Sunday, November 30, 2014

Note Cards - More

Scissors and scraps everywhere! I make these on my dining table and then have to clear it up for lunch. After a nap, I start again bringing all of the elements back to the table. It's the only way. It works! Oops! Dinnertime! Here I go again!

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Today is a "Nature Series" and I have 10 more flowers to mount. Then my project will be completed. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Duck Dinner?

When The Mister looked out of the kitchen window late this afternoon he saw the resident eagle. After he looked through his binoculars he asked me to shoot the event.

It seems that a duck or even a goose, we can't tell, got stuck in the ice and the eagle found his meal of the day. If not, it means that the eagle took it down on purpose. I wonder.....are eagles opportunists?

Now is the time I would have liked to have a really good camera with a telephoto lens that could capture this natural happening on the lake. The eagle was VERY far out in the middle and I only sat on my front porch to acquire the images.

Tomorrow there will be other scavengers but we'll keep an eye out for the eagle to return. 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Note Cards

Today I started to finish a project that I had begun back in March. I had prints already made and card stock on hand with the glue, tape and ruler, along with fancy scissors, but no desire to finish until today - of all days! I have a turkey carcass to cook down for soup! Well that will wait. It sits outdoors in a porch chair, frozen.   

I have 20 more to create, and made 12 today. Here is a peek at the 12.

The trim on these three is holographic but the scanner doesn't see it that way.  

The trim on this decoration is GOLD, but the scanner sees it as black! 

I should be making Christmas cards at this time of year, but it seems that I don't do the "shoulds" very well.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

First Snow

Wet heavy stuff! 
Ice on the lake melted! 
Geese came back! 
Turkey is in the oven!

It's Thanksgiving. 

We are thankful for being in a warm and happy place, safe from the horrors of other locations in our world.

We are thankful for having enough to eat and enough to share. 

We are thankful for our many good and loving friends and family members. 

We are thankful for who we are and for the ability to make our blessings count.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

'Twas The Day Before.....

Thanksgiving, of course! I wish everyone a very nice day tomorrow wherever you be - with friends, family, or alone at home. (Yes, that is my hand-turkey.)

Today I baked lemon cookies and took a picture of the snow coming down and it is only noon. 

I wonder if The Mister has run the generator since last year. I'd better give him a nudge. 

This is my FAVORITE cartoon about turkeys!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rust with Character

The morning ride through the countryside to a friend's home to swap artwork gave me cause to stop and take pictures of this interesting mailbox and flowerbox. Then I realised that the drain pipe was made with an old boiler or something similar. AND...would you look at that beautiful large stone slab! This is the flavor of my local area. Most of us "make do." We have a lot of rust. I find beauty in rust. It's so natural!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Chalk it Up

Some days I get a lot of small projects completed and some days I accomplish nothing - nada - zero!

Today was a very good day. I conquered my to do list.

The oven went on and the brownies went in. Nothing to it!

The oven stayed on and the squash went in.

The squash came out, was scooped into a bowl and put aside for Thanksgiving day.

James has a cold head. The scissors did their job and the new hat was made. All I have to do now is to make something to wrap him up for winter's wrath.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014


This morning on the way out to town for laundry duty, we saw this - a neighbor's truck had slipped down his driveway into his home.  After returning, I got the camera and we went to see it again. He explained to me that he had stopped at the top and got out to get his mail, then got back in, took it out of park and it suddenly slid down! His two very young children were in the back seat. No one was hurt. It was a bit tricky to get everyone out and inside the home.  Sometimes the ice on the roads and driveways can fool ya! He had no idea they were in such danger.

He is explaining to me how it happened.
We had the scanner on last night and heard of icy road conditions throughout the area. Early this morning the cinder truck came by spreading the stuff and we were thankful for that. The tow truck just arrived and pulled the damaged truck out and took it away. I wonder how the house made out. It didn't look like there was serious harm to it when I took the pictures.

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