Wednesday, April 26, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Phillip !!
Way back when we first went to one of your estate sales, little did I know that we would become friends.  How could one not enjoy your company? Under that sarcastic front, you have a heart of gold, and your sense of humor is appreciated more that you know.  I am so glad that we met.
I know how much you would love to be in Florida, but since you can't be right now, here is a photo for you to drool over!
So happy that we will celebrate with you at dinner tonight.
HAPPY HAPPY DAY!!

Sun

Sunshine today!!  Beautiful blue sky and everything is very very green.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

At the River

She's still roaring!

Collections

 With so much unrest in our world, my faith gives me comfort.  
This photo, taken today, is my Religious Icon wall, up to date with recent gifts and purchases.
 My Santos Angel holding my collection of rosary beads.


Monday, April 24, 2017

RAIN

 Day 4 of rain rain rain with more tomorrow!  Drove by the Roanoke River late this afternoon and found it to be raging and well over its bank.


 This is one of the benches that is along the walking path!


 The walking path is along side the fence that is under water.
 The river normally only goes to the right of the center trees.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Buddy

My buddy came to visit just now and is standing out front in the never ending rain!!

2nd Sunday of Easter

 Yesterday was Sunday of the Divine Mercy.  Took photos of my church since I was out  of town on Easter Sunday.


Jake Under the Sheets

This is where Jake seems to want to spend this cool wet Sunday!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017

"The earth is what we all have in common."
~Wendell Berry

It belongs to all of us.    
It was our ancestors, it is now ours, and it will belong to our children in the future.  
We must care for it, love it, cherish it.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pam !!
While wishing I was in South Carolina to celebrate this day with you, I send wishes for a magical day filled with love, friendship, joy, and fun.  I hope an abundance of fairy dust blows your way and makes the day extra special for a very good friend.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

HE IS RISEN!  ALLELUIA!  ALLELUIA!
Happy Easter to my friends and family!  May your blessings be many on this most Holy Day.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Saturday

Tomorrow we REJOICE in the Resurrection of Jesus!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lunch at POP'S

Some members of our Living the Creative Life group met yesterday at POP'S for lunch: Megan Taylor, Kristie Taylor, Audrey Fish Pfeifer, Therry Neilsen-Steinhardt, Wally Neilsen, and Tricia Scott. (Tricia is taking the photo).
We met to wish Megan and Kristie good luck and to say our goodbyes.  They are moving to Florida and will be leaving this weekend.  We are sad to see them leave as they are sweet girls with great artistic talent and we have all become fond of them.  We wish them well and we'll stay in contact through facebook.
How appropriate that Kristie chose POP'S (known for their delicious grilled cheese sandwiches), as it came to our attention that it was National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Maria !!
This little guy is quacking all over town letting everyone know it is a day for celebration!!
May today be a WONDERFUL day; may each day of your next year be filled with joy, love, laughter, and good health; and please know that you are surrounded by love today!!
Happy Day, dear niece!  Quack!!

Bowling Nuns

Look at these bowling nuns!  
Tom, where do you find these unique figurines?  These vintage Lefton china figurines surprised me in the mailbox with a "Happy Easter" note.  You truly are the BEST, Tom!! I love surprise packages and I love these.  My convent is growing ~ what a crew of nuns I have.  I send big ((hugs)) of gratitude and I send Easter Blessings to you up there in Ohio. ♥

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wisteria Tree

Patrick, when you were here in 2010, you helped me dig the hole for a very small Wisteria tree.  The ground was like rock and I couldn't dig it myself.  Ever since then, I've called this "our" tree.  Look at it today!  It is loaded with flowers this year!  I love it!
How I wish you could be here to see it!  ♥

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Full Pink Moon


Here it is!  Tonight's beautiful Full Pink Moon.
What a perfect night.  Clear, calm, warm, a zillion stars, and this gorgeous moon.

Tree Art

Not sure what to call this ~ it's not a chime ~ yard art, I guess.  Whatever, I picked it up at an estate sale, hung it in the front tree, and I am loving the burst of color!!

Rabbit

This large white rabbit has been running through our yard all week...

Monday, April 10, 2017

April Full Pink Moon



The actual full moon date is tomorrow, but I took these because it looks 99% full and the sky is clear.  Never sure it will be clear on the date of the actual full moon.  It's beautiful even at this stage.  April's full moon is the Pink Moon.  It is named after a type of Native American moss called phlox.  Phlox is pink and it symbolizes upcoming Spring, rebirth, and freshness.

Red Sun

Embrace the flower power inside of you and find out what your hippie name is!
Audrey, you are bursting with flower power and hippie spirit! That is why this nickname is perfect for you! It reflects your soul and your nature perfectly.  You are a true flower child!
It seems I am a true flower child!
  




Redbuds

 Oh, how I LOVE the redbuds!  These are directly across the street.  It would be nice if we could enjoy them all through the summer!  But then I guess they wouldn't be appreciated as much.  I look forward to them every Spring.

First Flower

First flower ever on our small Dogwood tree.  I love the color!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Joy

 Yesterday was a great day for estate sale shopping.  Not only was it a gorgeous day for a drive, but I hit the jackpot.  My main reason for estate sale shopping is to find treasures to sell in my consignment booths.  Every once in a while, I find a treasure or two to keep.  Yesterday was a winner for me.
Found this sweet vintage Lefton hand painted china Nativity set, this great St. Francis statue, and a beautiful Blessed Mother statue.  The heavens were shining down on me and gifted me with all these things I love for a total of $12. ♥

I love that he has a deer at his side.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Boones Mill, Virginia

 An estate sale took us to Boones Mill, Virginia, today.  It was a lovely drive and I thoroughly enjoyed the scenery.