Friday, December 22, 2017


Wishing all my blogging friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Spending Christmas with my son and granddaughter Kelly in Los Gatos, CA.

Will do a post after Christmas.

Love, Mary, Waldo and Lili

Monday, November 20, 2017


Wishing all of you blogging friends a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Enjoy your day. 

Please be safe in your traveling.



Friday, July 21, 2017



WOW I really don't know where my time as gone too.  I think it is because we have had such HOT weather since April.  One month just blends into the next.  One thing for sure is I don't go out in the heat in the afternoon.

Just a little Memorial Day decorations that I still have left up and will keep it up until after Labor Day.  just didn't feel like deorating.

The next pictures are of my hydrangea's which are on the east and north side side of my house.

They are slowly coming back after many years of drought.  I really thought that I was going to lose them all.

These are my double day lily's.  They sure don't last long, I guess that is why they call them day lily's

Another one of my favorite flowers the Shasta Daisy

Just a few of my roses.  They have been dead headed and now the buds are coming out again.  As most of you know  I love my roses and have lost quite a few in the last 5 years of drought.

Just some more of the flowers that are in bloom in my garden.

My new purchase - a 50 inch flat screen television, I can sure see this one.  I purchased this one since I have rented one of my bedrooms to my new room mate Kris.  Kris had her own bed so that meant using the 3rd room as a bedroom.  I had made that bedroom into a small TV room.  So the day bed I sold, gave away a Queen Ann wing back chair and some small tables.  Now I have a guest bedroom.
It felt good to give things away and now I am on the path to reduce all my stuff including a lot of dishes.  I know my son when I pass he will have a big dumpster out front and everything will go into it.  But after 60 years of keeping house and not moving you sure can collect a lot of stuff.

To get back to my new room mate she is very nice, is 55 years old and is in marketing.  The dogs like her too

When Kris looked at the room, she liked the house, garden and area where I lived.  So when she said that she would take the room I wanted to give it a good sprucing up.

I arranged for a friends grandson to help me paint the window trim, re-screen some of the screens, move my bed out and the pictures she didn't want.  Kris also wanted a different dresser.  Steve started out good and after one week he just didn't come back, no call or anything.  Well being 82 on Wednesday, it really stressed me out.  My friend Teryl said no worries I will help you get the room ready.  By this time I am really stressed to the max.  Anything that could go wrong did, but we finally got it all put together.  I had my housekeeper do a deep cleaning and it turned out terrific.

That young man will never set foot on my property again.

With all this hot weather and fires all around us it is very bad for people who have problems breathing, so I stay in a lot and needless to say my garden should look better than it does.

I have to brag about my granddaughter, Kelly.  She was awarded a special metal for three years of straight "A"'s in middle school and she made varsity cheer leading. in high school - I am so proud of her.

As you all know that I have 2 dogs, Waldo and Lili.  Neither one of them likes to go outside when it gets hot and love, love, love when the A/C goes on.  Waldo will stay outside with me when I do my chores in the morning, but as soon as they are completed he is ready to come back in.

I have to move again, really  the look I got - to funny.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you will leave  a comment.  Enjoy your summer.

Mary, Waldo and Lili

Sunday, April 30, 2017



Welcome to my Spring Garden

Spring came early this year in the middle of March, due to the warm weather and lots of rain.  After 6 years of very little rain everyone lost lots of plants.  I lost about 10 rose bushes.

This rose bush is a David Austin climber and it is stunning and the smell WOW

One of my beautiful iris plants.  Really bloomed early.

Love to hear the sound of moving water from the fountain - it's so relaxing.

This is my plant "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", each day it is a different color.

These plants are my Bells of Ireland  and they come back each spring.

Looking at my gazebo - it needs a hair cut. All of the above photo;s are from the back yard.

Nap time for the dogs and me too.

My son Shaun and his girl friend Kim.  They stopped by to take me to dinner as they were off to Costa Rico the next day for Kim's Birthday.  We had a wonderful dinner and I loved my steak. Had a grand time with them - they are so much in love and cute together.  She is a head nurse in the Labor and Delivery Department of a near by hospital.

Just a few of my beautiful Iris's  they came so early this year and their colors are so vibrant.

Another one of my David Austin  climbers in the front side yard.  They sure smell so good.

This is the Eden rose and its a climber

Red Eden rose

Porch all dressed up for Easter.

This Iris is such a soft lavender color.  Wished they stayed longer that 2 days.  I wait all year for them to bloom and then here and gone.

This is a wild flower and I forget the name of it.  They sure are pretty and fill the garden beds so nicely.

These pictures are shots of my front yard and I would like to get rid of all the grass and just have roses and flowers in the front yard.

My Chicago Peace rose with so many buds on the plant.

That is the front yard with all the roses and iris in bloom.  Hope that you liked my Spring garden.

Today was the Fullerton Garden Tour and I didn't go on it as there wasn't a lot of gardens that I liked.
Next weekend is the Mary Lou Heards Garden Tour.  I am hoping that I can get to one of the days.  But they said rain next weekend, we will see.

So that's what i have been up to.  I just shopped the house and re-arranged my vignette with different items.  Will do another post next week with my shopping spree.

I don't seem to have a lot of time lately.  I have been taking my neighbor to therapy twice a week.  She fell and really hurt herself and can hardly walk.  Then with my Doctor visits and grocery shopping - the week is gone  and I am pooped. I also take a friend shopping too as she does not have a car. I am
the driver for the neighborhood. Doesn't take much to get me tired, then I sit down and read or nap for a little while and get up and finish my chores.

I hope all of you are having a beautiful Spring and your gardens are amazing.

Waldo, Lili and I thank you for stopping by to visit with us and hopefully you will leave us a comment.  I'm off for my nap - the dogs are calling me.


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