Saturday, July 31, 2010

Smell the sweetness?

Oh.....what a wonderful aroma comes from sorting
the berries. Oh.....what an awful time for my hubby
to bring home two cases of the wonderful tasting and
smelling blueberries. I would love to bake a pie, but
we are leaving for Michigan tomorrow and I have lots
to do to finish up getting ready and packed. I teach
on Monday in Houghton Lake, MI for a wonderful
group of ladies, they have had me there for a class for
mnay years. Have to ask Jan how many times I have
taught there. I will post pictures of the projects later
Mushy Hugs
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This evening after supper......

One of my neighbors gave me a call
to let me know the deer were romping in my
front yard. I knew we had one set of twins and a
single one, but I went down with two sets of twins.
In the top picture you can see one running behind
my neighbors car in his drive, and the ones on our side

The second set were romping all over the place. Then
Mom just happens to make an appearance checking up
on them. They have been pretty much staying in our \
yard the last week. They are also very very good at
dead heading all my beds....LOL.
Mushy Hugs

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Monday, July 26, 2010

THE "Swap"....

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy......I have my squares....nothing else.  LOL, don't fret fellow swappers...I have it down on paper and will have my pieces done in time.  I am in painting "mode" right now.  I have to travel to MI next weekend with a class to teach in lower MI on Monday, and a one day very fast moving Art/Craft show on Tuesday in the upper peninsula of MI.  After that I have a few days to breath when it starts all over.  Back to KY....thats Sat....then on Tuesday we head up to Columbus OH for a convention of Decorative Painters.  I am on the trade floor with a fellow artist as vendors.  During this time I will be working on my pieces.  Hope to have a few pictures up soon.  So have patience...I will be posting them soon.
Mushy Hugs

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sorry for the BLURRRR

Sorry for the blurr. I was trying to get my hummingbirds
picture in the trumpet flower, but she decided to check
out the lens of my camera. I wasn't sure what she was
going for so just took the shot. Sure wish I didn't have the
Macro on, it might have turned out.
Mushy Hugs
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Morning

These two pictures were just taken
a few minutes ago. Blooms with no
bug bites out of them. Seems my
dish soap detergant spray is working.

The blooms are huge and so fresh and
crisp looking. I wish they lasted more
then half a day. They open when its
still dark, as most white blooming
flowers do, but when the sun rises, the
blooms start wilting fast and fall off
by late afternoon. More pictures will
come later today.
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Flowers in the Garden

Being from northern Michigan, I am not
used to flowers just blooming constantly.
The frost level is so deep, most plants have
to be taken in for the winter, or dug up. In
the spring, bedding plants are the normal.

These pictures are just a few I shot last night.
Top is a Hibiscus that is around our mailbox
and paper holder.

The lavender pink one is something I haven't
bothered to look up. These two were here
in place when we moved in. Granny, prior
owner of our home brought both of these plants
from the Appalacia area of KY.

The bottom is a poor representation of a mallo
family plant. There is several names for them,
one being "pie plate". I brought this back from
a trip to FL 2 years ago. I have been battling
the June bugs, beetles, just a pain in the neck
bug...LOL. I have found spraying daily with
dishsoap water, better then most expensive
bug sprays. This is nothing compared to what
they have done to the grape vine leaves and also
my Hollyhocks. Their leaves are just skeletons
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010


The temps here in NE Kentucky are climbing.
It doesn't appear there is going to be a break any
time soon either. Our little peach tree in our front
yard is so overloaded that a branch broke. The two
containers are holding what was on just the one
branch. It will take a few days for them to rippen,
but at least we saved them. We've got props holding
up several of the other branches too. I noticed
the peaches were getting half eaten right on the
branch so maybe it is time to bring in the crops...LOL.
The deer are starting to munch and then come the
bees onto what they leave so it gets a bit dangerous to
pick them. Soooo, we might just have to pick and share
with our neighbors. Yummmm, peach cobbler, peach
pie, peach home made ice cream, and lots of other goodies.

This picture shows the two lazy susans and one IKEA
tray I am currently working on. The pattern is in this
months PaintWorks, designed by Peggy Harris. It
involves using real ferns as the stencil. Once I finish the
details on the ferns, then there are butterfly's , ladybugs,
an orange lizard, oh.....snails and bumble bees too. Can't
forget the frog either and also one kind of ugly spider.
I am getting ready for a show August 3rd up in
Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Its my hometown, and a show I
haven't done in years. I thought this might be a good
way for my husband and I to see all our friends that we
miss on our too short of visits when we come home. The
whole town turns out for this great show.
Mushy Hugs
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