Bad news - it's tax day! Good news - it's time for Wordless Wednesday, hosted by my favorite gal from French Lique, Miss Dixie. Today's theme is "Tax Day". I don't think any words are necessary, do you? Don't forget to stop by and visit Dixie at http://frenchlique.blogspot.com/ , and check out what every one else thinks of April 15th!
Wednesday is a busy day here in blogland. One of my favorite events is Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by the ever gracious Susan at A Southern Daydreamer. Make sure and visit Susan, she has a beautiful blog. And for all you avid readers, she has started a new blog just for us - A Southern Daydreamer Reads. Make sure to stop by and say hi to Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ You'll be glad you did!
Here's a sure sign that summer is on it's way. My jasmine is starting to bloom, thanks to the blessing of some decent rainfall this past week.
A close up of one of the blooms. I truly wish that there was "smell-o-vision" for the computer because the scent of this is just heavenly. This is growing on a lattice work frame next to the garage - hubby built it to hide the unsightly garbage bins. The jasmine appears to be very happy here, this started out as a little 1 gallon plant about 4 years ago! It's wonderful to leave for work in the morning and inhale this gorgeous perfume.
I managed to catch one of our resident squirrels playing "peek a boo" through the dining room window.
As you can see, he's quite the acrobat!
Yippee everybody! Barb's back, and she is once again hosting What's on Your Wall Wednesday. If you haven't been by to meet Barb, you really must! She has a beautiful blog, and her energy and talent are just amazing. If you enjoy fabulous decorating tips, fantastic recipes or just Barb's rapier wit, this is one blog you shouldn't miss. This event lets us share what we have displayed on our walls, and I can't think of a better gauge of someone's personality. Stop by http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/ to see what everyone is sharing this week.
This painting is very special to me. We have the pleasure of knowing the artist, one of the dearest people I've ever met. Her name is Becky Stuart. Becky and her husband have a beautiful home in Pensacola Beach, Florida. We try to make a point to stop and visit them on our way to St. George every year. I had never been to Pensacola Beach until we visited for the first time several years ago, and I immediately fell in love with the beach. It is truly gorgeous, and I had a very hard time leaving.
The last time Becky came through our little town, she brought this painting as a gift to me. I was just stunned by such a beautiful and generous gift. And DH actually framed it almost as soon as we received it. Believe me, that in and of itself is a small miracle! I love this piece so much that I'm actually decorating the guest room around it. Hope you enjoyed this peek at some of our artwork, now stop by Barb's and see what others are showcasing this week.