Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Road Trip Pictures

Pictures of the back yard in Mass. at the wedding.. just a glimpse of God's Beauty

pictures taken by Bethany Duffield

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Road Trip

Does anyone out there like 15 hr. one day road trips? I don't. But in order to get back to my comfortable bed at home....we had to do it. Not fun. Especially when you leave at noontime! But it was all worth it. A beautiful New England wedding at my brother's gorgeous house in the woods on a hill with the most wonderful landscaping. It was picturesque! The bride and groom so much in love and loving was precious. Thank you Lord Jesus!! They will be living in Oman, South Africa. Good luck to Beth and Andy!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway

My husband and I just took another motorcycling trip on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville this past weekend. What majestic mountains and valleys we have there. What an Awesome God we have! Our friends Dick and Jean have a place in Asheville and they are our cycling buddies. It was a pretty hot weekend....100 degrees in the towns, but in the mountains on the Blue Ridge it was around 80 degrees. It was very comfortable and soothing. There were all kinds of beautiful butterflies collecting their juices from all the flowers up there as well as the bees and other bugs. You can't get it all in a picture.....It's just too vast to see, but I was glad to see it in person! Trudy

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rain, Rain, Rain....we need Rain!

Prayin for rain over here in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina!....It is rumbling outside as I write and hope this whole week we can get some rain every day! I love the sound of rain as it hits the windows or the roof. The grass gets green and the flowers drink it in....I have been watering for over three weeks now and it's getting VERY OLD, not to mention, Tiring. Thank you God....for the rain that's coming. Trudy

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ant Pests!

I just got rid of another colony!!! Wow that borax and sugar got em again! I mix 1/4 cup of borax soap, 1/4 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup of hot water and make a paste....Glob it on some business cards around the area they are traveling and Wa-La...gone until the next colony appears! I put the "potion" around my plants outside as well, the ants are very numerous this year! Good Luck with yours! Trudy

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Get rid of ANTS! Naturally

Exterminate Naturally! I just use the same amount of sugar, borax soap and 2x water and stir to get RID of them! There are so many around us this year and I am STILL getting rid of these pesty creatures. In the house and out....I just put the "Potion" on a business card or piece of cardboard in the direct line of the bugs and pretty soon you will see a line of ants around the "pond" that you make on the card. It is pretty awesome...They will take the potion to the queen and all of them will DIE! You might have to do it all over again when you see another colony, but it really does work. Trudy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer and plant stakes

It's here.....summer and heat and humidity! I don't mind it in the morning but the afternoon is brutal!! I am thankful for a/c!! The girls are getting together today to start up again and design some more plant stakes. I have been giving the ones we made already to my sisters for their birthday! They love em, so we are making more...will show a pic when we get some made! Trudy