Saturday, July 31, 2010

baby shower preparations

One of the items on the table doesn't belong.
Chloe seems to think the table is there for her.

Friday, July 30, 2010

(belated) birthday boy

The husband returned from a week-long training today and we met up with friends at Papa's & Beer. While it was technically a party for one of our friends who moved away, and was in town for the weekend, we also celebrated my husband's birthday.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chloe in action

Before she saw me, she was content in her cube:
And then she marched over to attack the camera:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Name that vegetable (or fruit?)

This is growing up my fence - it's actually inside the fence, but I shot the photo from the street.
It could be a winter squash. Or it could be a melon of some sort. I have no idea.

And, yes, I'm a little obsessed with our garden this year.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I picked this summer squash and two tomatoes from my garden today:
Obviously, I'm a little excited!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

ready to be cut

This is the fabric that will soon cover our guest room windows.
Now if only I had the time to cut and sew.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Accordion player

An accordion player on the streets of downtown Asheville during the first afternoon of Bele Chere.

I loveee Bele Chere!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

sleepy time

I make blankets for my friends who are having babies. This baby blanket may have to go to Chloe.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This is a part of the trumpet flower. I think that it may hold seeds inside? No clue, really. I'll keep watching it, in hopes of finding out.
(The plant did re-seed itself this summer so now I have two ginormous plants in our front flower bed. I need to remember this next year, so I can transplant at least one to another part of the yard.)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

more flowers

This is another shot of the ever-blooming trumpet flower. (My mom calls it an angel trumpet flower. I'm sure it has other names.) Note the blooms on the ground. They bloom once, then fall off.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

cotton candy sky

We finally had a decent rain this evening. When it went away, we were left with a sky that looked a little like cotton candy.
I wasn't able to get the full pink effect, as I wasted a few minutes searching for my camera.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

garden melon

I thought a squash plant had started to seed in our garden. It turns out that it was a melon. (It re-seeded in the compost that we started last year.)


Friday, July 16, 2010

ending on a flat note

Changing of the tire on I-26, 30 miles from home on a 7-hour trip.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jacksonville Florida

View of downtown Jacksonville, Florida from the water.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Side trip to see a lighthouse

We stopped to see the lighthouse on Tybee Island this morning before driving to Florida. The lighthouse is closed on Tuesdays, but we managed to get fairly close for pictures (and that was free!)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Square in Savannah

One of the squares in Savannah, Ga.

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

comfortable suitcase

Chloe is not happy. We're leaving her for a few days. I left my suitcase open (while packing) and she decided it was a good place to sleep.

Friday, July 9, 2010

new blooms

I planted these bulbs last year. I totally forgot about them until this morning when I went out front door (I usually go out the side door) and saw this gladiola. The others haven't bloomed yet.
I love summer, and the surprise flowers!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lots of blooms

I wish my hydrangeas could look this pretty. (These are my mom's).

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

fresh vegetables!

Finally picked our (first!) cucumber this evening.
I'm really hoping that we get more cucumbers before the summer is over. But one is a good start!

sunset over downtown

Taken from the top of the Citizen-Times building, overlooking the federal building parking lot.
(Technically taken Sunday night, but I had a lot of cool shots from that day I wanted to share.)

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I had a setting off on my camera, so the photos from yesterday were not great. But I'm still posting one. :)


Taken at a co-worker's Fourth of July party (which takes place every July 3.)

Friday, July 2, 2010

daisies...and a cat

These daisies were part of an arrangement we brought home from a funeral on Wednesday (my husband's grandmother's funeral.) I love daisies, and I pulled them apart from the plant, so I could keep them alive longer.

I also love that Chloe is in the background. :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

a new(er) crochet project

I started making this blanket a couple of months ago, when I suspected my friend was going to have a baby girl.
And today she found out that she is having a girl in November.

I'm a little psychic like that. :)