One of my Stargazer Lilies.
This picture of the Cardinal was taken through the window screen, not bad huh?
A rainbow during a short T-Storm, notice the strange coloring, it really looked like that! It was this really weird lighting, like you were looking through yellow glasses.
Robin's nest right outside my back door. She flies away every time we open the door, Sorry Robin!
WHAT'S HAPPENING -I am leaving you, my pretties. I am going on vacation. First I am going to SC for a week then TN for a week. I will be gone from July 20th - Aug 4th. Woohoo! I don't think I have ever been gone for a whole two weeks before. I know I will have tons of fun and tons of well needed relaxation! I will tell you all about it when I return. Hopefully I will have lots of pictures.
So, If I could be so humble as to ask for your prayers for a safe trip, they would be greatly appreciated.
TV - SYTYCD - Another one bites the dust! Another dancer injured and forced to go home - Ashley
KNITTING - I finished the Tank!!!!! Yea, finally. And this time it fits. Sorry, no time for pictures. I will show pictures when I get back, promise!
I am currently working on a pair of socks. I will take these with me "Down South".
BOOKS - I read "Miles To Go" by Miley Cyrus. YES, I am a Miley Cyrus fan! So what? I thought it was a very good book. Lots of insight into her life. She is quite a smart, philosophical, devoted Christian, put together young lady! I am still a fan.
Also - "Going Down South" by Bonnie J Glover, really good book about 3 generations of black women. It starts out with Olivia Jean, a 15 yr old living in Brooklyn, NY. I think this is sometime in the early 60's. She is in "The family way" and her Mama takes her down south to her grandmother to have her baby. The next part is about her Mama, Daisy you learn that Daisy had Olivia Jean when she was 15 also! You also learn who her real daddy is. The next part is about the Grandmother, Birdie. You learn how she married a white man but had to live as his servant so the "night riders" (KKK) wouldn't get them. The final part is about all three of them coming together and finding love together!
Also - By the time I leave on Tues. I will have finished "Still Life With Chickens" by Catherine Goldhammer, if you think this sounds familiar, it should. I read it a couple years ago. I loved it! So I read it again as part of my "Flashback Reading Challenge".
I am taking 3-4 books with me to read on my vacation. So I will have lots to catch you up on.
*Peeking Between the Pages is giving away a copy of "How to be an American Housewife" by Margaret Dilloway - HERE
*A Sea of Books is giving away 3 copies of the Audiobook (CD) of "Private" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - HERE
*And - Also giving away 3 Audiobooks of "Put Your Crown On" by Queen Latifah!!!! Yep that's right Queen Latifah!! I am a big fan of hers! enter - HERE
*And - 3 Audiobooks of - "Live Long Finish Strong" by Gloria Copeland - HERE
* Don't forget about my giveaway - Hook, Line and Sink Him, by Jackie Pilossoph
TOP 5 - Melissa's
1. Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls, Little house)
2. Melissa Sue Anderson (Mary Ingalls)
3. Melissa Etheridge(Rocker)
4. Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the teenage witch)
5. Melissa Rycroft (The Bachelor and winner Dancing w/ the Stars)
***Don't forget to visit Martina while I am gone - HERE
(and please don't encourage her to wreck the house while I am gone.)