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Size Matters/ It was on a dead-end street

Far from the city we had known.  Suburbs of Boston.  No longer a rental in a three story but a one level ranch.  It sat on just an acre of dirt where it was new and still void of grass.  It was a great family home situated on a quiet dead-end street.  Mom still lives there and we do what we can to help around the house so she can stay.  A true family home.

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Teach your children well and live by example

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In order to bring more awareness to the issue of domestic violence within the football culture, and open up the conversation with young players,Jacar Press, a community active press, and Women Writers of the Triad are teaming up to host an essay competition for high school football players on “Why Domestic Violence is Wrong.”

Student essays may be submitted in the body of an e-mail sent to jacarassist@gmail.com.  While there is no fee to enter, we suggest a $1 submission donation. Winning essay will awarded a $75 prize, and all proceeds raised will go to the local domestic violence shelter in the winning writer/athlete’s hometown.  Submissions are open from September 30-November 30.

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If you can would you please vote for my very talented friend :) as I did.

Originally posted on Graffiti Lux and Murals:

I designed a shawl for Stevie Nicks in a Talenthouse challenge!

You can vote for it here if you are on Facebook or Twitter: https://www.talenthouse.com/i/416/submission/136590/c4312e6b

Artist: Johnston

Artist: Charlie Johnston

Obviously this is not the shawl, but I thought it was a beautiful pic to express somehow what I have done. I do not want to post a pic ot the shawl, per se as I do not want to get disqualified.

I’m so excited! Thank you to all who care enough!

Resa <3

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Happy Autumn Everyone

Happy Autumn EveryoneFall

nutsfortreasure:

today has gone to the dogs lol

Originally posted on fox4kc.com:

At one point or another most of us have seen a small child get upset when they have to stop swimming, but how about a dog?

In a video posted to YouTube by America’s Funniest Home Videos, a German shepherd does not want to stop swimming and throws quite the vocal fit when asked by her owner to get out of the water to go home.

The video description read: “She got to keep swimming after her wonderful theatrical performance. No dogs’ hearts were actually broken in the making of this video.”

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One of the highest selling beer companies has released a new commercials and it’s doggone cute!

In their newest commercial Budweiser sends a heavy message promoting responsible drinking.

The company’s brilliant use of man’s best friend will make you think twice before drinking irresponsibly.

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A must have for all of those with woman in their lives because each and everyone of us shall go through this.

Originally posted on Melissa I. Hassard:

“Her little sister is so lucky,” says my 10-year-old daughter, earlier this evening, as I was explaining one of Sable Books’ latest releases to our beloved piano teacher.  As I got home, I realized I hadn’t shared it with all of you.

letters_for_my_little_sisterLetters for my Little Sister began as a real letter — one that Cecilia Gunther had begun to write to her younger sister as a way to help with navigating the journey of aging and menopause. Their mother had died when they were young, you see, and there had been no one to really turn to to ask questions about this stage of their lives, and while Cecilia had been old enough to have observed their mother some, the memories were scarce.  And there was really no one else around to give them this very personal advice.

She realized the taboo and silence around the subject of menopause, (“even typing…

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Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese

nutsfortreasure:

MY Favorite!

Originally posted on Lulu's Musings:

lobsterYou know that 2 pound lobster that was on my plate earlier this week?  Well, it didn’t all get eaten, and the claws came home.   Luckily, there was just enough meat in them for lobster mac ‘n cheese.

I read somewhere that Ina Garten gets the credit for popularizing lobster mac ‘n cheese, but I’m thinking a Mainer would tell you it started right here!  What makes it such a great dish to prepare is there’s no end to the possibilities. You can use a variety of pastas and the cheese combinations…..well, use your imagination!  The only consistent ingredient is the lobster, a little or a lot depending on what you have on hand.  Here’s my combination of ingredients this time around.

lobster mac 'n cheeseLobster Mac ‘n Cheese

8 oz. pasta, your choice

2 T. butter

3-4 T. shallot or red onion, finely chopped

2 T. flour

1 c. milk + 1/2 c. heavy…

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Son and Art in NYC Was Perfect

My son had his show in NYC  Curated by Peter Doig,  who by the way was so nice.  He likes Mike’s work with spray paint and that speaks volumes.  He is an Artist first so he gets what one puts into what they do,  you know the true passion for the medium in which you choose to create with.

Some other things happened yesterday about suppertime.  I walked in before even seeing Mike and introduced myself to his Mom you know the one I chose from the Couple Bio’s at the adoption agency.  To say she had no clue as to who I was is a understatement but as I said her name and reached my hand out and said my name the question on her face became a smile.

Two Mom’s meet for first time(he is 37 lol).  She then introduced me to her friend also an artist in her own right as well as a  dear family friend of theirs and then her husband,  Mike’s Dad and then came a chance to meet the daughter she had after adopting my son.  Then her son in law and two precious grandchildren.  She asked if Mike knew I was there and I assured her no,  that was the best part after not seeing him in five years and him being so close to us I had to come see him and his show.

Mike was down a hallway and as her and I began to walk towards him he looked up and was floored first by the fact I was there in person and second because both he and his Mom were side by side laughing.  We hugged and I leaned down to pat his sweet dog, who had also made the trip east while my little girl(JT) and her daddy were just steps away from all the action in our truck.  I had sent him in to let me know if my son had arrived yet and he came out and said boy had he changed since he had come to the house that day we first met,  he no longer looked like the man who had fathered him but now more like one of my brothers:) yes life is good!  So after we were done hugging I told him I was going outside so Ron could come in as JT was in the truck to which he replied “Let’s go!”  Now I felt bad as people were streaming in to look at Art and meet the Artist’s  and here he was looking to bail.  He hates shows,  he hates the spotlight on him though when asked questions I would swear he is at ease or maybe last night was different maybe by 2 worlds colliding because I was once enough brave enough to do what was right,  it helped him to smile.  I hope so and anything one can do for their child no matter how old they are you do right?  We talked and hugged and I met some of his friends as well.

We left home at 11 am and stopped in CT to see friends and let JT walk around and do her thing as we stretched out legs for the last leg of the trip.  The show was from 6 to 8 pm and we made it to the gallery at 5 and found a spot in the shade of the cities huge skyscrapers.  It was warm just 4+ hours from NH but nice.  I walked JT along the NYC streets for a change of pace as we had time to spare I hate being late to anything.

I would say the show was a success. As I said my goodbyes at 7:45 the place was packed.  People pumped on Art within the walls of White Columns Art Gallery on Horatio Street not far from the 9-11 Memorial, which many of you may have seen all over the TV the day before.  I had hoped to see the lights shining upward but they were not on when we got there even though night had fallen over this beautiful city, yes Boston is my home but NYC is a close second and even more special now.

Time for some lousy photos taken with phone inside the gallery should you fall in love with a piece and want to call it yours you can contact the gallery for details as I never thought to ask what the prices were.  He also does custom work so if you want to have something done by a Graffiti Artist and not on the side of your building, lol here is his email tierneypaints@yahoo.com.  Sorry for bragging but I do adore him and want him to be even more successful than even he can dream for himself.

Tetons Jackson Hole  WY

Tetons
Jackson Hole WY

Mike's Work

Graffiti Artist Mike Tierney's Work

Stunning work yes even if he was not my  son :)

Stunning work,  yes even if he was not my son :)

He loves adding flair to everyday objects :)

He loves adding flair to everyday objects :)

Hoped you loved the sample of his latest work,  I know we all did.

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — It aired once, and it would never air again. An ad featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales hit the airwaves during the Super Bowl of 2002. It was a tribute to the horrific terror attacks of September 11th, 2001.

Despite the fact that it would never air again — many have never forgotten this moving commercial.

FOX6’s sister station, FOX2Now in St. Louis says AB Global Creative came up with the concept, and “moved heaven and earth” to make the commercial happen.

FOX2 reports they had to get approval from Congress, the ad community and New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani.

“We filmed in New York City. We had a helicopter going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Mayor Guiliani let us into the city. The only film company of any sort right after 9-11 to actually come into air space with our helicopter to film the Clydesdale — the hitch coming…

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wikipedia_Summer_of_Monuments

The link above explains it all.  Have fun time is running out!

I signed up for a free, 6 or 8 week class, presented by a local newspaper here in New Hampshire. It is about writing  Memoirs.

My story.

It is about TRUTH ( though the publisher of Million Little Pieces could fill you in on more of that)

Our first homework is to write a piece on a harrowing experience lol how do I choose?  We could also do it on a person we had a relationship of some kind with and how that changed us.  Both tough for me as most of my long time followers know.

She went around and asked us to say why we were there and who we are.  There was a 83 year old man who said he came as he would like to tell the story of his family in a fun and lively way I can only hope I make it to that age and have his spunk :)

There was another who had written lots of poetry and was interested in this writing form.  The lady on my right new our teacher and she was not sure if she wanted some day to write a novel, autobiography or memoir but she was all in. I said I was there to learn the art of telling a sad story and capturing the reader and in the end finding joy in the read :) I am always looking for the Happy Ending.  The woman to my left has many amazing stories to tell as she has also lived a life such as mine full of very colorful people. The next lady wrote on her laptop the whole time in class maybe she will write of her day in class as I am :)  The last student that arrived a half hour late was close to the other man’s age and seemed to have the same intent leaving a story for those in his family who followed so the story of who they all were would not be lost.  I want that too but that will be in a different form I think but this class will teach me a way to keep the reader engaged  as they flip the pages of a book I hope to write you know the type old photos, family stories and recipes passed down through the ages.  No war stories for me as sadly I fought a long war and it left me broken but here.  So yes I had fun and I came home to quickly write three pieces that we will read aloud and discuss so we can learn what to do to make them better.  Here on my blog it is easy I am talking to friends.

Now comes the good part she says to me “Eunice you have some extra homework I want you to read Liars Club” lol maybe she didn’t believe me :)  Have you read it?  Is it good?  I must head to the library and see if they have it and hope I can get through it to the end by next Wed. night.

Have a great weekend

I am off to see my son tomorrow and sadly mom has bowed out from the drive down she is just not feeling well with all her medical issues I am sad but OK and he doesn’t know I am going so he will not be disappointed in no meeting her.

I will shoot video of his show and bore you all with too many photos I am sure :)

I will also be down the street from the 9-11 Memorial in NYC and maybe as I leave the city for home I can see the lights in the night sky.  I continue to pray for Peace around the world and for countries to get along but after the speech last night I am even more scared of the future for our people and the babies coming into the world today.

I have a dear friend who saw me starting out to paint with Watercolor and she gathered all kinds of things for me.
There were tubes of unused watercolor paints, a couple of brushes and some wonderful paper that I am still afraid to use as I seem to be saving it for REAL ART.  Funny how a simple gift of her left overs and hand me downs  has empowered me to paint daily,  oh wait did I tell you about the books!  She gave me beautiful books on Watercolor techniques that I read and try to copy from.  I thought I would never want to look at another’s work, I am trying to do it on my own as I am too much of an individual, setting a course out on her own from what resides in my head, yes it is full after being away from any kind of art for 40+ years.

I am so grateful for my friend Jane who always has my back in such artful endeavors see her work at http://www.janercapone.com

Thanks Jane for the gifts of what you no longer needed xo

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NEW YORK– A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday

It is still unclear how anyone obtained the vast collection of usernames and passwords. Google says its servers were not breached. The list appears to be a collection of passwords exposed in previous hacks — likely on users’ own computers, not Google’s systems.

“We have no evidence that our systems have been compromised,” said Google spokeswoman Caroline Matthews.

In fact, there’s no telling yet whether the list is even authentic, the company said.

However, Google is warning affected users to take steps to further protect their Gmail accounts, such as creating a stronger password and using an extra security feature called two-step authentication.

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Me again, yes the birth mom of a very smart and oh so talented guy.  He has put his nose to the grindstone as they say and has made a connection with a very important person in the art world.  Anyone who has seen what he can do with a spray can, will not be surprised that he is making it once again into the big time,  NEW YORK CITY.

He was there once for a charity auction, one painting on the wall making a huge statement and bringing in so much more money than he ever dared to dream.  They had to give him a exhibition :)  This one is being curated by a man by the name of Peter Doig have you heard of him and the records he set with the sale of a painting titled “White Canoe” never mind the rest of his body of work.  My hope is he is a good man with only Mike’s best interest at heart.  From what I have read about Mr. Doig  I am sure he will be in great hands but moms worry and most only want the very best for their child, don’t they.  So yes I am so very proud of him and all the years he has worked hard to get noticed and now he has made it to the ultimate place to be seen, NYC!

So if you are free on Friday,  September 12 and are in the neighborhood of White Columns Art Gallery please stop in for his Exhibit Opening from 6 to 8 pm.  I will add the link to gallery page for the dates his works of art will be shown with them.
I wish him the very best and a wonderful showing!  Yes he has had plenty out in JH WY with all of the friends and locals there but NYC and say London are the place to be!
Blow Their Minds Mike!

http://www.whitecolumns.org/sections/exhibition.php?id=1326
Thanks for letting me brag about him

xo

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I would not use this mat but just for my needs in the moment I used what was handy :)

I would not use this mat but just for my needs in the moment I used what was handy :)

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Hello September!

Perenial Sunflowers Rock

Happy September Everyone!

Today in the States it is Labor Day a day in which we celebrate the worker mostly with yummy BBQ’s  Though as I see most retail spaces are open which means the holiday unless celebrated on Sat. and Sun. their days off, well you get the point.  I am retired from 100 hour work weeks in a big old truck so I will celebrate for those who can’t.  No beer or burgers though but I may roast some yummy New England Sweet Butter Corn on the grill and cut it off the cob and add to my salad.  You see having your favorite store of 40 years closed for 6 weeks had me buying takeout or eating weird things, time to watch the waist once again with hopes of whittling it down some more I hate being so inactive I must get strong to battle that damn roof in another 2 months :).

My wish is for September to be kind to all of us we have enough on our mind with the woes of the world and the evil who resides within.  Scary times my friends scary indeed.

Stay safe in your travels and I will try my best to keep up with you all.

Eunice

 

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The amazing photography of Louie Schwartzberg –

(Photographers be warned: There is no other video to compare with this on you tube)

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?

“I drank that wine of which the soul is is vessel. Its ecstasy has stolen my intellect away. A light came and kindled a flame in the depth of my soul. A light so radiant that the sun orbits around it like a butterfly.”  -Rumi
photo source: Nowie

photo source: Nowie

Louie Schwartzberg bio

For over three decades, the award-winning cinematographer has been creating iconic and memorable images while becoming widely known as one of the industry’s most innovative cinematographers. Schwartzberg’s work in the areas of time-lapse photography, nature, aerial and “slice-of-life” photography are recognized around the world. Schwartzberg has been the recipient of two Clio Awards and received one Emmy Award nomination. He was recognized as one of…

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Check your sliced cheese if there is any left after your cookouts :(

Originally posted on KFOR.com:

Photo courtesy of (PRNewsFoto/Kraft Foods Group)

Photo courtesy of (PRNewsFoto/Kraft Foods Group)

NORTHFIELD, Ill., — Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product.

A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards.

While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness; therefore, the company is issuing the recall as a precaution.

Kraft has had no consumer illness complaints for this product associated with this recall.

The affected product is limited to four varieties with “Best When Used By” dates of February 20, 2015, and February 21, 2015

The affected product was shipped to customers across the United States. It was not distributed outside of the United States.

To see the specific varieties that are being recalled, visit the press release available on the Kraft News Center website:…

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I told you about our little battle with a CEO the board put in charge and the beloved ousting of a true leader that all loved working for in http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/the-end-maybe-near/ here is the rest of the story……….

The walkout/boycott lasted 6 long weeks.  Speaking personally for me I just used almost all I had up in the cupboards. I made just a few trips to Wal-Mart for canned dog and cat food, coffee and Half and Half, toilet tissue, I shopped the farmers markets for veggies and one steakhouse 3 miles away has a butcher shop and they had a mega sale on hamburger at just $1.99 per pound. On that day I picked up 10 pounds, there goes the diet :).  I will use it for pasta, meatloaf, tacos as well as a couple of days for burgers on the grill after all it is Labor Day here in the US were we celebrate the American Worker. 

Now you see we do have a story for us to look up to.  Our area of the US known as New England is full of very determined people and after 6 long fought weeks we did what businesses here never thought could happen.  We by standing together as one workers and customers alike we brought this family run grocery chain to their knees and made them yell uncle lol no not really but they did indeed see our resolve growing stronger and not weaker as they had hoped and finally in the 11th hour approved the sale of the whole business to the ousted CEO Artie T DeMoulas.  of Market Basket fame.  The only leader the workers and customers would come back into the stores to shop for.  Have you heard the news where you live?  Give a Thumbs Up for the little guy WE WON!  We have Unions scratching their heads and other companies realizing the same could indeed happen to them if they don’t play nice. Be fair.  Be kind to people and not always make it about the billions you will earn.  Here is a link to a real writer’s story though I bet his cabinets were not empty when he sat down to compose his.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-market-basket-ceo-arthur-t-demoulas-20140828-story.html    The motto here has been NEVER GIVE UP, Never ever think there is nothing you can say or do!  Stand up for what is right. 

In the end he bought his cousin out for over 1.5 billion dollars US while his cousin also an Arthur was over in Greece getting married.  I love my brand new Market Basket store and will shop tonight for the upcoming week and set about filling at least 2 cabinets with canned goods :) you just never know when an emergency will arise when you must live off them. Grandma always canned and I would have but with all the injuries and surgeries this year a full garden just was not in the cards for us.
I will end this by saying POWER TO THE PEOPLE WE DID WHAT THEY SAID COULD NOT BE DONE, we stuck together to right a wrong and I am so proud of each and every worker and more so for the customers of Market Basket you joined in to have your voice heard and indeed they were!  Happy Labor Day to you all. 

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Still work to be done more leaves and of course some veins :)
My head hurts trying to do this but I swear I will keep trying!

 

 

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Low Tide and the rocks left behind

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Originally posted on News 92 FM | Official Site for Houston News, Traffic, Weather, Breaking News:

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(NASA)

(HOUSTON) — NASA is asking for your help in identifying night-time photos taken from the International Space Station.

The images were taken with a hand-held digital camera from the International Space Station, about 250 miles above Earth.

“With the astronaut photography, you can actually get down to relatively small street level,” says William Stefanov, the associate ISS program scientist for Earth observations at the Johnson Space Center, “whereas the other satellite data will give you a large blob for an urban center.”

It’s those images that a group of researchers from Complutense University of Madrid in Spain is using to study the effects of light pollution.

“Some animals, they can’t handle having lights on all the time,” Stefanov points out. “Some plants need a diurnal cycle to really exist correctly.”

The researchers are now asking for your help in identifying some of the night-time images.

“They’re relying on people’s…

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You, Robot/OH My Knees

Postaday asks if you had a Robot what would you have it do.  I would have to say I would love one to weed my gardens. 
Oh my knees are hurting bad and to have a shiny machine going up and down each row,  gently pulling just the weeds and allowing all my pretty flowers to take center stage now that I would call a perfect garden helper!Hibiscus In Bloom

The End Maybe Near

Have you read in your local papers all about the saga playing out here in New England?  The story of a family run business in turmoil?  Where one cousin was in charge and all kinds of money was being made and new stores held “Grand Openings”,  then the new shareholders wanted the other cousin to run the show. 

Well it has been a well known fact about this families inner turmoil for those who grew up near the where it all takes place.  I have looked on from the outside and as a trucker I have delivered loads of goods that would be placed on the shelves in their stores.

  When I moved to my home in 1988 I made 20 mile round trip runs once a week,  to do my food shopping.  No they were not the only game in town just a place that toted “More For Your Dollar”.  I have shopped at their many stores since I was 18 and now 58 I would say I have been a very loyal customer.  From the very old original stores to my towns brand new one,  I love them all,  what I don’t like is that family squabbles, yes we all have them, have to interfere with the shopping public.

You see back in July they told Artie T. he would have to step aside to let his cousin Arthur S. run the show.  The store was about to take on a look and feel unlike the last 40 years I shopped.  The workers were upset and unrest began pretty quickly.  The workers said “Bring Artie T BACK!”  You see he cared about the company as well as the workers and maybe just a little less about the bottom line as his cousin maybe.  The worker’s made signs. Some stayed home but most worked their shift and then stood outside for a month boycotting the way Artie T. was told to go.  They rallied behind him in a way that makes me so proud.  You see they stood up for a man they loved to work for and held their ground to the point where almost all customers showed their support for them and refused to enter any of the many, many stores of this famous New England supermarket chain.  Have you shopped at one of our Market Baskets/Demoulas stores?

Day after day we had to shop elsewhere.  Customers would bring their receipts to their local boycotted stores and tape them up as a reminder they had to eat and that this is what their beloved stores were loosing in revenue.  Store after store windows were covered with receipts how could management not see?  It has been going on for so many days that it is usually the lead story on our local news.  The duel being played out by the two Arthurs.

Well the recent news on this fiasco is that they will all will be fired should they not go back to the stores and warehouses.  Managers told to CLEAN UP the properties.  Signs of BOYCOTT must come down!  Receipts too!  See they have had enough,  well so did the workers. 

It comes down to power plays and greed.  Artie T. from the moment he was told to go home said he would buy controlling interest from his cousin.  There came a point where this group of CEO’s stated another local food chain was interested in sweeping in to purchase the whole package.  I for one watched that store put a Mom and Pop run small chain out of business when they moved in 3 miles away,  with great prices and as soon as the other one failed up went their prices,  which is why I traveled the 20 miles round trip each week for 40 years.  So should they sell to them I will continue to shop my local Farmer’s Markets and Meat shops yes it will be more expensive but I have my priorities and principles as well and my allegiance is to my much loved Market Basket store.

We miss you Artie T.

Rock on to all those workers who held their ground and brought this company down upon their knees,  begging for customers and for their workers to return to their posts,  when maybe they should stayed on theirs knees just a bit longer and gave thanks to God for all they have enjoyed for so many years here in New England. 

I will miss you so much if you go.
A valued customer indeed

Pretty Visitor

Forecast had us down at the river pulling a dam the beavers just started, with hopes of keeping this place from horrid floods while CA and OR burn up. :(    just not fair is it.

This beauty kept me company since JT is not feeling well,  between her doing something to her front paw and chewing her skin.  As soon as we had the river 3 foot lower I took her up and bathed her outside. She hates baths but the medicated shampoo is easier for me to do right now outside as on of my knees is now shot,  I am only 58 what will I do at 78 :)  So with her feeling comfy and full as well as the two of us we made it through another day.  Hope you are hanging in there as well.

Such said news about Robin Williams so sad to watch a soul loose all hope and unable to go on one more day.  Hoping he has found peace within finally.

If you or someone you know is suffering so badly they fear they can not go on for one more day please call in some help we all have a purpose and surly his was not just to make us laugh.  I will miss his beautiful soul.

Take care everyone.
Will read blogs tomorrow most of the day

:)

ABUNDANCE

Enjoying August to the fullest.

Practicing Watercolor painting still.

Taking lots of photos as well just not blogging much.

All is well some may say boring I say wonderful.

What a gorgeous summer we are having just sorry so many others are far from enjoying their weather.

Sunny days we have had

Sunshine

That is after the heavy downpours have moved off towards the coast.

JT is so tired of all this heat

The lawn gets mowed when it reaches 6 inches and is tamed back to 4″ high lol so I can spot SNAKES!

River is behaving.

but it has been wet enough down here to grow these and many other different varieties.

Dangerous?  Must be the Turkey have not botherd with them.

Speaking of Turkey just my 6 boys stopping by for breakfast and dinner a few seeds and lots of bugs!  Miss my girls and their fluffy chicks but the hawks are never far from here and we have lots of unsafe open space for chicks to be snatched.

Delightful Day Lilies

So I will enjoy the summer and prepare for fall.
Too soon to discuss that horrid season :)  JT’s favorite to walk the beach in truth be told mine to for that activity it is the shoveling I could do without :)

Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe where ever you may be.

Summertime

SUMMERTIME

Happy August to you al!

Not much going on in my world of late been kind of a slow easy pace which is always nice isn’t it.
We are all fine and Mom is back driving herself!

This is really what I would call the last month of summer in my part of the world and I intend to enjoy every moment.  I will hit the steams for gold and the beaches for coins and rings.  I will take a few photos lol and yes I will continue to try and be the best Watercolor painter ever  :) well from where I sit!  I am not sure how others feel after painting but I am exhausted after 3 or 4 hours.  I hope as I learn more that will lessen.

The few items I planted are producing nicely but miss my garden full of goodies.  My favorite place to shop has been shut down pretty much for a month as the owners and CEO bicker back and forth,  you may have read about it or seen it on your local news as it is that big of a story.  Sad the place will never be the same I fear.  I had been traveling 10 miles each way to shop there till they opened one in my town.    We will see what happens now as they are loosing so much money and customers. 

Well that is pretty much all that is happening in my world these days so I will settle in to enjoy August to the fullest as there will be Sept and Oct to prepare this place for that other season.

Take care of yourselves

 

Simple Trees

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Pretty Little Gray Tree Frog

Still Wet

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Still Wet

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Hummingbird Moth and Bee Balm

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Hummingbird Moth?Clearwing Moth

Yes I not only paint but take that pretty dog out to capture beauty in gardens too

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JT and the wild ones

How Are you All?

I just spent 2 hours or better hitting I don’t know how many of my beloved followers and probably barely scratched the surface if I have not been by I promise I will try :)

I have been painting everyday but 3 this month I just wish they were all masterpieces :) can not wait till I can sit and take my time on a piece but for now they just keep coming out of me so I am going with the flow and trying to learn when to stop.

I go out daily 5 or more times with my girl and we play Frisbee and I take a camera out to walk with us.  This place is a jungle as well as a ZOO!!!  We are never at a loss of things happening here.

I actually left her home the other night :( we have been inseparable maybe since I went on that silent retreat but I need to do some walking too much sitting has my knees screaming so I told him I wanted to hunt for treasure with him I think he was shocked being night and all.  Felt god to go and when I came home JT was beside herself with joy crying and whimpering like a wolf pup does with it’s Mom.  I made a big deal about what a good girl she was and then she ran to get her toy she did not care that I was tired and it was late so I threw and threw and then it was his time to play with her.  We need to do this more often so that is the norm for her it is too hot to take her in the afternoon unless we run the AC and one of us stays in the running truck with her while the other shops and beaches here from on dogs and with fireworks legal as well as illegal she is better off safe at home.  I know this but I miss her.

So today we watched this one work

Incoming

Incoming

Freezing the action with hand held  D80 with no macro lens is not how you go about getting a perfect capture :(

Freezing the action with hand held D80 with no macro lens is not how you go about getting a perfect capture :(

Still trying to be patient and learn as I go.

Still trying to be patient and learn as I go.

Have a great week everyone!

 

Mid July

So what is new in your world?  My life is quiet but never boring :)

Wildlife visit in droves even with hundreds of acres of land surrounding me they still want to be up close and personal with me lol what’s up with that!  I was outside just now talking on the phone with Mom she is doing awesome by the way she may drive tomorrow when I get down there, and I had 6 huge male wild turkey making pretty sounds talking to me asking for seed :)  even with the dog and cat there they knew they were safe I like the young being brought here and calling my place home but I sent them off to search for ants and beetles ticks too like wild turkeys are supposed to do. Yesterday before heavy rains began to fall they were along the edge of the property here pulling fresh raspberries one after another I am just worried those Black Bear are on the other side of the vegetation, ten foot wide or more in some parts, eating their way inward towards me :)  I must buy a can of compressed air made to scare bears away as these ones have become so bold and I do not want us to get hurt or one to die needlessly.

I must get a few new lens for the Nikon so I can capture better detail.  This is a mix of 4 different cameras hope you enjoy a poke around the place :)

Enjoy the rest of July

 

Bet he never saw his pretty face before :)

Bet he never saw his pretty face before :)

 

They say deer eat these mine are all still healthy

They say deer eat these mine are all still healthy

 

The perfect pair in my lower yard browsing on fresh greens

The perfect pair in my lower yard browsing on fresh greens

 

Trying to get them to look like tissue paper then learning to take a pretty picture :

Trying to get them to look like tissue paper then learning to take a pretty picture :

 

OH if only I had all this wisdom them :)

OH if only I had all this wisdom then :)

Off to read more of your wonderful blogs I really do hope you are al truly OK I miss being here 2 and 3 times a day

XO

 

FREE WINE Yes Really!!!!!

The site I sell my photography on http://www.folsommillstudio.com is giving out $100.00 worth of FREE WINE is you BUY ART.  Please support me by entering my store and seeing if there is an image you would love on a card for an upcoming holiday or birthday and tell me the name of the image and I will chop all the prices so you can get in on the deal I am tired I have done 6 pages of images with many more to get too so if you decide grab the title and I will get right in there to lower the price for you and you can get FREE WINE :)  Perfect Deal for up coming weddings, parties, BBQ’s or save for the Holiday gift giving which will be here soon enough Thanks again if you are you who can support me if not maybe you can pass my link to those who can and would love this deal LOL Yes On Free Wine!!!

Feeling Beachy

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Feeling Beachy indeed at the temps will get up into the 90’s AGAIN!

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Are you searching for indie craft shows to do for the holiday 2014 season? Here are all the upcoming fall and holiday craft shows we know about for September to December! We’ve included application deadlines when we know them, and we’ll add more show dates as we find them.

These shows are all within driving distance of Cincinnati, so we’ve got shows in Ohio plus major shows from around the Midwest and Eastern U.S. (Note: We only organize Crafty Supermarket, so we can’t answer questions about these other shows! Apps for our show in Cincinnati are open July 15 to Sept. 1!)

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BLOG TOURING

Writing Process Blog Tour has been making its way across WordPress and Christy Birmingham over at Poetic Parfait has asked me to join in by answering a few questions.  I hope I do it correctly as I am rusty in this department. 

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Thanks again Christy!

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The questions are:

What are you currently working on?
Besides caring for a home and pets most of you know I am prolific when it comes to photography.  Many of my shots can be seen at http://www.folsommillstudio.com as well as on Zazzle products, Redbubble  and now Crated.  So I read blogs and re-blog ones I want my followers to get a chance of seeing and every now and then I pop in with an up date on life in my world.  I have not written a poem in a long time for 20 Lines but I think there will be some in the works soon.   I have taken up Watercolor painting and now with three lessons behind my I am ready to set about making art not craft.  So I am busy all the time updating images for products.
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
I am not sure that mine is any different from all of yours.  I sit and share my world with not only words but a few photos too like most of you I follow.  I think all story tellers of life are the same, though my life may be a little more open than others.
Why do you write what you do?
When I started my blog over at Living and Lovin  I really never knew the direction it would take but as I look back on the last 3+ years of posts I see it has taken as many turns as I did in my big rig.
I was so broken wanting more and little by little as I shared the stories and read yours I knew which path it was I had forgotten to take, the one where I would be Living and Lovin myself as I did everyone else.
How does your writing process work?
Well I can tell you as I sit quietly either early morning or after my day is done I put my feet up at the desk with that cute girl of mine at my feet.  He is in watching the TV and in fact he knows none of you and has never read my blog oh wait he did meet one of my blogger buddies from CA> when she was in Boston, MA  He was worried about me meeting a stranger lol see he doesn’t know you are friends.  It is not a secret but he lives with me and knows me and has since I was a young teen. For the longest time he never saw the photos he watched me take but when he did he insisted I DO SOMETHING probably the real reason I do not bring in the computer and sit it in his lap, for a good read.  Words come easy when I am talking to you.  I have such a great group of bloggers, you feel like friends who stop by to chat for hours over iced tea.  I know some have write’s block to deal with but what I write about is my world,  which means I am never at a loss for something to say.  I am blessed and for that I am so very grateful

I will now add a couple of the writers on my Blog Roll please stop by and tell them I sent you for some Iced Tea
:)

http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/

http://4writersandreaders.com/

http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/

http://beebeesworld.wordpress.com/

 

 

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I received a wonderful e-mail out of the blue from Mosey’s owner Kathryn. She said something that truly struck a cord with me, “Getting a dog is the easy part, building a foundation that sets your relationship up for success is an enormous task.”

This is so worth passing along to you all. Enjoy the time with your puppy, enjoy teaching, learning, and spending this time together. It goes by oh so quickly! Mr. Mosey can be found in our numerous puppy videos that we use for our classes, you can check them out here, VIDEO ~ Nancy

Mosey at 7 weeks &amp; 7 months. One handsome boy!

Mosey at 7 weeks & 7 months. One handsome boy!

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit”
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“Dogs have been an integral part of my life, personally and professionally, for almost two decades, yet a puppy had never been a member of…

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I know some of you use YouTube to share videos of your work, perhaps you’ll be interested in a real life situation that Artist, Paul Taggart finds himself in with YouTube and how piracy has turned his world upside down.

Paul Taggart has been an artist for 40 years, authored a number of art instruction books, has given countless workshops all over the world and who has generously shared over 260 art tutorials via YouTube, where he earned YouTube Partner status.  I’ve watched Paul Taggart’s video’s for a number of years, they have been tremendously helpful tool in my development as an artist.

An artist friend of mine on PMP brought Paul’s situation to light, I hope that by publicizing his experiences here that perhaps some extra support may be raised for his cause.  At the very least it will alert you all to how easily your videos can be stolen and how you may not be…

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Who wouldn't want to take a bike tour with this guy? Me &amp; James in front of the Mormon Temple in SLC.

Who wouldn’t want to take a bike tour with this guy? Me & James in front of the Mormon Temple in SLC.

When I’m on the road, I usually avoid cities unless I have a very specific mission in mind (like finding all the Banksy’s in San Francisco) or I know somebody there who can show me around. Otherwise, I spend the whole time fighting traffic and looking for parking. On Saturday night at the Sun Tunnels Solstice celebration, I met a tall,
glittery-faced guy with two long braids named James who turned out to run a bicycle-tour company in Salt Lake City. When I admitted to skipping past SLC, he offered me a place to park my rig and a bike tour, which sounded like an opportunity to me. I do my best to yes to all opportunities.

James and friends at the Sun Tunnels

James and friends at the Sun Tunnels

When I left the Sun Tunnels on Sunday I…

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First Trip To Our Tree

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Life is going on all around me Hope you are all loving it as well HUGS

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First Trip To Our Tree

Being fed at my Apple tree and no longer in their nest
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Did someone say Hush Puppies?!! Be still my heart! How I do love those Hush Puppies! And if you’re contemplating making up a big batch of that delicious Carolina Pulled Pork I just told you about for your Independence Day celebrations, these Hush Puppies would be fantastic served right alongside those tasty little sliders. Your party will be the talk of the town! For you folks out there who might not know what a Hush Puppy is, (and I’m not sure where in the world you’ve been hanging out…) a Hush Puppy is basically a ball of cornmeal batter which has been deep-fried. They are often served along side fried seafood dishes or with barbecued foods. Now there are numerous legends about how they got their name. They seem to all involve some group of folks, be they Southern hunters, fisherman, civil war soldiers or cooks, taking a cornmeal mixture…

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PINK AND SWEET

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PINK AND SWEET

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ON THE ROCKS

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