Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Morning Photos.

morning sunlight on the pink jasmine. It smells so good outside.

Valley Oak in the park this morning.

and this guy...I have been waiting a year for him to show up again. I forgot my camera in the car last time he was here in the park....a Snowy Egret.

He is shy, took him awhile to decide I wasn't going to eat him and he started to walk along the bank, hunting for his breakfast.

It was a good photo morning!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Snap Shots

Sick bunny, had to move Gandolph inside. I can give him his medicine easier and he is warmer, i know it isn't THAT cold, but when you are only 2 pounds, got a stuffy nose and won't eat, you get to come in the house. Gan is eating up a storm now.

Mr and Mrs. Mallard are back

We have a bumper crop of tangelos, they are almost ripe.

potatoes growing in the garden,

Onions growing in the garden,

bees buzzing under the gazebo, 

Helped my Friend Irma make flowers for her father in laws funeral.

Rosemary-Lemon coffee cake...yummy!

Pictures I took for the blog 52 for the purple post, these are the runners up...but I still like them.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines past, third grade romance.

 I think I have mentioned here that I recently joint a mail art group, also known as postal art. The best way to explain it , I guess, is pen pals on steroids. We write letters to each other, letters that are really works of art. Here are just a few of the beautiful letters and envelops I have received.

Some of our group are in the U.S.A, some are not.Though Valentines day has increased in popularity in their countries, it wasn't celebrated when they were growing up. So those of us here in the U.S. were explain Valentines day and grade school etc.

All of this discussion sparked a memory of a stuffed Valentines mailbox in third grade, and more.

 I am the third grade siren in the red dress , bottom row, second from the left. He, the strong silent type, third row , second from the left, in the yellow and black plaid shirt.

It started about two weeks after school began in the fall. At recess , when I walked by the swings , he would burst out in song, "Brown Eyes, Beautiful Brown eyes, I'll never love blue eyes again." and watched me as I walked by.

He loved the song Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, and loaned me his L.P's to listen to.

In  December our class drew names for secret Santa presents. He found out who had my name and traded for it.

Even in third grade he was the kind of guy who if he said trade me, you traded. He gave me a beautiful baby animals book, well exceeding the price limit set by the teacher.

In February, he bought a whole box of valentines and signed all thirty two of them Guess who. He and his accomplice divided the valentines between the two of them to speed up delivery. He didn't want to get caught stuffing my mail box, our teacher had said one Valentine each, one to everyone in the class....a rebel, my James Dean.

During all this time we never spoke more than 10 words maybe, he never tried to sit by me at lunch,  just the songs at recess, singing and swinging.

Then came the day he changed the words of the song. "Blue eyes, Beautiful blue eyes, I'll NEVER love BROWN eyes again."

I had just received a Dear Jane singing telegram.

I waited at the classroom door for him to come in after recess. I asked him why, he said, I don't date girls with glasses. I had them one day, my glasses, so that was the end of that.

I think it was May.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love is, fill in the blank.

One word with 27 meanings in the dictionary. So, on this valentines day, celebrate the one you love.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mollusks and mama's

 Good Morning!

I recognize this behavior form my on mama bunnies, this mama is "nesting" she is digging a burrow. I will watch this spot and in a few weeks maybe I will have baby bunny pictures for you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Posy post number...I forget...

Last night in class we were working on formal linear design, and rhythm, a visual flow, to assist the eye in moving easily through a design.

It looks like the bird of paradise are dancing to me. See the leaf like thing curling around,
it is called a belt.
We made that with 5 pieces of lemon grass wired together.  I used purple wire.

We also learned how to make a bird out of two aloe leaves....I don't know if I could make it again. I think I will practice though because it was pretty cool!

Last week we learned how to work with wire for boutonnieres and wrist corsages. Kind of cool looking, the high school kids in the class really liked them.

wrist corsage and boutonniere, on wire frame.

Fun times in flower class!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Technology, it's addictive, but in a good way!

My dear friend Keeney in Alaska, you have heard of her before if you read this blog, well Keeney and I have decided to branch out in our technology...we started a blog together. It is a picture a week, with a new theme each week, so 52 themed pictures in a year, taken by us.

have a Look.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

knot what it seems

I was strolling through the park today, looking at the wooden fence and look!

an owls face.

a leaf

a sage grouse

...you know, one of these

other sights this morning,

Reaching for water

Sunlight through trees

thrift-store treasure finds!