Wednesday, May 1, 2019

{ Friday Foto Friends }

Flip-flopper 
(not the shoe-wearing kind)
Indecisive
About face
Wishy-Washy
U-Turn
Change of Heart
(my favorite)

I listed those words because they could all describe this decision, I guess, but a change of heart is truly where it's coming from.  I'm once again coming to 'ya to say that Friday Foto Friends will have to end. I truly thought I could keep it up when I started it back up a few weeks ago, but life has gotten a bit more tedious even since then with family responsibilities and chores and a personal struggle. It's also time to renew the subscription to the linky and I don't want to be spending that extra money on something that is no longer needed.

If someone else would like to take over the FFF linky,
 please don't hesitate to jump in and take off with it! 
 I promise it won't hurt my feelings at all, I'd actually be honored. 

It's truly been fun and I'll keep on posting fotos and funnies on Facebook.

Take care, sweet Friends.
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers, as I will you!

Love, 




Friday, April 26, 2019

{ Friday Foto Friends}

Y'all, I totally, completely, absolutely forgot about FFF. It's been a long, busy, stressful week. Hopefully, I'll do better next week.

Feel free to leave your link up in the comments. 

Have a great weekend! 

Friday, April 19, 2019

{ Friday Foto Friends #174 }

Happy Good Friday!

Y'all, it's been another beautiful week in East Tennessee, but as I write this on Thursday evening, we're expecting thunderstorms, rain and cooler temps the next couple of days. I've worked really hard this week outside spreading mulch and I'm almost finished, at least I'm seeing light at the end of a painful tunnel! 
😊
I've got several fotos to share that I took this week, so here goes.

After church last Sunday, Pappy and I took a drive through one of the local dogwood trails. For those of you who don't know what that is, there's a festival in Knoxville, TN, The Dogwood Arts Festival, and there are several trails throughout Knoxville marked off to drive through and look at all the gorgeous yards.






Took a few fotos of the skies this week.....

Do you see the rainbow?



And, a couple of things blooming in our own yard.....

These azaleas are about 35 years old.

Our pink dogwood.

This iris is from a really old bulb from my Mamaw's house. She had these flowers when I was just a little girl and I'm old, Y'all! I kinda like how this foto turned out.

And, that's that about that as my Mammie used to say, and I find myself saying it a bunch, too. 

(thought this graphic is applicable for Friday Foto Friends)

HOPE everybody has a blessed Resurrection Day celebration!



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Friday, April 12, 2019

{ Friday Foto Friends #173 }

It's been such a gorgeous week and I've got lots of work done outside.  Yesterday, I spread ten bags of mulch all by myself.....and lived to tell about it!
😊
We've got to pick up more mulch but I'm pretty sure I'm going to let two able-bodied young grandsons help their Nannie spread the rest of it.

Earlier this week I went to breakfast and shopping with my "sister" and took this foto of trees in the parking lot. Aren't they beautiful? I think they look like carnations. I've taken a great liking to in my old(er) age.

Pappy and I got caught in traffic so I was able to get this foto of Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville. The skies were so blue that day.


Such pretty flowers in the garden center at Lowe's.
I like pink, but purple is still my favorite!
💜

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One last look at the tulip tree in the yard before the blooms are all gone 'till next year.


And, that's that about that as my Mammie used to say.  HOPE everybody has a great weekend!



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Friday, April 5, 2019

{ Friday Foto Friends #172 }

HOPE spring has arrived where Y'all live.  We've had a beautiful week here, although it's still a tad chilly at night.  Yesterday was gorgeous and warm and I spent lots of time outdoors and then found that I very much needed to find myself some ibuprofen.....
ouch!

One day last week we went through a drive-thru and grabbed lunch and had a chilly picnic at Panther Creek State Park. This was the view from our table. 


The sky on the way down the highway one morning. I wasn't driving, by the way.....


And, I thought I'd show you my new to me vehicle.....


Just kidding, of course!
Or, am I?
😉

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!



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Friday, March 29, 2019

{ Friday Foto Friends #171 }

Spring has arrived in East Tennessee and I'm loving it, especially the sunshine! I could never live in a place where the skies are gray all the time. One of my favorite things to do when I'm at Mom's is to walk over to the woods so I took advantage of the warm, sunny day recently and took a little hike to get a few fotos.

Don't you just love a bare tree against a blue sky?

I found a snail.

And, a "camo" feather.
Does anybody know if this is from an owl?

Wild violets are so pretty.

And, this is the tulip tree in our yard. It's the first year it has been full of blooms.

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!




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Friday, March 22, 2019

{ Friday Foto Friends #170 }

To be honest, when I decided to discontinue FFF about 5 weeks ago, I was not in a good place. A couple of situations in my life had begun to take a toll on me and with my personality and tendency to "overthink" (oh, how I hope that isn't you because it can wreak havoc with one's psyche) I wasn't handling life very well and it took a toll. I tried to get all things that weren't necessary off my plate and FFF was one of those things that I felt I could scrape off. Are things any better? Well, nothing has changed as far as the situations, but I feel like I have. I've taken even more time to dig into God's word, reading a book that deals with those unexpected things that pop up in our lives and I'm trying to put my focus on Him. I still have my moments.....
okay, let's face it, I still have my days!
But His peace is a wonderful thing to have and He's blessing with me more and more of that.  Thank you so much, sweet Friends, for bearing with me and for your prayers. Friends are truly one of the most important things in this life and I have some great ones!

So, without further adieu.....
let's get on with our Friday Foto Friends link-up!

I went around the yard one day this week and took some fotos of the flowers blooming.  
I obviously really like PURPLE, huh?
😊



Grape hyacinths -  
I can't remember where I originally got these from, but they've taken over so if you're local and want some bulbs, please let me know

Pretty daffodils that came from my Mamaw's old home place

 Creeping phlox from my Mom's

Plum tree in bloom - 
we got the cutting from my precious father-in-law many years ago

Lenten rose from......
Lowe's! 
These are pretty high priced but this one was on a sale rack several years ago because a spring freeze had nipped it. I love it because it's usually blooming on my birthday in January! 
Isn't it gorgeous?

Gorgeous sky going through a drive-through in Kodak one evening

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And, if we're Facebook friends you've already seen my dough bowl.
My sweet girl asked me to go to Newport with her one evening this week and we headed to Goodwill first. I found this beauty and grabbed it up and hung onto it for dear life because, Y'all, it was only $1.99. I've wanted a dough bowl for YEARS but have you priced them? Phew - that's why I've wanted one for years. This one has a pretty bad crack, but I told Cindy I think that just gives it character.  I'm hoping my brother can maybe help his sister out with fixing the crack - (brother are you reading this?).
😊

It's good to be back, Y'all!

HOPE everybody has a great weekend -
if you need me, I'll be at the soccer field for 3 hours straight - because I love those grands!!!

Blessings,






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