Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Everything is coming up roses and other pretty flowers!!!

Hi everyone,  It's a fine day in Oregon...I mean that for real...a very fine day.  Do you ever just have one of those moments were nothing particular is going on..just living life..drinking a cup of coffee or some tea, maybe..and you think "It sure is pretty outside".  I'm having one of those moments!!! 

Just a random note, before I forget. Blogger doesn't give me many choices for fonts. I was thinking of going a little fancier and changing my font to "papyrus" It's really pretty and has a sort of vintagey, rustic, romantic look to my opinion anyway. What do you all think?

Feel free to borrow this photo with Scripture and share it with your friends and loved ones if you'd like...

I was able to spend a little bit of time at a friend's house today.  I won't tell you everything we talked about. Some of that I'm saving for a later date...for real!!! I just have to finalize some details first..then I'll fill you in on one of the dreams/goals that I'm pursuing. Anywho, I've known this friend for many years and she is a real sweetheart...and very funny!!!
When I got to her house, I was wild with delight because she has a super cute house...but also because she has roses everywhere. She graciously let me snap some photos which I'll share with you here...Oh, there some other nature shots here too...

I love the color.. God really goes into lots of detail for a simple flower. He spends so much more time on us and with us!!! That makes me feel really special :) :) :)

This was a bunch of roses growing right next to each other...really close...I love the peaches, oranges and pinks!!!!

I was trying to zoom in on just this flower...but some of them are just beautiful, they're hard to capture on camera!!!

I think this is the same rose taken from a slightly different angle. Even the slightest change in position can really affect the way light and shadow falls across the petals..

Below are a couple more photos of roses... I just love taking photos of flowers lately.. I try to focus on the details as much as I am able to... Oh, you know what, maybe a trip to Ashland, Oregon will be coming up soon...who knows?  It'll be hard to exercise some restraint taking photos there!!!...

My friend was showing me some of the really neat things growing in her garden.  She's doing lots of container gardening and I just think that's the best thing since sliced bread...really and truly. I admire anyone who can grow their own food. I haven't tried that yet...still a little unsure...but also don't have it in my budget to buy supplies yet. Maybe in July I can start something. Is it too late to plant stuff in July?

Here are a couple of photos of a cilantro plant. I never knew cilantro was this pretty. I know it tastes GREAT in salsa...yum yum...but who knew it's this gorgeous before it's chopped up and added to yummy food?

What's really funny is that the top photo, I was actually trying to focus on the little blooms up front...but my camera chose to focus on the I went with it...
The photo below was more what I originally intended. Oh, I will have to try container gardening as soon as I am able too!!!

Talk about super cool, random but not random things that happen. My friend asked me if I had heard of a magazine called Mary Jane's Farm...Why, yes I have.... :) :) :) :) It's only my most favorite magazine in the world..I love it from front cover to back cover. I've been a subscriber for the past year AND I buy a copy of the rack...Why? I keep one copy in pristine conditon. The other copy I gently tear the pages and put them in my scrapbook and save for current/future reference.  If you want to check out Mary Jane's Farm for yourself, click here. Just browse around and have fun!! I also have the three book bundle, which is worth every penny.
Another funny site is Pioneer Woman. Click here to pay her a visit.  Somewhere on her site is  a story called "Black Heels"...or something like that...but it's about how she went from black heels to tractor she met her hubby who she affectionately calls "Marlboro Man".  The story is really cute and it'll make you laugh... Someday I hope to met my own Marlboro Man...minus the cigarettes...but who loves Jesus...and maybe lives on a farm or I can live out my farm dreams ??? well, that's not important, so long as the guy loves Jesus Christ...that's what counts.
Well, again I was planning on writing about something else and my plans change!!! It's really true the phrase "If you want to make God laugh, then tell Him your plans." :) :) I'm working on rewriting the French bath mitt pattern.  I'm going to add more pictures and details so it's easier to follow. In fact, I bought some more yarn for that today.  Well, I can find any excuse to buy yarn!!! Okay..let me tell you how much I LOVE yarn...more than flowers...if a gentleman caller ever presented me with a bouquet of yarn instead of flowers, I'd be a very happy lady indeed!!!
I've been reading my Bible this afternoon and just having a good time in the Gospel of John...Jesus sure must have had some dirty feet with all the work He did...but what amazing things He did for us all...okay...dirty feet not so bad after all :) :) :)
That's the news from Oregon today.  Have a great rest of the week!!! Love and hugs, Heather :)


Sharon said...

Heather, what a neat post. I am glad that you were able to visit with your sweet friend. What beautiful flowers! God indeed has created so much beauty. it's amazing to think that this is tainted. I can only imagine how beautiful it will be when we get home :)

I enjoy Pioneer Woman's blog, she does have some great recipes (I can't go there now, since I started Weight Watchers, it will be too tempting :)). I am so thrilled to hear that your first requirement in a mate is that he loves Jesus! I will be praying for you :)

Have a blessed day Heather and I will be writing you soon :)


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Sharon,

It's always good to hear from you. I love Pioneer Woman's stories. They are so funny!!! Thanks for joining my blog :) :) :) I'll look forward to reading more of your posts. I didn't see Google Friend Connect on your blog..I'd love to join it!!! Love and hugs, Heather :) :) :)

Carol Mae said...

Hi Sharon, Thanks for the nice words about my Fabric art collage. I think it go in my guest bedroom. I love all your pretty flowers. Blessings, Carol Mae

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Carol Mae,
Hee hee he..I noticed you called me Sharon :) :) It's Heather...but you know what, I'll take that as a compliment :) :) Sharon writes a great blog!!!! :) :) In fact, I was just reading it before I checked to see if anyone left comments here. Your fabric art collage will look really pretty in the bedroom. It's feminine, romantic, frilly...etc...all the good things!!! Love and hugs, Heather :)

Amy said...

Love your blog. Lots of gorgeous flower and other photos.

We are still getting soaked here. I will have some more pics on my blog of our vacation tomorrow.

Have a wonderful night.

Karen Long said...

Thanks Heather... for coming to my blog and giving me encouragement.. Please add us to any prayer list you might have at your church.. Thanks again.. see ya soon...

Annesphamily said...

Heather great post! Does your friend blog? She sounds awesome but then she knows you doesn't she? I love the flowers. What a terrific garden she has.
I love knowing you because you have such wonderful qualities. Your blog is fresh and fun and always full of great scriptures. I am so glad we meet. Have a happy 4th and a great weekend too! I tell ya you should come check out Pink Saturday. Anne

Heather's Blog-o-rama said... dad and I prayed for you all tonight!!! Hang in there and trust God to do something mighty:) :) :) Keep praying hard and don't give up!!! friend is really nice...she does canning and all that fun stuff...:) Not me...not yet, anyway...Thanks for your compliments on my blog. I try really hard..and sometimes I wonder if I'm doing any good...but then I remember who I'm doing it all for :) :) :)...for Jesus!!! Let me think about Pink Saturday...:) :) I love the idea...especially since red and now pink are favorite colors :) I'm just feeling a bit overwhelmed with looking for I'll get there,...just gotta take it slow!!

Thanks for leaving comments here. I really appreciate it very much. It's always so good to hear from everyone!!!...I pray for every person on my blog :)

Love and hugs, Heather :)