Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's been a great week !

Not only did I get a photograph featured on the Hearts and Hands United Blog. Teeheeproductions included me in an Etsy treasury. Tonight I found out that my photograph "Silhouette" was accepted to Craftgawker and is now on the front page.
Life is wonderful !

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hearts and Hands United

One of my photographs is featured in the blog for Hearts and Hands United ! They're an Esty Team...and a GREAT group of artisans. About a month ago, I happen to run across a weekly thread they have in the etsy forums ...they greeted me with open arms. Since I am so new to etsy and was a tad apprehensive about the whole etsy is nice to have made been  made to feel at home and very comfortable. For that I thank them all !

Just listed on Etsy .....

I got note cards printed of my photograph of The Nest I. I have finally listed them in my shop, . In this listing you get a set of 3 note cards with envelopes. These are perfect to brighten anyone's day.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I made on the Front Page of Craftgawker !

A couple of days ago I submitted my photograph of "The Nest II" to Craftgawker". This morning I woke up, grabbed a cup of coffee and turned on my find an email from Craftgawker saying they accepted my photograph.

Oh....I recently found out that this is a Mocking Bird's nest and eggs.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I know I know.......

I seem like I'm a bit obsessed with the snow. I'm finally starting to see some of my poor bushes that have been doing some yoga positions with all the snow on them. I'm glad to see the melting. But now it's making a muddy mess. My poor critters are bringing in so much mud in the house it's not even funny. What's the since in even cleaning the floors. I'm tempted to redo the foyer and the kitchen floor in a mud color......just so no one will know exactly how dirty they are.....LOL....just kidding.

Since I was on the subject of snow.....I thought I would share a picture of just one massive pile of snow in the Mall parking lot....this pile won't be gone until May or June. that I've shared that....I promise that I will no longer speak of the "S" word in this blog anymore this winter season....unless we get more of it....than I will rant again.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I am so sore......... finally came time to clean off my car and get all the snow and ice off the driveway. I sure am feeling it today.  Every muscle in body aches.....I feel like I've been working in the garden...but we all know that isn't the case. At this point I don't care if I ever see snow again...ok well at least not this much snow. Luckily it was a good melting day. And I did have help....a friend came over with a snowblower and an old friend of mine that was in town from Florida gave me lots of assistance. At any rate....I still don't want to see this much snow for many years to come.

Kevin made a path with the snowblower to the bank......this snow looking across my yard into my neighbor's was so beautiful and untouched.

Slush and ice had formed in the river close to the shore....if you look really close you can see almost perfectly round pools in the slush. It was really pretty cool.

This is me (I'm in the yellow) and my friend, Laurie. We haven't seen each other in at least 7 years. I enjoyed her visit so much...sorry it couldn't have been longer

Saturday, February 13, 2010

So Much for...........

So much for any of this snow melting today. It's cold and cloudy....with some flurries to be expected. Ohhh Well....what is a person to do? I did go out this morning and take a few pictures of the snow.....LOL...I'm sure I'll be doing that for months to come.
After many days and many snow snow plow driver decided that he would move Lumpy instead of plowing him down. Here he is in his new space.

With all this snow, I've been day dreaming about getting ready to garden. I think it's gonna be awhile before that happens.

"Car 54....Where are YOUUUU ? This is my car today......I might dig it out tomorrow when there should be more melting going on.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What a nice surprise....

I was a bit of a Negative Nelly today.....but when I came home I found a wonderful surprise from  my Mom...that brought a big smile to my face and gives me hope that spring might just be right around the corner(and maybe the snow will melt...sooner than later....LOL). It was such a nice surprise !

 I sure do love my Mom !

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I thought I was prepared if the electricity went out.....well I found that I wasn't....never even thought about water for flushing the toilet (I no longer take that for granted...LOL). After being without electricity for more than 50 hours we finally got it back on. It was so nice to have a hot shower, to be able to flush the toilet and not to have to huddle in front of the kerosene heater.

Since we're getting a second round of snow...I will fill the bath tub with water. Make sure I take the stuff out of the fridge sooner (not that there is much in there now...had to throw most of it out). And get a battery operated radio.

Since there wasn't much to do after the snow stopped and after we dug out...I took lots of pictures.

My daughter and her friend built this snowman in the middle of the turn around.....they call him "Lumpy".

Monday, February 1, 2010 second post

Actually this won't be much of a post.....I just wanted to share a photo that I took tonight. I will admit I did a little photoshoping to this....just to give it a painting feel. The river, the clouds and the left over sunset gave this photo such a peaceful look. The herons were flying and the swans were swimming. Ahhhhh.....I love it here.