Happy Mother’s Day everyone- a beautiful day in my garden


I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day morning surrounded by love ones.Thought I share a breakfast in my garden with you all to start your day.


It’s so peaceful early in the morning before everyone else is awake.


The birds are out chirping everywhere and occasionally a butterfly will fly down to fly next to me.


I will make sure the water dish is full outside and leave some food for the doves early in the morning.


My son’s cat is up early with me. He knows the birds will be around soon to drink and eat.


Then they slowly start flying in.


He patiently sits inside by the window watching them closely.


I know he is just waiting for the perfect opportunity. That big glass window keeps everyone safe.


Meanwhile, somewhere inside my craft room, my cat Alley is waiting patiently for me. She hates it when I am outside working on things. One time she got out and my son found her out there going from one flower pot to another “She was just smelling the flowers” my son answered when I asked what she was up to.Now when I have my faux flower arrangements displayed inside the house she jumps up to smell them, then jumps down after making a weird noise. I think that cat can swear. Lets just say, she didn’t get that from me.  Think I might have to have a talk with my husband, but I believe he will look at me like I have lost my mind if I tell him to stop swearing around Alley Cat.


The chickens are up early always waiting for last nights food scraps, along with their regular feed. They love left over spaghetti. It is so much fun watching them eat that up.


I love checking for edibles in our garden. The lettuce is coming in.




And peppers.

DSC_6537.JPGOnce a week, usually Sunday I will make blueberry pancakes for everyone to wake up to.


Nothing better then sitting out in the garden having a yummy breakfast.


Sometimes I will just sit out in my garden early in the morning and listen to all nature’s sounds.


Watering the plants and seeing how they are growing. Like this plant here.I think it is called Elephant food. It is a hardy plant and you can grow new ones from transplants.


My little red birdhouse needs a serious make over I have discovered. I will have to work on repainting it later.


But my favorite thing about the garden is checking to see what flowers have popped up.


Right now, with warmer temps on the way, we have been getting a lot of blooms on our cacti.




I have a lot of tiny flowers, like these. Look closely and you might noticed the blurred image crossing over. A little spider photo bombed this shot. It’s okay though, remember that deal I have with spiders? As long as they stay in their space and not in mine, it’s all good. Once they jump on me, all bets are off. So far, this deal we have going has been working for years. Kind of cute little fuzzy spider too.



Early morning, waking up with the roosters as they say, is actually pretty nice. But don’t forget those sunsets too.


Sitting out there watching those beautiful Arizona sunsets is amazing.


Have a wonderful Mother’s Day from all of us here at Our Little Red House. Stay safe, healthy and happy out there in the world and please take the time to appreciate those sunrises and sunsets where ever you are.


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Michelle says:

    Your story about Alley is so funny! I’m pretty sure my cat swears, too. 🤣 The sunset is beautiful!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I really do believe she swears in her own way. She can get a little cranky. I spoiled her so that is all my fault. She was a rescue kitten. I had to get up every three hours to feed her formula in order to keep her alive. Guess she things I am her mommy.

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    2. I just went to your website but wasn’t able to comment, must be doing something wrong. Anyway, just wanted you to know that I love that little lamp you made and all those great ideas of yours.

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      1. Michelle says:

        Thank you! I”m not sure what’s going on. I’ll check into it. Thank you for letting me know! 🙂

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      2. Probably something I am doing. Just wanted to let you know I am checking out your new site and I love it.

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  2. Loving the sunset. You are so lucky to have a pool !!

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    1. Pools can be nice but oh my are they a ton of work. This house we live in was so broken and damaged and we almost didn’t get it because of the pool. It is a dive pool and whoever put it in during the 1970’s made it extra deep, so it is not only huge it is over 13 ft. deep. We were so afraid because we had very young kids at the time. They started swimming lessons (intro. to water) when they were 9 months old, but we were still concerned. Then one day when I was out back working on painting the house (it was going to be a resale) my 3 year old son was on his tricycle and riding around the pool while I was on a ladder. He fell in and I jumped off that latter to get in and get him but he had already swam to the edge of the pool and then my husband and I watched as he pulled himself out. All those years of swimming lessons paid off. We still put up a pool fence and always watched the kids when they wanted to swim. The tree above the pool drops tons of leaves so that is a hassle to keep up with. I will get rid of the pool before that tree. I will always pick a tree over a pool, guess they call people like that tree huggers. We just clean out the leaves…Love that tree.

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  3. ruthsoaper says:

    Beautiful!!! Happy Mothers Day.

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    1. Thank you, Happy Mother’s Day to you too.

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  4. kathyscrafts1 says:


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    1. Thank you Kathy, Happy Mother’s Day to you too.

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  5. Oh my goodness!! What a lovely morning and what a beautiful garden. Thanks for sharing. And that sunset! Wow 💕

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    1. Thank you Susannne, love all that beauty from your part of the world too.

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  6. Dandelion B says:

    My hubz is the early bird here, you will find him in our yard on the weekend coffee in hand at 6am with our dog lol. He tells me our 2 kittens ( one is 6 months 1 just year old) sits at the front window at 5am watching the birds! All our pets swear, and they do get it from mama lol. Tbh when the kids were little and even at times now, i had cute filler swear words like shhhitzel or fricky froggy. I did a yard post too lol but the veggie garden wasnt. Planted yet and I didnt have time to redo the post after planting them today. The weather her has been shnitzel! Nothing but rain this up coming long weekend in the forecast…again

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    1. Gardening is not so easy. I have lost many plants, I haven’t posted about that, just the pretty ones that are still alive. That is so cute about made up swear words. I have heard a cute one “Shut the front door” or my favorite from the movie Fargo “What the heck to you mean?” I think that was in Fargo. My husband says the “F bomb” all the time, he blames it on being Italian, he is trying so hard to fix that but he has been doing it since we first started dating in our teens. Hope your weather gives you sunny days soon. Love the rain, but not all the time.


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