Tag Archives: Gardening

Buzzzzzzzzzz6 am: Damn alarm! I can’t get up now. I don’t do this anymore.7am: Cab! I’m going to the Convention Hall. It’s about Blogging. Blank stare. Let’s just say a conference about how women and technology are taking over the world. Yes. That’s right. You’ll be extinct soon.8am: Is she really saying welcome with a […]

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  • Middle-aged Diva (Carol) - I’m addicted to taking photos of flowers. I can’t explain it. But I sure love yours!

    • A Pleasant House - I can’t either! If I see a flower I just have to stop/look/smell/click. If I can’t have flowers in my life I just don’t wanna be here- ya know what I mean? Thanks for stopping by Carol!ReplyCancel

  • bookworm - So, I’m not the only person to visit a big city and spend my time taking pictures of flowers. One observation I made – I love the associated architecture of those windows. One day I intend to learn more about architecture, especially that of the late 19th and earliesh (is that word?) 20th century. OK, OK, I’ll pin this.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Looks like a pleasant area!

    Six in the morning is a foul hour to be out and about…ReplyCancel

I have had a lot of gardens in my lifetime.They started out small because of lack of space (ie: I couldn’t afford any space).“I think that window ledge looks like it could hold a crop of corn. Oops. Sorry Mister. There’s a farm growing up here. Better not walk under there in the future.”They got […]

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  • Home and Lifestyle Design - Gardening is good for the soul! Enjoy! The fertile ground in New Orleans is a extra special gift to a gardener. My husband once said he could spit out a tomato seed in New Orleans and watch the plant grow in front of him. I love the gardens in New Orleans. Would love to see some photos of your gardens.
    Thanks, PattyReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Sprenger - Tee hee…tender hearts! And ah, a life in gardens. Love it. I hope to do more with it someday- we have a vegetable garden that is doing ok, but I envy my mother’s gorgeous backyard full of flowers. Someday… when all our children are responsible for their own bodily functions!

    • A Pleasant House - I used to put a playpen next to the garden (or in it) and putter away! But I understand where you’re coming from. It is harder with little ones under foot. PS: ALL of our kids have grown-up to be gardeners themselves!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry B - I. would totally make my kids bunk for a big piece of land. I. love gardens, gardening, harvesting….it all! jealous of all your gardens…cutting and shade- yumReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - LOVE your expressive comment. I SO understand you- can hear your voice! Of course you understand. Nice to have a soul mate!ReplyCancel

  • Ajule - I always gain something positive from reading your posts, and today was no exception. See, I never before knew of Asian Celery! Those green leafy tops make me want to pluck a few and pop them into my mouth…. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Well, aren’t you a sweetheart (get it- a sweet heart?) It’s so nice to hear that someone is learning something new! Guess that must be the ex-teacher in me. HahhahaReplyCancel

  • Sue - My mom was like you. Always outside in the garden. Each day when I came home from school she would be in the front tending the periwinkle or trimming our odd-looking ornate bushes. Her mom, my Grandma, was one of the “Best Gardens In Town” people. Ha, she also often had mud on her knees! The Good Earth.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Lucky you to have two such women in your life. My grandma also was known for her fabulous garden, my mother, on the other had, had a BLACK thumb and couldn’t grow a thing, so I started a garden when I was around 10- Mom paid for the supplies.ReplyCancel

  • Rich Rumple - I remember George Carlin’s album called “Toledo Windowbox” that came out in the early 1070’s. It wasn’t corn growing in his. lol I admire people that enjoy yard work. I was never able to get into it myself. I simply admire air conditioning too much. Music is my vice (with over 125,000 songs now downloaded), and I spend hours of time maintaining the library, adding new titles, and making mix cd’s for those that want them. It’s my way of being by myself. We all have to have it. Good Post!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I actually saw Carlin perform once at a small venue in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. OMG was he funny, and clever. It was when his ‘the words you can’t say on TV’ was just becoming popular. What a genius. My husband is more like you with the music. I’m the one in the dirt- of course. Thanks for stopping by Rich!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - In regards to the pulling the plug and interfering with a plant sale… might it depend on the plant sale?ReplyCancel

     Don’t you just love Willie?     A honest to goodness stoner with a penchant for not paying income tax.     A real rebel.     A real American.     And then there’s Nicki Minaj with an off-shore birthright but homegrown crazy.     Believes she’s a Queen- raised in Queens.      Of course she was.  […]

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     Whenever I go home I visit with family and a few friends- not news, but one particular friend is, well, a l-o-n-g-t-i-m-e friend.      We’ve been friends since I was three and she was two, and our mothers put us together in a playpen, lit their Lucky Strikes and poured a cocktail, gave […]

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  • Tracie Nall - Those special, long-time friendships are the most precious gift.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - She really has been a gift to me. I even think I wrapped her in paper and put a bow on her once. She cried. She always cried. HahahaReplyCancel

  • mindy - Beautiful! I wish I had a friend who lived in such a place. But then she would probably no longer be my friend, because I would visit and never leave!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Ellermeier - I have a window like that in my house too! So awesome to have friends like that. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I had a house once where I left an exterior window intact and built around it. I LOVE that look!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - Really lovely, Cheryl. Love the interior window!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Sprenger - I love that commentary on your friendship! Especially the part about its origins, and your mothers’ Lucky Strikes- ha! Gorgeous photos, too, as usual!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hey Steph! Thanks for all of your kind words- and your continued support on this blog. You ROCK lady!!!ReplyCancel

  • Krisztina Williams - It’s so nice to have a long-term friend. I have one from middle school. After she moved away for college, I ended up being stationed near KC when she was at KU, and now that she has established herself in DC, I’ve been stationed near DC for years. It’s so cool to get to live near each other into adulthood even though we’ve both lived all over the place since high school.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - And share each other’s lives, and kids, and hubby stories! Though mostly she just looks at me and rolls her eyes- somethings never change. HahahaReplyCancel

  • Ruchira Khanna - beautiful post, Cheryl.

    Memories of childhood friends is a blessing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julie DeNeen - Your pictures make me want to come live with you and follow you on your travels!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - You are simply the most lovely woman. We really must get together some time- or, you can come travel with me. I’m easy. HahahaReplyCancel

  • Barb - Hey Cher if I figure this out it’ll be a great day! Thanks for sharing. We have so many memories that I wrote avout. To name a few. The homemade carnivals ( always looking to make a buck or quarter). Magic shows by Gary crumbly. Bike taf. Bullrush. Big brothers and Liss with lemonade stands and scramblers. The harts and horsy tree and the little pond! I could go on. Always great to see you. It seems as tho time doesn’t pass although the cookies remain!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Beautiful post today. I had a childhood friend like that since we were 1 year olds. We lived next door to each other. She has passed away and just this morning I was thinking of a question that only she could answer for me and got mad that now…noone in the world is left to talk about it with. So yeah, cherish and talk a lot while you can.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I hadn’t thought about us like that before. Thanks for enlightening me. I’m going to call her now.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Looks like the sort of place you can’t help but feel at home in!ReplyCancel

     I have four sister-n-laws.     They are all wonderful but one is especially ‘special’ to me.     She is more like a mirror image (actually, my daughter and her look JUST like each other in baby pictures).     Debby is gorgeous, and brilliant, and talented, has a great sense of humor, loves the […]

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  • Lauren Paige - love Debby’s house and LOVEEE the Airstream, so glad you posted the facebook link, I cant wait to see what she does to it!ReplyCancel

  • The Great Gordino - Hi Cheryl,
    There was a documentary series here called ‘Amazing Spaces’ all about making fantastic places in small spaces. This kind of classic Americana shape and look is always popular, and no wonder – it brings a smile just to look at it!
    Lovely, and looks like a fun project,

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hey Gordon! I’ll have to share that series with my sister-n-law! Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog. Why don’t ya follow along here as well?ReplyCancel

  • Hope Reid - Wow. love the barn. Can only imagine what the patio will be. Can’t wait to see itReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - She’s soooo talented that ANYTHING she does just turns out great! I’ll have to ask her for gardening pic updates and share. Nice to see you Hope!ReplyCancel

  • The Desert Rocks - Salsa garden?? Do I feel margaritas are coming too?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Yea- she grows a SALSA garden- full of all of the fixin’s that you need to make a great salsa- and yes- her Margaritas are FABULOUS! I just love visiting- why wouldn’t I? HahahaReplyCancel

  • Piper George - I was eyeing up an airstream not so long ago – would love one but Mr G is not too keen. 🙁

    The barn is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Neither was her husband but she bought it with her own money. Men. Can’t live with them…can’t live with themReplyCancel

  • Kim - Making Whoopee and Traveling the Back Roads is exactly what my hubby and I want to do when we … err … the kids grow up. One down, one to go!

    Visiting from Bloppy Bloggers … thinking I’ll stay a spell!ReplyCancel

  • One Funny Motha - That’s so cool. Love the vintage trailer. ANd the milk house.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Hi Cher
    Love this property. Seems like it’s in my backyard! Would love to drive by! The Airstream reminds me of the randalls. Darlene dick and chris!!! Which then reminds me of tetherball championships! BUt that’s another day!!!
    Love ya sisReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It does look a lot like your place! Did the Randall’s have an airstream? Who had the tetherball? I only remember Rahal crushing Donny Pitts on the tetherball court at the Gurney playground. She was AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Newlin - I’m not normally an old time kind of gal, but these old structures are awesome, especially the milk house! And that barn is GORGEOUS! I also want to camp in that little motor home…and I hate to camp.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I don’t like to camp either, but, inside this little bullet might be fun! Nice to see you Lisa!ReplyCancel

  • thesadderbutwisergirl.com - Love it all! Thanks for linking up with us for the Humor Me Blog Hop!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Quite a property, Cheryl!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Nicholl - They have something around 50 acres of green and gold and, in the winter, white. My daughter wants to be married there. First she needs to have a boyfriend though.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Somehow I missed this post along with a few others. Anyway, I am very drawn to the look of Airstreams, so shiny and new. The barn is wonderful.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - They really are so cool! I can’t wait for her to get it all ‘dolled-up’! I will update everyone as I can.ReplyCancel

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