Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Beautiful Rocks, Stones, and Gems

Sunday afternoon at the Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show.  I didn't want it to end.
This is the favorite item I purchased ~ 6" of beautiful Gemstones in a Chakra Wand.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

HAPPY 6th ANNIVERSARY, Casey and Amanda !!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Up, Up, and Away

I like watching Casey land.  Don't much care for watching him take off.  I watched till I couldn't see the plane up in the clouds anymore.  Couldn't stop crying.


My pilot departed South Carolina at 10:00.
Destination:  Roanoke, to have lunch with Mom.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Throwback Thursday

My front flower garden at our home in Ohio.  That big pink rock in the front is a piece of Pink Mountain (on route 460) I took back to Ohio on one of my many trips to Virginia.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bought this darling little vintage "nuns" planter the other day at Buy the Season.  Sweet!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Flag

We installed a new flag in our yard today.  I love it.  USA!!!

Monday, May 23, 2016


I took these flower photos in Paige Morgan's yard last month.  Paige is the mother of my friend, Phillip Morgan.   Paige passed away in May of 2015 at the age of 80.  She was a beautiful lady who I'm grateful to have known. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016


12X12 "Hello Bird" SOLD !

Pop-Up Art Market

Headed downtown to the Pop-Up Art Market with a few paintings.  I plan to have a bigger display next month.  Been really busy with little creative time.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sunshine, clouds, and rain today off and on.  The fog and clouds are hiding my mountain, but the sun is making the foliage glow  bright green.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Proverbs 4:23

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."  Proverbs 4:23
Photo by Audrey, Isle of Palms, SC, May, 2016


Pelican flying over me at Isle of Palms, SC, May, 2016


 Remember my sad wisteria tree that got zapped by the freeze?  
The cool temps and rain have brought it back to life ~ it even has a few flowers.  Happy!!
In April, after the freeze.

Monday, May 16, 2016


After 8 hours on the road yesterday, I'm home, with a heart full of great memories!
When I arrived, Jake jumped with joy and kissed my face many many times.  I missed the little guy SO much.  Mr. Magic told me that every night Jake would get out of bed in the middle of the night, go sit in front of my studio door, and bark.  My heart swelled knowing that he missed me.
I was very inspired by this trip and now it's time to make some art!!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Visit with My SC Friend

I met up with friend, Pam Aries, at Five Loaves Cafe for lunch today.  We visited for several hours and talked about everything from art to travel and everything in between.  Pam is a lot of fun to be with and we plan to spend a day together on my next visit.  We talked about a possible art trip together someday.  It was great to see her again.

Paint Night

Amanda and I spent Friday the 13th at Paint Night!  Using acrylic paints and different techniques, we are both happy with our pelican paintings.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Casey's ABC Interview at IOP

 As soon as we parked at Isle of Palms, an ABC news crew came up to us asking about the new parking laws that go into effect on Sunday.  Since Casey is there a lot, I moved on and let him be interviewed.  It will be on the local news at 5:00.  I went down to the beach and he went running.

Isle of Palms

 Spent some soothing time at the beach today ~ Isle of Palms.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The South Carolina moon peeking through the Crepe Myrtle tonight.

Yummy Lunch

 Ali Baba is on Daniel Island.  Casey and I went there today for lunch.  It has the BEST Mediterranean food!!  I had the Mediterranean Trio Chicken Salad ~ with Couscous, Tabouli, and Pita Bread.  SO good! I topped it off with a piece of Pistachio Baklava. Heaven!
Needless to say, we have leftovers for dinner tonight.
They have 2 cases filled with every kind of Mediterranean food you can think of (just one case is shown in this photo).  If Ali Baba was in Roanoke, I'd go crazy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Day in the Sky

Here we go!!  Casey is doing flight prep before we take off for Myrtle Beach to have lunch.  This is 
my first flight with son pilot ~ I am feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness.

 All these gadgets!!  I'm sure glad he knows what they're all for.
 I don't have pink eyeshadow on.  That is some kind of reflection.  I wasn't going to post this photo because of it, but Casey insisted I be seen in my headset!  He was very excited and happy that I agreed to fly with him.
 These are all photos I took from above ~ some on the way to Myrtle and some on the way back to Charleston.  It was overcast and the windows on the plane had some scratches and pitting that made it difficult to get real clear shots.  Being in a small plane made it quite easy to see the views. 

This is our approach to the Myrtle Beach runway.  I loved seeing all the oceanside hotels from this view.  

 Here we are in Myrtle Beach.  Hard for me to believe.
 This was our destination from the start.  When Casey was a young boy, we vacationed in Myrtle Beach every September for many years.  We always drove to Murrells Inlet to eat at one of our favorite places ~ Drunken Jack's! It still looks the same and the food was just as good. 
Many memories!!
 Trees in Murrells Inlet.
Back on the ground in Mount Pleasant.  Casey is tying down before doing his post flight check of the plane.
It has been about 20 years since I last flew (Something I am NOT fond of).  But since Casey is now a pilot, how could I turn him down?  He's been SO excited to take me up.  I must say, he is very cautious and does an extensive check of everything before taking off.  The flights were smooth and enjoyable ~ SO nice to see all around from inside a small plane.  I loved being with him today and I knew in my heart that God would watch over us.