Sunday, March 26, 2017


When you can't put your prayers into words, God hears your heart.
Words from: WWJD.Buzz
Photo by: Audrey


 Lovely daffodils at the Salem Museum.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mellow Mushroom

 We had our first visit to Mellow Mushroom in Roanoke today.  It was excellent!!  The menu was a surprise as I thought it was just a pizza place.  Mr. Magic and I both had delicious sandwiches and I look forward to going back.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Another Nun

Score!!  After working in my consignments booths, I'm usually too tired to look around.  Yesterday, I took a little time to look in some other booths, and I found this sweet little nun figurine which now resides in the Fish Pfeifer convent! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"I want to ask a favor.  I want to ask you to walk together, and take care of one another."
~Pope Francis
~Photo by Audrey

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring is Here!!

 The Bluebirds know today is the first day of Spring.  They are out in the front yard playing and catching worms.  I was out running with my Canon Rebel T1i trying to capture them in action. It is a beautiful, calm, and warm first day of Spring!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

St. Joseph's Day

Saint Joseph's Day

The Feast of Saint Joseph is the principal feast day of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, foster-father of Jesus Christ.

O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.
O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions.
O Saint Joseph, pray for me.

Friday, March 17, 2017


 We went out for dinner to the Olive Garden ~ had Italian on Irish Day.  My lasagna was delicious, but the best thing about our table was what was engraved on it ~ big and bold and right in front of us ~ Jake!

March 17


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jake says "Good Morning".

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Six whitetails across the street from our yard at dusk.

A Daily Prayer

We turn to you for protection, Holy Mother of God.  Listen to our prayers and help us in our needs.  Save us from every danger, Glorious and Blessed Virgin.  Amen
21* and VERY windy!  Worried about the flowers and the trees...  We have a lot of sunshine, blue skies, and NO snow, but it's COLD!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Cold March Day

 Left the house late today ~ had to get to the Post Office before it closed.  35* was a bit nippy after the warm Spring temperatures we've gotten used to this Winter.  Nevertheless, these beauties caught my eye.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Painting by Maggie Barbour

YAY!!  Maggie, the cardinal arrived this morning!  He's beautiful.  My Ohio/Virginia State Bird!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March Full Worm Moon

Here she is tonight!  The March Full Worm Moon.
At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

In My Mailbox

In my mailbox today ~ purchases from Karen D. Milstein.  I love her creations.  
Title of small metal angel ~ "A Crow in Her Pocket".  The tiny crow made of metal is removable.  SO dear!  
The metal Karen uses to create these figures is from the workshop on their property that burned down a couple of years ago.
Karen also paints beautiful floral paintings and angel paintings.  I have several of her angel paintings hanging in my home.
71* on Thursday.  39* Today !!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cigar Box Reveal

Last night, several members of our Living the Creative Life group met at Wally and Therry's to share our cigar box creations, and to enjoy pizza, salad, and the company of each other.
It was exciting and fun to see what an ordinary cigar box could become.
 Kristie Taylor's box became a stunning Steam Punk Doll.

 Therry Neilsen-Steinhardt's box became an Owl with, to our surprise, real chicken feet.

 Megan Taylor's box became a deep textured Forest Scene.

 Audrey's box became a Bird Themed Treasure Box.

Wally Neilsen's box had a profound message that we had to flip through to see the end result ~ a mirror showing the individual looking into it.
Our next gathering will be in April.  Our project to complete and bring to that meeting is "FLOWERS".  It can be a painting, sculpture, mixed media, etc.