Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lucky

Last night we had a terrible weather forecast looming into the future.  



Strong winds, large hail, and tornado activity were on the horizon for this small town.  



Though we did get some storm activity, the worst of it failed to make an appearance.  


It did give some great light for taking photographs.  




I found these two small herds having a meeting of the minds over the fence.  Perhaps they were discussing the impending weather.  



Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Randoms


More flowers for this random Friday.  Enjoying the volunteers that are popping up here and there.  


The Kentucky Derby is almost upon us.  Ladies, do you have a hat at the ready?  If not, then I suggest you take a gander at these examples.  


I am not much about taking a selfie, but these people are. 


Is your state known for a specific movie?  You can double check that info right here.  


I have been listening to Nickel Creek for a long time, but has it really been 25 years?  Since they recently did a reunion tour, I guess it has been that long.  You can give them a listen here.  Nothing like an NPR Tiny Desk concert for pure music.  


Linking up with Tanya today.  Go forth and have a great weekend!  


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thankful Thursday

An old house, in Bardstown, that needs a little love.
Thankful this week for a bad situation turned good.  The softball girl had her gear bag stolen, with all of her equipment in it.  After a few days we were convinced that it would never be found.  

During that time, countless people offered us their help and equipment for her to use.  How wonderful is it to have people offer assistance during trying times?   Incredibly thankful for the kindness of friends, and acquaintances, in this small town.  

Her bag magically reappeared in the locker room.  Though it had obviously been gone through, nothing was taken.  


Linking up this photo with Teresa today....






Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Iris


Despite a thunderstorm and a rainy day, the first Iris of the spring season made her appearance yesterday.  



Showing herself in the late afternoon sunlight.  


"I will be the gladdest thing
 under the sun, 
I will touch a hundred flowers, 
and not pick one."  

Edna St. Vincent Millay 






Sunday, April 19, 2015

Planting by the Signs


This year I planted my seeds by, "the signs".  Meaning I used the phases of the moon to select the best time that would promote growth in my plants.  


If the moon can affect the tides, then why not the growth of plants?  I would like to admit that I have been diligent about using the signs each year, but that would not be the truth. 

 But, I am getting there.  


I used, The Old Farmer's Almanac's charts ,to select the days that were best for planting.  If you are familiar with, "the signs", you know that there are signs for just about everything.  That would include cutting hair, mowing the yard, and pulling teeth.  




While some modern folks tend to regard this information as superstition, I know my grandparents relied on it to yield the best crops possible.  Back then there wasn't just trotting to the grocery store when the garden didn't produce well.  

So far, I have heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe, lemon squash, and cucumbers sprouting along.  

Anyone else out there planting by the signs?  



Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Randoms



Some sweet Dianthus that will soon grace us with her flowers.  




This photo of a lion is quite spectacular.  However, I am not the kind of photographer that would get that close!  


An interesting look at playgrounds around the world.  Norway is the only one that looks like it might hold some enjoyment for children.  


How about a little Bill Withers to start the weekend?  



Linking up with Tanya today! 




Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thankful Thursday



Thankful this Thursday for so many things, where shall I start?   Maybe with a list:  


The softball girl made the paper.  

I finished a large amount of paperwork that has been on my desk :)  

The young man of the house had a great time in New York and came back with plenty of stories.  

My parents celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary yesterday.  


Life is good, here at the farmette.  


Linking up today with Teresa....