Friday, January 29, 2016

Peace on Earth Angel

This sweet Peace on Earth Angel painted by Betty Stoumbos of Canada, is the newest addition to my art collection.  Such a pretty little painting.  I have often been told my home is very much like an Art Gallery.  I am beginning to see why.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I hope you will be as happy today as you were last summer in this swim photo!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Constanza !!
On this special day, my sweet friend, I send wishes that the coming year will bring you love, joy, and purpose.  You have been through SO much and you've been SO strong.  You are an inspiration!  Your stitching and paintings always tell a beautiful story.  I look forward to your future creations.
Be Happy!!  

A Thief in the Night

 Look who came to steal food from the little birdies last evening.

 Checking to make sure nobody is watching.
 Might as well have a drink, too, while I'm here.  Ice water is so refreshing.
 Somebody is watching.
 Small pieces of food, but good enough to eat.
That was SO good.
Leaving the scene and feeling no guilt.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Grand Welcome

Old friend, Todd, arrived at Casey's late Sunday night for a visit.  Yesterday, Casey took him on a flight from Charleston to Hilton Head where they enjoyed Snapper and Conch Fritters for lunch!  The more photos I see of him flying, the more my fear is beginning to melt away.  I'll be proud and happy to sit next to my son in a plane and be whisked off to lunch in some tropical city.  

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Domestic Violence

Soon after I put seed out this afternoon, this was going on in the tree.  I wanted to believe they were playing, but it sure looked more like a fight to me.  

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Beautiful Night Snow

Took this photo while out crawling the street last night.  I love the snow at night.  It is now snowing again and the wind is BLOWING ~ NOT venturing outside tonight... too cold and windy!

Winter Storm JONAS

After shoveling the sidewalk AGAIN, I walked around the yard and took these photos.  I haven't measured, but I'm guessing we got very close to 1-1/2 to 2 feet of snow.  It is a beautiful Winter Wonderland out there. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

January Snow Storm

 It has begun!  We went from NO snow last night, to this, early this morning.
 This little guy has been in one of the trees out front packing in the berries for a good while this morning.
Everything is closed or closing!  Looks like we'll be spending a cozy weekend at home.  A power outage is my only concern.  The birds are concerned as well - looking for a warm safe place to settle in while the snow piles up.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


 These are photos of a few of the cardinals that flew into the front yard about an hour ago.  There was probably a dozen of them ~ males and females.  They played around for a while and then left.  It is very COLD with light snow falling.  They need food and I must bundle up and go out to fill the feeders. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Glenn Frey  The Eagles
1948 - 2016
Rest in Peace

I can't think of the 70's without these great songs coming to mind:  Hotel California, Witchy Woman, I Can't Tell You Why, One of These Nights, and so many more.
This pretty little bird stopped by today for a drink of VERY cold water!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

This morning, I finished the little 6" x 6" canvas that I worked on at our Creative Life gathering Tuesday night.  
I love our moon!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Living the Creative Life Meeting

 A few of us from our Living the Creative Life group met at the Aurora Gallery tonight.  What a GREAT room to meet and work in!  We plan to do this often.  
 Wally Neilsen worked on his awesome painting.

 Therry Neilsen-Steinhardt worked on a collage.
 Tricia Scott created a found poem.

 I worked on a background and a small painting.

Just For Fun

Monday, January 11, 2016

1947 ~ 2016
Rest in Peace

"Let's Dance" will get me up off a chair till the end of my days!! I hope the skies are booming with the sound of your music.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Nature Photo Challenge Day 5

"South Carolina Ibis"
~Photo by Audrey
Today, I nominate Caterina Giglio to participate in the 5-Day Nature Photo Challenge.  Thank you, Tricia Scott, for nominating me.  It was fun.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Nature Photo Challenge Day 4

"Shades of Blue"
~Photo by Audrey
Today, I nominate Lilac Lamb (Robin) to participate in the 5-Day Nature Photo Challenge.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Nature Photo Challenge Day 3

"No Place to Hide"
~ Photo by Audrey
Thank you, Tricia Scott, for nominating me to participate.  Today, I nominate Gail Haslett Ragsdale to showcase some of her amazing photography.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Nature Photo Challenge Day 2

~Photo by Audrey
There is beauty to be found in the most simple work of nature.  Thank you, Tricia Scott, for nominating me to participate.  Today, I nominate Amanda Strott Fish.