Monday, April 20, 2015 / 22 Comments

An Afternoon on Ms. Kay's Porch Part 1

I got this great phone call this afternoon when I sat down outside while frustrated that the brand new mower stopped working and the conversation went something like this,

Ms. Kay - "You Busy" Me-NO Ms. Kay-"Are you home?" Me Yes Ms. Kay-"I'll be there in a sec."

Me - Come on over.

Then she showed up with a plate and a bundt cake pan on top of it with the most delicious warm buttered yeast rolls ever and had one for all of us. 

At that point in time, I didn't care if the mower started because I had the most delicious roll in my hand that I had tasted since my grandmother was alive.

This is Ms. Kay and after my frustration with my new mower Ms.Kay told me to hop in her car and we drove a few doors down to see her new porch. Doesn't she look like the friendliest neighbor ever?

Ms. Kay's house is lined with knock-out roses and they added a new front porch a few weeks ago. They also hauled a car load of pretty plants to add some color to the new porch. 

Her yard looks so pretty all the time. A sweet older man in town just randomly used to show up at her house and plant all types of fruit trees for her... for free. .

Yep, we have some real characters in this fruit trees. I love Dutton but I don't get to see him that much anymore he's been sick. Dutton is the skinniest 90 year old man you will ever meet and he loves chasing women...even at 90. I first met him at the cafe where he would chase young waitresses around the table literally.

 Apparently he liked to plant fruit trees too and I had no idea.

The knock-out roses are in full bloom. Aren't they pretty?

The geraniums with the solar crystal light topped with the robin are so pretty.

So Ms. Kay and I sat and talked the afternoon away....sharing stories.....enjoy pretty flowers....and gorgeous skies. 

Her hubby and his friend were working on their tractors in the pasture clearing it for the cattle all while we sat and chatted.

This last week was so stressful so it was nice to have such a sweet treat and spend an afternoon with a dear friend just chatting the day away.

Tomorrow I will give you the rest of the tour of Ms.Kay's porch.

What are you up to today? Do you have good neighbors or do you know them?

Hugs from Oklahoma,


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  1. Good neighbors are such a blessing. I miss one of mine who moved away. She is like a second mom to me. Looks like Ms. Kay knew just what you needed...
    Lovely porch. Lovely lady. Enjoy!

  2. What a nice thing for you to and share Ms Kays porch!! Everything looks outstanding in the yard!!

    Thanks for linking this week on Friday Features, wishing you a great weekend!

  3. A wonderful way to help clear a stressful day. My sister used to work in a nursing home and she would tell about the older men chasing the women.

  4. You are blessed to have such a dear neighbor!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. This is such a great post! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  6. Looks lovely! Thanks for joining HSH!

  7. Good neighbors are the best. Don't even mind if they are a little bit quirky, just makes life more interesting! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Miss K. sounds like a real gem!

  8. Ms Kay sounds wonderful and those flowers are beautiful! Sounds like a perfect visit!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday! I hope you'll join us again this week!


  9. How sweet! I really like her porch. Mine looks pretty sad because I tend to kill plants.

  10. Mrs Kay has a very beautiful porch and you're right, she looks like the friendliest neighbour! She looks like just the kind of neighbour everybody wants! Looking forward to seeing part 2! x

  11. Aww, you have such a sweet neighbour! I love people who can cheer you up in no time. She sounds like a great lady and I love her porch! So pretty!

    Radhika xoxo

  12. I love pretty plants and flowers! I would definitely like to add more flowers around my home. I'm not very good at taking care of them though. :/

  13. Aww, she is super sweet!
    So we just moved and we now have the "awesomest" neighbour ever too, I absolutely adore her.
    Those plants are so pretty by the way :-)

  14. growin up in a small country town, we always had fantastic neighbours who we knew like old Friends. It's such a great feeling to know that everyone is there for you and watching out for you.


  15. What nice pictures! When your flowers are all gone in the are because its cold and winter time it's nice to see colors. No interesting neighbors for me but one day I hope to have them in a more permanent neighborhood.

  16. I love seeing plants bloom and blossom. One if the nicest way to spend time is with people who are kind.You obviously have nice friends

  17. Thats so nice that youre close with neighbors! I just recently started getting to know some of my neighbors in my apartment complex.

    Isaly Holland

  18. Such a get post! I would of sat there and looked at the roses for hours.

  19. Looks like you had a great day with the neighbors. I love to enjoy flowers and the sky as well

  20. ms. kay looks like a kind soul. it's a great perk to have great neighbours, we know and speak to all of ours. in the summertime we have a big bbq :)

  21. Ms. Kay is such a sweet neighbor! If I have a neighbor like her, maybe I'll her regular visitor, lol.

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