The early blooms of the Bradford Pear tree are forecasting the change of seasons. Spring is almost here! One of the first signs I love to watch in my own yard each year is the glorious budding of these trees. This same Bradford Pear tree is pictured just a few weeks ago. The bare branches […]
As many of you know, my inspiration for starting this blog, was from my Mother, Maxine Patterson, who passed away in 2010. She was involved in many ministries in her church and community, but her greatest love was creating flower arrangements for weekly worship services at First United Methodist Church in Pontotoc, MS. For over […]
Our church is hosting its annual missions conference this week. Many events during the next few days will give our members an opportunity to meet missionaries that we currently support in the states as well as other countries. For over 30 years our church has been supporting missionaries both internationally as well as locally. From […]
The popularity of Downton Abbey, the British period drama series, depicting the Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era, has grown into one of the most widely watched mini series of all time. And there are plenty of fans down here in southern Alabama. I was recently invited to join a group that convenes […]
Today is the day for indulging! Decadent treats abound .. . Fat grams, carbs, and calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day. Here are a few of my favorite treats… “GOD IS LOVE. HE DIDN’T NEED US. BUT HE WANTED US. AND THAT IS THE MOST AMAZING THING.” (RICK WARREN) Blessings to you on Valentine’s Day!
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you may be thinking of having a special dinner for friends or just for your significant other! You may need to look no further than your yard to find flowers for an elegant tablescape. Even if you don’t have any camellias, azaleas, etc. blooming, you can mix red, white or […]
When I create arrangements, I typically see what is blooming in my yard (or a friend’s!) , and look at herbs and evergreens that can be utilized as well. I gathered rosemary, lavender, Dusty Miller, Angelonia (summer Snapdragons), Kimberly Queen fern and Pittosporum as a foundation for a Valentine tablescape. Then, I found wonderful pink […]
Several days ago a tornado hit my small hometown, Pontotoc, in Northeast Mississippi. Fortunately, no lives were lost, and the structural damage was minimal. However, I didn’t realize what a danger zone my family’s home was in, until my husband and I took a walk around the property yesterday while in town. The largest casualty […]
Our town of Dothan has a lovely garden district and each year I marvel at the almost century old trees and plants that display their vibrant beauty. We even have an annual Azalea Trail that features this district when the Azaleas and Dogwoods peak in March or April (more on that in a future post). […]
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