Not A City Girl Any More !

My small space in a big world

What is this plant?

I have this  plant near my house. I have no idea what it is. If anyone knows please let me know. It grows very aggressively. It is pretty in the fall when it blooms and when the leaves change.

Close up

 

The stalks are woody in the winter time. Yes you see a dog it is BabyGirl.

 

The Sky

 

 

 

 

 

This is a Hosta s my sister gave me 2 of them. I couldn’t remember the name so I took this picture to ask her the name again. When I looked at the picture on my computer I noticed how beautiful the sky was day before yesterday.

Wordless Wednesday

Blooms

I am almost finished painting and am I glad because my knees and hips are all wore out. The last couple days I kept thinking how did I do this for a living and on big houses. I believe this will be the last time I will be painting any large structure or at least one that you need a ladder for. I just have some touch up to do then on to the porches. I am trying to get this all done before the snow fly’s again. My garden has been a little neglected but I am confident I can tidy it all up after a little rest. My neighbor Korie’s  puppy Mak got free and he always runs to my house. This time I wasn’t home and he managed to explore all threw my tomato garden. They are a little tipped over but no real damage done. This little 5 month old puppy is 45 lbs! During one of my breaks while painting I went threw and checked to see if any picking was in order and sure enough I had cucumbers ready ! I picked 17 of them. The picture doesn’t show 17 because I ate a couple. I also picked 2 onions but I ate one of them, Also 3 tomatoes but I ate them. I made a cucumber,tomato, onion  salad.

My Stargazer Lillys made their appearance

My Rose of Sharon has just started to bloom. The added bonus is my neighbor brought me over a bunch of slips to root of all colors. I can’t wait to get them planted and on their way.

Last year I was not able to get pictures of all the color changes of my Quick Fire Hydrangea. This year I made sure I did. (on a painting break lol)

                                                                                                                                  Spring

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                       Mid- Summer

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My sister picked this bush for me and I think it is a great pick!

I was suppose to be…

I was suppose to be prepping to paint today. I have gotten 3 sides of my mobile home prepped and today I was to finish the 4th side but I think I ran out of steam. Yesterday I was up and down the ladder so much and have been using muscles I haven’t used in years and I am feeling it. I use to paint houses for a living so you would think piece of cake right? . A little slower but still haven’t lost the skills. I am only 4 ft 11 in tall so I really use those ladders lol. So today I got the tools out and put the ladder up and started without my usual  enthusiasm . So my neighbor Korie came over and asked did I want to go berry picking and I said “sure do”. I put the ladder down, put the dogs in the house and went berry picking. Blackberries and Raspberries um mm. Midnight also loves to share the berries with me. Korie and I are going to transplant some of the berry bushes into our yards in the fall.

It is a bit of a hike to go get the berries so I used some different muscles which are in better shape because I have been walking a lot. When we got back I pick a onion out of my garden. First onions I ever grew and first homegrown onion I ever ate . Store bought will never be the same now lol. I also picked some cucumber to eat. No pictures of them because they were eaten.  I made my lunch and sat out in the sun with my dogs and thought I was going to read my book but fell asleep outside instead. I woke up and Midnight was sound asleep in the chair next to me and BabyGirl was asleep next to my chair. What a great nap! I didn’t get done what I wanted to but my body was telling me it needed a break. I have learned to listen to my body. Midnight and me still have some berries for snack. BabyGirl only likes oranges and pears so she has to wait until the pears ripen and I buy some oranges!

July 4th

We had quite a busy July 4th. We went into the city for my sisters annual 4th BBQ. Always a good get together. I don’t stay for the fireworks because BabyGirl gets to frighten by them so we head on out back to the country where we got to see a amazing Lighten Bug show in or back yard. BabyGirl and Midnight had such fun chasing them .

I got to see my brother whom I haven’t seen in 15 years. Midnight stuck to him like glue. He said she was going home with him and maybe would bring her back next year lol . No I don’t think so!

Of course BabyGirl and Midnight wore their 4th of July decoration.

 

 

Our weekend was so busy and when everything was over BabyGirl and Midnight were exhusted and they spent the whole day Sunday like this

They had a fun , exciting, safe July 4th!

Donkeys!

I had a early morning appointment this morning and when ever I have  to go to appointments it is always in another town. So I take advantage of this and use the old back country roads and some seasonal roads. I am always on the look out for new places to take BabyGirl and Midnight exploring.

Today was no exception. I didn’t find that place to go exploring but I did find these guys and they were so friendly and sweet.

My Dogs Still Manage to Be….

I try very hard to make sure that my girls get outside and exercise. They have a field for a yard and are off leashed trained     042   They go for walks down country roads     005 0041 They also have their favorite pass time and that is creek hiking

Exploring and night vision working well LOL What I discovered about my dogs are with all that exercise they are  Couch Potatoes ! sdc11797     Of course when out side their couch substitute is  

I am Only 1/2

My name is BabyGirl and I only keep 1 ear up because I am only 1/2 German Shepard . LOLOL

My name is BabyGirl and I only keep 1 ear up because I am only 1/2 German Shepard . LOLOL

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