Friday, November 21, 2014

Willow's Nap in the Sunporch

At only a bit over 7 months old, it is a nice time of day for the cats and I when this ball of energy needs to take a break.

Born April 1, 2914.
Jester Willow Moon.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Jewels in the Trees

This winter visitor is still hanging around.

They usually stay through March and into April before migrating home again. This year I have spotted four or five males around the feeders and baths at one time.

Of course where you find the colorful males,
you find the green hued females.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

New Neighbors

Outside the kitchen window I am privileged to
watch the growth of these Carolina Wrens.

The parents are so very attentive.


Friday, November 22, 2013

King of the Hill: The Games They Play

I caught these two, Ocee and Emmett, in one of their favorite games the other day, King of the Hill. Kudra didn't want any part of it.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ocee Does Look Good in Her Bling

(Orange Cat)

She likes her Bluebird.
Her Aunt Megan made it.

She didn't eat it. Honest.
She just knows she's beautiful when she wears it (and of course when she doesn't;  but that's another story).

And, now Ocee, happy to have shared her love of bluebirds, is tired again and wants to continue with her nap.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

So Long A Time

Fly, Fly among these dreams of flight. Slow your heart rate to each beat of the wing...


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Beautiful Things

It's not yet Spring; however, the Azaleas are singing joyfully about the yard. Their beauty is enchanting.

Perhaps the March gypsy is playing about the yards these days.

We bought a gift for the birds to enjoy as the Spring is to come.

We also bought a feeder for ourselves. Our vintage, 30 year old left and this one we have now. This is a meal of curried potatoes and roti.

She is a pretty hearth for the home, isn't she? Oh, the potential....

One more thing. I had these pictures in a desktop file. I don't have the information on who took the pictures. I want to share these as an intro to Spring. I'll do it and if you know any information about the pictures, let me know.

These "works of art," or works of joy remind me of the mandalas the Buddhist monks do in the sand - in a small way. It is because of their temporal quality. I also like the somewhat Unitarian artistic missive. Art for All!!

I put my art outside sometimes. Do you? I like to hang a picture or a collage out on the front of the house or on a tree or the fence. Sometimes, a piece looks just perfect under the old oak. Of course, these are the pieces I don't need to sell.

I love to work on the pieces I don't need to sell. I love to collage with pieces that I have bought from other artists. Do you ever add to pieces that you have bought? Add collage on to them or painted your "extra" joy onto the piece? I do it with clothing I buy from others as well. I like to buy clothing art pieces from etsy. Beautiful pieces. But sometimes I have an extra cloth or ribbon I have to add. If I could crochet like below.......

My sister, Megan, crochets and quilts and sews most beautifully. Like magic, she works on four or five pieces in her small bohemian beach house by the sea. She had an etsy site, but she most lovingly makes her blankets, and quilts and napkins and washcloths and pillows and.... for her family and friends. Me included!!

I would love to do this to my bike. Well. I mean ask Megan to do this to my bike ;) Tom says, "What about the mud puddles?" He's such a realist.

Travel in joy.