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Vetsy is my nickname that my family have fondly called me since my childhood. My blog reflects my personal views about the world around me. My topics may be anything that interest me but the majority of it is about my favorite past times...nature and gardening. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment or becoming a follower.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Nicest Present

The Nicest Present

Under the tree the gifts enthrall,
But the nicest present of them all
Is filling our thoughts with those who care,
Wanting our Christmas joy to share.

To you, whom we're often thinking of,
We send our holiday joy and love.

By Joanna and Karl Fuchs
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my blogging friends! There's more I'd like to share with you below:
Bees in December?

 I had a little time off from work and used that time to visit the lovely garden walk at Hatcher Garden which is just a few blocks away from my temporary  home.

Bumble and Honey bees were every where and even though I was excited and surprised to see them.... the sight of them really  confused my cognitive senses......... I stood in front of this yellow shrub for several minutes talking to myself and asking myself questions like.....this is December.... right?
I'd love to learn what this shrub is called, thanks for sharing if you know... It doesn't have a scent to it and reminds me of Snap-dragons. 
( unfortunately Hatcher Garden is lacking on name posting ).

 Can you see the Honeybee?

 All The beauties below are winter flowers and look like roses, there are no scent to these either, I'm clueless, .... Do share if you know...

I end this post with winter berries and hope to learn the names of most, if not all the plants I've posted. I have a lot to learn about the plants of the south as I adjust to my new home, thank you for visiting.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rewarding Things

This is a post card sent to me from my niece, and it's absolutely one of my favorite things to do when I'm not gardening, shopping or busy with life and I'm sure at times... it's your favorite thing too.

Thanks Jessica, I love it... you know your auntie well...LoL!

credits...    http://www.scholastic.com/titles/deardumbdiary/ecards/ecard2.htm

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

                                  Happy Thanksgiving my Blogger Friends!

I found this cartoon Hilarious! and would like to give the proper credit to the cartoonist but have no idea who he/she is. I was searching the net for a pretty Thanksgiving card to post here and found this one by accident. Since I am one that enjoys a good laugh I decided to keep this one instead.

Thank you for stopping by.... enjoy your Holiday.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

 I discovered this article ( What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients) by way of an author of Word-press called

( righteouschoices). I found that many of her articles whether they are written by her or linked by her on current events are quite interesting and informative. Below the article on the evil's of the food industry is written by author Mike Adams the Health Ranger editor of NaturalNews.com.

Mike Adams will keep you informed and educated about the dangerous practices of the food industry and why it's important to grow your own foods. I find his website relevant to those of us who care about our health and enjoy gardening for both it's therapeutic and nutritional value.

Take a look... What's really in the food? The A to Z of the food industry's most evil ingredients

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'm still a kid inside, and adventure is adventure wherever you find it.

" Jim Dale" Quotes

I took a little trip to the library with my niece and just like Jim Dales quote stated, it was an adventure back to my childhood.. The visit however... was to entertain my niece but I found it just as, or even more entertaining then she did.... Here's why?

I still love and collect dolls... and was surprised to see them displayed in the library

Below: I forgot the name of this character and the book... isn't he funny...just don't leave him on your dresser in the dark...Lol!

Below: There were little animals displayed over every book self...

Below: I still read children's books......I spent at least a half an hour laughing to myself as I read and scanned through the books.... This one got my attention... Hilarious!

The Mural of the train..was the back drop for a large wooden train designed for the children to play in..I hate that I forgot to take a picture of it because it was really cool...

You can see part of the train in this photo..Isn't it cute...

Below: The train station check-out

Below: KID"S ZONE...
"Okay teens stay upstairs, this area is for the little kids.. My nice is only three, but she can search the net like a pro.... I meant to get a photo of her in action... but I was so engrossed in the books I forgot..

Kids can also play and read outdoors....

Below: There are three floors in the Library.  The lower floor belongs to the younger children...doesn't it remind you of a Mall..

Below: A little gift shop called The Library Store

"Well guess who started pouting and crying when it was time to go?
Here's a hint...It wasn't my three year old niece pictured below waving back at the kitty in the book...

" Okay I came to my sense's on the way out when I saw and heard this.... At times my video uploads stop working for reasons I don't understand.. but you get the idea.... Click the arrow on the screen anyway and see what happens..

  The sounds of water is soothing to the soul..  Don't you agree...

Thank you for stopping by..

Friday, October 7, 2011

A few sites and sounds around the upstate

The Downtown Spartanburg Square, is a pretty place to sit....

To: walk...

to meet nice people like....

 Sister and brother Mary Ann and Joe of Ohio. Mary is now a resident of Ducan South Carolina and has been so for at least 13 years. Joe was here visiting her and his former town, he told me that he had been away from South Carolina for 33 years.  Many people like myself, Marry, and Joe, have history in the south and are returning to our roots.

( Mary forgive me..I didn't know your eyes where closed )  I promise I'll take a better picture the next time.

Below: landscaping, statues, fountains.....

        Pink fountain water..."Oooo reminds me of strawberry jello before it turns into a solid.

There's cute little shops, stores, and restaurants, that I have not investigated yet.... But I will later.

Upstate forever... got to check it out too.. It's the place to go when you need to learn more about the upstate. The Upstate is a region of counties in the foothills of the Carolina's .

Below:  WHOLE FOODS MARKET of Greenville....It's a place where you can buy all sorts of goodies from organic herbs and groceries to this....

 Candle budda....

Handmade Local soaps......

And a TRADER JOE"S .... just a stone through away right down the street. One of the pluses I like so far about  living in the UPSTATE is that you won't miss many of your favorite stores... "Okay they don't have Kmart to my knowledge, or Kroger's....But you will find Walmart.... Lol!

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment..

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Hello from South Carolina

Hello my blogger friends, I'm here in the State of South Carolina. The South will now be my new home, but where I permanently land is unknown at the moment. This is a Temporary touch down, GA, SC and NC, are all contenders.. And for now I'm staying with relatives until I find my bearings.

My sister took me site seeing and she knew exactly what I wanted to do first... Go visit a garden

Below: A few photos of Hatcher Garden a public garden and woodland Preserve here in South Carolina.

    I love Gazebos...

 And this cute little bridge with ferns...

Below: A close up of those gorgeous Elephant Ears in the back ground above; correct me if these are not Elephant Ears.. I won't mind.. But I think I'm right.

Below:  A Banana tree

Below: I also love all kinds of conifers...I believe this one is a Japanese conifer

More conifers...

This is unique..Wish I knew what it was...I got to do some researching

Below: Love the grasses...

Below: This shrub has an intoxicating citrus scent... It's got to be a citrus, but what kind I wonder?

" aaah the relaxing sounds of water.

Below: click to see and  hear the water...

I love frogs, I  hope to have a few in my future garden

Very unique... I have no idea what it is, several of the plant markers that Identify these plants were missing or not replaced.

Below: Love, love, love, these...I assume they belong to the palm family.

The South ain't the south with-out a Magnolia. This one was a giant and approximately 20 feet.

NEXT..... we ride through the country side...and snap some photos of Anderson Mill's Cows...

These cows were curious but cautious...

If I thought I was going to pet this one, I would have been sadly mistaken... Look at the expression on this heifers face... I read her loud and clear...
She said " I dare ya"

That's all for now Y'all  ..Thanks for stopping by.