Wednesday, July 19, 2017

road taken...

 If my goose, Titus hadn't gotten herself into the flower bed, I never would have seen this gorgeous Luna moth. We had just had a horrendous rain storm, so the moth's wings were sopping wet.
 He stayed perfectly still, perfectly hidden out in the open by his colors. I haven't seen one of these moths in 30 years.

 The next day he was still in the same spot. He is gone now. I feel like I have seen a miracle. It makes me think; the God I believe in and love made this fellow. It was important for Him to make him. And important enough to let me see it...

The crossroads I was on a few days ago has been prayed out and thought out and solved. It's a little silly to write it out here for the world to see-I mean-what I do isn't earth moving or news worthy at all! Wonderful thing is-I love that.

I have been making things for 9 years to try to sell here on computer-land. The best part of that is all the wonderful women I have met. Supportive, creative, funny, loving...
I guess really I am back at the path I started to walk a few months ago, and just got side-tracked for a while.

I'm going to paint. I won't focus on making anything to sell, Monnie bean will be out on hold-perhaps forever. I am scared, but excited because I feel certain this is where God wants me to walk out my creative life.
Instead of saying goodbye-I'm saying 'hello'
just changing directions is all...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

From birds, and roads.

 Have you ever felt like you're at a crossroads in your life, only you kinda stay at that spot-not really knowing which way to go? I can't help but remember the Tom Hanks movie "Castaway," in the last shot. He's at that crossroad, remembering his past (which was pretty wild, really!), and maybe thinking, "What tie do I have that draws me to go east, west...?" Of course, he picked the only one that existed, the girl he met while delivering her package. (Boy was he a devoted FedEx guy!)
But he did pick a direction...that was a movie I wished had gone on to tie up the loose ends of his life. After all, the viewer got so emotionally involved in his life-why end it at the road? Let me see him happily married and welding with that lady!
So my cross road is here with the pretty lawn and trees and flowers and birds. I guess it's hard to explain-because I am happy in my home with my husband-but I want to do more, and don't have a clue......I seem to keep coming up with my shortcomings, and get kinda stranded on that island....
But I have been making people. Big people, little people. Lots of them.
And I've been loving the flowers and the birds....

"It's empty, Mom. Can't you see that?"

"I can't believe she doesn't fill this suet feeder..."
This is a mad chickadee look, in case you didn't know. (above)
Well, this look is pretty mad too.
"I'll just ignore her. Then she'll put more suet in here."
They sing that happy little song, no matter what.
There's a lot to be learned from birds...

Friday, June 16, 2017

life here...

 They grow so fast.
 And leave way before you expect them to...
 Yes-those are arms cooking in my oven. Hope the oven is clean...oh dear. It actually is cleaner than it looks in that photo!!! :)

 I will be joining a new site (for me) in August. I am very, very excited about this move and I've been working like a dog making people. I'll be able to give more details as time goes by. Also excited to be in the next issue of Haute Handbags...more about that later too....
 Is this adorable or what? My baby mourning doves are so tame when they're young. Oh , how I love them!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Of course,  now the babies are all grown up and fledged. I have other photos of that stage of their growth, but they're still on the camera.
God bless you, and thank you service men and women for giving yourselves for our country.
Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 13, 2017


 In early April, we had a crazy robin who was attacking our windows. I don't have them clean yet-it's too cold to open them. This robin would go from window to window hitting his reflection, and leaving beak marks all over. I worried he'd knock himself out. But instead, he and his mate, Ethyl, made their nest in our second floor guest room window ledge.
 Here's Fred, looking up at the nest from the ground.

 On a different topic-our feeders are busy all day. Note the disgusted look on the face of the grackle. They would love it if no one else was allowed to eat there. We have to buy 16 cakes of suet every week until baby season is over.....But the rewards are worth it!
 Here's two mourning doves that were busy near the feeders, just cleaning and hanging out.
 And here's Norton, our dove.
And here's what's in the nest now, at Fred and Ethyl's place...