Junie's Place: May 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day ~2010


~In remembrance and gratitude~




Shadow Shot Sunday-May 30, 2010-at 'Our Place.'


My Shadow Shot Sunday post is at
'Our Place.'

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Today's Flowers_May 29, 2010-

~~~Today's Flowers-photo meme~~~

See my post at

'Our Place'

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Camera -Critters_May 29,2010- Like a Butterfly...




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Friday, May 28, 2010

Yard Art-

Yard Art


Our Place

this time!


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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sepia Scenes~ ( for May 26, 2010) My girl, Alli!


Time to share our 'Sepia Scenes' again.

( find other SS posts here!)

Sorry, I'm late again but I have a SS pic I want to show you!

This is my 'Alli', a beautiful , sweet and VERY smart girl who we are so very proud of; all A's in her college classes!
~~I like this recent pic of her in Sepia~~


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On the farm_late May, 2010


These are a few scenes of our farm life this week. As I mentioned before, Charles and Joy (our daughter-in-law) have a great little garden going!

I had not seen, until yesterday, these extraordinary beans she has planted. They are a type of beans grown in her homeland-The Philippines! Charles measured this biggest one and it's 30 inches long! Yikes! One bean to the pot, I guess! :)

Anyway, Joy only has a few of these plants so she plans to save most of the pods for seeds!


Joy's sunflowers are all blooming out now and I had to go down and get a close-up view of them! Nothing says 'country' better than these huge, sunny, cheerful blooms! Looking at one of these flowers is sure to lift one's spirits!

OK-You know me and pictures...I HAD to get a pic posed by these blooms-even tho it wasn't a good time for me...but -who cares...the flower is the star!!

Last night I made this squash casserole again and this time I got a pic before I served it! Although I had used cubed stuffing mix this time -instead of the crumbled type) it still turned out very yummy! At the moment this is my favorite dish! :)

Lol- good thing, too, as we have a LOT of squash in that garden!

( click here for recipe )


After dinner Joy and I went for a golf cart ride around our neighborhood. She's so appreciative and enthusiastic about things -life in general- it's a pleasure to spend time with her!

This is a picture I got of her earlier this week with some Mimosa blooms in my yard! I think, maybe, they remind her of her original home!


This little guy followed us home from a neighbor's place nearby. He was a cutie but shy and wouldn't look at my camera. I was happy when his owner came to get him as I was worried he'd get in the street!

Dachshunds are cool little dogs and if I ever decide to have another dog I think this would be my choice.

We had one when my son was a kid. It was Christopher's dog. His name was Reggie!

Now I've gone and made myself all sad - remembering our Reggie!


Guess I should go look at the sunflowers again! :)

Have a great early spring/summer day!


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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ruby Tuesday-(for May25, 2010 (at 'Our Place')


is at 'Our Place' this time. Come see!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Midweek Blues- May 25,2010_Night skies ( and a poem )


Go here to find other 'Midweek Blues' posts.


I am new to 'Midweek Blues' but I thought it might be fun so I'm joining in this time!

Sorry, this poem is a repeat but I decided to put it on again .

The night sky picture below was made in Savannah, Ga
a couple years ago.

( click on either image to enlarge )



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A visitor


Yesterday I saw this guy at my front gate!

His color and lacy wings are a marvelous sight!

Click on the photo for an up-close view!


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Monday, May 24, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday ~ 5-24-'10 Country flowers~



It's Mellow Yellow Monday and time to share our yellow pics again!

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My D-I-L has planted a long row of sunflowers at her/our place.

This is the first bloom!

Joy's Sunflower!

...and some other Mellow Yellows at our place this week...

( click on pics to enlarge )


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Saturday, May 22, 2010

From our garden~

Something good from our garden!

My husband and my D-I-L,Joy, have a great little garden going! Can't say I've had a lot to do with it- except for making pictures and - now- starting to enjoy the harvest of the tasty veggies!

For the past few days we've been having yellow squash and cucumbers. We will have corn,tomatoes, bell peppers and green beans ( and I don't know what all, else,) to look forward to in the next few weeks!

Tonight I made this great Squash Casserole and thought some of you might enjoy the recipe.

Of course it's a simple one and probably a well known recipe and might be known to most of you already-but for what it's worth I'm posting it anyway! :)

This casserole turned out very good tonight and along with a roast beef and baked potatoes, a fresh salad of lettuce, tomatoes, sweet onions, garden fresh cukes and bits of cheddar cheese, we had a fine meal! Tina and her boys had dinner with us and we all agreed the squash was superb!

I forgot to make a picture of my casserole, but here are some of the squash!

Pretty, ehh?

Summer Squash Casserole

2 pounds crookneck or zucchini squash, sliced 3/8 inch thick
(7 cups)

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 10 3/4 oz.can condensed cream of chicken soup

1 cup dairy sour cream

I cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup butter or margarine

2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix

Cook summer squash with onion in boiling, salted water, (covered pot) until tender. (about 6-7 minutes)
Drain well.
Combine soup and sour cream; stir in carrots.
Fold in squash and onion.
Melt butter or margarine; toss with stuffing mix.
Spread half of the stuffing mixture in a 12 x 2-inch x 7 1/2 baking dish.
Spoon Vegetable mixture atop.
Sprinkle with remaining stuffing mixture.
Bake at 350 until heated through, 25-30 minutes.

Makes 6 servings

(easy and yummy way to cook summer squash!)


Here are some pictures of the garden this week!

( click on pics to enlarge )

Junie Rose

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Camera-Critters~May 22, 2010


Time to share our Camera-Critters!

Find other CC posts *here!*
I saw this guy in our vegetable garden yesterday!

I hope he's not hungry!

~~~ Tried to identify this guy- but I'm not sure if I have!- Info and pic below~~~

Wrinkled grasshopper,
Hippiscus ocelete (Scudder). A grass feeder, this species may occasionally be numerous enough to damage pastures in north Florida. The hind wings are yellow or rose-colored basally, with a broad dark band .



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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ruby Tuesday~ (For May 18,2010) ( BERRY late!)


I'm very late with my
Ruby Tuesday pictures/post
but Mr. Linky is still open at Mary's place, so maybe it's ok!

I really wanted to share these Ruby pictures with you !

~~Visit *Mary* to find other Ruby Tuesday posts!~~


Yesterday I bought these luscious strawberries at the grocery store. I immediately took them out of their carton and posed them in this pretty green glass bowl! I love the way they look in my kitchen! Oh~ and they were yummy too!


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~Meet-Queen Elizabeth~


This is Queen Elizabeth~a very beautiful rose and one of my favorites!


Junie Rose

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Today's Flowers-May 20, 2010

Today's Flowers ~photo meme

My post *here* this time.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sweet Magnolia (And The Traveling Salesman)


Sweet Magnolia (And The Traveling Salesman)

Dan Fogelberg
Album~ Windows and Wall~ 1984

Two hearts throwing off sparks
Young and in love with our freedom
Moonlight, the soft southern nights
We were both ripe to fall
Well I was out on my own
Playing for all who would listen
And you were as free as a bird
Flying from nest to nest
But somewhere our eyes met
And our hands reached out
And we felt a kindred spirit
And as our faces touched
I could feel the fire
And needed so to just be near it
Oh lord, those moments we soared
Borne on the wings of our passion
It seemed then like they'd never end
But times like that always must '
Cause then one day I flew far away from you
I never knew how I'd regret it
My sweet Magnolia belle you know I've loved you well
Even if I never said it
Magnolia, now I see that freedom isn't free
And love's the only true redeemer
And when this journey's through
I'll be coming back for you
If you'll have this foolish dreamer
I spend a night now and then passing through town on my travels
But someday I'm gonna come back to stay
Magnolia, I'm coming home

Thanks for this video go to

Junie Rose

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday~ 5-17-10 ~ Marigolds


Mellow Yellow Monday


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How will my garden grow?
Marigolds, marching in a row...

Looking back:

Another post about 'Marigolds ' here!'


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