It’s Fall Y’all!

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
Pull out your jackets and sweaters, light your fall scented candles, eat the extra Halloween candy, buy the pumpkin spice coffee creamer, put on your boots, and get ready for the Christmas ads to start. It’s that time of year! Here’s a collection of fall pics I’ve taken including scarecrows,…

Sharks & Sunsets

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
This summer has served up some new experiences for my family, and shark fishing just so happens to be one of them. On our last family trip to the Gulf Coast of Florida, my husband and son tried their luck at landing a shark. Our first night there, I had…

From the Mountains to the Sea!

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
After a fabulous weekend in the mountains, we returned home for less than 12 hours. We washed clothes, re-packed, and loaded the car again for our next adventure…Sun, sand, seafood, and shark fishing! We turned lemons into lemonade with a last minute family beach trip, before school was set to…

My 8th blogging anniversary

WordPress recently reminded me that I created my blog site eight years ago. My first post was on August 1, 2012 and was an account, illustrated with photos, of why I live in the woods. Today I have 1130 WordPress followers and several hundred more followers by email and on social media, and I have had…

Shades of blue

I’ve enjoyed the varying shades of color on our large hydrangea bush this year. All but one of the blooms have faded, and now there is one solitary bright blue bloom left. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

The Mountains are Calling…

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
As I sit on the back deck of our weekend cabin rental, I can hear the thunder rolling in the distance, and the sounds of children playing in the river, while I swing in the cool afternoon air that the storm is bringing in. It’s my mother in law’s 70th…

Living through May: Survival!

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
I’ve been quiet for most of this month, with my last post being on May 8th. I won’t lie, May is a challenging month for me. It’s full of highs and lows. On top of the emotions it brings about, I have been extremely busy with work this time around…

Wildflowers

“If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty and the fields would no longer be decked out with little wildflowers.” (Therese of Lisieux) Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Eastern Sweetshrub

Also called Carolina Allspice, this is one I look forward to every year. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Double Digits: Happy 10th birthday, Ben!

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
Brave Ben, our miracle boy, is celebrating his 10th birthday today. His grandfather and I were unable to be with him this year, but we hope he has had a wonderful day. It has been almost 6 years since his life-saving brain surgeries, and we thank God every day…