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Friday, March 23, 2012

It's the Bee's Knees.

Grow or Die.
That is one of my new life goals.  Tomorrow, I will be spending the whole day at Bee Keepers School.
This is something I have been wanting to learn since a colony of bees made their home in my Great Aunt's garage.  Last week, when I went to visit her, she told me that the bees left.  Well, there you go.
I am learning bee keeping anyway, even if I do not have a hive.
Keep learning, always learning.  This is what I am preaching to my son and you know what they say,"the teacher is the student".  So Bees and organic gardening as well as guitar are the things I want to lean this year.  I will keep you posted.  Have a great weekend.  Love, Heidi
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring has Sprung in my Backyard.

We are finally out of the worst drought recorded in Texas History.
This means it rained and rained and rained and rained.
This also means the Earth is laughing in flowers.
Everyday my backyard is becoming more and more magical.

A little gift from me to you.  One of the Souvenir de la Malmaison roses from my backyard for your computer desktop background.  First, click on the picture (this will make it a lager size) then, right click on the picture, scroll down to "set as background" and click. You're done!


 A Bluebird house my Step grandfather made, that Chick-a-dees like to live in
surrounded by Evergreen Wisteria.
We also have a Purple Martin house that Ludmil is repairing after the roof flew off for the second time.
A Purple Martin Mama Bird can eat a ton of bugs (mosquitoes) in one day, we LOVE these birds.

Jack, our dog, our alarm system.  He loves when I am in the backyard with him, working in the garden.
He loves to roll in anything dead and stinky.

 Sister Roses, I hope they are blooming this beautifully for Easter so I can give some to my Sister.

The name of the rose is  Souvenir de la Malmaison and they can be purchased at the


I love this tri-pod my neighbor, Ludmil made out of pieces of antique wrought iron cemetery fence.
This is also the first blooms of the purple German Bearded Iris, they are so hardy.  I sell the iris plants at our Farmers' Market and next time I will also have Yarrow and Periwinkle.
I lost my Star Jasmine on this fence, it was enter mingled with the rose. 
I was lucky that I didn't loose more in the drought. 
Choosing hardy, heirloom or antique variety plants are my secret to the success of my garden.
Thanks for taking the tour.  Heidi


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Timeless and Hopeless Romantic

 Look out! My Old Soul is Showing again.
Plus, a new favorite song at the end of post
Enjoy, Heidi

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Kevin Harris Architect and photographer, Chipper Hatter

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Peace Out!

Wishing you all a Happy Weekend.  It is rainy here, but VERY GREEN and VERY THANKFUL.
I think they said yesterday that the part of Texas I live in is offically out of it's historical drought.
Love, Heidi
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                                    I could totally sit here and enjoy a white sangria right now.

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                   I could also sit here next to this fire on a white sofa OUTSIDE?!?!?!  Crazy, I know.
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             This could totally be my house and you can call me Swiss Miss while I practice my yoddle.
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Another fire waiting for me to sit near it, oh well.
Great romantic and rustic spaces, I can't get enough of.