Monday, August 11, 2014

What's Happening

As many of you know, Beep, (my granddaughter) is spending her summer school holiday days with me.  We've had some nice (cooler) weather, so much of our day is spent outside 
 
I am also in the midst of an MS (Multiple Sclerosis) relapse.
Winning a few battles, but the war is far from over.
 
Serious reading!
 
Butterflies visiting
 
Bubble fun
 
Faerie gardens completed. A haven for faeries, handmade by Beep and gramma.
 
Garden harvests, yes...she loves beets!
 
Yard birds stopping by, Blue Jay

Blossoms blooming

Stoney Braveheart, squirrel in residence.

sharing with...
BLUE MONDAY
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62 comments:

Sandra said...

sorry to hear about the relapse, hope you feel better soon. Beep is so cute and pretty. i know she is fun to have around. Braveheart looks great... i spent all of my life since I was five reading like Beep is. anywhere and every where

TexWisGirl said...

i grinned all the way through! your beep is such a sweetheart! :)

Muffie said...

I can't believe how big Beep is getting! Love the Fairy Village -- I'll bet you had fun creating it together! Those white blossoms are gorgeous -- what are they? Sorry that the MonSter still has you in its grip -- hope you're better soon. Enjoy the remainder of summer vacation with that cutie!

Debbie said...

You have all the elements for a kick @$$ summer for beep!!

I am so sad to hear that you are in the middle of a relapse, I hope you are feeling better soon!! I will not say what I really want to say because there is already enough cussing in this comment ;)

Judy said...

I'm so sorry about the relapse. Thank goodness your photography and Beep sustain you, I hope you can pull out of this relapse successfully and soon.

Felicia said...

I'm sorry to hear of your relapse. I was so hoping you would improve. Beep looks like she's having fun.

Your images are gorgeous and look at bravehearts little tattered ear....bless his heart.

take care Karen.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Karen,

Ooo, I hate that MS; it sneaks up on you, doesn't it? I'll pray for you.

Your pretty granddaughter must bring you great pleasure. I'm glad you have her.

Love the bluebird shot. Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday.

DeniseinVA said...

Beep is adorable Karen. What a joy she must be. I love your photos. The fairy garden is cute. Those beets, wow! I also love beets and remember helping my Dad to dig them up for Mum to cook. Hope you feel better soon.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what fun pics. Those are some cool beets. I love gardens.
Looks like your having a wonderful time.
Have a good week.

David Gascoigne said...

Hi Karen: MS is a truly awful disease, Karen, and my heart goes out to you. A good friend of mine, a young woman suffers from it and I know what you are going through. Be strong if you can. I wish for you nothing but the best.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your gdaughter "Beep" is absolutely beautiful.

Funny I have a fav pic of my youngest years ago holding radishes at her Great Aunties home when she was helping with the garden.....my aunt is long gone but to this day my daughter is an excellent gardener.

I think you will find Beep is too years from now.

Your nature pics wow me, always have.

Have a happy healthy week, my sweet friend. ♥

Tamar SB said...

So sorry about the MS relapse! Hope is passes quickly. Beep is so cute - love the bubbles, so fun!

Grantham Lynn said...

Thanks for coming by. Enjoy your week.

Sylvia K said...

What delightful captures, Karen, I love them all and Beep is so adorable! I'm so sorry about the MS renewal! Hope things improve soon, I know it must help to be able to enjoy Beeps company!! Please do take care and know that I'm holding good thoughts for you every day!!

kmilyun said...

Great fairy garden. Beep has good taste liking beets. I planted beets for my high school plant science farm project. I was shocked to find how many people did NOT want beets :).

Keep enjoying Beeps Holiday looks like you are having a great time! Hope the relapse boogies away soon.

Gail Dixon said...

Your granddaughter is precious. I love the one of her reading on the pillow outside. Sorry to hear about the MS flare-ups. Hope your doctor can help get you some relief. :(

LV said...

Loved your presentation of that darling little lady and the lovely flowers.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a precious young lady, Beep is, Karen!
I am so sorry to hear about your relapse, and I hope you are feeling well again real soon.

Stephanie said...

Hope your relapse is a short one. Great images today!!

Nonnie said...

so sorry, you're dealing with that old MS. I hope you get past this episode soon. what fun to be doing such fun things with your granddaughter. my soon-to-be four year old great-granddaughter will soon be able to engage in fun activities including reading soon.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, I encantarña dela flower and butterfly, wonderful soap bubble !!

Linda W. said...

Lovely photo of the butterfly. Hope your relapse goes away and you can feel good once again!

Elephant's Child said...

Love Beep. And all of the photos.
And hope the war is soon won - or at least most of the battles. Hugs.
The cooler weather has to help too.

Nancy J said...

MS relapses can sneak in unasked, hope you and Beep have super days in the sun, My fav photo, the soap bubble, you captured that to perfection. Hugs, Jean. p.s. I have a dear friend with MS, they visit here sometimes, so have some understanding. XXX

eileeninmd said...

Your Beep is so cute, I loved all her photos.. The fairy garden is wonderful.. And I love the Jay photo and your Braveheart. I hope you feel Better soon, sending my get well prayers! Have a happy week!

A Quiet Corner said...

Anybody who likes beets is a friend of mine!...:)JP

RedPat said...

Love all the pics, Karen. You could call Beep, Beet! Hope you feel a bit better soon!

Buttons said...

Oh Karen I am sorry about your MS but I am so happy you have Beep to take your mind off things. Beautiful pics. Hugs lots of hugs. B

Icy BC said...

Your fairy garden is just so inviting and magical looking. All beautiful shots, Karen, and hope you feel better.

Indrani said...

Very productively engaged vacation. Terrific creations!

Hannah said...

Beep looks like she is enjoying your garden and the bubbles. My grandfather's garden even when I was 5 years old was a big inspiration to me, my parents were too busy to garden much. Have you looked into colloidal silver (testimonies) http://curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=1068775#i
or curcumin for MS?

Rambling Woods said...

How beautiful she is and I love the little garden... Oh, I was hoping that the symptoms would recede and is still do... Healing hug,,, michelle

Linda said...

The fun and the sunshine should be good for you! I really enjoyed these pictures. Beep is adorable and your bluejay is awesome!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your shots are beautiful and so is your granddaughter! Hope you are feeling better soon!

Carver said...

Delightful shots of nature and your beautiful granddaughter.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love seeing young people who love to read. Beep has discovered a life-long pleasure. Sorry to hear MS is causing you difficulties these days. Hope your relapse is over soon.

MitchyLR said...

Hi Karen!! Just dropping by from NF Blo-Ma. These are all wonderful shots!! Your 'squirrel in residence' is so cute!!Love the shot of the Blue Jay, too. My fave is the butterfly on the Wisteria. Really beautiful!!

Ingun Kleppan said...

A lot of wonderful photos!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

She is such a beauty, your granddaughter "Beep"!!!!

Sorry that that MS flared up ... hope you recover soon, and back to normal.

Leora said...

So sorry to read about your relapse. Glad you have your granddaughter as company. Beautiful photos - love seeing the blue jay.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! Looks like you're having a great time together.

The Furry Gnome said...

Hang in there Karen!

Adam Jones said...

Some great pictures Karen. Really like the butterfly, the Jay and the very cute squirrel.

Les... said...

wonderful collection of observations around your home! Beep and Stoney have become regular stars now! *S*

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This would be the perfect summer (if it weren't for that one darn thing). Beautiful in your yard and Beep is having a wonderful time at "Camp Grandma" I can tell.

Those beets look so good. I love them too.

Carole M. said...

a lovely set of photos Karen; nice that your granddaughter can spend time with you and I bet she really loves creating the faerie garden section when she visits too. Flowers, butterfly, bird, squirrel, I loved them all. Hope you soon recover from your relapse Karen ...take care.

Andy said...

Sorry to hear about your relapse. It doesn't stop you from doing excellent photography.

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

relapses - do they last long? are there meds you can take or exercise or such you can do to make it less painful? ( :

what a fun post .... i bet your granddaughter is a ball to be around. love the butterfly. what fun!! is that what they call milkweed? i don't know if i have ever ever seen it before?

White Weathered Hutch said...

Just came by from the crafty gardener. Beautiful pictures. Have my grand here as we'll.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow; sweet Beep enjoying summer with you and wonderful nature creatures♡♡♡
BEAUTIFUL pictures♪
Take Care of Yourself, Karen!

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Phil Slade said...

Each and everyone is beautiful Karen. You put so much love into your photographs.

Breathtaking said...

Beautiful Bluebird, but I loved all your photos. Sorry to hear of the flair up, and wish you all the best.

Marie said...

What gorgeous photos! And it looks like you and your grand-daughter are having a very special time together! I love having my grandson here! I am so sorry you are having an MS relapse. A dear friend of mine in TX also has MS and she told me the summer heat exacerbates it every year. I hope and pray you will get better soon.

Andaje said...

WOW bet Beep is enjoying every moment of it - with creativity, the birds/squirrels/flowers in your garden, the garden project etc it will make good memories for her when she in the future thinks back on her childhood
That darn MS! showing it's ugly face here too, so "just" have to take it one step at the time - think the company of Beep might be refreshing for you as help momentarily to think about other much more fun things.
Take care Karen!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your relapse. I enjoyed your pretty photos today. It looks like Beep is enjoying her summer days with you. Blessings, Pam

NatureFootstep said...

How nice to have your granddaughter with you. And that was quite a soapbubble she created. :)

fairy lover 226 said...

What a busy summer. I am having a great summer too.


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NatureFootstep said...

thanks for joining blo-ma :)

tradgardssurr said...

The soapbubble picture was really neat!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Karen I was sad to read about your relapse...wishing you some relief...and what a treat to see your granddaughter and your pics especially Stoney!

Stewart M said...

What a great set of picture.

Its a long war - but keep fighting!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Such sweet images of your granddaughter. Especially loved her reading with her feet propped up behind her! Hope you are doing better.