Backyards, Day Lilies, Flowers, Gardening, Horticulture, Photography, Plants

Harbinger of Summer, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s always a sure sign of summertime when you see these blooming. Years ago I had hundreds of these in my yard. This one is in the yard of my parents “old home place”. © 2010 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.

Flowers, Frogs, Gardening, Horticulture, Photography

Camouflage, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Camouflage By Beverly Hicks Burch It’s hot and sultry now here in the Deep South. We’ve had the first official day of summer…and several days when the heat index reached at least 100°. As a result my little container garden requires some extra watering. We were out early thing morning watering when I suddenly spied… Continue reading Camouflage, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"Autoimmune disorders", Autoimmune Diseases, Health, Women's health

Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome: Blood deficiencies are strong predictors of poor outcome

Primary Sjogren's Syndrome: Blood deficiencies are strong predictors of poor outcome. If you are a Sjogren's pateint then I highly recommend you read this article. As  a SS patient myself, I knew I had an increased risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This article ties in what I've suspected all along...a connection to lung cancer. That would… Continue reading Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome: Blood deficiencies are strong predictors of poor outcome

Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM), Opinion, Quilt Shows, quilting

At Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia – Have Quilt Shows Become Elitists?

I’ve watched changing trends in quilt shows over the years…some good, some not so good. A recent one I stumbled upon kind of took me back and elicited some thought, opinion and resulting blog…and somehow eugenics worked its way in there… So, check out Have Quilt Shows Become Elitists over at Around the Block with… Continue reading At Around the Block with The BamaSteelMagnolia – Have Quilt Shows Become Elitists?

Cats, dogs, Humor, Pets, Quilt Block, quilting, The BamaSteelmagnolia(TM) Diaries

The BamaSteelMangolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 4: Paw Print…or “To All the Dogs I’ve Loved Before…”, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 4: Paw Print…or “To All the Dogs I’ve Loved Before…” By Beverly Hicks Burch I had to include the Paw Print in my diary quilt. It’s a simple little appliqué block, but that isn’t why I had to include it. Animals and dogs in particular have played a very special… Continue reading The BamaSteelMangolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 4: Paw Print…or “To All the Dogs I’ve Loved Before…”, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Cooking, Fast & Easy Food, food, recipes, The BamaSteelMagnolia's(TM) Bistro

On the menu at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro – Apple-Bourbon Sauce for Pork Tenderloin

Today’s menu item at The BamaSteelMagnolia’s Bistro is an Apple-Bourbon Sauce I made for a pork tenderloin we had for supper last night. T & H gobbled it up…

Impatients, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants, Shade Tolerant Plants

Picture of the Day, by Beverly Hicks Burch

There are actually two pictures today and when you see them I think you’ll know why. These little flowers are amazing…talk about survivors! They were originally Momma’s Impatients (shade loving flowering plant). She planted them years ago in big pots on her deck and they have been reseeding every year. I would say they have… Continue reading Picture of the Day, by Beverly Hicks Burch

ABC 33/40, Alabama, Container Gardening, Gardening, Gardening Tips, Herbs, Hobbies, Horticulture, James Spann, Lovelady, Peppers, Photography, Plants, Weather

April Showers Brought…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

April Showers Brought… By Beverly Hicks Burch It hasn’t been a dry spring here in Bama. We’ve had our fair share of showers in April…and May and so far even in June. This is good news considering the drought situation we endured a few of years ago. According to my favorite weather people, James Spann… Continue reading April Showers Brought…, by Beverly Hicks Burch