Fall Turned into Winter.

I have not figured out why time must be everything but slow. I mean it can whiz, fly, flash, and blink by. If any of you are like me, you still have beautiful fall photos in the camera. Fall photos that have not made it on the blog. (close your ears as I scold myself… again)

Fall photos that you had just HIGH hopes.  Sigh.

Between you and I, we will pretend that … well…. it isn’t a week until ….. well… you know that one holiday.

The one with the big round guy…..

Christmas. :)

So, please no laughing.  Here is a little fall in your winter.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

The above photos I actually sent through a photo editor. I did a Google search and found PicMonkey.

The following are unedited fall photos later in the season.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

And for giggles this is what it looks like outside today!

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Remember life is always about embracing the blessings of today and enjoying every simple moment. Those are the moments that bring us the most Joy.

Let the Gardening begin!

I starting my gardening season on March 20th this year. In past years, I have started my seeds indoors around the 15th of March, but it seems each year the plants are big and hearty and ready to be in the ground around the first of May. The first of May in Nebraska is not ready to see warm loving tomato plants in its ground. It has been known to snow in May! (Some days I wonder why I live here) So this year I decided to wait a few more days and see if it helps.

Before you are able to plant your seeds in the seed starting containers, you have to prepare the dirt the day or night before.

This year I used two bags of this All Purpose Organic Starter Mix, nothing fancy found it at my local Wal-mart.


To this I mixed in one bag of this Jiffy Seed Starting Mix (found at Wal-mart also)


It should look something like this:


Add enough water to make the dirt moist, but not too wet. Let it set over night so it absorbs all the water.

The next morning you are able firmly but gently pack the trays with dirt.


Making sure you fill them to the top. Last year I found that I did not pack full enough and the dirt settled leaving the wholes only partly filled in some places.


After all the dirt is in place, you are ready to plant the seeds. I use a tweezers because the seeds are so small, plant two seeds per spot and follow the package directions for depth.

I have found heat mats and grow lights are the only way to go. It gives the right amount of heat and light to keep the plants happy. You can purchase them at any store that has gardening supplies.

And the exciting part….. Three – five days later….

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Tomorrow I will post a picture of what these plants look like today!

Happiness comes from simple times, when people worked and saw the fruits of their labors. And the labors did not make them richer with money, but richer in love.


Day Two – Wide Open Spaces


There is just something about being outside. When I refer to outside I mean, wide open spaces, with no one around, no sounds. Nothing. Have you ever had the opportunity to experience that? I sure hope so!

After having a … well… blah. kind of day, my mom encouraged me to get outside and breath in the fresh air. So that is exactly what I did, until I slid on a patch of snow and my foot landed in an ice cold water puddle.

But before that happened I managed to take a picture of my thankfulness number two…..






“Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”


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