Tuesday, March 31, 2009

That Perfect Day is what I named this bracelet. Lampwork hearts and flowers make this a perfect choice for that bride or bridesmaid, graduation day what is your perfect day?

These are so unlike me, but I love them so much. Flowers dance from the sterling earwires that have a perfect curve to them. It almost looks like a vine the way they curve.
Both are available on my Artfire site

I am going to say this just once.... I am tired of the dreary gloomy days! There was frost yesterday morning and not much better this morning I want Spring. I have every day spent a little time outside working in the flower beds weeding. They are so overrun for lack of me being able to do anything. I got this amazing tool last week called the Cobrahead. This is the best thing since sliced bread, it will weed a garden and loosen the soil so easily (One handed) which is great for me.A friend of mine on Plurk advised me to get one and I thank her all the time.

Not much else to say today I will get back with you all later in the week.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sunday Still "Landscapes"

This is a old homeplace all that is left are the Easter flowers
In 2007 my sister and I traveled to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion. It was an amazing vacation one to remember for life. I couldn't do a Landscape still without including one of the Grand Canyon.
This is looking at a lake across the street from our house
A Amish homestead in a town close to Cecilia
This is what I look at out my front window after 30+ years it still amazes me

It has been a wet and soggy week here in KY so taking pictures of Landscapes has been challenging.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


The quiet calm of a pond

Log barn

Do lines need to be straight?


wild onions

This is the first time I have ever done a photo challenge and I have had a great time this week. The challenge this week was "Lines", it was fun seeing all the different that make lines. things Looking through a viewfinder makes the world seem so different. To view all the challenge photos you can go to SundayStills. Rachel and I walked a little today both of us with our cameras seeing the same thing but differently. I hope that these challenges help stretch my imagination and help me learn how to take better pictures.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring really feels like it has arrived in Kentucky this week. The trees and bursting forth and my Easter flowers are blooming it is beautiful. I have spent the last two afternoons putzing around the gardens not accomplishing much but feeling great about being outside. (One arm shoveling is harder than it seems.) Dennis and I bought seeds last night, basil, cilantro, fennel, and morning glories got into the basket, I just won't admit to doing it:)

I am working hard at taking my pictures for the weekly challenge. Tomorrow I think I just need to venture off my property to get another view. I do have a few I like but nothing perfect yet.

The bracelet above looks like spring doesn't it? I have always love the color of blue and green together it looks so fresh. I have listed it in my Artfire shop.

I'll check back this weekend to let you know if we did anything exciting. Hey who knows could happen!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wild onions aren't they cool. I am going to start a photo challenge that Rachel enters every week. I thought it would give me something to work for creatively and help me learn how to take better pictures. It is amazing how much your mind changes when you look through a view finder. This weeks challenge is "Lines" Lines are they always straight? Do they need to be? I think my Onion grass are great lines. I was shocked at how many things are lines when looked with an artist eye.

Tonight me and 5 of my friends ( Yes I do have some! ) went to South East Christian Church for their Easter Play. I do not think I have ever seen a larger church. The parking lot holds 5000 cars and the church is a campus. The chapel seats 2000. They put on the most awesome production, sound effects were deafening the music beautiful and the acting flawless. There were camels, goats ,donkeys and the cutest lamb. It portrayed the life and death of Jesus. I enjoyed it so much.

I did water aerobics again today and was struck with the reality I can no longer swim! I can;t rotate my arm correctly. Made me a little sad swimming has always been a joy for me. Oh well, I can still doggie paddle and breast stroke just no more fast powerful swimming.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I love this bracelet the colors are so me, I am not sure it is leaving! It is a fantastic lampwork bead by Jill Symons with a wonderful iridescence that does not show on the bead. Jade, sterling and amethyst compliment the colors of the bead.

Poor Radish passed away his short life he was well loved. I know he will be waiting at the Bridge to welcome us all over. Rae my thoughts are with you sweetie and know I love you.

I started water aerobics this week. Dr. Been thought it would be a great therapy for me. My neighbor Evelyn came with me and we had the best time. She laughed when she told me my whole face light up as soon as I got in the water. Have I told you all I love the water it soothes me. The class was great and I really could keep up and only had to modify a little. Swimming? I do not think so, I can't rotate my arm just yet. I look more like a floundering fish! I can breast stroke and side stroke so all is not lost. We will go twice a week for now and try to increase it slowly. Amazing I was not sore at all the next day.

Today we have nothing planned. WooHoo. Love days of nothingness. I need to finish my earrings for Terie to get ready to post on Monday.

Monday, March 9, 2009

These are the FEMA trucks that are picking up the tree branches from the ice storm. People have brush piled up all along the road waiting to be collected. I was stuck in traffic waiting for this one to get done so what else to do but take pictures? I will take a picture of our brush pile it is ginormous, Dennis worked all day cutting limbs and dragging them down to the pile.
Yes that really is a horse in the house!! Not just any horse, this is Radish (get it?). He was born a little premature due to an infection his damn has. Then momma horse rejected him, but not Momma Rae he actually tracks the sound of her voice already. He is about 10 hours old when I took this pictures and just as soft as could be. They have to feed him about every 2 hours and of course I have offered to help. It is still chilly here at night and with no mom to keep him warm he would die so he will be kept inside till he is stronger. Keep little Radish in your prayers to keep him getting stronger.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Breakfast at Panera

Many times after Physical Therapy I decide I need a wonderful cup of coffee, so I head to Panera Bread. This dog had been sitting on the bench waiting for it's master the last 4 times. You can see the newspaper that belongs to the master who is sitting inside by the window. This dog pays no attention to the coming and goings of anyone he is so intent on waiting. I just happened to have my trusty camera with me that morning. I think it is a very fashion forward pup the spring green gives it away!

I have no excuse for my absence, I have just gotten out of the habit of Blogging when we lost Internet service. My whole routine was upset and I found other things to piddle away the afternoon, read and sleep and then of course dreaded housework!! I received a wonderful note from my cousin (Hi Teri) who said she had a lovely visit with me the afternoon she read all the entries of my Blog. It reminded me that I do enjoy writing about my non exciting life in this beautiful country called Kentucky.

It is late and I guess I should head to bed, promise I'll be back over the weekend.