Friday, February 27, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bloomin' Children

My garden is growing and flourishing.

"Mia Magnolia"
"Mia Pretty Peony"
Arty "Clara Rose"

"Caitlin" (Granddaughter)
Arty "Caitlyn Clematis"
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Flower Child

I used to do this all the time when my first Mac came with a simple photo program. I took flower pictures from another site and put children's faces in the middle of the blossom. That was ten years ago! I didn't have a clue about resolution so they are very fuzzy because they're small, BUT!

I have just found a free web program that will let me do these again. It is difficult for me to learn so I try, try, and try again. I started completely over about a dozen times and I think maybe I've got it somewhat now! Yea! Success is reward enough. 

So, here is my first flower child of 2015.
"Aly Hibiscus"

"Oldies" from 10 years ago
Great Nephew
 Friend's Grandson
Friend's Granddaughter (Now 10 years old, new picture in the works.)

By the way, the temperature this morning at 7:30am was -14°!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shades of Red

Six of my red flowers put together -

"In the Red"

"In the Pink"


"Inside the Outside"

"On the Deep Red Road"
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Sunday, February 22, 2015


Today I feel better. It has almost been a week of repetitive days. Get up, make breakfast, clean up dishes, make beds, clean me up, sit at computer. Read stuff. Make lunch, cleanup, nap, sit at computer, play a bit, make dinner, clean up, watch TV, go to bed. Over and OVER, and OVER! No unread books on hand. My stash wasn't supposed to last into March!  We should be in SC. Normally, we would be there.

I was beginning to feel very angry. Today the sun came out and I feel better, a little better.  But… I see more cold and threatening days ahead well into March. DANG! I’m missing my Snowbird friends, Marie, Mona, Patty, Mary, Sally, Linda and Carol; my SC neighborhood pals, Jeanette, Vickie, Tina, Dina and Jackie. My longtime perfect hairdresser is retiring February 28 and I will miss her celebration. Besides that I will have to find a replacement. Pity party, please.

Looking ahead isn’t promising. The local forecast temperatures are still too cold to leave the cabin. Frozen pipes would be disastrous. I know, I know, stop my complaining!  Others have it worse. Much worse. I’m just ranting, anyway. James is still staunchly guarding and protecting Cabin Tranquillity.

Now down to the past seven days of doing much of nothing.

Photomanipulations, and one baking event.  Still painfully trying to be a productive prisoner.

To make this one I took 6 of my red flower pictures, layered them, colorized and spit out my mood into the "Shades of Red" creation. It took a while.
 The Mister this morning was still out there.
 While I was in the kitchen preparing his reward.

  Peanut Butter Bars
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Monday, February 16, 2015

The Same Feelings

I wrote this little over two years ago. It still goes for today! Nothing has changed EXCEPT it is lasting longer this year! Why, February, WHY? The cruelty of it.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15, 2015

Nothing new here. Same ole' same ole' and I'm sorry if I bore you but I am just documenting this month's weather conditions.  It is VERY windy and gusty today, and tonight it will be much colder. We're fortunate that we aren't walloped like the people in the Boston area and others up there!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Icicles Win

Icicles score! Icicles on top! Home Team badly behind. Home Team Looking to Quit.

This is the back window of the Mister's bedroom. Through room and screen.

 This is the back of the cabin. Only knocked them down once. Too hard to get there safely.

The sun shone this day, but the temperature remains at +2° and it is windy. James watches icicles grow.

And grow...

These little spiky devils can't begin to compare to the large ones we saw when traveling through town to grocery shop. 
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wintry Wonder

Room with a view?

Mother Nature creates these beauties. The tapering masses of ice, formed by the freezing of dripping water from my roof are never-ending! 

They have bumps and wiggles. They shake and vibrate and hum when the wind blows. They have personality and are persistent. They grow like weeds.

The Mister chops them off and is careful not to experience injury when doing this and knows to stand back as they splinter.

 They are beautiful when the sun shines. BUT down they will come today - again! 

James is looking like a cone head! 
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