Ever So Grateful

Today I've been working in the flower bed.

Battling Bermuda grass that loves to grow where it's not wanted.

Battling fire ants and let me tell ya that's a battle.

I did not miss fire ants in Oklahoma.... At All!

I'm feeling so grateful for my home and family.

And the rain that fell last week.

Grateful for the banana pudding we had yesterday.

And my son who was here for a short time this weekend.

Just grateful. :)

How about you?

Linking with Elaine at Sunny Simple Life


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So many things to be thankful for! Your blooms are beautiful!

Carol said...

Your flowers are looking beautiful!

There's always so much to be thankful for! I'm extremely grateful we were spared from severe weather & tornadoes here in Tulsa yesterday.


Rebecca Nelson said...

You missed being here in Edmond for the Tornado. :( Barely missed our home...talk about being grateful...MORE THAN EVER. Some of our Edmond friends were not so fortunate. Lots of damage throughout Oklahoma. :....(

Thank you for your sweet words about my space at Serendipity. I love it there. LOVE it! <3


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We're getting a rain shower right now and it is much needed. I'm grateful for a day spent at home. Enjoy your week my friend!

Olive said...

Fire ants are clever-we get them gone in one spot and they just move about twenty feet. I am grateful For a Loving God and my sweet kiddo who is home this summer. I know you are happy to have had rain-we were supposed to but it never came. xo, Olive

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I'm grateful to have my kiddo home too! And teens hanging around to cook for, I really really missed that part! Your garden looks amazing!!! Hope we get more rain but not the crazy tornadoes.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!...I am grateful for my beautiful family and blessed that I am able to be close to my granddaughter...!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Everything looks beautiful! We had fire ants when we lived in Florida. They are nasty!

I am grateful for the rain we have had this spring too. It has made for some beautiful flowers.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your flowers beds are so pretty and tidy! I can see they are taken care of with love! Is that portulaca (dessert rose) in the first picture? Someone told me they can take dry conditions so I plant them in my mailbox planter where they get the beating sun all day and they are little survivors! I've never planted them in the ground...do they spread?

I'm not sure what fire ants are. At the beginning of summer I start to get ants in the house and just use traps for a few weeks. I can't imagine the battle you are going through.

So glad you got to spend some time with your son. Have a great week!


Nancy said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! EVERYTHING is beautiful! I have been reading through the posts that I have missed...I love the foyer! The rounded walls are a challenge but they are beautiful! Here's my thoughts on the niches...iron work, plates, the shelves would look pretty with books...mirrors...maybe the pictures you already have, but just add a iron piece above each picture...books under each picture...or leave it like it is...I like it just that way...but I would put something under each niche...a small table under each or a small chair, or bench...now the niche way up high....maybe hang a BIG "S" inside it ....I know what ever you do, it will be beautiful!

Cozy Little House said...

Well, I didn't get blown away. I want to go outside so bad, but the chiggers have eaten me up.

Kristi said...

I am here playing catch up! I'm grateful for meeting YOU in blogland! :)

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your flowers are so pretty. Is that a hummingbird feeder I see? I need to put mine out again. I know what you mean about the fire ants. My hubby just went into the backyard and marked every pile with a flag so he can go back and apply the Amdro. He just sprinkles it around the mound (when it's dry) and it works really well.

Angela Ryder said...

It's so nice to take a moment and reflect on all the things we are thankful for isn't it? Thanks for reminding me!~~Angela

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

Your garden looks beautiful! And banana pudding sounds good, too. Yum. :-) ~Angela~

Cynthia Tubb said...

Everything look so pretty. Yes, I battle bermuda grass every day. in the flowers, the garden, etc.

I am praying for OK, I know you are worried about your friends. Glad your son is home.


Bonnie said...

I am grateful too for ALL the little things. So many wonderful wonderful blessings. My heart hurts for those that have lost love ones and everything else. So much devastation. Glad your family is ok.