves them. He tries to catch them, and once they are gone, he looks at Heather and meows for more. Funny cat!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14

This old trike, although it's rusty and has seen better days, has it's own type of charm!

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 12

A common saying from the farmers around here is "knee high by the Fourth of July", which is talking about how high the corn should be by that date. This year the corn is considerably taller, after lots of rain this Spring, followed by lots of sunshine!
I don't know why this old tractor was sitting in the cornfield, but I liked the greens of the corn and tractor, next to that blue sky, so I pulled over to take a picture.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11

I spent the day at a campground along Lake Michigan, where my sister was spending a week. I noticed all the fencing placed along the dunes to prevent erosion. This one isn't doing so well, but I love seeing that weathered gray look against the dune grass.

Friday, July 9, 2010

July 9

This is the Chime Tower at Longwood Gardens. There is a spiral staircase inside that you can climb and come out the back of the top. There are old chimes that play inside. There is a small waterfall to the left of it. What a beautiful spot!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July 8

This is another picture taken inside the conservatory at Longwood Gardens. I've always loved the look of vines growing up buildings. It's hard to believe that this one is inside a building!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 7

Longwood Gardens has a kids garden in the conservatory. This little boy was having a great time playing in the water feature. When I saw him later, his shirt was completely soaked!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 6

This is another picture from Longwood Gardens. One of the things I enjoyed at the gardens was the way that all the doors and windows were made unique and decorative. This was one of my favorite doors there.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5

While in Pennsylvania, we visited Longwood Gardens. If you ever have the opportunity, you should go. It's an amazing place, with beautiful scenes like this around every corner!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4

Happy Fourth of July! Those of us in the USA are celebrating the birthday of our country today. This is another barn we saw while in Pennsylvania and I thought it was a good one to share today. These old barns make me think of our hard working ancestors.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1

While in Pennsylvania, we stopped at the Strassburg Railroad. It's an old time station with steam engines.
I think there is something fascinating about looking down rail road tracks!