Friday, December 15, 2017

Well, my friend, another 365 days have gone by and here we are again celebrating the day you were born!!   Wishing I was there to celebrate with you.  I know we would have fun and we'd eat somewhere exciting and complain about our weight while we ate.
I miss you SO much and look forward to spending some time with you during my next visit to Ohio.  As fast as time is passing, that visit won't be too far off.
Have a fantastic day.  Celebrate the special person that YOU are.

Gorgeous Sky

Our sky last evening.  It was amazing!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vintage Altar Boys

Be still my heart.
These arrived today.  Could they be any more precious?

New Snow

New snow blew in this afternoon.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Many Deer

 We went to the cemetery on Saturday to put some Christmas flowers on Mom's and Patrick's grave.  While driving up the hill toward their graves, I yelled "Stop"! I couldn't believe I was seeing about 15 deer all together beside the woods and SO close to us.  I couldn't get them all in one photo ~ they were too spread out.  They were beautiful and they didn't run.  So, I snapped a lot of photos with my phone and my Canon.  It was a beautiful sight that made my day!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Tree 2017

I put up a small tree this year ~ topped it with Jake's little stocking that was a gift from his Aunt Patty and Uncle Jim.

Bullington Art Show

I spent the morning with Mary Bullington at her home where she is having her Christmas Art Show until 4:00 this afternoon.
Stop by to see her latest paintings and to have a snack.  Her paintings are SO wonderful.  


Our Salem, Virginia, 2017 City Christmas Tree!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Frozen Roses

Frozen Roses.
It was pretty while it lasted.  The sun came out and melted most of the snow already.

Morning Surprise

Our first snow!  
It's a beautiful winter wonderland this morning.


 We had dinner at Montano's International Restaurant tonight.  Too bad I don't like beer ~ they have an unbelievable selection.  This is just one display ~ there's more!
This jolly Santa greeted us inside!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Beautiful Flowers in December

This afternoon, Mr. Magic and I enjoyed some Christmas cheer at a local business Open House that we were invited to.  These pansies were growing in the flower garden at the entrance.  SO beautiful!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Living the Creative Life

Wally, Therry, and I enjoyed our Living the Creative Life gathering at TAAZA Roanoke.  Not one of us completed our art piece with the theme of "LI".  Wally and Therry did show some sketches they've been working on.  We will keep the same theme and meet on January 31.  Details to follow!

Busy Squirrel

This fellow has been running, jumping, and climbing all over the front yard this morning searching for goodies to store for the Winter.  He is one of several who took residence here a long time ago.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Lovely Statues

While dusting this morning, I took photos of my bedroom statues:  St. Joseph, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa, Infant Jesus of Prague, Mother Mary, and Angels.  The small crucifix in front was my Grandfather's.  These are all special to me.

Monday, December 4, 2017

More Full Moon

Couldn't find  her earlier this evening.  Just home from vendor night and she is out there shining big and beautiful now!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Full Cold Moon

Here she is ~ the December Full COLD MOON.  She is BIG, BRIGHT, and BEAUTIFUL!!


His voice is incredible!!! Listening to him gave me chills. Good chills!

Paint Palette

My palette is thick and heavy with paint!

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Good Morning!!

She and her little ones were in the yard below the windows early this morning.  Jake startled them by barking and Momma spotted me in the window with my camera.  She never took her eyes off me until I left.

Friday, December 1, 2017


My teeny tiny Nativity set.  The small lamb is 6/16 of an inch high.

Porch Light

Vintage candle light on our porch.  I love the glow!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Last Day of November

Out and about this afternoon.  Another gorgeous 60* day!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Sunset This Evening

My Napping Angel

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hickory Tree

We planted this tiny tree from a hickory nut in this pot early this summer and have been nurturing it.  SO happy to see the leaves have changed color.  It will be fun to watch it grow.


Mr. Magic and I had lunch outside by the fire, at Macado's today.  Really enjoyed it.  I wanted to spend the entire afternoon just sitting by the fire, but chores and errands won out.

Late November Color

Our ornamental pear tree still has pretty leaves.  All our other trees are bare.  It was 60* today with a clear beautiful blue sky.  Not bad for late November!