Tuesday, February 21, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday and is it really Spring ALREADY?

Hello my Tuesday FRIENDS! 
We are now on our 3rd week of unusually warm weather for February. I'm talking in the upper 70's the last three days ! With only a slight cool down for the coming week. Records broken and plants have said goodbye to winter and hello SPRING ! We have had hardly any snow or rain all winter so it is very dry out there. We did get some rain late last night and early this morning but not enough to get us out of drought range.  😩 Makes me worry about summer.
We did take advantage of the warmer bug free weather though and cleared out more of the overgrown woods on our property. 😅

It's a bit hard to see as these bushes & vines have not started leafing out yet but they are thick and you can't walk through this part of the woods much . After two days of cutting and  piling this is what we have. 

As I was pulling out the Honeysuckle vines I started winging them into a small balls. Well those who know me know I just couldn't resist....
...I now have a big ball  of vines and still lots more to pull up and wind up 😉
Then I get to start adding all of the Wisteria vines that have totally gotten out of control too. Who knows how big this ball of vines will end up! 
Needless to say we have many sore muscles this morning and I slept late so I have to dash off to work real quick. 
Here is the drink of the day. Coffee of course!
The art is the first piece from the new class... at first I thought the background was too busy . It is growing on me now and I love it and so does hubby. He wants to hang it in the living room ... which is a big thing for him to suggest that. ♥ 
Today's Random Thought

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday & Happy Birthday Mini!

Hello again my Tuesday Friends!!!! 
Happy Valentines Day to you all ♥

We've had another week of weather extremes here but more warm days than cold.  The full moon over the weekend was beautiful and I got some great shots..included the subtle eclipse. 

Then the next night some great shots of the moon and very dark clouds...

Today also just happens to be Mini's Birthday :) She is a whole 1 year old now ♥

These were taken this morning right before and during her morning walk. She does still like her walks but doesn't get to go as far as we used to. Mommy is still being the lazy one :) 
Today's drink is still coffee :) along with one of the Faces from my 29 Faces in Feb. Journal. 
I'm finally finished with the Mindy Lacefield class and starting a new one with
Heather Lippincott Foust . 
I've always loved her work and this is her FIRST class so very excited. The class is called 
" A Life Full of Color" 
The art in the "drink" photo was inspired by her but not one of the class projects. I haven't done one yet. Hoping to get that started today. 
So I guess I have flooded this post with enough photos so I'll just share one 
Random Thought today.

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Monday, February 6, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday

YES!!! It's time for T on Tuesday again :) 
Or coffee as it's what's being served here today :) 
Also showing one of my favorite gardening books. Which I have been re-reading this month to brush up on what all I have to do to be ready for the new season. The journal shows one of my faces for 29 Faces in February which I'm trying to keep up with again this year. So far so good!!! 
Mini and I checked out the flowerbeds today and things are kind of confused out there with all of the warm weather we've been having. 
The Daffodils are up and getting tall...
The Live Forever's are popping out....
The Bee Balm is waking up... 
...and the Iris are saying here we are too!
We didn't take any more pictures but there was lots of stuff growing out there already. 
I've been working on getting the milk jugs ready to plant in this week. I was really hoping for colder weather so a few will have to go in the spare fridge downstairs in it's freezer as those seed do best when frozen  before sprouting. 
Here's some of last years jugs ...
Only part of the ones I did. This method of seed starting has worked very well for me the past 3 years and each year I try more kinds of seeds this way. 
I ran across an interesting photo of an old 
"Victory Garden "  garden layout plan that was provided by the government during WWII . Encouraging everyone to grow their own food. 
This was a plan for a pretty good sized garden to feed 5 people.  I may use it as a guideline for some of my planting. The short season lettuces and things like that. 
As you can tell, I'm ramping up for full time garden season and it will be here soon :) Maybe sooner than normal if Mother Nature keeps the heat turned on. 
Today's Random Thoughts

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Monday, January 30, 2017


HELLO my Tuesday FRIENDS!!! 
Decided I would make a real effort to get this done on time today so here we go :) 
It's been colder and windier here the past two days so it was 
I've consumed a few too many lately and will have to cut back to something with a wee bit fewer calories. The waistline seems to expand so much more easily these days. 
The card in the photo is not complete... I want to add words but haven't come up with the right ones yet... kind of leaning towards these....

I  finished last weeks painting from the 
Mindy Lacefield class too. 
I really feel I achieved a much looser style with this one and really love it. 

Here are some close ups of some of the details. 

I'm calling this one

Exactly what my country is going through right now.  :'( 
But I do continue to HOPE that many will see the light soon and remind myself that  we must stand strong in the light  and allow it to grow before it will be seen. 
Now for Today's Random Thoughts 

PLUS a little tidbit of info I ran across a couple of weeks ago that has made me think  a lot....
In the USA we use 500 million disposable plastic straws a day! 
Here's a paragraph from the article ...
Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day. To understand just how many straws 500 million really is, this would fill over 125 school buses with straws every day. That's 46,400 school buses every year! Americans use these disposable utensils at an average rate of 1.6 straws per person per day.

Got ya thinking? 
Google it and read more if it did. 
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