Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday's Workings

My computer has been acting up for the last day and I have not had the patience or time to sit down and try to post a blog. It has affected both of the computers so I guess it must be the cable which tends to cause us grief every once in awhile. They can never explain why it happens but time seems to take care of it. I used to call the cable company but it is difficult to settle it with someone located in another country. Of course they have their list of solutions and in the end they always say they just do not know what is wrong. It does get frustrating to say the least. Perhaps someone is trying to tell me that I have spent too much time on the computer and go and get something accomplished.

We are going to be heading out of town for the weekend to our son and DIL's home. The newest grandbaby, born Christmas day, will be christened on Saturday. I am sure that it will be a wonderful, happy day. Our DIL's family will also be there which we are excited about. We are looking forward to sharing some time together with them as we have not seen them since the kid's wedding several years ago. We are most excited about meeting her brother who was unable to attend the wedding as he was deployed on a nuclear submarine at the time. They do not surface for weddings, I guess.

My very dear friend, Midlife Mom is celebrating her birthday on Saturday so please stop over and wish her a happy birthday.

I have had a friend from high school staying with us this week while she is taking a fabric printing class at the local quilter's studio. The work that she has been bringing home to share each night has been stunning. She is an extremely talented fabric dyer with a collection of fabrics that would knock your socks off. I should try to get some pictures of her work this week to share.

The yard is in full bloom. This is such a great time of the year for the roses and several other plants which are so colorful.

The rose garden which has about 100 plants.

Poppies on the bank.

Bananas bursting from their pod on the banana plants.

Clematis - the blue flowers are a full 9 inches in diameter.

I also have been admiring the beauty of this lettuce field which is near us. I have been fascinated with the red and green lettuce stripes that they have seeded in the field. As you can see, the hills are already starting to loose their green color from lack of any new rain.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Kelli said...

Your spring flowers are just beautiful, I love the poppies! Have a wonderful weekend with your family and I hope your computer gets back to normal soon.

Linds said...

Your garden is so beautiful! 100 roses...the scent must be heavenly!
Have a lovely weekend with your family!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What a gorgeous garden!! MAN!! that is something that I have always wished I could have but never have. I love flowers so I just stay contented with the small flower space that I have here in Ga. It is hard to grow a lot because of the sandy red soil but some do grow!! You just have to figure out which ones.


Katherine said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I bet the air is filled with the heady and heavenly sweet scents.

Have a wonderful weekend with your family.

Would love to see photos of the fabric your friend has been dyeing...

So you're having computer troubles and I'm having camera troubles! LOL Technology is great... when it works properly and is very frustrating when it doesn't! ;o)

Beemoosie said...

Your flowers are spectacular!! Wow! Have a wonderful time with your son and his family!! And thank you for always coming over and checking up on me in blogland!

Midlife Mom said...

I love the walkway with all your roses! I can't imagine having so many beautiful flowers this time of year. We are just thankful for temps in the 60's! Dad and I have been walking twice every day and today we had to take off our jackets as we got too warm.

Have a wonderful time this weekend with your family and in-laws. Such a lovely occasion to be getting together for.

Thanks for the birthday shout out! I'm trying to forget how many years it has been! ha!

Son and DIL get home from Florida tomorrow. T and D have left to go to their other grandparents for tonight and then will come in to meet the plane tomorrow. They were very good here but I am tired! The old gray mare she ain't what she used to be!!

Alice Grace said...

Oh how beautiful your flowers are! And your walkway! Hope your weekend is wonderful, as I am sure it will be!

Suzy said...

Such a beautiful and inviting garden you have!!Love the photo of the colorful.. and I Hope your computer recovers quickly!

Mississippi Songbird said...

It'sa beautiful garden. Have a great weekend!

Charmingdesigns said...

Spring is on its way!! I would love to see photos of your friend fabric. I dye my wool for my birds. laurie

Stephanie said...

I see sunshine and flowers !! Something we arent seeing much of around here these days ! It is colder here than Alaska... so says the weatherman .
Anywho, I love your pics and have a great weekend !

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

You always have the prettiest pictures on your blog! Hope you had a perfect weekend!


Barbara said...

I'm sure you are having a great time. Now that lettuce field looks colourful. Not seen them out in the open like that before.All under greenhouses here.
The roses are a nice taste of summer. I have to wait until June.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Gorgeous garden photos...especially as mine looks like it was beaten with a stick at this time of year, have fun with the family....and we do want to see the dyed fabric! Tracey

Dawn said...

Beautiful flower pictures! We have some wonderful climatis, too. Just love them. Also huge hibiscus.

Hope you had (or are having) a wonderful with the grands!

Artsy Etc. said...

Gorgeous flowers!! What a beautiful yard you have. Happy Earth Day!

Carole said...

Wow beautiful garden! Thanks for stopping by! Have you ever considered an e-mail to your blog?You had some great questions regarding my recent post. You can always use g-mal (which I use for my blog this way I know I'm getting fun mail ;o) or yahoo. I will write about your questions probably at my last post on MQX. Thanks again for stopping by! In friendship,

Carole said...

send me an e-mail by going to my profile and click "e-mail". I will show you how to attach an e-mail to your blog.

Kerri said...

Your garden is wonderful, especially those gorgeous roses! I've enjoyed catching up on all your activities. Your blog is a delight, and only time keeps me from popping in more often. Congratulations on your expected 20th grandchild. How blessed you are!