Thursday, August 28, 2014

Decided it's time to post a picture of Brandy, she's doing fine and enjoying time in the yard.  Took her for her bath/nail trim and she's bent out of shape after it, so will be more back to normal tomorrow.  I hope everyone has a happy Labor Day weekend, Love n Care is having a cookout on Monday afternoon, so I will be there, Norm is doing fine.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The word of the day is humid...ugh, I feel like I'm in Fiji when I step outside and yes I have been there!  Hard to believe we're winding down on nature pictures!  But this beauty has been gracing our yard lately.  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Enjoying the beauty of our yard.  I need to add more tall stuff to main flowerbed.  The guys were here yesterday to trim bushes, pull out what I wanted pulled out and also cut grass.  Finally getting out of my slump so this is good also.  Since we moved the blackeyed susans from the back (they were in pots) to the front and put them in the ground, they took off this year and are so beautiful!  They are also very tall from all the rain, got this shot with a goldfinch sitting on it.  Norm is doing fine.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Still thinking of closing my blog down since I do most everything over on FB.  Our weather is gorgeous for the most part.  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  I found this Artchix tin in a bag of stuff I cleaned out from the art closet, so decided I better get it altered!  I used alcohol inks on it.

Friday, August 1, 2014

One thing I've noticed this summer is it seems buggier then normal and I'm sure it's due to the rain.  I don't think we've had one week of solid dry weather since I can't remember when at this point.  All my flowers are really tall this year.  I'm posting some of the lovely butterflies in our yard this year.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

All is quiet here, Brandy and I have been enjoying the yard.  We get a hot day here and there.  I'm loving the summer as long as we don't get heavy downpours within a short period of time.  Guys came yesterday to cut.  Doing some art here and there, but I usually take the summer off.  This is a mermaid I did for a swap in the flicker art group.  Norm is doing fine.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weather has been calm, we are due for rain tomorrow, nothing major thank goodness.  I like the new dryer, it has a bigger drum then the old one and a light inside!  I was right, the air conditioner just needed a good cleaning.  Norm is funny he says I need to spend the night at Love n Care once a week...LOL.  It would definitely be different for Brandy, she would be with me of course.  She and I have been enjoying the yard this year.  I still need more color in my main flower bed like pinks and blues, so I'm working on that, have some things ordered for Fall planting.  This is an upside down gold finch feeder and I finally got a picture of one on it.  Only gold finches can feed from it which is good.

Friday, July 11, 2014

I hate maintenance, or I should say when it comes all at once on the house.  I was fine with doing the other half of the basement and having the battery sump pump installed.  That would have been enough right there.  Then our 30+ year old dryer decided to quit.  I'm not sorry, but it could have waited a couple of months...LOL.  Now the air conditioner isn't right, but a friend is coming tomorrow for that.  Hopefully all it needs is cleaning.  I cannot complain about the weather except for the heavy rains.  Gosh they were bad, then the air raid siren in the beginning of the week and tornadoes touched down southwest of here where they had already been hit a few weeks before.  At least now Brandy and I have a place in the basement that's all cleaned up for going down there so this is good.  Love n Care had a 4th of July picnic.  Here's a picture of Norm and I.