It’s my favorite color.
It’s abundant in my closet.
Katryn Kruger by James Meakin
Always my first choice in my home as well.
Blue is a gift from the sea.
blue shells from Slim Paley
My first beach cruiser which I still ride is blue.
I’m always California dreaming!
K Swiss
Love both of these blue boys!
Ferris Bueller
One of my favorite artists captures my favorite color beautifully!
Patricia Van Essche

One of my stylish & entertaining blogger friends bring blue into her garden with a nautical nod to the past.
Tamara Stephenson's Nest

I smile every time I trip over these.  Last count, five blue pairs in the Porter house!
via browndresswithwhitedots
Every single shade of blue makes me smile.
via whereisthecool
It’s so all-American with red & white you know.
I love Jeeps too!
Erin Lauder for Vogue
In Kentucky, we take great pride in our Bluegrass!
I had to say something about Kentucky!  We’ve had a serious case of March madness lately because come Saturday the Cardinals and Wildcats will meet at the Final Four in New Orleans! 
Kentucky Fans via Kentucky Kernal, photo Kirsten Holliday
I mean it, folks, this is the grudge match to end them all!  To quote Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell from the Senate floor -
"Basketball fans from Kentucky have been waiting their whole lives for this game."
photo Kirsten Holliday for the Kentucky Kernal
Wish us luck!
On a personal note, I want to say how lucky we are to have our #1 girl around and cheering with us this weekend!
photo Lisa Porter
One week ago today, she survived a serious head-on collision while driving through the countryside.  Her Jeep was totaled & she’s pretty black and blue but by the grace of God she & two of her dear friends all walked away.  Seatbelts, airbags, and angels saved their lives.
Go Big Blue! AA1


Tee Time

On Tuesday my son played in his first Junior Invitational!
photo courtesy The Masters via Google images
I think I may have been a tad more excited about this than he was so it was decided by the father & son that the father would drop him off and the mother would stay home and garden or do something.
photo by Reddington for Getty Images via Google images
So there I was...standing in the driveway, waving good-bye with the sunscreen in one hand and an extra Gatorade in the other, slight tilt of the head, watery eyes, little smile, big deep breath, and being a very good sport.
Masters Leaderboard 2011 via Google images

Then he called.
photo by Harry How for Getty Images via Google Images
“Ok, so you can come towards the end of the day if you swear up one side and down the other not point your camera anywhere in my direction or in the direction of the other players.” CNP

The tournament was held at Connemara Golf Course just minutes from our home outside of Lexington.

Built in 1992, Connemara Golf Course is situated amidst the rolling hills of Connemara Farm which dates to 1833.
There were golfers walking by.
Finally, a handsome old duffer who was willing to pose!

I guess he greets players as they finish & head into the clubhouse.

He said this would be a good place to wait.

So we waited.
More golfers walking by.
Did I mention that it was sunny & 77 that afternoon?

It was getting later & later & I started to wonder.

Then out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse…

XO Mom
A great way to play.
Link to KCAA
A great place to play!
Another great place to play!
Link to The Masters Golf Tournament, Augusta Georgia
Have a good one!


Sunday Morning & A Snow Day in March?

Here’s how it started Sunday morning.
Sunday Morning, photo, Lisa Porter
I was wigging out about these little Star Magnolia buds.
Sunday Morning, photo, Lisa Porter
Sunday Morning, photo, Lisa Porter
Sunday Morning, photo, Lisa Porter
And then this happened!
Yep.    Same bush.    Monday morning.    I give.
photo, Lisa Porter
My ornamental Cherry trees are laden with boughs of heavy, wet snow, their pink blossoms just barely open.
But these old girls should be fine.
The sun’s been shining all day long.
Oh, it’s you. 
Still, haven’t found your spot?
Back to the blossoms...
photo, Lisa Porter
and the last little bit…
photo, Lisa Porter
just barely hanging on.
Meanwhile.  Still searching.
photo, Lisa Porter
The end. 
I hope.
xo Lisa