Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Another great shot!  
Eclipse over the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, SC, by Bryan McElveen.

Monday, August 21, 2017


Eclipse 2017 Photo by Dan Asmussen.  Awesome!!

Under the Weather

Sky views throughout this evening.  I have been under the weather with a really bad cold/cough since Thursday, so I wasn't prepared to watch the eclipse.  I watched it on TV.  But I managed to enjoy the sky in all its glory this evening.
This morning, the Dr. told me this cold/cough is going around and many have it.  It's a 7-10 day process.  I'm on day 5 so I hope I'm in the 7 day category.  I can't remember coughing SO much and all these sleepless nights are the pits!

Handmade Tag Book

 I purchased this little handmade tag book from one of my favorite people, Constanza Berger Silva.  It arrived today and it is even more beautiful and special than I imagined.
I have posted the front and back cover and some of my favorite inside pages.  It is SO lovely.
Your art is inspirational, soft, and warm.  Your girls always have the sweetest faces.  I am SO very happy to have this book.
♥ to you, Constanza.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rest in Peace, Jerry Lewis.
You were a bright star here on Earth.  May you shine up above.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

One of the little ones came for a drink this morning!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mr. Toad

Mr. Toad has returned.  He was on the front porch last night.  I haven't seen him since last Fall.  Welcome back!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Strange Clouds

And now these weird clouds are right where the rainbow was, and it's thundering again.  Please rain!

Rain and Rainbows

We need rain so I was happy to see the black clouds moving in, and hearing the thunder brought some hope.  So, it finally rained for 5 MINUTES and it brought this beautiful rainbow with it.  But the ground is still dry!!


I just walked in and looked out my studio window ~ look who is drinking from the birdbath!
Relieved to have yearly mammogram completed this afternoon.  The view from Hospital Breast Center window.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


I must be a glutton for punishment.  I just spent a good part of the day in Buy the Season setting up jewelry in my newly rented glass shelves unit.  I have collected a lot of vintage pieces over the years and some sterling pieces, too.  I  have loved them, but now it is time to let others enjoy.  Wish me good sales!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Stunned Look

Caught in the act yesterday ~ just a few more feet to the garden.  I love you, but you can't eat my tomatoes!

Sunday, August 13, 2017


My little bunny "watchdog".   It has been sitting in this old cement planter for a very long time.


Better than a thousand hollow words, is ONE word that brings peace.
Not only in Charlottesville, Virginia, but we need to do our part to make PEACE a reality all over the world.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Magical Moment

This dragonfly followed me into the car and settled on the door. A magical moment.

Green Man

Green Man on my fence post.

A Sweet Gift

Thank you, Tammy.  Your small gift warmed my heart, knowing that you were thinking of me.

Rain and Deer

 Threat of more rain this morning.
Outside my studio window right now - deer grazing in the rain!!

Friday, August 11, 2017


Light rain off and on all day.  Fog on the mountains.  I appreciate the days when the sun is not beating down on us.  Reminds me of my life in Ohio.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Just passed this.  Good one.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Full Moon

August Full Sturgeon Moon

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Sky this evening.  Love!


My Christmas Poinsettia that I planted outside in the Spring has flourished!  I do this every year as I hate to see them wither away if kept inside.

Monday, August 7, 2017


No sunset on the way home tonight.  The sky is giving us much needed rain.  But, I did see this girl as I got close to my home.

Sweet Baby Faces

Sweet vintage baby dolls I bought this weekend at an estate sale.  I LOVE their faces!

Sunday, August 6, 2017


We went to meet this little guy this evening.  He's an adorable tiny 7 week old Shorkie (Mom is Shih Tzu - Dad is Yorkie).  He's ours to buy if we want him.  We took Jake to see how he would react.  He seemed ok and did a lot of smelling of the little guy's face.  But, after talking it out, we decided it's probably not a good idea right now.  SO hard to resist the little sweetie.

Mr. Jake

Someone is ready to play!!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Garden Man

I was hanging out the window above him, watching Mr. Magic pick tomatoes yesterday at noon.  WOW!  They are SO good.  I love the days of  tomato sandwiches, corn on the cob, and watermelon.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


♥  21 Years!! ♥

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Another year has gone by and has brought changes to your life.  I hope North Carolina is being good to you and bringing you happiness.
I think of you often and wish you well, always!
Sending wishes for a GREAT day and hopes that the next 365 days will bring adventure and joy to you!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


One small POSITIVE THOUGHT each morning can change your whole day!

Saturday, July 29, 2017


There really are no words to express how much I love this little 6-1/2 pounds of  doxie.  I swear he understands everything I tell him.  Good thing he can't talk! (:

Thursday, July 27, 2017


There were 6 deer in the back yard for a long time eating the grass yesterday.  There was a buck, 3 does, and 2 fawns.  This little fawn decided to go over and meet Emily.  Emily is entirely made of wood and she is carrying a flower box.  She stands under a tree exactly where I placed her in 2006 when we moved to this house in Virginia.  I purchased Emily in Akron, Ohio, at an Estate Sale before we moved here.  I had no idea what I would do with her.  I just thought she was neat because someone had lovingly cut out all the wood pieces to make her and to attach the flower box.  Little did I know she would come to Virginia to live in our back yard. She has finally found a friend.
The 6 deer grazing.  You can see Emily tucked in under the trees in the middle back of the photo.