Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Little of This and That

We had some snow this morning, it was the fluffy light snow. You all know I am not a fan of any snow but I have been waiting for the chance to get a good photo of this kind of snow on my ornamental grass(is this what it's called?) in my backyard. I set my camera for snow and did a macro shot of it. I think it's pretty. Click on photos for a better view. I'm not sure if I'm getting better with my camera but I love trying. And this is my little Magnolia tree that sits between the two decks in my backyard. I love this tree in the Spring, it has the most beautiful flowers on it. It's very sensitive though and it buds fast but one cold spell and no pretty flowers. When we put up the second deck years ago we worked around this tree but we need to replace both decks and my sweetie says the tree will probably have to be sacrificed. I hope not. Come on Spring, I need you to come................
Okay, we need to have some fun in all of this cold and snow, so I made myself into an M & M. Do you think she looks like me? :-) She is dressed in pink and carrying a camera and has some hot shoes on, but not sure there's a resemblance. LOL You can make your own M & M person here.

We are busy planning a baby shower for this weekend at my home. My daughters and I are giving a shower for my son's little boy who is due to make an entrance into this world in about a month or so. So we've been getting the decorations together and today we are going to try and get some more things done for it. I'll share more about it later in the week. There are a lot of baby things going on in our home right now with all of the new grandbabies coming, so bear with me if I seem a little baby crazy in the next few months. That's it for today. Have a great one!

12 comments:

Tammy said...

I have that same ornamental grass outside my window...it is pretty with the snow on it...but I'm getting awful tired of cold and snow...spring can't get here soon enough for me...sigh!!

Have fun at the shower!

Mary Isabella said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

Donna said...

You're doing great with the camera! Love the pictures. And I'll try the M&M girl thingy!lolol
Stay warm sweetie!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful photos~ you have such a style.
I hope you did check out Gail's Great Escapes... that's a trip!

photowannabe said...

Great pictures and The M shot is a riot.
Happy babies to you...How fun, exciting and a bit tiring.

Kellan said...

Oh, babies are always fun to hear about in my book!! Great pictures Joan. I have a new camera that I have yet to figure out - I need to to that one day soon. Have a good evening - love the M&M you - too cute. Kellan

marybeth said...

I think the pictures came out really well. I need to figure out my camera one of these days. I love hearing about baby stuff, so fire away!

Fran said...

You are doing great with your camera! I need to read the directions on our new one. I think you look marvelous as a M & M.

Be sure and post pictures of the baby shower. Babies are such little miracles, aren't they?

CIELO said...

Oh Joan... I love the new look of your blog! Just lovely... what a peaceful place!

blessings to you my friend

cielo

Sandi McBride said...

Baby Crazy...ohhh I love it Joan...you need to make something with that as the theme ...like a pillow or something...I love the pictures and that's why I love snow...it's so pretty and fun...
hugs
Sandi

COLLS GARDEN said...

Very pretty pics Joan. Love the look of snow, but I don't think I could live with it (lol). I do so hope you don't have to lose your Magnolia tree. They are so beautiful. Congrats on the new grandson coming, very exciting. Have a lovely weekend.
Cheers, Coll :-}

Karolee said...

My FIL laughed at me when I planted native grasses in a garden next to a house we used to own in SD. He had tons of it in a pasture and I was paying for it! Ha! I loved it though, and miss it.