My Garden

Good day everyone. I don’t have a lot of followers or views but I still am grateful to all of you, I have meet some wonderful people who have shared my peck along blog.

My garden is doing well, have just one small bed, so thought I should show everyone some photos and tips.

These are my Creoles a tomato I am trying their year. They are still small but have some blooms already. I am mulching around them to keep the weeds in check. A tip I got from the LSU representative. I hope to keep water in as well. Here is a link to LSUA.

Here are some photos I took of my berries. So loaded this year. I don’t have the mulch spread as around them yet. I am using dried weeds and grass clipping from my lawn maintenance.

This is a photo of what was suppose to be my climbing Peace rose. I due known what happen as you can see it is not a Peace rose,but the bees love it so it stays. Here is a link to wild rose that I believe this rose is.

My beautiful Lady Banks, purple. So happy with them this year.

Photo of a rose I am trying to save looks more like the Peace rose.

And my last photo is of my tiger lilies. My favorite of the lilies. Here is a good link for information on them.

Thanks again.

All photos by Karen Smith


Changed Up My Blog

I have changed up my blog site all and you may notice I have taken blogs I follow off from my widgets.  This is because I seem to stop getting peoples post on my reader after the allotted 50 blogs I follow is complete.  I have also finally managed to do an gravator which is of a bumble bee as I have no good photo’s of myself.  Probably from a life time of being camera shy.

I had wanted to mention here that my bumble population has increased a great deal from last year.  They seem to be as many as twenty and still buzz around with a great deal of playfulness.  I need to get more time to post this information to  Here is a map I found on their site that shows the areas of reported bumble bee reports but can not find the list of the species of these bumbles.

Bumble Bee map


French Market Coffee

I wanted to give a shout out to a new brand of coffee (for me) that I have tried this past week.  I had gone shopping and discovered it up on the top shelf and well it spoke to me so I looked at it and discovered that like Community Coffee it is grown here in Louisiana so I had to give it a try.

It is a beautiful coffee full body without the bitterness and very excellent flavor.  Just love it so I am including a link here for anyone who would like to check it out.  Frenchmarket Coffee

My Friends Don’t Be Fooled



I have been doing a project called listening to every idea out there over the last few months and it has been both rewarding and scary.  We have so many voices out there filling our ears and hearts with dread but if you just step back and take a closer look the negative is not founded expect in the fears that another is trying to spread or has themselves.

My hearts desire is to once again express that the world is connected but not as tough we are one being shared in many bodies but that as humans we are alike even in our differences but it is our differences that join us in a musical dance called life.

The world has changed but yet if you read some form of history and look at today’s newspaper you will see how what has changed today is progress but much of trials and problems as still similar to what was expressed in the past.

My friends do not be fooled into thinking all is lost because were there is the human spirit of love and compassion nothing is lost.

Live Full in The Moment

It has occurred to me that I need to make a news year resolution when it comes to my blog.  I have fallen to just one style of writing and trying to cater to what others seem to enjoy.  It has been a lot of fun and I cannot complain but I would like to added more blog post on some tips on everyday living for us folks who just plain live simple

I heard a made on Coast to Coast Am last night talking about time and the idea we have of time.  He was talking about how during mayor events time will seem to slow and he said that he realized it was because for the particular time the reason time slows is because we are actually fully in the moment and not distracted.  I thought this is great and all the more reason why all of us should offer tips (well written) and stories as it is a way to dwell fully in the moment and at the same time give that moment to someone else.

So I want to share more moments with you all and if you happen to have more in life then me smile with me and allow me to share with those like me.