Friday, January 15, 2016

Virgin Territory in a Used Garment

The majority of my wardrobe comes from discount stores, consignment stores and other second hand places. Digging through rack upon rack of used clothing, I feel the need to wash my hands as soon as I can. Some garments are so saturated in fabric softeners that it takes several washings to get them clean. It's all worth it though when you walk out with your latest bargain. When I discover a sweater, jacket, vest or pair of pants with the pockets still stitched up, I know I've discovered virgin territory in a used garment! My fingers will be the first to explore and caress the inner world of a new pocket. There are fresh corners to explore and depth potential to measure. It makes me smile knowing my fingers will be the first and I imagine the things I'll be able to carry in them besides my fingers. I love a brand new pocket.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bee's Behind




This is a bee's behind! A happy bee's behind covered in pollen. I grin every time I see this so I decided to share. I hope it makes you grin as well!


Now for some other flowers from my garden...
Angel's Trumpet unfurling at night...

Purple Coneflower and visitors...

Morning Glory waiting to show...

Zinnia...

Coneflower just beginning to bloom...

A collection of insect friends...





Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sunflowers

Took a few minutes to enjoy the local sunflowers. For just a few moments, life was about bees buzzing, the sun shining and the flowers dazzling...

Sunday, March 1, 2015

When packages arrive from artists...


Last night I opened up this awesome package! Look at how beautiful the artist drew on the name! I immediately recognized the return label and was thrilled to discover a beautiful pair of hand made earrings inside (green to go with my eyes) as well as a copy of a gorgeous watercolor that I have admired! 

I love my boyfriend❤️ and I love the work by the artist as well! Thank you Steven and thank you Gwen!


Just a little close up❤️






Wednesday, February 11, 2015

By the Fire....

Me, and my fellow fire sign buddies, Kristen and Jen hanging fireside last weekend! I am a campfire kind of gal. I love being near a fire and not only for warmth reasons. I reckon it has something to do with the fact that I am a double fire sign. My sun sign is a fire sign as is my moon sign. Of course, a lot of folks don't put much stock into the planets and stars and that's okay....


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Miss Mint

   Mrs. Mint Sandlin was 91 years young when she left her body behind. She was married according to the laminated bookmark filled with her funeral service information that I found in a yard sale bible. She was affectionately known by those who loved her as "Miss Mint". Born in the state of Kentucky in 1912, she worked as a cook for a local school and was a member in good standing of the Baptist church. She raised four sons, four daughters and 3 stepchildren.Thats a lot of mouths to feed not to mention all the school children she cooked for. This is all I know of Miss Mint but I wonder, almost daily, what her life was like with a name like Miss Mint. It just tickles the lips saying it!  I can just imagine the children filing through the cafeteria line exclaiming "Miss Mint! Miss Mint!" It makes me smile. RIP Miss Mint.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Merry Christmas from my house...

It can be a challenge getting four pups to sit still...

Steven and I...


Ev and I ...

Marissa and Marks...


How the evening ended...
Coffee and Kahlua with family and friends by the fire...❤️