Monday, October 28, 2013

Photo journaling

Some photos from the last few weeks:
Took this on my way home from the dentist.

The cows have been in my back yard a lot, lately.

Oh, those leaves!  

Cookies-n-cream!  Ice cream is so photogenic! (Unlike the other food I try to photograph!)  It's just coconut milk, sugar, vanilla in the ice cream machine and then an oreo crumbled on top.

There's a rag ball situation going on.

I've been doing some much needed cleaning and purging.  I cleaned and rearranged this little cabinet.  Story of the cabinet-my dad made this little cabinet for my grandma-for her bell collection. (It hung on the wall.) After she passed, Dad got it back and asked me if I wanted it. I took it and held onto it for years (it was in Larry's shed) before I got the idea to put it up on legs. (I bought a stool at Goodwill and hacked legs off and gorilla glued them on. I painted and distressed it and voila-my little cabinet. I'm so glad I kept it. (This was back when I had far more ambition than I do now.)

Hey there, Cutie!

Snow on my LIVE zinnias!  A first for me-I was excited. Two of my favorite things together.  :) (10-24-13)

Some new rugs-
I called this one Storm, since the one I made before this-I named Rain.

Then, I ran out of rug-naming power.  This is blue and gold rug.  *Now, First Frost, as named by Mary.*

This is blanket, sheet and t-shirt rug. *Now named Chili by Mary.  Perfect!*

I found a small red fleece blanket that I never used in the closet, so I decided to cut that up to use it for a rug.  That lead me to cut up fleece couch covers that I had made but no longer used.  So, in this rug is:  a small fleece blanket, sheets that my sister gave me for rugs, thrifted t-shirts, and part of a red fleece couch  cover (polar fleece sewn together with the edges cut and tied to make fringe) that I never really did use.                                
That's it for now-have a great week!

Thursday, October 10, 2013


I love the word autumnal!

Pink sunrise

I think this would make a great jigsaw puzzle.

I cannot help but smile every time I look outside.

The zinnias are still going strong.

I took this photo of this eastern bluebird through the window.  I love how his head is cocked.  I don't see these birds that often.  I tried to photoshop the unsightly bird poop out of this photo but I could not!

X marks the spot this morning.

Last evening
What a beautiful time of year!

Have a great rest of the week everybody!

Rocco in the morning sun

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This and that

Some photos from the past week or so:
I (finally) made a rug and I named it Rain.  :)

I thought that this may be the last bouquet of zinnias this year, but it's not.  No hard frost here yet.

Oh, Roc and his silly faces! Love this mug!

My sunflowers are taking a bow.

Oh, this is good stuff right here.  Pumpkin ice cream.  I added pumpkin to the coconut milk 'ice cream' I make all the time.  I just love that coconut milk.  It takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it.  Oh, I'm a sprinkle lover too!

Oooooo, here's a pretty cornfield near my sister's house.

I took this photo (at bottom of our driveway, looking up the road) with my iPod touch. The instagram filter made it look painterly.  (I forgot my camera at my sister's house, so I was without it for a few days and oh, I missed it so!)

Oh, these fall leaves bring tears to my eyes, they are so beautiful!
Speaking of beautiful-this little beauty turned 16 this week.  (The above photo is Jess in 1998.)  My beautiful niece, Jess-what a treasure, gift, blessing, beautiful person she is!  She is loved by many!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September sunrise

These photos were taken at 6:56am, 7:01am, 7:05am, 7:07am, and 7:17am on September 25th.

The colors of morning are so fleeting!