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Another Week In The Garden

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It has been hot and very humid but not like our poor west has been enduring.

I have lots of dragonflies here in the yard all posing for me and watching my every move.  Maybe I am blessed with so many beautiful things wild included, because I spend time watching out for them.  I pick up and move turtles from roadways I also throw on my hazards(4 way flashes) when a mother bird is walking her babies across a roadway yes I do it for humans too 🙂  even in my rig for endless mile after mile I tried to always look out for others.  Being aware is all I know are you that way do you really see?

Cooler temps. are on their way they say for 2 days with periods of rain so I will continue to work at the pile of dirt with my hoe and shovel and yes a wheelbarrow we need muscles bad.  I get so out of shape painting but making new friends in the art world now and have even said I will join in on a local “Wet Paint Out” this month and yesterday I taught 17 others at my local library a few things about Watercolor, all fun but I need to put my yard first 4 days a week.  My hope is to offer a place for visiting artists to come and teach.  We have a motel 10 miles away for the students and the instructor could stay here and I would provide meals and bed and bath.  It is early in the process but it is my desire to leave my place for the arts.  I will need an attorney and a business plan to set it in motion but it is the way I intend to leave this space if I can. So time to continue planting pretty spots for them to find inspiration while visiting.

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Growing these in a pot. Cardinal Flowers grow along my river here now they will have new ones in a place where they will make an impact on my lower yard.

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My Yucca blooms each year around the 4th of July

I always have loads of Annuals for splashes of bold color close to the house with my veggies.

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Have a wonderful day.  After I am done outside I shall paint after all it is #WorldWatercolorMonth  #watercolorchallenge

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Do you make pretty things you want to sell?

I have set up a new blog where those who I follow and who follow me can post what they make.  Handcrafted items made by YOU. 

Do a blog post and add it here and I will promote it in my stores and get the word out as well.

I know it has my bracelet on header but ideally once a week to have one of your photos run there would be fun too!

Email me at Eunice356@gmail and let me know if you make something you would like to have showcased and generate some sales on.  Once I add you as a contributor you can post or I can re-blog if you do a post on your blog.

http://handcraftedbyus.wordpress.com/

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My Mom Made the Prettiest Cakes

My Mom has decorated cakes since I was a baby.  In fact I never had a store bought one,  nor did my three brothers.  She only stopped making cakes when her hands crippled with arthritis and no longer could produce beautiful displays of her artwork., I think they were still beautiful but she was so hard on herself, really her cakes and frosting were so good and me being a kid, I hate to tell her it could have been messy and still yummy.

When she had orders for huge wedding cakes or say Big Bird for a Boston show, I always helped wash all the bowls, as each color on the cake had a separate one.  She made the best frosting.  I can not explain how good our cakes were at home.  When I was a Brownie she made a Brownie Cake and when I was a Rainbow Girl she made my doll cake in beautiful white gown just like the one she made me to attend weekly meetings in,  as well as a rainbow cape on her shoulders.

Mom was so talented in all she ever set her mind to teach herself.  I never wanted to follow in her footsteps.  I wanted to cut hair like my Dad’s Mom.  Guess I could never see myself as good as Mom was so I never pushed myself to try, ah now I know why I loved driving truck!

I will scan her cake photos someday and do a blog on her.  The photos that will be attached to this blog are ones I took her to see in Boston at the Boston Flower Show

 

Every year the Boston Flower show has a theme and then a display of talented people and what they make as related to flowers.  Hope you enjoy these photos once again I am using and Kodak Easy Share, in a crowded room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can hardly wait to share what my Mom did with a pastry bag and a rose tip!

She bought a book back in the 50’s and ended up in shows as these artists did.

Hope you enjoyed the photos sorry it went so long

 

 

 

 

 

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She Wore Her Wings Proudly

 

 

I was attending a local fair , an agricultural fair .

They had rides set up for children to climb upon.

Many farm animals were being shown  by their handlers

with hopes of receiving a Blue Ribbon.

The smells of Fried Dough, and  Cotton Candy and Carmel Apples

were down each and every row.

There were tall men well men on stilts.

I was drawn to just one.

This pretty one with her WINGS

She walked  beside this artistic  little  dwelling.

I loved the color and everything going on  with it but

when she turned and I saw her wings I knew I needed

to somehow catch up and snap two photos.

You probably had to be there to understand but this was so not

what you would normally see walking about at a fair,  where they sheared sheep and milked cows.

Do you like fairs?  What’s your favorite part?  Got a photo of it?  SHARE!    lol

 

 

It was being hauled by a Yellow Turtle.