Tuesday, June 25, 2019


We are off on our long trek to Ohio to visit family and friends.  Jake is beside himself with excitement!  A prayer for a safe trip would be appreciated.  Our house sitter will keep things in order here at home.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Roanoke College Student Garden

 This wonderful Roanoke College Student Garden is just down the street from where we live.  I pass it daily and enjoy its beauty so much.
They have planted trees, flowers, a large vegetable garden, and they have a "bee yard" just beyond the veggie garden!
 Veggie Garden
 I love this flower!
 Gorgeous sunflower with bee

Artist Trading Card

I received my first "Hearts" theme art card this weekend from Maggie Goodwin who lives in the United Kingdom.  
Thank you, Maggie, for the sweet card and the lovely items you sent along with it.


My art cards, created around our group's latest theme "Hearts", are in the mail headed to the UK, Canada, California, Illinois, New York, New Mexico, and South Carolina.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Early Morning

It's 3:30 in the morning and I am wide awake.  Mr. Magic's sugar was low... I had to get him some OJ, etc., to get him back on track.  Since I was up, I took Jake outside and look who we saw.

On My Porch

I see doxies whispering on my front porch.

Sweet Tiny Pansies

Summer Solstice Evening

On our way out to eat Friday evening ~ a beautiful Summer Solstice night!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Cemetery Visit

 I bought a large concrete crucifix at an estate sale.  Took it to the cemetery this morning and buried the base to prevent theft. I think Mom likes it.
Need to bring some dirt and grass seed on our next visit.  And some pretty flowers.  The weather has not been kind to the wreath.  It is looking rather shabby.

Summer Solstice

The first day of Summer and the longest day of the year.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Angel in my front flower garden.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A New Madonna

 Recent Madonna find.  She was waiting for me to bring her home from an estate sale.  She is very tall, 22", and very light.  Almost like paper mache, but not.  I am happy to add her to my collection of well over 150 Madonnas.  I love every one of them.

Sweet Doe

Across the street late this afternoon.  Been seeing a lot of deer this week.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mean Clouds

This evening, these mean looking clouds took at least 1/2 hour to pass over our house ~ with a lot of thunder ~ and not one drop of rain!

Father's Day

 Jim Fish
Patrick Gallagher
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY in Heaven, "Fisho" and Patrick.

Saturday, June 15, 2019


Jake "on the run".  An oldie from February, 2013.

Kelli Kit #2

 My 2nd kit from Kelli May-Krenz arrived today!!  I didn't think she could make it better than the 1st.  She did!!  SO much goodness and beauty in the paper, fabric, thread, and beads.  I MUST get started on her SLOW STITCHED JOURNALS class and see what beauty I can create.  Is there some way to add more time to each day?
Kelli, the kit is FANTASTIC, beautiful, inspiring!

The Moon

The moon is beautiful tonight.  The sky is clear and bright.  I recently acquired a new "used" lens for my Canon and I was just outside playing with it.

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Remember all those pumpkins I left in the corner of the yard for the hungry creatures late last Fall?  Look what's growing there!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


Found this today in a huge old tree.  I didn't stick around to see exactly WHAT made this large thick web!

The Hippies Were Right

A Friend

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


We have sunshine today!!  The sun shining through my blue gazing ball is giving the weeds a blue hue.