Saturday, July 31, 2010

Camera Critters

Whew - Saturday already!  Recently I decided to change the "winter" bedroom from Christmas to Black/White/Red.  Evidently Jeffie really liked that change cause he's in love with the bed!
Ahh how I love my crazy boy!!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ABC Wednesday - B is for Beautiful Brilliant Baby Boy Brushing

Please excuse my babbling but this just bemuses me!  Here is baby Lincoln at only 13 months old, brushing his teeth!  All four of them!  And the beauty of it is that his mommy (who is doing SUCH a good job with him) sits him on his cushy potty seat, that sits on the toilet, while he brushes his teeth. But wait, it gets better.  The other morning, he did both of the things that people do while in that position! Brilliant!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday - a trip to the doc's office

Had a routine meds-check visit to the doc's Friday and I stopped on my way out to snap a few pics of this gorgeous tree

Here it is closer up - this shot would make a wonderful jigsaw puzzle - I'm thinking about making that a new meme (would-be puzzle shots, not yellow trees) - what do you think?

Have a wonderful Mellow Yellow Monday and if you'd care to see more, or enter your own shot, just click on the alphabet button to the right.

Many thanks to Hootin' Anni for pointing out that my background left me.  She is SUCH an amazing woman.  I'm trying out new ones now (background, not amazing women).  I have ALWAYS loved red and yellow together, which you probably know.  Peace.  B : )

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday and Weekend Reflections

Poor little guy lost his tail, but he's still enjoying the reflections.

Shadows on the pomegranate.
Hope your weekend is going well.  Please click on the appropriate buttons to the right to see more shots of shadows and reflections.  Peace.  B : )

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday

You can probably tell by the name of this blog that I collect bees - if not, read my very first post and you'll know all about it.  Sometimes our collections can get a bit out of hand - I recently disposed of several hundred pigs, quite a few carousel horses, some miniature tea sets, and all the Christmas stuff that was in my Winter bedroom.  The bees I am finding homes for outside.  This little fellow graces a low pot of assorted orchids, just to the left of the patio at the back door.  He's a little worse for wear, missing a wing, but he is SO cute!  Every time he catches my eye, I can't help but chuckle.  This shot could also be used for Ruby Tuesday, I see.  It is not unusual to find items with yellow and red together, mainly because yellow is my favorite color, and red is in the top five, and I find the combination of the two very intriguing.  I do have a separate shot for Ruby Tuesday.
This is called a Scarlet Hibiscus, but it differs from regular hibiscus in many ways, the most obvious being that this one grows in water.  Its pot sits in one of our bird baths.  The flowers are HUGE.  The leaves look like something illegal.  It goes dormant in winter although it must be kept in or near water, and then it reblooms in spring.  I planted some of the seeds from this one because I wasn't sure if it would make it through our harsh winter we had last year, and they also grew.  I gave away most of those seedlings.  I got this plant from the native plant nursery, which accounts for its success I guess.  It is breathtakingly beautiful IRL.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday and Weekend Reflections

Hi there!  Yes, I'm still competing for the "bad blogger" award.  Life just keeps getting in the way.  Sorry.  Well, not really : )

Here is my Shadow Shot:
BTW, if you ever decide to put your little ficus houseplant outside to grow, this is what to expect.

And here is the Weekend Reflection shot.  This is the little "foyer" at the front door where the dogs get in their "suits" to go for our morning walk:
That mirror is from a maple set that was my first husband's when he was a child; the hat rack is one of those cheapie brass ones, painted - talk bout recycling. The green to the left of the mirror is a 60's-ish beaded curtain that hangs over the glass block window, and the shell wreath was made by a very dear neighbor.  There are four hooks screwed into the mirror (you can just see the tops) where the dogs' harnesses and leashes hang.  That little note you see taped at the lower right corner is actually usually right up on the mirror, but I moved it for the picture.  That, AND the one on the door, which you can see in the mirror, are to remind people to be sure the door is latched, not just pulled to, because we lost our dear Jack due to that sort of error : (  and it was beyond horrible.  Jack's loss was - in our Greyhound world - like the first dent in a new car.  Once we felt a bit better about that, it was just a teensy tad easier (yeah right) when we lost Josie and Fred.  Now that I'm writing this, I realize that isn't true - it didn't make the subsequent losses any easier, it just took away the dread of the first time loss.  But now we have Jeffie and Joy (not to mention the terriers) and it helps.  I may have mentioned here before (maybe even more than twice) that Joy has lots of the unique personality quirks that both Jack and Josie used to have.  It's such a blessing!  Victor calls her Josie so often that he now calls her Joysey.  Here she is in a big hole she dug - just like Josie used to.  Just look at that face!

Have a great weekend.  Try to take a minute to drop in on these memes - buttons to the right.  Peace.  B : )

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ellen Hutson - a great place to buy crafty things

There are many placed on the internet to buy items for your arts/crafts, of course, but some just rise to the top.  Ellen Hutson is like that.  She carries the nicest, best quality things - all things that are just perfect for papercrafting (she has other things too, but I do papercrafting).  Almost every time I get her newsletter in my e-mail, I buy something.  I have never met her, but through her e-mails and newsletters and her shop and blogs, I just get the feeling that she is quiet, serene, interested in helping others, has a wonderful sense of elegant style, knows what she's doing, etc.  These are all reasons I enjoy purchasing from her shop.  Check it out.  Enjoy!  Peace.  B : )

I would be honored if you would visit my new on-line store and see some of the cards I have been making. Feel free to purchase some if you would like : )  Much of what I use is purchased through Ellen.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday

Oops - don't know if I forgot yesterday was Monday, or I was just lost under that mountain of laundry it took ALL day to do.  Either way, or whatever excuse, the fact remains I missed a post.  Hey that's almost a poem. : )

The yellow flower is "faux" but the ruby is all real - the rose is from the front yard, Big Red is peeking out from behind it, and there is red on my Stop Greyhound Racing magnetic bumper sticker which, of course, does not work on non-magnetic cars, so it wound up on the microwave.  Makes perfect sense, don't you think?  It does in our house : )

Please click on the appropriate button to the right to join in on either of these fine memes.  Peace.  B : )

P.S.  Are any of you watching Last Chance Highway?  It's pretty amazing.  It's on Animal Planet I think Saturdays around 8:00 or 9:00 pm.  Now THERE are some people who really make a difference.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Weekend Reflections

This is the Soda Fountain on Venice Avenue on the Island of Venice, FL.  There are so many reflections in this picture, I can't even point them all out : )

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Shadow Shot Sunday

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Camera Critters

Have you ever seen a herd of snails?

Now you have, just in case it ever comes up in conversation : )

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ABC Wednesday

Y is for youth - the younguns can get comfortable anywhere!

This couch is basically the testosterone zone of the family room - females rarely sit there.

To see more "Y" pictures, click on the alphabet button to the right.

Peace.  B : )

Watery Wednesday

Water of a different sort today - Ricky got very wet this morning chasing birds and squirrels in the yard:
to see some real water pictures, just click on the button to the right.  Peace.  B : )

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday, Ruby Tuesday, and pretend it's still the 4th of July so you can say..........

Happy birthday America and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CICI!!!  One year with us and how did we ever live without this little critter.  Here she is the day I picked her up:
and here she is now:
with her face full of leaves - the real Ci.  Love you punky.

And here is Mellow Yellow Monday:
How I love my Crocs - been wearing "faux" ones for several years now, but finally got a real pair - $10 at Big Lots (usually $30).  They take away a lot of pain and they make me smile.  The yellow has been on my list from the beginning, so I got not only real Crocs but my yellow ones all at once and at a bargain price.  I am blessed : )

And here is Ruby Tuesday:
This is the well worn top of a large and old wind chime - one of the things I see quite often from my retired woman's recliner chair : )

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