Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wild Rose

Sometimes, it is just about the simple things in life. These wild roses grow along the country roads in my community.  They once served as the main flowers for my Lynchburg sister's wedding around 35 years ago. She married in my Grandmother's front yard...right next to the old barn that was in my last post.

My husband came in bearing this flower one evening last week. These flowers always remind me that my sister's anniversary is here. They are such beautiful flowers to grow wildly on the roadside.

Happy Anniversary Sis.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Old Barn

Old barns are neat.
They are fun to photograph.
This is our family barn.
It is a neat barn to explore.
At one time, this barn was put to good use.
Now, it just sits and waits.
Still, it is a neat barn.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Walking in the Field

My husband and I went walking in front of the Big Woods today.
We walked beside a field and through a field.

I decided to take my camera along...just in case there happened to be something to take a picture of.

I am soooo glad I took my camera.

There were flowers galore growing beside the field and in the field.

Such a beautiful walk on a cold Spring day.

And...when you live in the Big Woods, you never know what you might see!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Couponing is becoming more and more popular these days, especially with the way our economy has been lately. I have been couponing for almost 2 years. Some weeks are better than others, but these past two weeks, there have been some really good deals.

Yesterday, I went shopping at CVS. There were ladies and men all over the store with their coupon binders in their buggies. I am so amazed by how couponing is catching on.

If you haven't started couponing yet, here are 3 websites I highly recommend to help you get started.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Castles 2011

The second most popular post on my blog has been the post with the pictures of last year's castle project. I have new pictures from this year's participants. I am always amazed at the variety of castles that are brought in for display. The kids really enjoying creating these, with some help from parents and grandparents. I hear great stories from the kids about working on these with family.
I will post a few of these today, and the rest later.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

This is a fairly new addition to the Big Woods.
I planted it about 2 years ago.
It is a honeysuckle bush.
I purchased it at our local
Master Gardener's Plant Sale.
It has become one of my favorite items
in our wood's garden.

The Big Woods are soooooooooooo
green these days.  We have had rain, rain, and more rain.
Our schools were out 2 days last week because of storms and flooding.
There is more rain on its way tonight and tomorrow.

Our neighbors to the south in Alabama are recovering from a terrible mess from tornado damage.
I feel blessed that we only had to pick up a few sticks and limbs.
Our church is collecting water that we will send down to Alabama on Wednesday. Sending water doesn't seem like much, but when you don't have electricity, you need the water for drinking, bathing, and flushing.
My school is taking up water and other necessary supplies. I think it is very important that we all do our part to help out our neighbors. We may need them one day.