Sunday, April 14, 2019

T Stands for Tuesday & a Drive to the Lake House-Heavy with Photos

Welcome to our T for Tuesday where we share a drink related post with friends. Join us with our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth-find link in my right hand column.

We worked at the lake house both Saturday and Sunday, and I filled the suburban both days.
  Saturday was beautiful- full sun, warm. no wind. I grabbed the camera and took photos to share while riding in the car.

   I forget how beautiful the Ozarks area is-lots of rocks, curves, ups and downs. The redbuds were in full bloom everywhere with a few dogwoods blooming, and the green leaves on the trees just barely beginning to leaf out. A really gorgeous day.
  On the way to our lake house we cross a long bridge over areas of the Lake of the Ozarks in two places.

  So I wanted to share with you photos of my area-click to enlarge for full size photos

One stretch of highway was full of redbuds on both sides-they are a blur as we whiz by them

Turning on the road to the lake house

In the middle of the lake houses in this area is a large patch of woods -there are two houses up there I believe. I am thinking this is where the wild deer and turkeys live.

at the lake house

Any ideas what plants these next photos are? first one perhaps day lilies?

Have no clue on this one at all

Thinking possibly iris?

On the way back to the woods

There are allot of ranchers in my area near the woods. You can see the black angus cattle under the trees

Surprise Sunday morning and it snowed all the way to the lake house-it warmed up and was all melted by noon

Deer visitors Sunday evening-Mom and her youngster-a year old. The Mom looks like an older doe

I made up a batch of brownies with dried blueberries-in the cast iron square pan There should be enough for everyone that would like one

For my drink beverage this week,  I am sharing my kahlua with walnut milk-I made me one over the weekend

Happy T everyone-hope you enjoyed the ride


  1. Lovely photos, you were busy over the weekend. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. How I'd love to live in such beautiful natural surroundings. Quite a difference between a lovely spring day and a snowy one. Have never seen walnut milk before. Have a great new week.

  3. WONDERFUL area! You will see what kind of plants these all are when they bloom .... Happy T-Day arty Kathy!

    Hugs, Susi

  4. Lovely. The trees are all blooming here too - redbuds, cherry trees, Bradford pears, and dogwoods galore!

  5. Such a beautiful area. Could the plant after the day lilies be Lily of the Valley? Brownies with blueberry sound good. Will have to remember that the next time I make brownies. Happy T Day

  6. I think you're right about the day lilies and iris. Is the middle plant hosta, maybe?

    That area of the country is so gorgeous! Beautiful views! We've vacationed in parts of the Ozarks several times and always had great experiences :)

  7. Beautiful photos Kathy and how different the weather looked on each morning. The scenery looks amazing.
    Your brownies looked delicious as well.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Beautiful photos!! The plants are day lilies. hostas and iris. Great looking brownie!!!

  9. beautiful photos and how nice to be surrounded by so much wilderness. I think some of your plants look like Tiger Lilies- the taller spiky bunches. That's how mine are beginning to come in. Your brownie sounds delish! Thanks for sharing and happy T day!

  10. It is great to see these photos Kathy. I have never been to the Ozarks but it does look really pretty. And I am curious if the kahlua tastes a little nutty with the walnut milk? It sounds good to me. Have a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  11. i think you chose a good area! and so nice to see dear here as well! and i never heard of walnut milk, must check that out. happy t-day!

  12. Thanks so much for all the photos. What a lovely area you live in. Are the redbud trees Jacarandas? We get those and they are flowering at the moment.
    I don't know what the plants are but you have had a few answers already I see.
    The Kahlua with walnut milk sounds really nice. Of course i have never tasted walnut milk but I love Kahlua so I think I would love your drink too. Cheers!
    Happy T-Day,

  13. Gorgeous photos, a friend of our son has a lake house up in Clearlake, near Sacramento, it's beautiful but really in the wilds.
    My old Boss used to keep Angus cows as a hobby just because he liked the look of them! he was stinking rich so I guess he could afford them.
    Have a great week
    Jan x

  14. I enjoyed the views as you traveled to your lake house and back. Do you have a final "be in" date? Did I miss it?

  15. Such a fabulous post! I loved seeing all the rock formations and the lake area is so beautiful 😁. I think on the second plant photo, the leaves look a bit like a hosta? I'd love a piece of brownie with my cuppa today too - Happy T Day! J 😊 x htt://

  16. The area around the lake house looks nice. I love redbud trees. I tried planting one in my yard one year, but it ended up dying, despite me watering it, etc. That snow was an unpleasant surprise, but at least it melted fast. The brownies looked delicious. Happy T-Day!

  17. Love all the photos! I think the second photo might be lily-of-the-valley. We used to have some in our yard, but I think it may have been too wet where we had them planted. They are lovely. Will be interested to see what they turn out to be! happy T day!

  18. I loved seeing the photos up to your Lake House. Your view is beautiful especially with that cherry tree. Your plants are lovely. The middle looks like a Hosta.
    I would never think to put blueberries in brownies. Sounds and looks yummy!
    Happy Tea Day,

  19. Yes, I'm very late. I was so impressed with your trip to the Lake House. The redbuds are beautiful and I know how hard it is to take photos from the road. Your trip was lovely, though.

    What a difference a day made. Seems we missed it, but got the temperature swing the day before you got snow.

    The top photo may be day lilies, but if they die back soon, they are surprise lilies. The middle could be a hosta, but I've never seen an all green one before. The last looks like Iris, like everyone else thought.

    You really did well with your brownies and your kahlua with walnut milk looks refreshing, too. Thanks for sharing your weekend in the Ozarks with us as well as your brownies and drink for T this week. Again, sorry to be so late visiting.

  20. On my way home from Sally's last evening, it hit me those may not be hostas in the middle photo, but Lilies of the Valley. If they get large, they are hostas, if not, they really look like Lilies of the Valley to me. Lilies of the Valley will have tiny white flowers on them hen they bloom.

  21. I agree on the possibility of Hosta. Not sure about Lily of the Valley. But it is poisonous we’ve learned, and we don’t want Seamus to find it. So, my husband went about digging it up. He finally got a lot of it, but be warned it takes a LOT of work! Just when you think you may have gotten it all, the traveling root structure gets your attention. It’s like Wisteria, popping up all over. Good luck, Kathy. Love all your photos, eager to see you have moved! Life will become easier and so enjoyable on the lake.

  22. What a beautiful area the Ozarks is! It looks although you are going to have at least some blooms this year!! I am late once again so 'Belated Happy T Day! ' Chrisxx

  23. It is beautiful. I probably said this before, but my parents retired to Beaver Lake in Arkansas when they retired. It looks a lot like your photos, down to even the lake part. thanks for sharing! Happy belated t day!

  24. Looks a beautiful area, thanks for all the photographs.

    All the best Jan


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