Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hope your weekend is off to a great start this morning. As you can see my keyboard has been replaced and all the letters of the alphabet are back at my disposal. Yeah! I had planned on showing you some projects I have been working on but I haven't really worked on them enough to show yet , so instead I'm sharing a hint of spring. Below are some beautiful tulips I found at Shawnee Lake In Topeka Kansas last Spring. They are almost worth suffering through winter to see again. They have amazing plantings there at the Lake and last year was the first year I became aware of them(I don't live in Topeka but in another town near it). If you live anywhere nearby make the effort to go next spring-you won't be sorry.

Here is my favorite recipe- It was something my mother always made in our house when we were kids and I still make it at the holidays every year. It is for the best black walnut bread in the world! I have to admit though- it is the only recipe I have ever tried for black walnut bread.
3 cups white flour
3 cups graham flour( whole wheat flour can be used instead)
2 1/2 cups sweet milk
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 t. salt
6t. baking powder
1 1/2 cups ground black walnuts
6 T. vegtable oil

Mix and let stand 20 minutes Pour into greased loaf pans-we always put a small piece of wax paper in the bottomn of the pan for easier removal of the bread-start baking at 425 for fifteen minutes, then 350 for forty five minutes. total baking time is 1 hour.

Hope you enjoy the bread-let me know how you like it!
Hop on over to Beverly's and make sure you visit some more Pink Saturday Ladies! Thank you Beverly for hosting this wonderful weekly event! It always lifts my spirits.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Whoops! The keyoard is't cooperatig!

Happy Pik Saturday_Well it would e if my keyoard would cooperate- I thik I kow what I will e goig out to uy this morig-ca u guess what I am tryig to share with you all today-Hmm- I was itedig to talk aout my sprig pictures here that I took at Powell Gardes i Missouri ut I will tell u all aout it ext saturday whe I have a workig keyoard. Have a good oe ayway. go see everly too- ca't put a lik here due to ovious reasos. sorry everly!

Sweetpea Sue

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday to you all. It has been quite awhile since I joined in on the pink fun and I found I really missed it so here I am jumping in with both feet! I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but here in my part of the world it is a gray dismal November day and I could really use some pink. Below are some photos I took earlier this year when dismal was no where to be found. I hope you enjoy them and I hope your week is Grand.

Don't forget to visit the other Pink Saturday ladies who you can find listed at Beverly's blog- Thanks Beverly for hosting us all!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pink Wonder

Good Morning and Happy Pink Saturday!

I went out before sunrise yesterday and found mist in a low lying field of soybeans. It looked like there was almost a slight frosting on some of the plants-absolutely crazy for July in Kansas.
On Thursday I went early up to KU-Kansas University to shoot some pictures. Below is the classic KU skyline. The building with the flags is Frasier Hall and the tower in the middle is the WWII Memorial Campanile Bell Tower. I live just a few blocks from KU and yes indeed we have hills in Kansas(eastern Kansas anyway).

I am not sure what this flower is but I sure fell in love with it. It was out by Clinton Lake-our local recreational lake. Our city is almost up against it now-it was way out when they built it in the late 1980s.

This last one is a Pink Hydranga I found at one of our local Parks-South Park-It is directly south of the downtown area. When I was kid I used to play there everyday as my school was right next to it. Back then there was an old fire engine we could play on. It actually has two sides to it. The playground side west of Mass St., and the Band Stand side west of Mass St.. I spent many a Wednesday night in the summertime listening to band concerts with my mom and my grandmother. I'll share some pics with you next time of the park. It's a lovely place but not a lot of pink.
Take care, and don't forget to go check out Beverly's Pink Saturday Participants at
Thanks for coming by for a visit!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thanks for coming by to visit this Pink Saturday. I just have a few photos today from the past week to share. The first on is some coneflowers I saw at Centennial Park. We have been really blessed with good weather over the Fourth of July weekend. Usually it is HOT and HUMID on the fourth but this year it turned out really pleasant. Since it was so nice I got out quite a bit to take pictures, a really nice way to spend the holiday.

This next one is some coneflowers I saw when I was walking to work on Monday. The coneflowers seem to be on every block, and doing really well this year. I have to admit though that I am beginning to pass them by, as I see them everywhere I go. I am glad I didn't walk past these, as I caught a little bee gathering pollen from this one.
I wish I knew what these next ones were- someone called them garden fireworks on flickr- If anyone knows what they really are-please let me know. I am really curious.

Last but not least was the one pink firework I caught on Saturday night. I walked down to the park from where I live to watch them. It was a lot of fun and I swear I'm going to get down there earlier next year to get some of the great food and enjoy the music.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the pics today as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you all. Take care of yourselves and don't forget to go see for the rest of the fun.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy blue 4th of July a few days after. Hope everyone had a fun filled and fabulous fourth. In honor of our Independence day I have a blue firework to share. Unfortunetly I only have 1. I hope your week in wonder filled. Take care. Sweetpea Sue

Be sure and stop by for all the blue monday particpants.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Welcome to the Rose Garden this 4th of July Pink Saturday. Hope your week has been kind to you and you already feel rested and revived after a good night's sleep. Just in case you don't, I've decided to share with you a few pictures that will help you to take a moment and relax. Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out and feel yourself slowing down. Forget about the list of things to do, forget about what happened at work this week, and forget about whatever someone is demanding of you. Right now is your time- Enjoy.

The Arbor at the Gage Park Rose Garden in Topeka Kansas- a great place to breathe.

A delicate pink rose just for you.
Sister Roses

A luscious boutiful boquet- no need to share, their all yours.

Breathe in, breathe out. That lovely soft romantic fragrence that down through the centuries so many people have enjoyed.

Hope you enjoyed your moment of rest and may you enjoy your Fourth of July weekend. Take care of yourself and don't forget to stop by Beverly's at for all the restful pink fun.
Sweetpea Sue