Archive | May, 2011

Patriotic Tractor Parade

31 May


The Dacula Memorial Day parade had all the elements of a great parade: flags, our mighty military, tributes to our fallen soldiers, war heroes, politicians, antique cars, muscle cars, sports teams, a high school marching band, horses, dogs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Elvis, hippies, beauty queens, police, fire and rescue. Then, 20 different tractors decked out with flags and patriotic farmers cruised through town and reminded us all that Dacula is still a country town.

John Deere

John Deere

John Deere

John Deere

John Deere

Ford tractor

John Deere

John Deere

John Deere

Row Crop 77

John Deere

John Deere

John Deere

John Deere

FarmallJohn Deere


Farmall Cub

Monster tractor


Dacula Memorial Day Parade

30 May

Dacula Memorial Day ParadeOn Memorial Day we unite in rememberance of those who sacrificed their lives for the United States of America. We  honor their lives and what they died for by keeping their memories alive in our hearts forever.

Knee Deep in Pollen

29 May

Bee in a cactus flowerThe bee’s knees are covered in pollen.

Star Homes

28 May

Star in brickWhat a charming way to make sure the second floor doesn’t fall through to the first floor! These structural stars act as washers on a long bolt that passes through the house to the other side and prevents the walls from bowing out on old buildings.

Cocktails Anyone?

27 May

Cocktail paintingCosmo recipe

1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz triple sec
3/4 oz cranberry juice
1 oz fresh lime juice

Pour the vodka, triple
sec, cranberry juice and lime juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and enjoy.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

26 May

Even tiny kittens trust the sweetest labrador retriever to keep them safe.Tiny kitten curled up in the crook of a labrador retriever's leg

Yellow Orchid

25 May

Yellow orchid

How wonderful yellow is.

It stands for the sun.

Vincent Van Gogh

Good Morning Sunshine

24 May

Purple irisA big bunch of purple iris’ to brighten your breakfast table this morning.

Colorful Containers

23 May

Colorful containersSmall items like paper clips, push pins, earrings, and craft supplies can be stored in colorful containers like these magnetic tins on a metal board.

Why Do Southerners Paint Their Porch Ceiling Blue?

22 May

Front porch #5Blue painted ceilings have been popular in the South for hundreds of years. Many Southerners suggest that blue porch ceilings originated out of the
fear of haints. “Haints” are the restless spirits of the dead who have refused to move on from their physical world, for whatever reason.

Southerners, especially in the area of South Carolina, have a
name for the ceiling paint used on porches — the soft blue-green is referred to
as “Haint Blue.” It is said to protect the house and the occupants of the
house from evil.