Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Happy Palm Sunday (re-post from last year)

Last year I had a wonderful Palm Sunday with Gizzy and I wanted to share it - and relive it - again. It was a beautiful day then and it is a beautiful day's just so different. I am blessed with two other lovely pets, but that does not diminish my grief for the boy with whom I shared 11 wonderful years - we went through so much together - and I suspect my heart will be aching for a good long time for his absence is ever present, where ever I go, what ever I do - there he is in my thoughts and heart - so close and yet so far. Wishing you all a blessed Palm Sunday!

(posted on 3/17/2011)

Today was a beautiful day. The morning started nice and cool with a lovely breeze and it was such a pleasure to be outside.

It looks like full-blown summer here with most of the spring blossoms gone leaving behind the lush, green foliage. We took our walk in the morning, giving the pictures interesting dimensions.

I never get tired of the serene beauty I find in the mornings at Lake Irma walking with my boy and I hope you don't mind me taking photos of this area over and over, but next month I'll have a car (hopefully) and I can go to Bank's Lake and to the park again for diversity in my photography.

Mother Nature surprised me with some berries. At first I got a shock thinking they were raspberries (which I have never seen growing here before) but alas, they were simply unripe blackberries of which there are millions around here.

Past ye ole fishing hole...

...around the bend past the army of little "gnomes" on the ground (that's what the Swamp Cypress roots remind me of.)

With the sun behind me, I got a nice, friendly shot of this side of the lake.

Past the blueberry bushes (if you click on the photo to make it larger, you will see how many there are on this bush.)

Oh, how I look forward to picking those blueberries when they're ready in June or July!

Standing on the bridge of the boardwalk, I can take a lovely scenic shot of Lake Irma (as always!) The water looks so serene.

Back on the home front, Gizzy walks along the rose bed to smell the roses. I received many compliments on my roses this year. I guess the fertilizing and regular watering has paid off. The red ones have a most delicious honey-like scent and make for a wonderful potpourri.

I have to keep snipping roses off this bush because the clusters get so top heavy that they lay on the ground and I'd rather have them inside the house...poor me, right?

Here he is in the flower bed next to the single pedal pink heirloom roses and in front of the Mammoth sunflowers....look how big they have grown. We'll have some 12' flowers this year and the bees and birds will be happy too...

I enjoy looking at my rose bouquet next to my daughter's photo!

Here's my boy sitting next to my Southern Belle dolly whose outfit I crocheted. He's talking to me. Can you tell?

I planted some more sunflowers (8' ones) earlier and plant the rest tomorrow because it got too hot. I'm starting to run out of space, but they sure will look glorious when they're all blooming.

My challenge for this week is to find someone to drive me to the strawberry field of Southern Grace Farms since it has come to my attention that the strawberries are ready for picking. Only I cheat. I can't pick because of my bad back, so I call ahead and see if they have any ready picked berries (which they usually do.) If I can't find someone to take me, then I will go on or around the 3rd, right after I get my vehicle...just in the nick of time for strawberries and later blueberry season.

Wish me luck and I hope you'll have a wonderful week!


Faith said...

Have a blessed Holy Week Doris...the walk with you two to the lake is always a peaceful one,
beautiful scenery and good company..cant be beat.. Your souther bell doll so pretty.

The Beneficial Bee said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful. It really makes me want to visit Georgia!

Ann said...

You just go ahead and keep posting pictures of that place. It's gorgeous and looks like such a peaceful pace for a walk.
I love the pictures of Gizzy by the roses. It does look like he's taking in their heavenly scent

Keetha Broyles said...

Evidently I don't get tired of the view either 'cause that first photo just drew me right over here!

Then that one from the bridge - - - breath taking.

glor said...

Hi Doris, so enjoyed our walk today ... have missed doing so with you and Gizzy. Beautiful pictures. Such serenity. Your roses are amazing. Blessings to you, this most holy week.

Ginny said...

Your roses are amazing, you really have a green thumb. And I love the tree reflections. I can't wait to see your car! But my favorite thing is something you didn't mention, the harlequin clown behind your vase of roses.

Erika's Crafts Corner said...

Wow, how beautiful Doris. Just love those pictures. It really looks like a lovely place to go for a walk and to enjoy the outdoors. Looks like Izzy loves it as well. You spoil that little Rascal. He looks like he always has a smile on his face. How we love our critters.

Well will be back soon to check out all your older posts that I have missed and you will hear more from me. Thanks for your comment on mine.

Have a wonderful week, until soon,


Tummetott said...

Hallo Doris,
das glaub ich, das euch der Spaziergang gefallen hat. Wunderschöne Bilder.
Ich dank dir für deine Apothekenmail und wünsche dir heute viel Erfolg mit den Erdbeeren!

lovestitch said...

Love all your photos! They look fab! Sounds you had a great day!!!

Krafty Max Originals said...

It looks great! Tell Gizzy we said hello, with summer coming up we should be able to come and see you again! This is such a busy time of the year... I can't wait to see photos of your sunflowers too!! ~KM

Anonymous said...

I love taking walks with you Doris. I glassy appearance of the lake just makes me want to sit down with my crocheting and relax by the side of it -- but it's getting to warm to do that now? It's been raining here the past week more than it's been snowing so I'm hoping spring will finally make it.

Feisty said...

It was a beautiful day here also, so we took the opportunity to do some yardwork. It rained all last week and there's another rainy week ahead, so we must take the opportunity when we can. Hopefully, I'll have the peas in the ground by Easter!

~Niki~ said...

oh I love southern belle~she's a buty. Goodness, those pictures are gorgeous! You sure have a nice place to walk.
do you sell those southern belles, by the way?

gin said...

i always love the pictures of ya'lls walk at the lake. I love picking blueberries too. I love that you are getting your car. That's a cute picture of your daughter. enjoy your week too.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I must be reading them in the wrong order because I saw your strawberries.

Gizzy is so cute and always in the center of things.

Your flowers are gorgeous.

When I see the Spanish Moss on trees for some reason I fall in love with it. Not sure why. We don't get it this far north.

You live in a pretty area Doris.