Friday, July 24, 2015

Summertime

Hello, friends!
Summer is in full swing around here. :-)


I took this picture back in the Spring, but it's pretty anyway. I can't remember exactly when my husband bought this lilac bush for me, but it bloomed for the first time this year. I love lilacs...they're not only beautiful, they also smell wonderful! :-)



Our blueberry bush this year ~ last year the birds got nearly every berry before we could.


My dad also has blueberry bushes and said we should put a rubber snake in it, so we got this one and put it in our bush! It scared off the birds, and we were able to enjoy our blueberries this year. :-)

Last week I moved the snake to the blackberry bushes in the backyard.




Some feathery friends came to see me the other day when I was getting my clothes off the line.
Our neighbors have chickens now...:-)


My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary last month. He drew this sweet card for me. I love it...I like these types of cards much better than the store bought ones.♥

Hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Take care,
~Melanie

18 comments:

  1. such a lovely post my friend.

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    1. Oh, thank you, friend. I hope you have a great weekend! *hugs*♥

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  2. What a great tip about putting the snake in the blueberry bushes. I'll have to remember that one. Lilacs are beautiful and smell great. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Hi, Theresa, :-)
      Yes, the snake idea works very well!
      My husband knows I love lilacs and had bought a bush for me about ten years ago, but it would never bloom, so he got me this one two or three years ago, and I was so happy when it bloomed this year! Yes, I love their scent!
      Take care.♥

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  3. What a sweet card! Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ann! He's made some really cute things for me over the years. Hope you're having a great weekend! :-)

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  4. Oh, dear friend! I love the card from your husband! Happy Anniversary to both of you!!!! I am so happy for you both. This is a wonderful idea about putting the snake in the bush. I would never have thought of that. It is always such a dear blessing to come here and visit with you. God bless you and your sweet family abundantly, and may He give you and your husband many more happy years together!!! Love and appreciate you so much!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! My husband has made many sweet things for me through the years. :-) Hard to believe we've been married that long.
      The snake in the bush has worked very well! I'm pleased...I was wondering what to do to try to keep the birds away.
      You're such a sweet friend, and I truly do appreciate you and your kind words and encouragement. So glad our paths have crossed here. God bless you, sweet sister. I hope you and your family have a blessed Sunday.♥

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  5. Love your white lilac! They do smell so good. I thought that snake was real. Glad it saved your berries. :) Happy 24th Anniversary! What a nice card! We celebrated our 17th anniversary this month. Time really flies!

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    1. Thank you, Vicki! :-) Lilacs are definitely one of my favorite flowers.
      The snake saved lots of berries for us this year! :-)
      I hope you had a nice anniversary too! Yes, time flies by so fast!
      Enjoy your Sunday!

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  6. Happy Anniversary.

    I need to try that snake idea!!

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    1. Thank you, Earlene. We had a very nice day. :-)
      The snake idea is great! Dad keeps several in his garden and moves them around from time to time. It really does help deter pests.
      Nice to have you stop by. Please visit again anytime. :-)

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  7. Happy Anniversary. Love the card.

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    1. Thank you, Trish! We had a wonderful day! Hope you have a great weekend!♥

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  8. Hi Melanie - I must first say HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY.
    Oh we have a Service Berry Bush/Tree and the birds get those wonderful red berries before we can. I wonder if the snake would work for us...but then again it is feeding nature and I don't know that we could eat all the berries it provides.
    Blessings
    Karen

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  9. Thank you, Karen.We had a very nice anniversary. :-)
    The snake is in the blackberry bushes in our backyard now, but it doesn't seem to be scaring away the squirrels. I think it may be helping to keep the birds out though. Our neighbor's chickens have been eating them too, so we may have to put a little fence or netting around them. Hope you're having a good week. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I love lilacs. I miss them down here in Texas.
    That's a good idea about the rubber snake. We need to get one or two for our garden and fig tree!
    What a nice card your husband drew for you. :-) I like homemade cards too.

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    1. Hi, Mary, :-)
      Yes, I love lilacs, they smell so nice.
      The rubber snake works great, though it doesn't scare off the squirrels.
      My husband is very artistic. He can draw and paint beautifully. Yes, the homemade cards are so nice.
      Hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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