Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.--Epictetus--

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Life continues to flow along here and I continue to be busy. The chihuahuas take up a great deal of time and I am constantly letting them in or out, filling food or water bowls, or giving pets and belly rubs.
John Henry,(who is the oldest),is not in this photo, but Lola and Tick are seen here catching some rays.
This is the neighbor's cat Diamond, she has a white diamond shape right between her eyes. She likes to come and hang out with the dogs and take naps on the chairs we have on the porch.
This fine fellow has been coming and having a drink from the fountain beneath my bedroom window. I'm not sure where he lives, but he often comes by for a chat and the occasional handout. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Summer Flying By

The summer seems to be flying by so fast,the days are still very hot,but the nights are starting to be cooler,the fall is slowly creeping up on us. Here at the family houses the children have all gone back to school,and football practice has started. The orioles that came to feed everyday for the past couple of months,seem to have moved on further south for the season. I miss them,but will look forward to seeing them again next spring.
I managed to finally repair a necklace for my friend Nanc. It was a Christmas present from me a few years ago and Nanc loves it a wears it constantly. The moonstones were from a strand that my husband had given me years ago and I have only used them in pieces for myself and a couple of gifts for friends and family.
You can't really see it in these photos,but the stones have some lovely flashes of color in them.
This week was the full moon for August and I took this photo from the front porch.
It's not a great photo,but I love the sort of watercolor effect I ended up with.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August already?

Once again a month has flown past,it seems I am constantly trying to catch up with things. Mom has had doctors appointments,the chihuahuas needed their nails trimmed,the bird feeders seem to always need filling,add those things to the general list of chores and errands and yes the month flies past me. Mostly I don't mind,staying busy helps with the sadness that I can be overwhelmed by. July 25th was hard,it would have been my husband's 52nd birthday,and this Saturday will be difficult as it is daddy's birthday,...he would have been 77. 
I have been trying to get some new copper and brass bangles done. I hammered some texture into the wire on these and I very much like the look of it.
I've been trying to load this fun little cabinet of drawers with many of my bits and pieces. My daddy made this cabinet for my mom and she was kind enough to give it to me since storage is always an issue for me. *lol*
 Isn't this watercolor yummy? I adore the colors,it was painted by my sister-in-law and she gifted it to me. I must pick up a frame for it soon,it will look lovely against the pale,pale,green walls of my room.
This is what I illuminate my room with in the evenings,it's still far too warm to have the lamps on and I love these lotus lights so much. Years ago I admired these lights and my husband bought them for me to use on our christmas tree. I hated to put them away after the holidays so I bundled them into a large mercury glass vase and used them as a night light in our living room.