Friday, July 31, 2009


Please scroll down to my "Growing Owl Collection" post.
When I took the photos of the owls to put on my post,
I overlooked one of my favorites.
I have now added it at the bottom of the post.
It is also an unusual one.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Have you ever noticed the flower beds
along the interstate highways?
They are just so beautiful.

My daughter's talented photographer friend
takes photos of these flowers.

She places a special "flower" among them
and snaps away....
making beautiful photos.

Below, I have posted a few different shots
of a special "flower" among the flowers.

That special "flower" is Holley....
my eleven year old granddaughter.

Aren't those precious photos!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I thought I had a large collection of owls…..

until I happened upon a yard sale last Saturday.

There, I found an enormous collection of owls.

I didn’t ask, but from what I gathered from the

conversations, the owner had died and these

were among her belongings that were being sold.

I think I would have liked to have met this lady…

we most likely would have had a lot in common.

I knew I didn’t need any more owls.

Besides, I didn’t know where I would display them,

as I have so many collections already.


there were some that I couldn’t resist buying.

I’ve posted them below.

First of all, I just love this very large white owl.

It is very heavy….20 lbs., and 18” tall.

I can’t figure out what it is made of…..

my daughters say it could be ivory.

Do any of you have any idea?

This is a very unusual carving.
There is an owl inside of each owl.
The material looks like jade.

This is a nice large brass owl.

This owl is also made of brass…
but attached to a base.

This is a set of two small white owls.

This is a set of five really small owls…
carved out of wood.
I think they are cute.

This is a nice plaque by
Coppercraft Guild.
I remember hosting a
Coppercraft party years ago.
I have several items,
including The Last Supper.

This is a set of four coffee mugs.

This is a set if six glasses.

This is one of my favorites that I
overlooked when taking the photos.
It has carved out looking holes
in the front and sides.
There is a hole in the back so that
a candle can be placed inside.
It is 10” high and 7” wide.

Now, I have to find a place to display them.

What I want is a curio cabinet to place

all of my owls in.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Magic Lily.
Just want to share these photos
of a few magic lilies.
I have lots and lots of them
in my yard and by my pond.

These photos really don't do them justice...
they are just magically bautiful!
Do you have any magic in your yard?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Last week my granddaughter, Shayna,
spent several days with me
before leaving for the beach on Saturday.
It had been a long time since she was here for a stay,
so I really enjoyed having her.
She is a typical teenager, staying up late at night,
and sleeping until afternoon.
One day she tried giving Huey
a very much needed bath…..
but he wanted out of that tub!
We treated her to a Husson's pizza one night,
and went to Captain D's another.
We made a craft that I had picked up at a yard sale.
We painted butterflies red, white and blue,
and decorated the garage and storage building.
John made a birdhouse out of an old mailbox and
we painted it and put it on the garage….
notice the “AIR MAIL”….an idea we got when we
saw one that someone else had made.
One evening we hiked on the hill to see where the
old coal mines had been drained and sealed up….
You can see in the pic below how Shayna
stayed way ahead of us.
When it was time to take her home on Thursday,
I got a little sad....or, I should say a lot sad.

I didn’t take a lot of pictures, shame on me.
But I will share what I did take.

Hope you enjoyed my pics.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Just wanted to share a few of the things
that I see as I walk around the yard.

The Rose of Sharon bushes are in full bloom.
The Ornamental Grass is growing bigger.
The Touch-Me-Nots are also blooming.
The Hibichus are blooming.
The Chestnuts are starting to grow.

I enjoy walking around the yard when I take
my little dogie out each day.
I like exploring the new growth
of the flowers and trees.
What do you see when you walk around the yard?

Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
Job 37:14

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