Tuesday, June 27, 2017


My loves are here for 3 days!!  Casey, Amanda, and I just spent some fun time together at the Wasena City Tap Room and Grill.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Doe in Backyard

 Isn't she beautiful?  I watched her for almost 1/2 hour walking all around the backyard this evening.  She even stopped to say hello to her wee loved ones.


Good News

This is how I feel today!  Had my appointment with the surgeon this morning ~ Dr. Brent Johnson.  I liked him a lot.  He examined my knee and went over Xrays and MRI results in detail with me.  NO SURGERY!!!! The meniscus tear is very small.  The pain is being caused by arthritis and a little deterioration of the cartilage between the bones that meet at the knee joint.  He gave me a steroid injection and prescribed physical therapy for 4 weeks.  He said that surgery would help only a little, but would not solve the problem.  If I should need another injection in 4-6 months, I just need to call.  I am SO happy that there will be NO surgery.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hungry Deer

 Went away for a little while this afternoon.  This deer was very close to the road and she was busy eating so she didn't seem to mind my camera snapping.

On my way back to the house, she was further up the road but still busy eating. 

Crow on Scarecrow

Katherine Devine had a Studio Open House on Friday evening.  It was a fun evening where Katherine showcased the creativity of many artists, while offering music and refreshments.  After gracing Katherine's wall for the event, this pen and ink drawing now resides in my home.  It is the art work of Wally Neilsen, and I love it.  I saw it when it was still a work in progress, have liked it ever since, and was thrilled that Wally decided to sell.

Saturday Evening Sky

Our Saturday evening sky.  It sure has been giving us many evenings of beauty this month.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sleeping Baby

My baby sleeping on his blanket in the driveway while I priced some items for my consignment booths this afternoon.

Mr. Robin

I love this pool.
One more dip.
This feels SO good.
Drying off, bird style.
One more good shake.
Should I stay or should I go?
This Robin comes to the birdbath almost daily.  He plays in the water for quite a while ~ going in and out multiple times.  I really enjoy watching him.  I imagine it must feel pretty good during this hot weather.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


My honeysuckle is loaded with flowers this year.  SO pretty!

Summer Solstice

Today is the longest day of the year ~ Summer Solstice  
ENJOY the beginning of Summer

Tuesday Evening Sky

Another beautiful sky!   

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sweet Photo

This statue is at an Episcopal Church in California.  Kitty found a wonderful place to snuggle and rest.  I would have been tempted to climb up there myself.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Glorious Sky

 This was the view on my way home from Vendor Night tonight.  The dark black clouds went elsewhere, leaving us with a glorious sky and a beautiful evening.
 Once I arrived home, this was the sky view in front of the house.
And this was the sky view out back of the house.

Rain and Storms

 It is POURING again and again this afternoon.  These big black clouds just keep coming back!
We are under a severe storm warning till 8:00 tonight.

Dragonfly in the Birdbath

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Ducks playing in the street after the rain last evening.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

BIG Double Rainbow

This BIG gorgeous double rainbow appeared this evening.  I was like a giddy little kid.  The rainbow was SO wide and the colors were SO vibrant!!  Just counted ~ I took 71 photos of it.  Crazy!  And, rainbows never last very long.  This one lasted about 40 minutes and it sure brought me a big dose of JOY!


The storm rolled through and wasn't a bad one.  Those dark swirling clouds looked like it could be bad, but it was just a little rain, thunder, and lightning.
I love the fog that settles in the mountain across the street when it rains.  This mountain is right outside my studio window.  I am SO very blessed to have mountain views in front and out back.

Saturday Storm

And here it comes again!!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Living the Creative Life

Our Living the Creative Life group met last night at 16 West Marketplace.  After sharing our "Myth" themed art, and enjoying a sandwich from Firefly Fare, we worked on individual art pieces while talking about ART and many other things.  As always, it was a most enjoyable evening.
Myth themed art:
 Wally did a spectacular pen and ink tarot card of The Hanged Man and told the myth about Odin going to the center of the earth to find the tree, Yggdrasil, and hanging himself from it in his quest to discover the Secret of Runes.
 Therry painted an Indonesian Princess and told the myth of the princess who gave up her life by diving to the bottom of a pool to release all the Lotus Flowers in order to save the people in her Father's kingdom.
I took the simple approach by painting a whimsical ostrich whose statement negates the myth about ostrich heads in the sand.
We plan to meet again on July 20th.  The theme to work on and bring to that meeting is: "Who is Wonder Woman to Me."