Friday, August 27, 2010

Smile :-)

 Everyone smiles in the same language.  ~Author Unknown 

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.  ~Charles Gordy

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.  ~Mark Twain  

 You can grow a garden in the desert...

I thank God for the abundance He has provided, 
my husband and son for building my little garden beds,  
and  Susan Branch and her book  called "The Summer Book" for inspiring me to start it.
You don't need a large plot of land to have a garden, just a small one will do, and you can reap the harvest in a month or two :-)
I'm linking with Joyce at  I Love Pretty Little Things and her Friday Pretties party. 
Stop by and tell her "hi" if you get a chance.
You still have time to enter my giveaway here too.

Have a wonderful, smiley, bountiful weekend my friends!


  1. Look at your wonderful bounty! My yard is too shady for a garden, so I did some containers this year and had fun with it! The book looks great, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments~ I am a new follower!

  2. Hi Marcia,
    Your garden is beautiful! My husband takes care of our small garden. (I'm not very good with plants of any kind!) We sure appreciate what we get from it. Thank you for sharing your photos.

    Have a lovely weekend! :)

  3. Marcia...this is such a sweet post.
    I loved it. Next year I will have a little garden..
    Your gratefulness for having your little garden came across so sweetly.
    Blessing to you too, Marcia..

  4. Oh gosh! I saw you had a comment from
    Susan B and I thought Susan Branch had stopped by!
    (maybe she will yet :)
    Your garden looks great! Desert is right...although nothing grows in my desert LOL.

  5. Hi Marcia,,,,,,,,beautiful fresh vegatables! all looks very good.......enjoy your friday Ria.....

  6. Hi Marcia,

    Your tomatoes look so good. We had a lot of them but suddenly some of them became brown and I had to throw them away. I'm really sad.

  7. Hi Marcia,
    beautiful vegatables! It all looks very delicious.

    Lovely blog with stunning pictures.

    Have a nice day.
    Hugs Tanja from Germany

  8. Wow and yum! That's summer at its best. How do you have strawberries in August in the desert??!!

  9. Your garden looks great. Isn't it fun to watch things grow.
    Your blog is looking beautiful. Great job on it.
    I love Susan Branch and the quote "Everyone smiles in the same language."

  10. I love that sweet little smiling face in the green green grass!
    HAve a smiley weekend, Marcia xx

  11. Those beds are awesome! I'd love to have some in my backyard. You have lots of great space and sun - perfect for growing veggies.

  12. Definitely brought a smile to my face. It all looks so good.

    Becky K.

  13. Marcia-It is funny but I never think of people in the desert having a garden-lol I think of them as growing a cactus or scrub tree!

    You have a beautiful little plot there and I love the lushness of it! Diana

  14. Your garden is great!! Mine looked good but didn't produce!! I got a few cucumbers and one tomato. I will try again next year!
    Love the Smile...everyone looks better with a smile.
    Have a great weekend

  15. Just a lovely garden and I love all of the vegatable that you picked from it. It really is pretty.

  16. Love your garden! :) The deer ravaged our tomatoes this year and we didn't get even one, but our sweet neighbors had an abundance so they've shared. :) LOVE having good neighbors!

  17. Love the "words of wisdom"! Your vegetable garden looks wonderful! I've been wanting to start one, but keep putting it off just because we have so much of the ornamental garden left to do... one of these days. :)
    Thanks for sharing your lovely garden with us!
    Happy weekend!
    ~ Jo :)

  18. Oh, I will have a vegi bed in the future..., but my home is up for sale, so no motivation here.

    Happy Weekend!

  19. Your garden looks great! I think you got more tomatoes than I did!


  20. I've enjoyed my first visit to your lovely blog today. I'm thinking about using raised beds for my vegetable garden next year. Do you have any suggestions on getting started?

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  21. Thanks for making us smile *-)!
    How wonderful to grow great food in the desert!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  22. Don planted a little tomato plant at the beginning of summer. It was about 6 inches high, from Rite Aid $1.49.

    We have had fresh tomatoes all summer. That plant became Jack in the Bean Stalk, and reached higher than the back fence.

    Love the way you have displayed the fresh goodies.

  23. I'm very impressed, Marcia! You have quite a bounty! Your strawberries made my mouth water! Good for you! You should pat yourself on the back for a job well done!


  24. Hallo there!!

    Nice to visit you on the other side of the ocean..
    Thank you for visit me!!


  25. I've been wanting to start a garden for a couple of years. Thank goodness I didn't this year, it's been so hot, I don't think anything would have survived!

  26. Your little garden looks wonderful! All those yummy tomatoes.
    We are finally getting tomatoes, but have lots more that are very green. It was a slow summer for our garden. I guess it just did not get hot enough soon enough. But it is worth it anyway. There is nothing in the world as wonderful as a garden fresh tomato!

  27. Gardens do have their own special beauty! Looks like you have a great harvest! Hope you are enjoying the end of summer.

  28. What a wonderful garden! We never had a chance to plant one this summer, so next year I hope we have at least as much bounty as you! ::Jill

  29. Wow your garden was very in wow look at those fruits and vegetable...thanks for visiting my blog and for inspiring me as well you have a very wonderful family and children. I do hope mine will grow the way God wants them to be...following you with so much blessing follow back if you can...

    Chronicle of An Inconsistent Mom
    Inside Malaysia

  30. Your tomatoes look scrumptious! I think the desert was a great place to grow tomatoes this summer, it was too cold and cloudy at the beach. It barely felt like summer here this year and the tomatoes surely felt it.


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