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Theme Song Thursday: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

1 May

You’ll be swell! You’ll be great!

Gonna have the whole world on the plate!

Starting here, starting now,

honey, everything’s coming up roses!

~Bette Midler



The abundance of rain and intermittent sunshine have coaxed all the flowers to break out in beautiful blooms and the grass is lush and green. On my daily walks, I have the pleasure of being a part of this miracle. The rose hedge around the path near the pond has become a sea of red petals.

Everything’s coming up roses!

Now, here are more beautiful flowers from Martha’s Iris Garden in Mellissa. 


Here’s Miss Martha tending her garden. She’s an amazing woman.


Wednesday: Wild and Wacky Women and Wild Flowers

30 Apr

“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them.

-Carrie Bradshaw” 

― Candace Bushnell


Today, a bunch of wild and wacky women met on the Square to celebrate Lynne’s birthday. It’s always a fun time because these great girlfriends always come up with the best presents.   We have lunch, share stories and laugh. For old times sake, we took a group photo by the Holsum Bread sign, as we had done so many times before.  (Nostalgia)

What a “Holsum” group of lovely ladies!

Yellow roses and yellow rose wine glasses…a Texas theme from Toni.

After a leisurely three hour lunch, Lynne invited me to join her to drive up to Mellissa to see the beautiful irises and wild flowers at Martha’s Iris Garden.

Here are just a few pictures. I’ll share more another time.


I adore these wild wacky women!


Wednesday Words of Wisdom

17 Apr

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. ~Walt Whitman
The sun was shining this morning, and the crisp morning air made my early walk/run very invigorating . I was also excited about a “girlfriend road trip” to the town of Anna in the afternoon. Lynne invited us to Join her for a visit to Luscombe farm to see the iris fields, have lunch in their quaint restaurant, and have a tour of the charming rustic farm. It was a perfect day for fields of flowers, photos and friends.



Beautiful irises in bloom and in bud, but even more spectacular were all the rustic and rusty buildings, farm equipment and amazing scenery.
You know what the best part of the entire spectacular day was? Yep! Spending time with wonderful, artistic, and creative friends. We were snapping dozens of pictures of beautiful blooming flowers, but we all got so excited over moldy wooden boards, rusty tin roofs, and a dilapidated out house. Wild, wacky girlfriends are the best!!!