wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Red-Bellied Tree Frogs - 06/27/18 09:53 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Red-Bellied Tree Frogs
I'll bet you thought I was going to share a picture of a frog, didn't you?!  Instead, here's a shot of a Caladium ‘Red-Bellied Tree Frog’ annual that is adding a pop of color to several areas of my yard and in a couple of potted arrangements as well.
 
 
The pink-red, heart-shaped leaves of these eye-catching Caladiums are framed with dark-green rims. Waxy, with a reflective sheen, Red-Bellied Tree Frogs are saturated in vivid color and is a nice colorful addition to any Charlotte garden.
 
Happy Wednesday!
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - What's Up Mom? - 06/20/18 10:22 PM
Wordless Wednesday - What's Up Mom?
Do you ever think that if your fur babies could, they would totally talk to you? Well, Barney tries so hard to 'talk' and those eyes do add to the 'conversation' too!
 
 
Today, I was talking to Ray on the phone and had him on speaker phone while I gave the boys treats. Barney wanted nothing to do with the treats - he just wanted to listen to Dad's voice. I know he would have told Ray he loves him if he could have!
Happy Wednesday!
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Yes, I Found a New Spot - 06/06/18 07:21 AM
Wordless Wednesday - Yes, I Found a New Spot
Lately Charlotte has begun 'disappearing' at different times throughout the day. She's typically right there with us, wherever we are. So, I went 'hunting' for her and found that she has discovered a new napping spot! I recently moved the throw off of the bed and onto the chair in the bedroom. Evidently, she really loves that super soft throw - it lulls her right to sleep!
 
 
She seems quite proud of her new find!
 
Happy Wednesday everyone!
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Colorful Hallucinogenic - 05/30/18 08:30 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Colorful Hallucinogenic
 
Rhododendron, while being beautiful to the eye, have also, long been used in traditional medicine due to the plant’s anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective (prevents liver damage) qualities.
 
Rhododendron, however, are poisonous to grazing animals, more commonly horses, because of a toxin that is naturally in the plant’s pollen and nectar. Humans have also been known to become ill from eating honey made by bees feeding on Rhododendron; the honey from these plants has a slightly hallucinogenic effect.
 

 
Now, you understand the title!   Happy Wednesday!
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - "Mommy, He's Baaack!" - 05/09/18 09:42 PM
Wordless Wednesday - "Mommy, He's Baaack!"
I had the patio door opened to the veranda this morning while I was making the bed and Barney suddenly jumped out of his bed & flew out the door. I thought it might be the return of his deer in the backyard and sure enough, it was! A family later followed but, I didn't get a shot of the rest of the family - just the first one to return for several weeks. 

 
We had the tree save area in our backyard cleared out (all of the vines removed, etc.). The greenery is beginning to come … (22 comments)

wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - The Cowfish (SouthPark, Charlotte NC) - 04/18/18 09:23 PM
Wordless Wednesday - The Cowfish (SouthPark, Charlotte NC)
 
I enjoyed a fabulous martini and an appetizer with a dear client of mine who is starting a new business and wanted advice on 'new beginnings.' Of course, I gave her a pep talk and let her know she is well on her way to being wildly successful with her new business (more on that as it is unveiled)!
 
*The Cowfish has added a new mascot to the storefront!
 
We both agreed that one of our favorite SouthPark restaurants is The Cowfish. Nowhere in the area has a restaurant mastered a combination of beef & sushi … (19 comments)

wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Spring is in the Air...or Soon to be - 04/11/18 06:53 AM
Wordless Wednesday - Spring is in the Air...or Soon to be
We always joke that we never want to vacation in the summer for two reasons - everyone else is vacationing then and why leave perfectly wonderful summertime weather at home?! So, we opt to vacation, typically late winter and love leaving the ice and/or freezing cold for a week or two. 
 
This year, we were especially excited to leave as Charlotte has had one of the coldest winters on the books. We anticipated returning home to warmer weather; we didn't expect tropical weather - just a bit warmer. We returned to nice weather … (22 comments)

wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Passover in St. Maarten - 04/04/18 09:38 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Passover in St. Maarten
 
What a wonderful few days we had in St. Maarten last week. We were there for Passover/Good Friday and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the people of St. Maarten who are still smiling, even in the midst of rebuilding their beautiful island. We had a glorious time touring the city and were all very surprised how quickly this island has been nearly fully rebuilt after the devastating hurricane season just a few short months ago. 
 
 
 
 
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend - we surely did!
 
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wordless wednesday: St. Lucia Sunset - 03/28/18 10:51 PM
St. Lucia Sunset
We have an evening routine this week - the five couples with whom we are vacationing, join us on our balcony to have wine & cheese as we watch the sunset before dinner. Tonight, the show was spectacular! I think I have about 100 photos of the wondrous sky this evening! I think my passion for photography has worn off on our friends - they were all snapping photos too - all comparing our best shots with one another.
 
This was the best one I could quickly find and post - it's time to turn in and I don't have time … (12 comments)

wordless wednesday: Not So Wordless Wednesday - Let Your Faith be Bigger than Your Fear - 12/27/17 04:54 PM
Not So Wordless Wednesday - Let Your Faith be Bigger than Your Fear
Each year, I decorate for the holidays, I think I won't want to change a thing the next year so, I snap tons of photos to remind me what decorations I put where in my home. I started in my office and the one decoration that sat beside a year-long 'decoration' that shares my favorite saying, was an antique Christmas tree.
 
 
It was the first year I used that tree in my office and I wanted to remind myself next year, that this favorite piece has found a new home on my credenza for … (24 comments)

wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Finally Fall - 11/29/17 08:34 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Finally Fall
Following George Souto's annual fall foliage changes makes me more aware of our changes here in Charlotte. This year, like Middletown, CT and many other areas across the country, we noticed an ever-so gradual change, at times feeling like we were never going to have the show of colors we are accustomed to seeing here in Charlotte.
 
Ray & I also noticed that our family of deer that visited us every day during the early fall, had not been seen a lot lately. This morning, as the sun came up, the leaves were almost glistening with color and our deer … (18 comments)

wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Best Friends - 10/18/17 09:52 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Best Friends
These two siblings (okay, K-9 & Felines CAN be siblings, you know!) love to check out new rugs - they rub all over them, run around like crazy fur babies and then collapse and nap - together!
 
 
I unpacked the rug and had it upside down to flatten it before putting it in front of the refrigerator (I hate watermarks on hardwoods from dropped pieces of ice!) and didn't get it in place for several hours. It was the play-gym (and later, the napping zone) for the pets for quite awhile this evening!
 
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - That FACE! - 10/04/17 08:16 PM
Wordless Wednesday - That FACE!
Every 6 weeks, a group of my girlfriends get together at one of our homes - we have an esthetician come in with lounge chairs in tow and all of the fabulous 'girlie' things for facials! We the go out to lunch and maybe a little shopping, time permitting.
 
6 weeks ago, this adorable fur baby was an absolute WILD CHILD! Some even thought she was ferocious! Her new family took her to training and this baby was in each of our laps, behaving SO well and as sweet as sweet can be! What a difference 6 weeks of … (33 comments)

wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Strange 'Shrooms - 09/27/17 10:18 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Strange 'Shrooms
Yes, this is a strange one! We had the photographer over to take team photos this morning at my home. Heading out through the veranda to the backyard to take some outdoor photos, we all stopped in our tracks. In the large pot by the back door that has a few Coleus in it, we discovered this over-night bloomer! None of us had ever seen a mushroom quite like this one!  Very unique, don't you think?!
 
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - He's BAA-ACK! - 06/28/17 08:21 PM
Wordless Wednesday - He's BAA-ACK!
Feeding on the apples left for the deer last evening, one of the 3 deer that appeared seemed more interested in looking over the fence at us than feasting on the apples and vegetation in our backyard.

It never fails to make me take pause at the beauty that surrounds us. I truly live in the heart of Charlotte - IN THE CITY - and to have these gorgeous creatures of nature in my backyard as often as we do is simply amazing!
#iLoveMotherNature 
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Ah, the Sweet Smell of Gardenias - 05/31/17 08:54 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Ah, the Sweet Smell of Gardenias
Okay, so this isn't scratch 'n sniff but, I think everyone knows that sweet smell of Gardenias in bloom - oh, so sweet! When we selected the shrubbery to border our veranda, we knew we wanted something flowering and fragrant. We chose roses and gardenia and absolutely love stepping outside to the aroma of the blooming Gardenias filling the air!
 
Springtime in Charlotte - my favorite of our four seasons!  
 
Happy Wednesday everyone!
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Backyard Guests - 05/17/17 08:17 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Backyard Guests
 
Our 'protector,' Barney, always alerts us when we have guests, including our backyard friends. This evening, as Barney dashed out the backdoor, I had phone-in-hand and caught two deer...and the back-side of 'mama deer' darting away!  (You can see her 'back-side' to the left of the fence - she leaped right over a row of 5-6 foot tall bushes, totally effortlessly!)
 
 
We thoroughly enjoy watching our backyard guests at least 2-3 days a week in SouthPark! #CityLife  #LivingInSouthPark
 
Happy Wednesday!
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Fishing for the Right Word - 04/12/17 07:18 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Fishing for the Right Word
 
After three days of refraining from saying the WRONG words to a lender who completely dropped the ball on a client, I discovered this gem and found it appropriate for my frame of mind!  I love cats (and dogs!) and found this adorable display in a home I was showing - my clients actually just went under Contract on the home this evening (WooHoo)! 

You can bet the only 'bad words' that I found for this lender - "No more referrals for you!"
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - April Showers, April Flowers - 04/05/17 08:17 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Spring in Bloom...Even on a Dreary Day
We've had a bit of a dreary week thus far - 60º and stormy; it's been raining cats and dogs with a rare peek of sunshine through the gray sky. During an inspection this morning, before the storms began, we caught a beautiful contrast of spring color in SouthPark. While the inspector was in the crawl space snapping photos, we were outdoors capturing nature's beautiful blooms!
 
Happy Wednesday everyone!
 
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wordless wednesday: Wordless Wednesday - Delicious Desserts, Divine Presentation - 12/14/16 08:16 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Delicious Desserts, Divine Presentation
 
 
A great enticement to sway dessert lovers to go healthy!
 
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Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

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