Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Spring Delight

These crab apples on trees in both our front and back yard ripen in the fall but the birds don't eat them until spring. Seems odd to me, but whom am I to question them?
(This will be my last post for awhile 'til I get my writing arm back!)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Gray Shed

Not an ordinary shed because of the touches of colour!

Friday, November 12, 2010


What do you see out your window?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ABC WEDNESDAY-"Q" Not an ordinary quilt!!

This is not an ordinary quilt.  This is the first one designed and made by a retired male nurse who used a pattern from his grandmother's quilt with fabric from his daughter's old clothes.  Men...get out your needles!
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Stairway to...

Stairway to...heaven? the stars?

Monday, November 08, 2010

The Lake Street Bridge and Lamp

The Lake Street Bridge over the Mississippi connects the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. The lamps are at the beginning of the bridge.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Camera Critters-What's Missing?

Well, where's the critter? Here, kitty, kitty!

If you'd like to see some camera critters, click here.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

The Simple Life

Gary and his family live a simpler, quieter  and slower way of life on an old farmstead, living like people did many years ago.  They limit their use of electricity, preferring candlelight and hand tools.  They cook and heat with wood, farm with horses, and make as much food as possible with bees, goats and a large garden.  They enjoy working with old traditional crafts of seed saving, blacksmithing, cheese, soap and candle-making, weaving, spinning and hard tool woodworking. "We make our own crafts with the purpose of usefulness, with added integrity, using only natural elements...no polyester, plastic, or chemicals."

An unusual life choice; one that I admire but not one that I would willingly share.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010



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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Election Day

I know that I published some of the following content before, but I want to touch base with as many bloggers friends as I can. After my automatic posts are completed, I don't know when I'll be back. Keep in touch!!
Today is Election Day in the USA, and I am really "up a creek," but not for the reason you may think. I have elected to have shoulder surgery today and have been told that my recuperation period, including therapy, will probably be 8-12 weeks. Then after I have completely recovered from that I will have foot surgery for another 8-12 week period-of-time. Bye-bye winter months in a warm climate! Now, you see, I am really up a creek!!

I have photos automatically scheduled for several days, but I don't know what will happen after that since my dominate arm will be immobilized in a slingshot2 ...check it out: (http://www.breg.com/shoulder-bracing/slingshot-2.html; it's amazingly cumbersome!) Stay tuned to see how long it will take before your plucky, spunky, and feisty blogger friend returns. That's all folks!!

PS. I already voted!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Theme Day, November 2010 "Transportation

This is probably one form of transportation none of us would use unless necessary.  But, what a great vehicle to have to get around easily, if necessary!