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Sunday, April 26, 2015


OK... I have been in a creative mood this past week... which of course means my house is a wreck! But I've made some things I really like how they have turned out and thought I would share them before I start cleaning up this mess!
A card for a swap using Diemond Dies to create the flowers and butterflies myself. I even used some of my embossing folders on the background papers.
 ATC's = Artist Trading Cards - for another swap with a friend online.

Recipe cards for another friends daughter; she is putting together a cookbook for her daughter whose 15 and going to a cooking school soon.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


That is what we have finally had today - SUNSHINE! I am so glad! All these dreary rainy days make me feel so sad and depressed.  Last evening Scott and I decided to go for a walk along the river but didn't get to walk too far as the water is up high enough that the walkway was under water on our end so we walked in West Columbia. Here are some photos that I took and they really show how far up the river is...


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday - Early

I thought I'd share some of the still shots that I took on our walk last week.
I'm not sure what this yellow flower is called but it is such a "HAPPY" flower - makes me smile.
Trumpet Vine - beautiful by invasive.
New Apartments going in near one of the walkways - HATES IT!  We will loose SO much Nature spotting as the animals will move on for the most part. Growth is good for the City not so much for us Nature Nuts.
 A little Raccoon's foot prints along t he dirt road in the above picture. I'm pretty sure he "shops" in the settling pond.
 The settling pond was teaming with  life - frogs and birds were very vocal along here. A few weeks back we spotted a Blue Heroin in this pond.
"We'll be BACK"  In June-July.... Blackberries EVERYWHERE!!! I'm seeing many batches of blackberry jam in my future.
LOVE this expansion bridge along this walkway!
More trumpet vine
 We were intrigued by the "Ball" at the base of this fern.
Loved this pine cone/bloom  shot! Next I am just including a couple pictures from this morning. Tesla was on the kitchen table and was wanting me to give him attention. He is locating himself in our regular paths throughout the house so that he can get more attention these days. He doesn't care to be held as I think it hurts him but he loves for us to pet him or sit next to him as much as  the three of us possibly can. He is 15 years old now and is given a LOT of privileges that as a  younger cat he would have been fussed at for doing.
 And the last photo is a funny share... can you tell Greg is doing tie dye again? YEP... he switched out a regular load of clothes over to the dryer so that he could run a tie dye load and he missed two of his Dad's socks. OOPS!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I have a few bearded iris in bloom beside the garage and have been waiting for a sunshiny day to take some photos but decided to go ahead and snap a few before they are completely destroyed by the rain. It's been raining and dreary for DAYS! I hope the sun returns SOON.

Friday, April 10, 2015


Hello Friends!!! I've been neglectful yet again. I just can't seem to get back into the swing of writing a daily blog post. I hope that everyone is doing well and having lots of special moments in their lives. Scott and I really need to make more time for some fun outings to share. He works so very hard and is so exhausted after working 10 hour days that the first thing he does when he gets home is climbs into the recliner for a nap. I can't blame him because that is exactly what I do but only after a 5 hour shift. I'm not sure I could go back to 8 to 10 hour days. Scott just transplanted himself in the bed - he is so tired!

I'm trying to be as quiet as possible so that he can get some rest.

Lets just see what I can find to share on my camera...
The azaleas in front of our house are really putting on quite a show this year.

And so is the Dogwood Tree! AMAZING blooms!
Of course all these lovely blooms means that we are suffering with allergy heads! UGH! There is always a bad for a good; but I'll cope as the blooms are just so stunning!


Two cats, some soup and a dog

Tippy Howie Vegetable beef soup and cornbread My very first toy... a dog  On November 8th I decided to do surgery on the little dog that cam...