March 16, 2016


March at Pine Point Beach in Maine!
That's me....wrapped and tucked into layers of warm clothes!
Mainer's walk on the beach any time of year!
It was fun, actually....but really, really cold!

This is the darling up in Kennbunkport on a March day!
This spot is right down the road from Walker's Point,
The Bush's summer home!'
When the mist rolled in from the bay,
it became gray and damp.....
we often drove up here on weekends!

Those were great times, but we sure are happy
to have our feet planted firmly in 
The Great State of Texas!

This was just an ordinary day,
but we loved and appreciated each and every moment.

What a blessing ordinary days are...
the birds are singing and the sun is shining....
I love fresh fruit and sausage and biscuits 
for breakfast, don't you?

Our gorgeous tree just outside our kitchen window
leafed out in the last three days!

I spent the morning outside
listening to the birds and
watching the wind spinner whirl around,
while enjoying morning coffee.

I caught up with the
newest Southern Living,,,
there is a wonderful article on
Barbara and Jenna Bush....
just love these girls! 

I keep the bird feeder full to the brim
so that Mae Mobley is entertained....
I bought this feeder from
The Christmas Tree Store in Scarborough, Maine!

It's fun to look forward to summer
and plan the pool parties and barbecues! 

The cottonwood trees in the greenbelt
are showing their beautiful spring branches!

I need a weekend of planting the pots...soon! 

I love this little bird bath....
It is so sweet to see a Cardinal land on the edge
and take a few sips of water....

Is this color of violet not the prettiest?

Do you have any of these glass self-watering bulbs?
Love them....
these have lasted for about fifteen years already! 

I decided to purchase a pretty
outside serving tray for the patio...
so glad I did!
I  know there will be a million uses for this! 

A spring day and ice cold lemonade go hand -in -hand,
don't you think?

Little Debbie Easter Cakes are being
served this afternoon....
I suppose this might be a Texas High Tea.....sorta'.....

Get em' Maypole...
She was a tiny kitten when we bought her perch.....
Please don't tell her she has outgrown it......
Y'all have a great day!


  1. Great pics! I told the Mr. that I want to go to Kennbunkport this summer. Love your new tray. Have a great week.

  2. I laughed seeing the cat all set to bird watch. LOL. Love that. When you walked the beach at Kennbunkport, did you see the mast where the Bushs fly their flags. Our guide said they fly the flag of Maine, The U.S. (of course) then the flag of Texas....when all the flags are flying the Bushs are staying there. I love how very pretty it is in your area. I will say about your Maine life...brr...But I too would just bundle up and walk the beach during winter . It's always pretty . Blessings,xoxo, Susie

  3. We had Cottonwood trees in the Pacific Northwest--looked like snow in the Spring! I found I was highly allergic and dreaded those weeks:-( Your Maine photos remind me of our wonderful trip there...thank you for sharing, XOXO

  4. Wondering if your home is on a corner? Because I see a street, in the pic from your kitchen window. And our home is on a corner. And I can see a street, from my kitchen window, although the kitchen is "in the back" of the house. :-)

    Gentle Spring hugs,

  5. What a beautiful day you had just chock full of beautiful things!!
    Yesterday when we went out on the deck, I looked up and I swear the leaves are greener than the day before. Louis Dean agreed!!!
    Yes, the blessings of an ordinary day. May we all have many......

  6. You're making me want to go back to visit Maine again! Such a beautiful place. I also am hoping to visit Texas again. My dear friend Amy lives in Huntsville and I am wanting a visit with her!

    I'll have to look for that Southern Living magazine.

  7. I love Maine too, but am especially happy to be living in Texas! Spring is lovely here!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  8. Maine is so pretty, Betsy, and particularly the coastline! Texas is so far ahead of us in the greenery department--Your outdoor space is lovely and I'm sure quite enjoyable on these early spring days. Love the Little Debbie cakes for Texas tea! Enjoy every moment! ♥

  9. What a beautiful blog and header. I just found you today. Hi I'm Valerie from Cottage Making Mommy.

    I'm your newest follower.

    1. Hi Valarie! Thank you for visiting today! I appreciate your sweet comment and I look forward to hopping over to see you also!

  10. Hi Betsy! Oh, we love Maine but haven't been there this time of year. We are about 200 miles or so from there and have been the the summer and fall! When we lived in Texas we would fly to Boston, rent a car and head up to Maine. We love Bar Harbor. Now your yard and gardens are looking so very pretty. Even though our weather is warming up, there's no green stuff yet! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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