Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday Smiles 444: a hodge podge of smiles


It's Friday and I'm once again joining Friday Smiles which is hosted by Annie (at A Stitch in Time).   Let's visit her and the other wonderful ladies who also share their smiles each Friday.

I'm starting today with the "spoils" of my garden. I've placed the "dead" rosemary branches in the bag.  They smell SO good.  Soon I'll be chopping and grinding them further to place in little homemade aromatherapy pillows.

These are the last of my peppers.  I've already given two of them to my friend Sally and one to my friend Scott.  The rest are for me.  They are quite small, but I had to pick them because the weather forecast was for a freeze warning (that didn't happen after all).

I spent hours getting my plants in the house I want to overwinter inside, and in places 

where they would receive optimal sunlight.

Today, in the museum, we are playing with toy soldiers.   Actually, they are soldiers from World War I, sometimes known as the "Great War."

I love the different poppies.  The ones on the left are from 1915 and the ones on the right are from 1919.

You can see all 32 countries that were involved in WWI.

Now for a few puns from Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado, USA.  No affiliation, I just like this guy's humor.

Now let's join Annie (at A Stitch in Time) and the lovely ladies who join her for Friday Smiles.  Thanks again for visiting and spending a bit of time with Bleubeard and me this Friday.  We would love to have you join us, too. 


16 thoughtful remarks:

aussie aNNie said...

Great post, have a lovely weekend. x

Annie said...

Your garden produce really made me smile....there really is nothing quite as lovely as things you’ve grown own yourself is there? Thanks for your lovely comments.
Annie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Elizabeth, good morning. Rosemary always smells good, I didn't plant any this year. You got a good harvest, too. I can relate to the funny about mask and glasses! Always a problem! Have a fun day, I'm going to have a rest day, I'm not feeling good! Hugs, Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

Love the puns and your garden hauls. I am also very pleased that Squiggles is doing better.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, Loving the peppers they might be small but they will still be useful. Great idea with the Rosemary too. The little soldiers are brilliant and it's good to remember what they all went through and I agree the poppies are lovely. Of course the funnies are always smile worthy somebody has a brilliant sense of humour for sure. Take care and have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Angela xXx

CJ Kennedy said...

You did well with your garden and the rosemary will make a nice sachet. I guess your boys don’t bother your plants. I’m looking for homes for my peace lilies. The plant isn’t poisonous to cats, but biting the plant may cause burning in the mouth. Enjoyed the funnies. I like that guy’s sense of humor, too. Enjoy your day!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

World War I was supposed to be the war that ended all wars. Sadly, we know how that turned out don't we? We dry rosemary to use in cooking. I have never thought of using it to make sachets, but that's why you create and I don't!

Mae Travels said...

The museum photos make me curious. I must have missed the post when you described the museum and identified it, but the theme of the first World War is interesting, and of course the end of the war is celebrated in.a couple of weeks,along with the veterans of other wars.
best… mae at

My name is Erika. said...

I know what you mean about it taking forever to move in plants. I did mine back in September because I had to get them off the deck for the construction. Finding a spot for them and then cleaning up the leaves off my fern that fell off when I carried it in...Anyhow, they look good. And what a great idea for the dead rosemary branches. As an aside, I hope mine actually makes it through the winter. It never makes it past February. I read online they call it the great February die off for indoor plants. Keeping my fingers crossed this year, and I hope yours all do well inside too.

I like the toy soldiers. I don't know much about that war as it seems WW2 always overshadows it here. And nice funnies too. That Epson with their puns needs to publish a book.

Have a super FRiday. Enjoy. Hugs-Erika

mamapez5 said...

I am sure the rosemary smells good.
I do like to be able to rely on weather forecasts. We rearranged our morning trips because we were warned of heavy storms up to 13cm of rain which is very high for here, but it is now mid-afternoon and the sky is blue. It could still happen of course.
I smiled at your funnies. Puns are so clever.
Have a good weekend. Kate x

Divers and Sundry said...

Your plants are lookin' good. I know that rosemary smells nice. The museum's toy soldier display is cool.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

I would soooooooo enjoy meeting the person who puts these puns on their !!!!!! ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

kathyinozarks said...

great memes, great idea with the rosemary, I like to do that with lavender too, Happy Friday and weekend

DVArtist said...

Ohhh nice peppers and wow your rosemary looks amazing. I can't get mine to grow very big. Happy you can bring your herbs into the house. I simply don't have room. Nice visit to the museum too.

Jeanie said...

I'm glad you have more signs! I love them. What a good idea about the rosemary sticks. Mine didn't do well this year. And your peppers -- well done! I do love them!

Happy weekend.

Oh, you asked a question about Lauren and the service dog. Briley is actually a service dog flunky (he couldn't bark, which made him unable to graduate) but the Zoo wouldn't have allowed him in if they knew. She added a comment to the post explaining what the dogs do. I didn't want to be the one who squealed on them but she explained there!

Lowcarb team member said...

You did well moving your plants.

I enjoyed the funnies, thanks for sharing them here.

All the best Jan