Monday, May 31, 2010

Walking with Mollie

A few interesting things I discovered while walking with Mollie.
The mushroom was well hidden.

The double dandelion is cool.

And I just added the dandelion seed heads to make
those of you that believe in perfect, weed free, lawns- shiver in distress.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I hate to move

While lying on the bed, computer propped against my knees, writing my last post, Mollie joined me. She is now curled up against me, asleep on my feet. She is so relaxed, and so soft and warm. I hate to move. I suppose that we can and will spend a few moments together, snuggled, relaxed, warm and soft. Then move on to the chores of the day.

Letters are gift, or small treasures

If you have followed my notes at all, you know that I think that letters are great unexpected gifts, little treasures from friends. They are a gift of the time it took to share thoughts with another, they are to be cherished and read and most often reread.

Yesterday, I got such a lovely treasure from my niece, who has moved to California to be with her husband, who it in the Army studying language. She wrote a great description of the view from her new home, talked about exploring her new environment, and about family things that she misses. It is a perfect treasure. And I enjoyed her choice of stationary, it was a card from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. She took the time to write and to chose a card that would be of interest to the scientific side of her aunt.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Latest project

I have made pins, charms and barrettes with felted animals and bugs, this time I thought I would try some stand alone fiber sculptures.

Friday, May 21, 2010


Raining, raining, I hear the rain tumbling, splashing and dancing down the rain gutter spout.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Few More Pictures of My Mother's Garden

My mother's garden is lovely all the time, but I do love the flowers and colors of Spring!

The Wonders of Nature and Technology

Aren't wireless modems wonderful? I am sitting outside under a tree listening to the birds sing to each other, the sun and shadows dancing across my face, along with a light breeze. Over on one of my mother's benches a chipmunk is feasting on sunflower seed, its attention divided between my movement, the dogs and any other motion.

Oh, it is coming closer, then I move too suddenly and it is gone.

(And I must say that digital cameras are great, this little fellow was about ten feet away from me. I was able to zoom in to get him in the frame, then crop the picture to make him more of the subject. He is small, I hope that you can find him in the pictures.)
I started this post before I became distracted to comment share a beautiful May day with you. Oh, I guess that is exactly what I did! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A small painting

I worked on a small painting this evening.   I do enjoy playing with watercolor.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Rainy Days & Mondays

I have decided not to let this rainy, Sunday get me down. I have discovered a few great things about rainy days. They are great days to catch up on laundry, unless you want your sheets lined dried. They are great days to re-read and write letters or other type of correspondence to friends (expect a e-mail or letter soon). They are even enjoyable days to walk your dog. Mollie and I have gone out in the rain. I find it's enjoyable as long as I can wear my bright yellow raincoat and felted wide brim hat (my hat reminds me of one that my grandfather use to wear). And rainy days are great days to enjoy the rain enhanced saturated colors of Spring. Have a great rainy, Sunday!

Saturday, May 1, 2010