Sunday, April 30, 2017

What a perfectly beautiful last day of April.  I sat outside with Jake enjoying the breeze. Storms are supposed to move in tomorrow ~ a few dark clouds were already approaching the area this evening.  Said a silent prayer for all those experiencing flooding and tornadoes this weekend.


My Firewitch Dianthus!  I can hardly wait for these little beauties to bloom every year.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Good Deed

 It was slow going this morning.  Saved these 2 from certain death ~ About 500 feet apart, one on a driveway headed toward the road, and the other on the edge of the road headed for traffic.
Moved them both in toward the woods. Today's good deed.
Once home this afternoon, found this tiny squashed lizard in our driveway.  We had the drive sealed the other day - he looks like he got trapped in it. 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Living the Creative Life Meeting

 Our Living the Creative Life group met this evening at Mamma Maria's.  We each had a delicious meal and then shared our "flower" themed art.  
Tricia brought her cigar box that she is still working on and plans to incorporate flowers into it.  Therry is making a shrine that is dedicated to Yoga in some way and she has made a lotus flower that will be incorporated into the shrine.  She also painted a lotus flower (behind the 3-D lotus).  Audrey painted a whimsical floral painting and did a floral mixed media piece, too.  Wally is going to post his flower themed paintings on the group page - one is daffodils and the other is a still life with flowers.
It was a fun evening ~ we talked and laughed a lot throughout the night.  Our next meeting will be on June 8 with details to follow.  The theme that we will be working on during the next month is "Myth".
 Tricia's art.
 Therry with her art.
 Audrey's whimsical floral painting.
Audrey's mixed media floral piece.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Fun Evening

Had a super fun evening at Olive Garden with Mr. Magic and good friend Phillip Morgan celebrating his birthday.  Phillip liked his devil doll.
The strawberry/mango frozen margarita was VERY good!
Way back when we first went to one of your estate sales, little did I know that we would become friends.  How could one not enjoy your company? Under that sarcastic front, you have a heart of gold, and your sense of humor is appreciated more that you know.  I am so glad that we met.
I know how much you would love to be in Florida, but since you can't be right now, here is a photo for you to drool over!
So happy that we will celebrate with you at dinner tonight.


Sunshine today!!  Beautiful blue sky and everything is very very green.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

At the River

She's still roaring!


 With so much unrest in our world, my faith gives me comfort.  
This photo, taken today, is my Religious Icon wall, up to date with recent gifts and purchases.
 My Santos Angel holding my collection of rosary beads.

Monday, April 24, 2017


 Day 4 of rain rain rain with more tomorrow!  Drove by the Roanoke River late this afternoon and found it to be raging and well over its bank.

 This is one of the benches that is along the walking path!

 The walking path is along side the fence that is under water.
 The river normally only goes to the right of the center trees.

Sunday, April 23, 2017


My buddy came to visit just now and is standing out front in the never ending rain!!

2nd Sunday of Easter

 Yesterday was Sunday of the Divine Mercy.  Took photos of my church since I was out  of town on Easter Sunday.

Jake Under the Sheets

This is where Jake seems to want to spend this cool wet Sunday!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017

"The earth is what we all have in common."
~Wendell Berry

It belongs to all of us.    
It was our ancestors, it is now ours, and it will belong to our children in the future.  
We must care for it, love it, cherish it.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

While wishing I was in South Carolina to celebrate this day with you, I send wishes for a magical day filled with love, friendship, joy, and fun.  I hope an abundance of fairy dust blows your way and makes the day extra special for a very good friend.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter to my friends and family!  May your blessings be many on this most Holy Day.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Saturday

Tomorrow we REJOICE in the Resurrection of Jesus!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lunch at POP'S

Some members of our Living the Creative Life group met yesterday at POP'S for lunch: Megan Taylor, Kristie Taylor, Audrey Fish Pfeifer, Therry Neilsen-Steinhardt, Wally Neilsen, and Tricia Scott. (Tricia is taking the photo).
We met to wish Megan and Kristie good luck and to say our goodbyes.  They are moving to Florida and will be leaving this weekend.  We are sad to see them leave as they are sweet girls with great artistic talent and we have all become fond of them.  We wish them well and we'll stay in contact through facebook.
How appropriate that Kristie chose POP'S (known for their delicious grilled cheese sandwiches), as it came to our attention that it was National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!!
This little guy is quacking all over town letting everyone know it is a day for celebration!!
May today be a WONDERFUL day; may each day of your next year be filled with joy, love, laughter, and good health; and please know that you are surrounded by love today!!
Happy Day, dear niece!  Quack!!

Bowling Nuns

Look at these bowling nuns!  
Tom, where do you find these unique figurines?  These vintage Lefton china figurines surprised me in the mailbox with a "Happy Easter" note.  You truly are the BEST, Tom!! I love surprise packages and I love these.  My convent is growing ~ what a crew of nuns I have.  I send big ((hugs)) of gratitude and I send Easter Blessings to you up there in Ohio. ♥

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wisteria Tree

Patrick, when you were here in 2010, you helped me dig the hole for a very small Wisteria tree.  The ground was like rock and I couldn't dig it myself.  Ever since then, I've called this "our" tree.  Look at it today!  It is loaded with flowers this year!  I love it!
How I wish you could be here to see it!  ♥

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Full Pink Moon

Here it is!  Tonight's beautiful Full Pink Moon.
What a perfect night.  Clear, calm, warm, a zillion stars, and this gorgeous moon.

Tree Art

Not sure what to call this ~ it's not a chime ~ yard art, I guess.  Whatever, I picked it up at an estate sale, hung it in the front tree, and I am loving the burst of color!!


This large white rabbit has been running through our yard all week...

Monday, April 10, 2017

April Full Pink Moon

The actual full moon date is tomorrow, but I took these because it looks 99% full and the sky is clear.  Never sure it will be clear on the date of the actual full moon.  It's beautiful even at this stage.  April's full moon is the Pink Moon.  It is named after a type of Native American moss called phlox.  Phlox is pink and it symbolizes upcoming Spring, rebirth, and freshness.