Posted in Gratitude

Gratitude in June

27. What small thing that you use daily are you grateful for?

My hairbrush! 

All rights reserved by Vanessence

Text prompts courtesy of Gratitude Journal Prompts | TextMyJournal

Gratitude in June_thumb

Posted in Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt

F 06-27

This one:

Vieled_Virgin

The Veiled Virgin: “This statue is a perfect gem of art” | Archival Moments

It is so lifelike, I expect her to open her eyes at any moment.  The way the drapery looks so sheer, and so real, is breathtaking to me. 

All rights reserved by Vanessence

Posted in Gratitude

Gratitude in June

26. What form of expression are you most grateful for?

While the written form would be probably just the thing here, I think I’m grateful today for the musical form of expression.  Sometimes, there is just such a gut-punch from a song that makes me feel an emotion that I just can’t contain.  Whether it’s dancing to Can’t Stop The Feeling or crying at the Star Spangled Banner, music can often reach us in ways that words along cannot. 

All rights reserved by Vanessence

Text prompts courtesy of Gratitude Journal Prompts | TextMyJournal

Gratitude in June_thumb

Posted in Uncategorized

Monday In Bloom

06-25-2017 GW08 (50)It was actually a pretty gorgeous day, especially considering that July is right around the corner and is the hottest month of our year here.  Blue skies, mild temps, puffy white clouds – these are days that dreams are made of, few and far between here. 

Things are going pretty well in the 06-25-2017 GW08 (52)garden.  Morticia Rabbit was back, so in desperation, I have moved all my pansy pots to the table on the patio.  Saturday night I had lots of colorful buds on my pansies – Sunday morning, I had stems.  Naked stems.  😥  And it seems to be just the pansies, not any of the other flowers.  In the meantime, I’ll have to see what kind of thing I can come up with to cover the pots to keep her out but still allow them to be visible and get air and sunlight. 

Aannnd she must have heard me talking about her because as I was in the middle of working on this post I heard a funny sound on my patio.  When I went to look out the patio door, turned the light on, guess what I saw?  Morticia Rabbit herself, wondering where the buffet had got to.  She was sitting in the exact spot she must have sat in last night while she gorged herself on my pansies.

I feel SO much like Elmer Fudd I can’t even tell you.

06-25-2017 GW08 (4)

06-25-2017 GW08 (5)

06-25-2017 GW08 (6)

The coleus sure are starting to shine!  So colorful!
06-25-2017 GW08 (9)

I love how the sweet alyssum cascades over the pot.  Last year I remember thinking it reminded me of a bridal veil. 
06-25-2017 GW08 (13)

The salvia have started to blossom now, too.  This year I went with purple and white. 
06-25-2017 GW08 (14)

My happy place!
06-25-2017 GW08 (23)

Thankfully, Morticia seems uninterested in snapdragons. 
06-25-2017 GW08 (25)

The hanging pots are getting so lush and full now!  I love how the purple sweet alyssum is kind of peeking out.
06-25-2017 GW08 (30)

06-25-2017 GW08 (31)

There will be lilies!  So many little budlets about to bloom!
06-25-2017 GW08 (34)

06-25-2017 GW08 (35)

The daisies have been reigning supreme right now – just look at all those lovely white flowers!  Aren’t they gorgeous?
06-25-2017 GW08 (37)

06-25-2017 GW08 (38)

I did manage to get some deadheading done on the sage.  There are indeed some new flowers waiting to bloom.  Hopefully they’ve got energy enough to do that now.
06-25-2017 GW08 (49)

And that’s how my garden’s growing this week!  Despite the best efforts of the hungriest rabbit in the place!  How’s yours coming along?

All rights reserved by Vanessence

To see all my pictures from the garden this week,

you can click either the link or the image below.

Thanks for looking!

2017 Garden Weekly 08 | Flickr

2017 Garden Weekly 08

 

 

Posted in Garden, GardenNess, In Bloom

Monday In Bloom

06-25-2017 GW08 (52)06-25-2017 GW08 (50)It was actually a pretty gorgeous day, especially considering that July is right around the corner and is the hottest month of our year here.  Blue skies, mild temps, puffy white clouds – these are days that dreams are made of, few and far between here. 

Things are going pretty well in the garden.  Morticia Rabbit was back, so in desperation, I have moved all my pansy pots to the table on the patio.  Saturday night I had lots of colorful buds on my pansies – Sunday morning, I had stems.  Naked stems.  😥  And it seems to be just the pansies, not any of the other flowers.  In the meantime, I’ll have to see what kind of thing I can come up with to cover the pots to keep her out but still allow them to be visible and get air and sunlight. 

Aannnd she must have heard me talking about her because as I was in the middle of working on this post I heard a funny sound on my patio.  When I went to look out the patio door, turned the light on, guess what I saw?  Morticia Rabbit herself, wondering where the buffet had got to.  She was sitting in the exact spot she must have sat in last night while she gorged herself on my pansies.

I feel SO much like Elmer Fudd I can’t even tell you.

06-25-2017 GW08 (4)

06-25-2017 GW08 (5)

06-25-2017 GW08 (6)

The coleus sure are starting to shine!  So colorful!
06-25-2017 GW08 (9)

I love how the sweet alyssum cascades over the pot.  Last year I remember thinking it reminded me of a bridal veil. 
06-25-2017 GW08 (13)

The salvia have started to blossom now, too.  This year I went with purple and white. 
06-25-2017 GW08 (14)

My happy place!
06-25-2017 GW08 (23)

Thankfully, Morticia seems uninterested in snapdragons. 
06-25-2017 GW08 (25)

The hanging pots are getting so lush and full now!  I love how the purple sweet alyssum is kind of peeking out.
06-25-2017 GW08 (30)

06-25-2017 GW08 (31)

There will be lilies!  So many little budlets about to bloom!
06-25-2017 GW08 (34)

06-25-2017 GW08 (35)

The daisies have been reigning supreme right now – just look at all those lovely white flowers!  Aren’t they gorgeous?
06-25-2017 GW08 (37)

06-25-2017 GW08 (38)

I did manage to get some deadheading done on the sage.  There are indeed some new flowers waiting to bloom.  Hopefully they’ve got energy enough to do that now.
06-25-2017 GW08 (49)

And that’s how my garden’s growing this week!  Despite the best efforts of the hungriest rabbit in the place!  How’s yours coming along?

All rights reserved by Vanessence

To see all my pictures from the garden this week,

you can click either the link or the image below.

Thanks for looking!

2017 Garden Weekly 08 | Flickr

2017 Garden Weekly 08

 

 

Posted in Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt

F 06-26

I’ve done plane and car.  Car is better.  I suspect something like a motor home or camping trailer is best, though. 

All rights reserved by Vanessence

Posted in Re-Blog

Give Back Sorcery Soap Contest and Sorcery Coupon – Sorcery Soap™

There’s still time to win, if you hurry! ~Vanessa

After so much outstanding support from Soap Witches and Soap Sisters, Sorcery Soap is giving back to you! Win $100 worth of Sorcery Products!                                                                 …

Source: Give Back Sorcery Soap Contest and Sorcery Coupon – Sorcery Soap™

Posted in Gratitude

Gratitude in June

25. What moment this week are you most grateful for?

All of them!  We’re on school vacation! 

All rights reserved by Vanessence

Text prompts courtesy of Gratitude Journal Prompts | TextMyJournal

Gratitude in June_thumb