Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spring /Early summer beauties

It has been a long time since I posted anything. A very busy time for me. My day lilies were exceptionally beautiful this year. This is a sample. More pictures to come later.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dallas Rose bed

I just got back from a week in Dallas helping my Son and Daughter-in-law at their optometry practice. I finally got the pictures of the rose bed we planted in May. As you can see, it is more of a Lantana bed than roses, but the roses will eventually take over. The silver bush in the front is a sage. The edible, cooking kind. The "garden" is also a haven for a new crop of cotton tail rabbits I tried to take a picture of the one that stays around, but it was very camera shy. I had a great week, but had to get back to begin a full week of work at the pharmacy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vegetable family

This is a collection of dolls dating back to the sixties. My Mother brought them back from Sicily when she and my Dad returned from a three year assignment for Humble/Exxon. As she told us two elderly sisters made these "vegetable/fruit" dolls and sold them in a market place. Very unique and a real treasure to display.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

101 and still active, Happy Birthday

Meet my Dad, "Watty" Watkins. As of today he is celebrating is 101 birthday. Just think of all the history he has lived through. Two world wars, 19 Presidents, the depression, 37 years with Humble/Exxon and traveled all over the world. He built a refinery in Augusta, Sicily, for Exxon, went on a Safari in Africa, and did carpenter and cabinet work for many people for many years. He loves to fish and hunt and still gets excited over the prospect of doing either one. He gardens and cans produce. We all have the recipe for Paw Paws Pickles. We are blessed with his stories of the past, his carving and jewlery talent and his great love of life. He is a great Dad, Grandfather, Greatgrandfather and Great Great grandfather. Happy Birthday, my Father, my mentor and my Friend.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Caldwell County Pink "Found" rose

This is called a "found" rose as it was probably discovered on an abandonded farm, in a cementery, or old home place. This
variety was found in Caldwell County Texas, hence its name. It is labeled an antique rose and is really very pretty in early spring and most of the summer. I am rooting two cuttings for Granddaughter, Lianna.
Where this was found is from the same area that her Grandfather was born.
There are many more "found roses" and most are shrub like with multiple blosoms. History lesson over for the day