The weather has slowed down my senior moms gardening plans - but God has provided an abundance of flowers in the yard anyway

From Wildflowers to Peanut Butter Dog Treats to Fascinating Fungi – This Sandwich Generation Grandparent Has The Scoop

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My grandsons and I were having fun in the back yard playing ball tag, clearing up broken branches from the last two storms, and praising God for the GORGEOUS sunshiny day! HOORAY! My senior mom is grinning from ear to ear today as her gardening plants are all outside in a nice little row in their garden wagons, soaking up the sunshine as well! I’ve so enjoyed seeing different gardening delights already blooming in so many writers’ yards. Because of all the storms, we haven’t had any of our own bloom BUT God has blessed us with several different adorable wildflowers.

The weather has slowed down my senior moms gardening plans - but God has provided an abundance of flowers in the yard anyway

Some people might call these weeds, and they will get mowed in a week or so. But as my plant teacher once told us – one man’s weed is another man’s lovely flower. And I’m definitely going with lovely flowers here!

This Sandwich Generation granny nanny is awed by Gods handiwork - and how tough these little flowers are to have survived rain thunder wind and storm

Even the granddogs are enjoying the outside. None of them are too fond of going out when it’s raining, but they’re all enjoying being outside with us now that it’s dryer.

Even the granddogs got into the action - but only one granddog could stop wiggling long enough for me to snap a photo with my easy to use digital camera

Of course, that can be a mixed blessing. As I was playing ball tag with my grandboys this week, and hiding behind one of their grand old and very huge trees, first one granddog and then the other two granddogs discovered me. Immediately, they started barking loudly – not to give my spot away, though they did. They were hoping they could get some more of those yummy Blue Dog Bakery peanut butter dog treats I keep for them. I kid you not, thanks to those treats, they all think this grandparent Β walks on water! And nowadays,Β I never have to worry that they’ll run away from me. πŸ™‚

Blue Dog Bakery makes delicious peanut butter dog treats that each granddog LOVES

Want to see something absolutely gorgeous!

While playing sensory tag with the grandboys using their plastic play balls this almost senior grandma took a time out to check out this intriguing gardening specimen

When I was hiding from the boys over on the side of the house I spotted that and immediately called “PAUSE.” (You can tell we’re a high-tech family. Instead of saying “Time out,” my grandkids all say, “Pause.” And now they have me doing it. πŸ™‚ ) I took some pictures and then called the grandboys over for an impromptu science lesson. It was perfect timing for everyone as my granddaughter is studying just this type of organism in science. Here’s the bigger picture of it all. Not so pretty when you see it all, but gorgeous up close. Isn’t God’s world wonderfully, intricately, and specifically designed!

Turns out its a fungus on a stump - perfect for science lessons activities for grandparents and their grandchildren

All in all, a very lovely, sunshiny and nice day full of fun and physical senior citizen and grandkids activities for all of my Sandwich Generation family. Short-lived, also, as we were back in rain the next day – and have been off and on for the last few days! But oh, these sweet family memories!

YAY - after days and weeks of rain and storms this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids reveled in sunshine and blue skies

How are you doing in this weather? Is yours better, worse, or the same? If you were in the areas that were harder hit than us, please know you are in our prayers!!!! I’m sharing these pictures, taken with my wonderfully easy to use digital camera, with Sweet Shot Tuesday AND Rednesday.

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P.P.S. Got some granddogs yourself? Isn’t this cute!!!

I love my granddogs via Kaye Swain Roseville CA grand-dog lover and REALTOR

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    • Rochelle
    • May 3, 2011

    Looks like a wonderful day outside. I think the “weeds” are beautiful.

  1. Isn’t it amazing what a little sunshine can do for the soul?! I think it makes everyone happier, and we all get some much-needed vitamin D. I also think that fungi is beautiful!
    Happy REDnesday,

  2. Sounds like a great day Kaye! Your granddog is adorable! πŸ™‚

  3. Love weeds. I have a real β€œgreen thumb” growing them πŸ™‚ Nice post this week.

    • The Child's Paper
    • May 3, 2011

    lovely day indeed. God surely is brilliant when it comes to his creation. Happy rednesday! Mica

    • Melody
    • May 4, 2011

    Sounds like a great day! And, those ‘weeds’ I love Natural Gardening. Perennials guarenteed to come year after year.

    • Made By Gen
    • May 4, 2011

    They are pretty and teh dog is cute. happy Rednesday.

    • Diann @ The Thrifty Groove
    • May 4, 2011

    What a beautiful day and your fungus is really beautiful.

  4. It was a delight Diann! Followed by several days of more rain – but we’re back to sun again – YAY – for a day or two anyway. And isn’t that fungus cool! I just had to stop and take its picture. It is one of those intricate miracles of God, that’s for sure! πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks Gen! She thinks she’s cute too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. You betcha, Melody – As a busy member of the baby boomers generation, flirting with my senior citizen status, I ALWAYS LOVE any gardening that does NOT require much work. πŸ™‚

  7. Amen, Mica, AMEN! πŸ™‚

  8. HEHEHEHEHE Genie – you and me both! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. Thank you Paula – and she thanks you as well πŸ™‚

  10. Thanks, Carol. And you are certainly right. What a spirit lifter the sun AND the SON of GOD both are! πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks Rochelle, they are purty! I hate to see them mown down, but the time will come soon. By then though, hopefully my senior mom’s gardening projects will be in full swing. The grandkids and I are really enjoying the sunflowers growing away in preparation for the Sunflower House πŸ™‚

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