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Friday, May 18, 2012

Just Playing Around With My Blog

You may notice that I've changed my blog banner. It may not be permanent but that's one of the fun things of having a blog. You can change it as often as you like. It may make you dizzy to see how often I change things until I am satisfied so bear with me.

Before Mother's Day I was shopping at a local dollar store. I found this stuffed flamingo at the checkout counter and it reminded me of my mom who had passed away ten years ago yesterday. She had this thing for pink flamingos and I couldn't resist purchasing this little guy.

As you can see, he's my new painting buddy. You'll be seeing him a lot more on my blog. And I've named him 'Pink Floyd'. No, he isn't named after the 70's band. It's just that the name Floyd fits him and hey, he is pink so why not? You just have to be a little silly once in a while. See what happens when you delete your facebook account?

Floyd and I will be posting again soon. Watch for us.

PS Be sure to check out my art page. I've posted work from the last class I took.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I had a great Mother's Day. Both of my daughters came to visit me this morning. My youngest one brought me a lovely plant and the older one brought me earrings she had made. Hubby put them to work helping us set a new fence around the vegetable garden. the extra two pairs of hands made the work easy. Thanks girls! Afterwards a trip to the garden store to get peat moss, top soil and fertilizer. Then back to the garden where I finished wiring the trellis for the tomatoes, amending the soil and finally got those tomatoes in. I'm exhausted and I won't have trouble getting to sleep tonight.

This was part of our veggie garden last year. The tomato plants became so heavy that they pulled the wooden stakes almost to the ground. This year we sunk fence posts across the row and I wired them with chicken wire to tie the plants to.  We'll keep trying until we find what works for us. Tomorrow I'll be back out dodging raindrops to get my peppers, onions and broccoli in the ground. Then there's the raspberry bushes to plant and the list goes on.

The online art class I was taking has finished just in the nick of time. The only time I won't be in the garden is when it rains. So not much time for quilting or art for a while.

Oh, and one little last treat for Mother's Day was given to me by the way of the sweet melody of an oriole in the tree in our back yard. I am blessed.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's Raining Shoes!

Remember the saying 'waiting for the other shoe to drop'? Without going into great detail, I've had a lot of shoes dropping on me during the past three weeks.  It started when I backed into a car. No worry. I'm fine and so is my car. Then a series of other happenings: appointment canceled without notification (gas and time wasted), health crises of two family members, husband's work slowdown (picked up now), propane leak in the furnace (repairs the cost of a week's pay-ouch!), and finally ANTS in the kitchen. Whew! I think it's finally over. So now when I here the phrase 'it's raining cats and dogs' I will always think of 'raining shoes'!

Now for a 'walk in the park'. The following shots were taken a few years ago of a local 4H center park, my favorite place to take a walk. I haven't been able to visit there in about 4 years and I really miss it. And no, I didn't doctor these really is very 'green' under the tree canopy there. I have many more pictures of this wonderful woodland that I'll share in the future.