I was originally drawn to purchasing this teapot about six years ago, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, because it was advertised as a "melodic" pot that would emit a wonderful whistle when the water reached boiling temperature. Guess what - it makes no sound whatsoever. However, the strawberry design has redeemed it. It gets used every single day, sometimes 3-4 times, of the year!
We had warm temperatures today, around 70, so the neighborhood was abuzz with kids out playing, people doing yard work, and friends sitting on porches chatting. It was a really nice day. After dinner, hubby and I took the dog for a walk and as we headed out I noted that it was very "yellow" outside. It is just about 1 full mile to go around our block and as we approached home, it was just plain very yellow outside and then I heard the sound of stuff hitting the ground - just as we reached the foot of the driveway. The kids were in our yard throwing a frisbee around when I shouted to get inside - all of us (including our furry child) managed to get inside without once getting hit with this......
Also included in this post is a photo of one of my favorite birthday gifts - my own Keurig 1 cup coffee maker - I can have coffee any time of day, in under 3 minutes, with virtually no cleanup! You must get one of these now!!!
I took my camera on my walk tonight around the block. The house almost directly behind me has a huge bunch of this wheaty looking grass growing. I stop and look at it almost every time I take my walk. It fascinates me, so much so that two summers ago I purchased what I thought was the same thing. Unfortunately, what I bought is nothing like this.
I'd love to know what it is. It is just elegant looking to me.
but I didn't see him, even with my zoom lens...bummer.
I've always been fascinated with celestial bodies and what amazed me about taking pictures of the moon for my class in the DSLR last summer was that I could see the craters without using a telescope. I spent about 2 hours outside just watching the moon and snapping away.
Some St. Patrick's Day party feet are featured here. I noticed the variety of socks at one point during the evening when everyone had kicked off their shoes to dance. My foot is the striped one. Two ungreen people barged in at the last second. I'll have to learn to alter colors in Photoshop.....
My birthday celebration continues. My friends surprised me with a Sunday brunch and fifty pink roses. It was WONDERFUL! They also remembered I didn't have a punch bowl (because at Christmas time I sent out an SOS email asking if anyone had one that I could borrow) so they gave me a gorgeous crystal punch bowl that, conveniently, I could use for the big bash they were all invited to!
The first flower of the season appeared this week. I planted two irises several years ago but one seems to have just faded away. This beauty fortunately returns every year and is always the first flower to herald the impending spring.
This winter was a little tough at times, but on the flip side I was presented with occasional neat photo opportunities - like the shrub outside my door. It looked like it was glass-coated last month after a freezing rain we had.
My husband took a couple dozen homemade Irish potatoes into work today and came home with several Irish fortune cookies from a fellow worker at his office. They were very, very tasty, very,very green, and my fortune read, "You will have the luck O' the Irish today".
Who would have thought the Chinese would go to such trouble to celebrate this holiday? I think it's pretty cool!
I fell a bit behind. The photos were on my memory card but the card was MIA for a day. So, you're getting a double dose of my photo for today and for yesterday.
I reunited with my pastel set after a 17 year separation - the first step towards maybe picking them up and trying to draw again.
It may seem silly to some, but when you have an 11 year-old pup who has cancer, you take every photo op you can get and with Freckles and his days of endless laying around and sleeping, the opportunities are abundant. I'm calling this particular photo "Nose of Leather".
This is a photo from last year's evening of egg dyeing on Easter Eve. Photo is just...okay. I hope to take another photo this year and maybe see a bit of improvement. To me, this photo is just a bit fuzzy.
Imagine being suspended like this 210 feet in the air. If you care to try, be sure to ride the Griffin in Williamsburg, VA. My kids rode this, although they had chickened out the day I brought my camera. Click on the image to see the expressions on the faces a bit closer!
Glad I was on the ground with my two feet planted and my Canon 75-300 lens firmly affixed to my camera! I was so pleased with the zoom on this one!
I left a career as an insurance underwriter back in 1993 to stay at home with my kids and I have never once looked back. I've been fortunate to find a job that I can do from home and have done so for the last 16 years.
I am blessed with a great husband and two wonderful kids. Life doesn't get any better than that...well, throw in a beagle or two and it is a smidge better!
A love of our faith is #1 in our home and always will be.