More Azaleas…

As promised, I am back with more photos of the Azaleas in my yard and in my brothers yard next door. Thankfully, the rains that we have had this past week did not manage to ruin the beautiful blooms! Enjoy!

This white Azalea still has plenty of blooms that are yet to open!

A few of these I had to get from a distance with my 300x zoom as the ground is still wet and I swear a river still runs through the yard! That’s it for now. Until next time, God bless!

Spring Azaleas

When I think of the deep South, there are just a few things that come to mind. Delicious Southern Cooking, Sweet Tea, Porch Swings, Azaleas and beautiful Magnolias, most of which you will find at my house. Well, I don’t have a porch swing but I want one…does that count? idk

Anyway , this is the time of the year for gorgeous Azaleas and I am not in short supply. I have several Azalea bushes in my yard and what I do not have, my dear brother has in his yard next door. I love taking pictures of them when they are in full bloom but the trick is catching them in full bloom. Once they hit that high point, it doesn’t take long for them to wilt away. What you are left with is beautiful leafy green bushes for the rest of the summer months and, here in Mississippi, that could be on into late October!

Here is a digital scrapbooking layout that I created in PhotoShop to show off one of my bushes in the front yard. These blooms are just gorgeous! The bumblebees think so too! I do not like to post layouts without giving credit to the designer of the digital products that I have used. This layout was created with “Spring Blooms” by Laura Burger Designs and will be coming soon to her store at

Photos taken with my Canon EOS 60D camera and a 18-55 mm lens

I will venture across the yard to get more photos later when the rain stops. Hopefully, the rain will not knock all of the blooms off of the bushes!

Until next time!

A rainy Tuesday…

Well, the day started out nice and we even saw the sun peek through the clouds a few times. My Grand Daughter came to visit for a little while and we all ate lunch together. Right after she left, the bottom fell out and the rain came down in buckets! Almost 1 1/2 inches worth(according to the rain gauge).

Taken with my Samsung Galaxy 9 cell phone.

There wasn’t any water in that ditch before it started raining and, as you can see, it was still raining when I took the photo! Weather says it is going to rain all week and start clearing up sometime on Friday. Folks, it’s going to be a long, dreary week.

Hummingbird Sighting!!

I love this time of the year when the weather is getting warmer, the days are longer and all of the birds begin to come back from wherever they spend the winter months. My husband mentioned to me the other day that he had seen a lonely Hummingbird at the feeders looking for food but, at the time, we had not cleaned them out. So we brought the feeders inside, cleaned them up and filled them with fresh nectar. I have been watching the feeders for several days now to see if any more would happen by and today I caught one getting a drink. So I grabbed my camera and started shooting. I can’t wait to see if more will come and stay for a week or two. We have never had more then three at a time so we will see! Enjoy!

Photos were taken with my Canon EOS 60D and a 300x zoom lens.

Just a spoonful of sugar…

…helps the medicine go down. I am sure that you all have heard that one before! I wish it were just a spoonful of sugar but in my case, there won’t be any consumption of sugar for quite some time. This month has been my month for health issues for me. I went to the doctor on March 2nd for a nose bleed problem and issues with my back. I had x-rays and blood work done and had to schedule a pulmonary function test at the hospital to check for COPD. A week later, I received a call from the doctor asking me to come in and have more blood work done and then come back to see him in two days to talk with him about my test results. So on March 10th I had my blood work done again and went to the hospital for my pulmonary function test. Then on the 12th, I went back to see my doctor.

So, Got the nose bleed problem resolved by not taking my baby aspirin everyday… down to three times a week. I do not have COPD but I do have a slight respiratory problem that an inhaler twice a day will solve (Bottom line for that is…Do not start smoking… at any age. I do not smoke now but I did for 40+ years.). Lower back problem and any other issues that I have are all related to one thing….Type B Diabetes. So, my blood sugar is high which is making my blood pressure high and my back ache because it affect the kidneys as well. So, Medicine for the sugar, monitor the sugar and blood pressure and stay on a low carb diet to regulate and help loose weight.

All of this and I am not complaining. It all runs in my family and I knew there was a chance that it would come up at some point. I figure at 61, I am lucky that it hasn’t raised it ugly head before now. My son has been having issues with his sugar since last year some time. That should have given me a clue. Anyway, it will get better and life will go on. I will not give up this fight as it is one that I can, and will win.

Digital Designs created by Becca Bonneville and are for sale in her store at the Lily-pad.

Welcome to the New…

Blog…that is! Due to monetary circumstances, I had to do away with the old blog so now I am restructuring. Please don’t mind the mess that I am making! I am glad that you stopped by and I promise that this new blog will come around as the old one did and I might even post a bit more often!