Tuesday, June 25, 2013

...sorry sales, step aside ~


First harvest from our tiny tree yielded TWO large industrial metal mixing bowls F.U.L.L.!!  (Yes, we did end up giving half away!).  There is LOTS more to come, too!

*For those not familiar with Mulberries, they are simple to harvest, just lay a large sheet down under a branch and shake - the ripe ones drop off!  Move sheet, Repeat...  Move sheet, Repeat... NO THORNS!!  Just have to sort and cull the 'droppings'.*
It has always been a struggle to beat the birds, squirrels and rain ~ but this year we learned that there are others who are also VERY FOND of the little morsels!

We watched this lady for about 40 minutes - J with his Canon, I with the spotlight - as she happily munched on the dropped berries we had left behind!

Friday, June 21, 2013


Whether your SUMMER SOLSTICE was on June 20th or 21st this year, hope it was a Beauty !
 Now, to await the arrival of the SUPERMOON!!
(I DO enjoy the making of these arrangements soooo, WHY don't I do it more often??  It isn't like we lack for a variety of vases, or flowers - that's for sure!)

Here's to the 'Biggest, Brightest' weekend of the year...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

...Wednesday ramble.

"Is shopping for supplies then a way to postpone the real creating part?"
Came across this remark in the comments section of a 'thought provoking' post over at NOTES FROM THE VOODOO CAFE this morning ...

Monday, June 17, 2013

...sunshiny Monday ~ kinda.

Lovely weekend, spent transporting my parents for a 'long-weekend visit' to my brother's family and their newly built home AND of course a celebration of Father's Day! 

 While there, we even managed to sneak out for a few garage sales Saturday morning...
VERA 2013 silk #16 ($1)

VERA 2013 silk #17 ($1)
 Upon return on Sunday night, I felt refreshed, and inspired as only a 'change in scenery' can do for the soul...
 This morning, 'THE RAINS' stopped for a period and the sun actually shone!!!  The gardens are in a stage of pure bliss...
...just one side of our lawn border of roses...

...quantities of mulberries, the likes of which I have never before seen on our 'little' tree!

The 'Wine & HERB BED' with it's New Wine Bottle Tree (compliments of My Dad's handiwork!!~THANKS DAD!)

...and for dinner tonight we had Grilled Chix w/ a side of Garden stir fry Bok Choy & Scapes!!

...and now it is raining again.

Monday, June 10, 2013

...is the Universe trying to tell me something??

 The majority of this past Saturday's 'loot' consisted of this...
and the week before I score a L*A*R*G*E box of this!
'Somebody' better brush up on their "cast-of-characters" and get listing in their ETSY store P.D.Q. !!