Thursday, June 30, 2011

MY - Annuals to Add Color

Had to have some more color so decide to add some extra flowers to the mix.

Love the purple ones.

Here's to lots of bright blooms.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WW - Ugly Birds

Hey, I might not be that handsome, but I'm a great guy.

Right, but I'm not interested.

Yes, but I can peck bugs from under your feathers with my stiff beak.

An attitubute that might come in handy if I didn't have a nice beak of my own. Now, pleeeeese back off. You're blocking my light.

Monday, June 27, 2011

MMI - Good Morning

A summer sky of dazzling blue will follow morning's heavy dew.

Enjoy your day and have a great week,


Friday, June 24, 2011

RT - Unspoken Signs

Much of what we say to each other is in nonverbal communication.

Learning to read these signs can help you better understand your lover, husband, mate.

The tone of a person's voice can give away their feelings on a subject without you having to ask, but remember some times your perception of what they mean can be wrong. Try clairifying you assumptions to make sure you get it right.

He/she may be quiet because they have a headache and not because their mad about something you did.

Hey, this one has caught me, so next make certain and get it right so you both have a nicer evening.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

MY - Colorful Corner

Love these flower, they are colorful and grow well.

So by the end of the summer this corner of the yard will be a delightful oasis.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WW - You Talking to Me

Hey, we're trying to eat here.

Go away, we have no interested in another human.

We've seen all we want to see.


Monday, June 20, 2011

MMI - Lady Liberty

On June 19, 1885

The Lady arrived from France to light our way and take a permanent place in our future.

Just think of what the lady has seen.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mount San Jacinto - my pictures

Hi everyone,

I thought I would share some more pictures of the trip my family took to Mount San Jacinto.

Because we head out there in the spring we caught a picture of the run off water from the snow.

Great views of the area and

To see more, check out my picture page on my website.


Friday, June 17, 2011

RT - Send an Invitation

Today in the world of emails, it is easy to send a quick invitation to your lover.

It doesn't have to be long or clever.

Just some thing like -

You're invited to a party for two (love this Shania Twain song)

Yeah, if you're free Saturday night - can you attend a private showing for one of my new lingerie.

Need help with a project - looking for ideas for my new book "the complete guide to a fun night with your lover." Though we could try out a few ideas friday night.

See it doesn't take much.

Good luck,


Thursday, June 16, 2011

MY - Blueberries

Surprise, surprise. I have fruit and they taste great.

Tina "the berry grower"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WW - Enjoying the Air, Land and Sea

Birds are the luckest of creatures. They can dive bomb the sea for food, glide through the air, and rest on a soft bed of leaves.

"How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!"
Robert Louis Stevenson

Enjoy the simple pleasures of life,


Monday, June 13, 2011

MMI - June the month for Weddings

"Hail the bridegroom, hail the bride, when the nuptial knot is tied." - Gilbert

I like so many decided to get married in June.

A beautiful time of the year with flowers blooming and love in the air.

My husband and I are celebrating 25 years on June 21.



Friday, June 10, 2011

Visiting Cheryl St. John's Blog Today

Stop by Cheryl's blog
and discover my writing tip for the day.


RT - Read A Hot Story

A friend of mine has one coming out today.

Texas Passion
by: Anita Philmar

After a long cattle drive to Abilene, Trent McCall just wants to unwind. But in his absence, his father's been making wedding plans...for Trent. The last thing he needs is a spoiled and pampered socialite for a wife. What he needs is a hard drink and a willing woman. An uncomplicated woman who understands a man’s need for release after a hard ride. Good thing he’s got one waiting for him.

Four years back East haven’t changed Catherine Turnberry’s mind. Her heart is set on neighboring rancher, Trent McCall. When an end-of-the-trail party threatens to put him in the arms of another woman, Catherine grabs the bull by the horns. Taking the place of the whore hired to pleasure Trent, she intends to give him a welcome he'll never forget and show him what Texas passion is all about.


“Well, now, did you think I’d ever arrive?” He shut the door and tossed his hat onto the table by the door. Dark curly hair circled his head, and his dark brown eyes met hers.

“I had no doubt you’d get here eventually.” Her hands shaking, Catherine laid her book on the rocker and tried for a more seductive tone. “But I’d like to know what delayed you.”

One corner of his mouth turned up in a crooked grin, he stepped forward, and then paused. “Wait a second, don’t I know you?”

Catherine nodded and toyed with the knot holding her robe together. Should she shed her robe and try to seduce him first? Or just tell him her name?

He tilted his head slightly, and a frown formed on his lips. The subdued lighting of the lantern didn’t mask the lines marring his brow.

Apprehension slithered over her skin, and a lump the size of Texas grew in her throat. “I…uh…”


More of an accusation than a question, her name echoed in her head. “Yes, I…” She edged closer.

He shuffled backward until his back hit the door. “What the hell are you doing here?” His gaze dropped to swell of her breasts, and the cattywhumped expression on his face registered. Clarity filled her head. The man might deny it, but the heat in his eyes proved he found her appealing. Energy pulsed through her, and she untied the knot at her waist. “I decided, since we’re practically engaged, I didn’t want you sleeping with another woman.”

“Whoa, don’t even think about removing that robe.” He held out his hands to stop her, but his tongue slid over his parched lips and the blaze in his eyes sparked higher. Catherine’s confidence grew, and the doubt that had plagued her for the last few hours faded. He might resist, but she’d show him this was what they both wanted.



Thursday, June 9, 2011

MY - Hiding the Wall

In my attempt to hide the back wall, I built a trellis for my jasmine to
grow up onto.

Now, I just have to give it time to grow.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WW - Resting

If you leave me alone, I'll leave you alone.

One of the important things to remember about nature. No one likes to be bothered while they are trying to sleep.


Monday, June 6, 2011

MMI - by Lord Byron

"Seek roses in December, ice in June."

Interesting if you think about it. No matter what time of year it is we are always seeking some thing from a different than what is available.


Friday, June 3, 2011

RT - Plan Ahead

If you wait until the last moment to buy a gift - You usually don't get what you want or pay more than you want to for the item.

A little planning can save time and money no matter the task.

Now, think of some thing fun to do for the weekend and plan it today.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

MY - Experimenting with Mint

Okay, I have all this mint and I need to use it. So I looked up some uses.

First, I'm told to gather four cups of mint leaves and seep them in hot water.

Then allow them to sit for an hour or so to extract the flavor.

After doing this I have a liquid I can use in tea, or anything else I might want to add it to.

Well, I love divinity. So I decided to try mint in my favorite recipe.

I added green food coloring too and had a nice sweet treat with the awesome favor of mint, nice minty color too.

I would love to hear any suggests as to what you do with mint.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WW - Baby Elephants

I can't help it. I love to watching elephants. They fascinate me, their size, their special way of communicating to each other, even the way they mourn their dead.

And a baby is an extra treat.