Monday, June 21, 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Summer Solstice


It's officially summer here in the Northern Hemisphere! Today is the June solstice, the astronomical start of summer and the longest day of the year.

Jake and Molly

Molly and Jake spent some time together yesterday while Donna and I visited. I think Jake checked out every inch of Molly. 😁

I enjoyed our talk, Donna. 💓

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Hungry Mr. Cardinal

This guy is at the window right now filling up on the seeds I just put in the feeder.

A Memory

  • Throwback Thursday ~ I guess this was how we beat the heat back in the day. There I am with Tommy again. No idea who the little cutie is in the small wash tub. Tommy's sister, maybe?

    A fun memory that showed up on my Facebook timeline this morning.

Beautiful Deer

Jake's ear down in the corner.  He watches quietly whenever I stop to photograph deer.

Two young bucks stopped eating the leaves while I took their picture.
We went out to pick up Moe’s for dinner close to 8:00 last evening. Good timing. There were deer everywhere along the lane coming home. They were SO calm and seemed to listen to me talking to them.

Friday Evening on the Back Porch


Relaxed on the back porch deck after weeding this evening. I love it out there.


Art Cards

I received two Art Cards this week. Our group theme this time is “Architecture”. The first card is from Susanne Skene of Canada and the other is from Mariette Hebert also from Canada.
Both cards are lovely. Thank you for the beautiful papers and tea bag, Susanne. Mariette, the little accordion book is so sweet. Thank you.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Living the Creative Life

Our Living the Creative Life group met last night after 16 months! It was great to see each other again and share some of the art we’ve been working on. We met at Falafel House, picked up our dinners, and went to Wally and Therry’s house.  We exchanged our beginning "Round Robin" pieces which we will work on and exchange again when we meet on July 21.  Pictured, with no explanation, is art that we have all been working on.

Amanda Cockrell has written two books: The Border Wolves and The Wall at the Edge of the World.



My hydrangea has never had this many flowers.  It is SO beautiful this year.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

Windchime #5

Windchime #5
Lizards. This was gifted to me a number of years ago by my brother-in-law Jim. He loves frogs, I love lizards, his daughter Maria loves goats. Our family love of animals is diverse.


Bath Day


Sweet William ~ another member of my niece's goat family.


Sunday evening storm.   I took these photos from our back porch deck just as the storm was rolling in.  It wasn't too bad, but Jake wasn't happy.  He doesn't like thunder or lightning!

Sunday, June 13, 2021


My Vancouver friend, Mariette Hebert, posted this on Facebook today.  A fun memory.  Mariette now has a granddaughter here in Roanoke, born just a couple of months ago.  Hoping she can come visit real soon.


"This photo was taken in 2018 while visiting my son Alexander, and friend Audrey in Virginia.
We were in downtown Roanoke in this photo.
We had lunch at my favorite East Indian restaurant, Nawab.
Great time and memories!"

We need bees!!

Time to say "Goodnight".


Cast, Plates, & Pints


Our first night out eating at Cast, Plates, & Pints. I had Caprese Flatbread w/Grilled Chicken and a Peach Cobbler Taco. Delicious. We will be going back. Amazing menu.