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Painting Challenges

#watercolorsummerchallenge #summerskies#worldwatercolormonthgiveaway

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Painting with the rest of them and doing my best to follow the prompt.

I am looking forward to trying my first Paintout coming up soon in Portsmouth NH
not sure anyone will see it never mind offer it for sale but I have to try Plein Air and keep trying to get it right, it is how I can grow as a painter.

I now have art hanging in Epping, Exeter and Portsmouth not mind blowing art mind you but putting myself out there to be judged even though this is my third year of painting if I push myself it is only then that I will excell.

I have met so many really nice people out there.  A few so full of themselves which is good as they will end up keeping themselves company, just wish they could see what could be.  I will stay open to possibilities and not close myself off to the world outside my door.

I will teach a group my love of Watercolor on Tuesday wish me luck as I thought I was teaching children 🙂  I have made up 60 blank bookmarks out of wc paper and even punched a hole for them to take home and add ribbons too.  I will teach them about a wet into wet wash then add salt for texture and then when dry have them finish a scene from their own mind which we all know is limitless.  I just hope I can make them happy for an hour and a half or two.

After I spend time in the library I pack up and go to my own class to make the next attempts on this one yes very blurry but was giving my Facebook followers a sneak peak 🙂  (Folsom Mill Studio)  can not wait to drop in the next layer.

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Thanks for stopping by I am trying to get back into my reader and blogging.  Have a great week!

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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

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Fall And Fairs Have Arrived

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Isn’t this such a peaceful photo a pig sound asleep while the place was loaded with squealing children.

 

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Getting close to some real beauties.

 

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Even the Famous Flying Wallenda Family was there to entertain us with their amazing High Wire work.

 

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Back to some real pretty faces

 

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Pretty little cows.

 

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Fuzzy and so soft

 

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Wonder what she is thinking?

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Some you can tell exactly what they are THINKING!

 

More to come.   Stay tuned.

 

Peace

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4H

 

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Our Black Bear Is Very Naughty

You know I love my wildlife and you know I feed my birds and I have spoken about this Bear before and since I moved my computer out into the quiet kitchen area of the house and am no longer set up overlooking the lower yard and river. I miss a lot.

This morning I slept in till 6 AM as I went to bed real late. I put the coffee pot on and filled up my containers with fresh sunflower Seed to take out to fill the feeders so they could have breakfast while I read your blogs. I have been leaving the feeders empty to not entice this big black bear and any others with it from destroying the set up my darling made for me to feed them all. We recycled and used an old umbrella fabric removed and holes drilled in ends to hang feeders and suet from oh and a BELL since he destroyed it a couple of weeks ago so I can tell when he is out they’re messing with it so I can get PHOTOS after all it is what I DO right.

Well it was raining and JT grabbed her Frisbee and me the seed and off we went out to less than 100 feet from the back door maybe 60. I toss her the toy off she goes to catch then go potty and right back she comes to me for another throw. All the feeders full and us wet after 20 more throws we head back in. My coffee smelt great poured a cup and brought up the new reader to find all of you.

I am enjoying the coffee and reading and laughing and crying as some were real touching when the dog starts going NUTS!

Barking and carrying on. He was still asleep but he yelled BEAR. I go to grab my camera and both are plugged in and charging. I grabbed the Easy Share and I get into the living room where there was only a screen between us and the bag of seed and him and the feeders full of seed. He broke one arm but when JT scared him and our human voices he started to beat feet out of here. Thankfully. Then he stopped and start to turn to look our way and I screamed “Get out of Here” all the while JT going nuts and the poor cat who was outside took off and was not seen for 6 hours.

So here is the only shot I got.

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Not sure if you can make him out but this is when he stopped and turned and looked at me and the dog seeming to not be worried about us much.  I may end up not feeding the birds there goes my Dragonflies 😦

I swear I was just saying life was so CHILL lol then heart beating what would I do if he came through the screen wanting the whole bag of seed 😦

I shall load the shotgun and have it ready with the camera  and fire over its head with hopes of making him change his address.

OK I am officially no longer bored

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So Busy Doing Nothing At All

Do you have times in your life where you seem to be very busy but are really doing nothing at all.

How did my life get so simple?

I used to blog everyday.

I made Jewelry every week.

I walked the beaches all winter long and early summer mornings and captured the Sunrises along the Atlantic.

I went away in March and came back profoundly changed and at peace. So much so I don’t do much of anything really.

Yes I wake after 4 or 5 hours of sleep and have two cups of coffee, fresh ground. I eat a simple good for me breakfast as I answer emails play a game of words on Facebook all the while tossing a toy to JT. Then I wash up the few dishes sweep the floors and make the bed. I shower and get dressed and grab my camera JT grabs her Frisbee and off we go to walk the property. Playing catch and snapping photos. Not much plant wise happening here. so much rain, nutrient’s washed away and plants are stalled. I have yet to have the Monarchs show up good thing end of July and Butterfly Bush has yet to open as a way to welcome them here.

My food garden is sad. I have had two cucumbers, one tomato lots of basil and some lettuce. Tonight I snipped Dill for our Tuna fish sandwiches.
Corn is only just over my knee and I am short.

All those pretty shots you saw the last year have either rotted or refused to bloom so I have been busy with Dragonflies. They have been so willing too. I have them all on My Portfolio blog and re-blogged to 20 Lines or Living and Lovin. I am sure I will lose the bloggers I have on my list of followers but truly what should I write about. I have changed so much I hardly even know me.

I joined a Gym can you imagine. I am also in PT for left shoulder. I am still going to Weight Watchers though I do want to quit as I think I can save the $40 a week and do it on my own but then I think I need to get out of the house as winter will soon be arriving and all that damn shoveling once again so I need to be healthy.

With Meditation I have learned to relax but sadly I LIKE that A LOT!!!

So I will try to add some color and interest to this unexciting post the best I can.

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This is one of the Garden Club Lilies in Bloom with a pretty insect .  That’s right when it is not raining I spend an hour with a water can watering all the clubs plants.

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After I pick fresh berries with the pup and her toy and my camera I make a plate with Greek Yogurt and delish berries.
Yes my kitchen had red counters hard to bounce the flash properly when hungry and tired and no tripod set up.

 

 

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He kept telling me to come get photos of the last clutch for the year, her third.  He then found a baby dead on the stairs below this nest.  Lousy photo as I did not want another to be lost and the next day the nest day was empty.

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As he worked in the back yard all spring and summer he got to watch them grow then fly away and she sat on more.  This is right over the entrance into the beautiful barn I have  in the back yard.  As someone would approach the Mom would bolt to the trees beside the barn and then he would make sure he always closed the door so she did not fly in and die inside while her little ones went without and would die as well.  He is learning to live as one with nature here for which I am very happy.

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Black-eyed Susan just before opening.

 

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Yes above is Dill I have begun to mess with my shots out of boredom 🙂

 

More later.  Tomorrow rain maybe I will play with my Polymer since the floors are clean, dishes done and I will not be WEEDING

Have a great night everyone

I need some SUNSHINE waiting on Sat.

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap/Facebook or NOT

I started out just playing a game at night to unwind before bed to know having my own page for photography.  Somehow at 57 I have come to fully embrace Facebook.

Friends and family on my personal page.  Artists from around the world on my Artist page.  Still play the same game to unwind.

I use all the ways Mark has it set up to keep private things private but if I am ever to sell anything I must let others SEE.

 

So for now I am ALL IN!

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Could you say a little prayer for New England

What a horrible night.
Beautiful towns covered by swat teams, one of the bombers is now dead but so is a MIT school officer.

Long night of terror for many I pray it ends TODAY

Two angry men bombs, guns, grenades WHY

Makes you wonder why so many flee from their homelands and flock here. It is not the America I knew as a little girl and it is very sad.

Praying for the people just 50 miles from me and America as well.

All trains, buses shut down. Businesses now closed people told to stay in their basements pray for us that this will end without another life being taken.

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UPDATE the WHOLE CITY OF BOSTON IS SHUT DOWN!

No Taxis, autos, trucks everyone to stay in their homes and wait till he is caught.

He ran over his own brother when fleeing the shootout so no one is safe

This is CRAZY

Say prayers please one cop dead one injured is on in early 30’s and with a small infant 😦  so sad

Woman with infant now in police car being questioned girlfriend or sister.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

Suspect bloody and in custody AMEN

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Life Goes On In New Hampshire

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The days have been getting just a little warmer.  Really hard with all the snow not to have the refrigerator happening.

We worked two days on removing the last 11 inches from the driveway areas.  Never made it to the roof this time we were hurting too bad it

has been a very long winter.  Spring is almost here Robins searching for food in areas clean of snow and ducks as paired up and waiting for

us to pull out the beavers dam so they can lay their eggs.  I will wait till the eight of April to start my seeds it will be awhile before the safe

date of May 30th in my part of the country  for hard frosts to hit. I may get the peas in the yard  where snow has been removed or maybe in

a pot would work better.  I will grow potatoes in a bucket, celery in pots and lots of herbs in containers with a few flower seeds added to

make them prettier.  I have a lot of work a head of me.  I have half a house to finish getting the paint on and 3/4’s of the barn to finish.

I can not wait till it is completely done.

 

I also have lots of divisions in plants I have here on the property to start my English Garden.  We have set the date for our Garden Club

Plant Sale for May 4th usually it is May 30th but we will combine it with our yard sale to raise funds to place flowers throughout our town.

I am not good at fundraising well I have not done that sort of thing since selling Girl Scout cookies way back when.  I hate asking people for

money  the cookies well they got to eat those.  I am hoping the 4 other woman in our group who go shopping around town can pick up the

slack and do that part.  I am the secretary so I can do follow-ups., place ads and get the word out we are looking for donated items and

plants they may have that can be divided and sold to raise money.  We are hoping to get enough money to hang two huge flower pots from

the granite bridge downtown and to plant two more intersections with gorgeous color.

 

We are going to ask the local businesses for items to add to a table for raffles, gift certificates  or other creative ways to get their name as

supporters out there. We have hair salons, barber shops, flower shops, coffee shops, diners, gas stations which hopefully can do even a gift

of $10 or $15  that we can raffle and raise money for flowers.  Money is tight for everyone.  No one has extras these days.  We will do the

best we can to make our town look pretty for those who live here as well as for those just passing by.

 

Really isn’t much to say right now when I come back maybe there will be a story or two or maybe nothing at all.   I won’t know till the 7th of

April.   I will spend the next few days trying to catch up with all of your wonderful blogs.  I miss being here daily but there is not much to

share of late.  I set up the site to sell some prints and its own Facebook page so that can run itself now. I have the other blog for photos and

I will go through and delete all but the best in my eyes.   Time for changes to begin not only with me but my surroundings.  Make this place

comfortable and pretty, continue with getting healthy but taking more hikes with JT.  I will spend more time with a tripod sitting along the

coast and capturing the new day as she starts to come up at the horizon.  Life is good simple but good.  Hope all is well with all of you.

 

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New England In Winter Wraps

Hi everyone.  No I am not lost but usually I shovel then suffer in pain but it is the workouts that have me seeing consistent success now at the scale on Tuesdays and is getting me closer to goal which will be a HEALTY weight never scrawny .  I need my strength to make it through my meditation as well as that new English Garden I will be working on if winter ever let’s go of her death grip up here.  No don’t worry just hard on old broken bodies but my sense of humor such as it is will get me to spring  oh and the rains!  Today NH is under the spell of another huge storm and why I am getting rains when others are getting twelve more, heavy wet inches of snow  I have no idea but you know I am so grateful for each and every drop for it is melting our snowpack and snow on the roofs is shrinking too he said it was too slippery to climb up yesterday which worried me with the weight of heavy wet snow ruining so many homes and businesses elsewhere.  Well I sold my conversion van and made another friend.  She too is an author with all of you here I follow and follow me I can surely get my three written!  I sold the van to get cash to fix my pick-up the one with the PLOW kind of late now as the birds are already singing their hearts out looking for the prettiest girls in town.  I will scrub hummingbird feeders again to make sure no dust has gotten into the bags I store them in and get the seeds started for my garden even if I have to grow in 5 gal. buckets or a pallet have you seen that on Pinterest?  I think this year I will even start Sunflowers in egg cartons or yogurt cups as I have plenty of empties and this way after the diet of black oil sunflower seeds I have been going through with my wildlife so far almost 400 lbs. of seed, they will not be able to dig up the ones I hide to line my yard with.  Hard to outsmart wildlife though I am sure something hungry will come for the green growth like us and our salad greens!

 

So how have you all been?  Life good or hard right now?  I love hearing from you all and that some of you are regular visitors to my Portfolio Blog  please me.  You can comment on any blog.  Tell me if you like certain photo or what you don’t like remember the only thing I have ever been a professional at is a driver, a big rig driver so you can help by chiming in .  Some of you know I have been selling my photos on FAA under  Eunice Miller  and that I even set up a Facebook page that will link my photographs I have placed for sale right to their site in most cases.  If you are artists that have begun to follow my blog thank you.  Blogging has made me a better photographer still not anything to write home about but me and my little Kodak Easy Share once in a while capture something pretty and moving to some besides me for which I am thankful for isn’t that why we decide to step out of our nice comfy spot at home and reach out to the world at large with art and words.  I would not have gotten to know you all had I not taken that very first step last Memorial Day weekend.  I am blessed by each and every one of you and I think you already know that by what we have shared.

 

Now it wouldn’t be a Living and Lovin  blog without a photo or two so this is what I have been thinking of

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My Lilacs in full bloom calling out to all the insects and pretty butterflies that adore them as much as I do even Ron loves them  JT loves to smell them she is a girl you know and all girls love pretty flowers.

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For the bees to arrive so my fruit trees will bless us and the wildlife who also love fruit.

 

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Now the Forsythia that are all over this place we call home are sure signs of SPRING arriving.

 

Now for this year along with the new English Garden area Ron will make me a sculpture as he was a welder for 35 years before retiring early with injuries.  I am thinking something in pretty copper but maybe a mix if they can be put together with the arc from his welding rod.  He is the pro so I will let him do his thing and praise the heck out of him because he is a good man to put up with me and so much sadness though it has gotten so much better since I have stopped hiding.  So look for a blog on his artist work in the future here.

I will also divide my Hostas  for an upcoming Garden Club Plant Sale in early May and take some new Lilacs and move them to my berm on the eastern side of my property  I will add some  shoots of Forsythia on berm as well because they will look beautiful as they grow and drape along this area with the Lilacs up above with a few little pretty shaped Pines.  It will provide me with Privacy yes but mostly block the Orange Fence(plastic snow fence) from my view while I sit and tend to my garden since I do not see her as ever taking it down,  even though it sits on the towns right a way.

So for now I will look and deal with the CRUD of Winter with visions of a beautiful spring!

 

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We will hang out by the sea a lot till them even on a lousy weather day we can always find a ray of hope here along the water’s edge.

 

Take care everyone and again stop in at anyone of my places here on the world-wide web, you are more than welcome.

 

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We Headed Home

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This story is more about our journey home.

First a  little about our trip first.

We had travelled by conversion van, a 1993 with a big Patriots mural on the side.

Me and him and JT.

We were loaded up with winter and summer clothes.

Prospecting equipment to hunt for Gold.

Dog food and human food.

Tent, Sleeping bags and even a dog bed.

 

We stayed in the tent till the Christmas day 80 mph winds broke a tent stake.

So we made do inside the van, for a few more days.

New Years Eve came and went with a big party with everyone else who was prospecting.

We set about getting our site we had used,  out on BLM land,  back to the way we found it and

said our goodbye’s.

 

 

JT  had been away from the beach for so long that I planned our long ride home, to NH,  hitting as

many beaches from the east side of Texas all along the Gulf Coast.  She was so excited when she saw her first body of water.

This dog is so smart.  Here it is winter and her head is outside the window,  smelling the sea.  You should have seen her face when I pulled

off into a State Park she was allowed in and I grabbed her Frisbee!  She bounded out of that side door and headed for the shore.

Just like when you would tell your children you were taking them to the beach.  Now this scene got better with each stop along the way.

She was beside herself with joy of seeing water again and not just in her bowl.

 

 

We watched the miles add up on the odometer,  with each one added we were getting closer to home.

We were tired. Coyotes kept us up most of the nights in the desert .  I suppose it could have been worse with a bear or mountain lion.

We made it up to New Jersey on the turnpike and knew we were six hours or less away from the door depending on what we hit as we

arrived in New York City area.  Rush hour was what we would be looking at so I prepared  for bumper to bumper,

nasty NYC traffic.

 

Now the real reason for this post.

Have you heard of Captain Sully?

The pilot who landed his plane full of crew and passengers in the Hudson River.

I had no idea it was happening as I got to the end of the turnpike to pay my toll and wondered where all the traffic was.

It was actually not sitting well inside of me.  I lived on these roads.   I knew something horrible had happened,  the highway was EMPTY

just the three of us in a Chevy van with our football  team logo on the side and no one to honk at us.

 

I asked my boyfriend to pop out the tape and get me a local channel.

We were now up on top of the George Washington Bridge,  with the water down below us,  as we heard on the radio about a plane landing on the

river!

Are you kidding me,  the reports were saying everyone was OK and they were calling this crew heroes.  Boats from close by  were picking people up

out of the river and rushing them to safety .

 

 

We drove through the rest of New York,  never touching the brakes and headed into Connecticut then Massachusetts and into New Hampshire,  the

ride really flew by, funny how when you hear awesome news  it takes you out of everything you may have been worrying about  and puts you on cloud

nine.

 

 

That day I knew the world had witnessed a miracle.

It was a new year and he had landed his plane on the HUDSON  RIVER,  who does that?

Well it all came flooding back to me today as I watched him honored again,   this time on The  Katie C. Show.

He may never see himself as a hero but to me that is what he will always be.

Thanks  Captain  Sully

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Please check the list! Blogger of The Year 2012

I am grateful to Teacher as Transformer  for this generous award  and  for the people who follow Lliving and Lovin  or just stop by to leave a LIKE.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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You all GET A STAR  and thanks again Ivon  over atTeacher as Transformer again for my latest STAR and for always stopping by XO

Eunice

 

 

 

 

 

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  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

There are stars to collect! Yes, there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star! I think this is my 3rd or 4th star 

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There are total of 6 stars to collect.

You can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, you can still award them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

The blogs I follow are an eclectic group, but they share one thing: they bring joy into my life on a daily basis and I am thankful for that. Here are the bloggers and their sites I would like to nominate:

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Blog of the Year 2012 Award goes to…………..

Hi Everyone!  Alex over at Worldly Winds has bestowed upon me this award. Thank You Alex you have been there since the start of my endeavor into the world of Blogging.  I love your two spots where you leave some of the prettiest of poems.

 

I will list the followers who are deserving of this award

 

Alex over at http://worldlywinds.com/ of course SHE IS A STAR and it is time to see her star area grow!

Carol over at http://carolwelsh.wordpress.com/ Her photos inspire me as do her poetry selections

Nancy over at http://notsofancynancy.wordpress.com/ She has been telling us the most beautiful story of her families history.

Brenda over at http://beebeesworld.wordpress.com she shares gut wrenching stories of sadness and loss, I adore her for her strength you see her and I both have so much pain she writes and I usually just add photos Brenda I wish your STARS  to grow as you have in your blogging xo

Desert Rose over at http://echosfromtheabyss.wordpress.com/ for being with us and wishing me well on my journey

Linda over at http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/ for always being there to comment and tell me she has enjoyed a post I have added, Thanks Linda!

Emily over at Hoof Beats and Foot Prints at http://bellaremyphotography.com/ she has always left me wonderful messages after seeing a post she liked thanks so much.

Cathy over at http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/ You are always there ready to brighten my day and you have taught me so much as we share are love of gardening and life an ocean apart.  Thanks so much Cathy.

Deb over at http://romancingthebee.com you have made me appreciate Bees here in my landscape for the Yummy Honey they make for the hive owners, oh and THE FOOD I can not say enough on what you have shown us through your blog to do with this nectar  Thanks!  Continued success to your and your newly released cook book

Cindy over at http://cindyknoke.com/ for finding me and sharing herself and the places she has been and always being so kind.

Dor at Virginia Views http://countryliving4beginners.wordpress.com for also reading and commenting on my posts thanks you for the chats we have had

Lindell over at http://poeticlicensee.wordpress.com/ for always taking the time to read and comment on my very busy spot here on WordPress  thanks so much and for your beautiful poems as well

Susan over at http://letterstorosa.wordpress.com/ for being a new friend here at my blog and also for her stories from her families history her and Nancy as well as Brenda all make me want to start to share mine too Thanks so much again.

Bette over at http://4writersandreaders.wordpress.com/ who also inspires me to add words with my photos Thank you her and Susan live close by one to my right the other to my left up here in our pretty area of this country we call home

Lily  over at http://apronhead.wordpress.com for her love of photography and for sharing her HUMMERS with me

Dave over at http://thephoblography.wordpress.com/ for sharing your country with me and always stopping by mine you may need a bigger award I have posted TOO MANY  thanks so much

Jenny over at http://ramblingsfromamum.wordpress.com/ for always being so supportive Thanks so much

Naomi  over at writing between the lines http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/ for our conservations on many subjects Thanks

Damaris over at http://italyhouse.wordpress.com/ you are so kind and I love what you share of yourself and world HUGS

Jen at http://marcatodesigns.wordpress.com for her passion for life and BEADS I love what you do but you know that 🙂

Rita over at http://ritaroberts.wordpress.com/ she doesn’t probably know this but some day I would love to be a part of a DIG we do know how to swing a detector and dig but you can’t find what she did as bones from ancient things are just under us EVERYWHERE always wanted to do her JOB lol Thanks for the follow Rita 🙂

Marisa over at  http ://myyearlongjourney.com/ I love the blog you have as I too have been on a MISSION

Boomie over at  http://boomiebol.wordpress.com for being there from the start with pretty words as well xo

Pat over at http://patwoodblogging.wordpress.com/ I LOVE YOUR STORIES and they help me get to where I can write my on HUGS as we are both on missions to free our abodes of STUFF

http://dogdaz.com/ Thank You and the rest of you listed here know how I adore dogs and Pets 🙂

Jamie over at http://grandmothermusings.com you have been there from the start as well I love your Musings 🙂

Anne over at http://mylifeuncutalmost.wordpress.com you always made me feel welcome XO

Maggie over at http://maggiemendus.wordpress.com thanks for always being there XO

Lori at http://www.unblockingmymind.wordpress.com also a part of our 20 Lines family

Bill at http://www.misterwhidbey.com  you must check these writers out and join US

Tim also contributes to 20 Lines check him out!  http://www.timzauto.wordpress.com

Nizy over at  http://nackynice.wordpress.com  check her out too!

Patrick over at http://hikingphoto.com/ for with your BIG camera you inspire me and many others to get out and capture life  and in my case on a VERY SMALL CAMERA   🙂  Thanks for  sharing your world I see you do not do awards but your many followers will agree you deserve them

It really all blossomed so to speak from here with so many writers and a wonderful vision from the sweetest lady MELISSA who began this safe place for us all to share   http://anexerciseindiscipline.com/  The BIGGEST HUG is sent to you for allowing me to share photos with you and the rest of the followers Thanks so much

 

OK I am going to end this list now as I must get something done around here it is one month till Christmas I must get some pretty gifts ready for the store.  Enjoy this NEW Award Post it proudly and Collect the Stars you Deserve and Thanks again Alex for bestowing it on me XO

Please if I have missed you on this TELL ME as you can clearly see I have so many of you to thank and I want you all to have STARS before 2013 ARRIVES

Love and Peace to all of you

Eunice

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‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

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Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

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The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

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Beautiful Blogger Award

I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by   http://authenticphotography.wordpress.com/

Check out her Blog!  Thanks again Cher

Here are the rules for this award:

Post seven interesting things about yourself.

Nominate 7 other bloggers who you

feel deserve the award.

Let them know about nomination.

7 Things You May Find Interesting About  nutsfortreasure   (Eunice)

  1. I took a $25.00 six week class to learn how to run a computer.
  2. I do not use Photoshop
  3. I have only had a Blog for about 8 weeks
  4. I am now the secretary of our local garden club
  5. I am trying to get feed back on my photos so I can burn them onto a disc to be considered for a new medical building.  I would love Pretty Photos on the Doctors walls.
  6. I love animals
  7. I am back with my first boyfriend after being apart for 30+ years  yes if you let it goes and it comes back you know the rest

NOMINATIONS for the Beautiful Blogger Award are:

1.    http://alsanda.wordpress.com/

2.    http://onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com/

3.     http://gottopickapocketortwo.com/

8.        http://blog.pknewby.com/
OK I am very tired and hurting bad from not having enough help in our garden club but I accepted this lovely award and let you in on 7 things about me I wanted to keep going and going on nominees so I got to 10 though they only ask for 7.  Feel free to accept and enter what you can and pass on to as many as you can so we can meet new people and the Blogs they write.
Thanks again Cher for all your awesome comments and for this award I love it!
Two NH girls who knew lol and I lived in Plant City FL for almost a year before returning back to my home around the corner from your local Pizza place in NH 🙂
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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.

 

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I was awarded the Reader Appreciation Award

Thank You nackynice.wordpress.com for this gift

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here we go! As an award winner, there are a few rules to follow:

1. Add a picture of the award to your blog post.

2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

3. Nominate 5-10 other Bloggers and inform those selected that they have been nominated.

Now, I’m passing this crown to some of my favorite blog friends that continue to inspire me!

 

Here is the List of my readers that I pass this along to and thanks for each of you kind enough to read and leave a comment Love that you make the time.

http://en.gravatar.com/appleboatexpress

http://thesalemgarden.wordpress.com/

http://carolwelsh.wordpress.com/

http://dranilj1.wordpress.com/

http://lifetextures.wordpress.com/

http://nmnphx.wordpress.com/

http://worldlywinds.wordpress.com/

http://ritaroberts.wordpress.com/

http://lizjfoxdesign.wordpress.com/

http://marilynmills.wordpress.com/

http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/

http://valdecor.wordpress.com/

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Rain

Rain

Glorious rain is falling now

The rivers will  replenish

Chance of a Tornado has come and gone

The truck has escaped another blemish

We were under the gun all day

So glad it waited till now to start

All the families who went to the beach were able to stay

Bad weather these days is not for the weak of heart.

We need the rain to make things grow

The lawn here actually has begun to crunch

I will be able to wait a week to mow

I hope by then it is soft enough to sit upon to have a beautiful lunch

 

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My Award for YOU!

I’m grateful to my blog followers, readers, and author pals for your support.

In keeping with the rules of this gift, I’m sharing seven things about me you might not know.

 

1. I LOVE COLOR

2. Black was once the only color I wore.(no not Gothic just REALLY BLONDE,lol)

3. I have a collection of Dolls from Childhood.

4. I still have my Girl Scout Sash, loaded with badges

5. I once shared my home with Nine Springer Spaniels

6. I collect anything the sea washes ashore,  it is MY Treasure

7. I am with the first boy I ever loved.

 

Now here are the bloggers I am nominating for  The Beautiful Blogger Award.

 

1.  http://carolwelsh.wordpress.com/

2.  http://lizjfoxdesign.com/

3.  http://nackynice.wordpress.com/

4.  http://viewsofmyworld.wordpress.com/

5.  http://jenbeads.wordpress.com/

6.  http://javujewelry.wordpress.com/

7.  http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com/

8  http://theblondecoyote.com/2012/07/24/canadian-bulls-broncs/

10.  http://westeastern.me/

11.  http://apronhead.wordpress.com/

12. http://suchwildlove.com/

13.  http://theladyandthebeard.wordpress.com/

14.  http://gottopickapocketortwo.wordpress.com

15.    http://backroadjournal.wordpress.com/

 

 

Simple rules 7 things about you say thanks to me though you really do not have to 🙂 and then pass it out to as many deserving followers  you have that  are Beautiful Bloggers like yourselves Enjoy your reward!  I have loved following your BLOGS 🙂

 

Eunice

 

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Hummingbirds and Me

 

Hummingbirds  and me go back a long  way.

I love the little jewels who make this long

journey here each spring.

 

They arrive just about the time my Apple tree blooms.

It is one reason the tree is still here how would I know when to get their sugar-water

ready and hang out the feeders.  I always have the place ready for them to rest, fuel up

and build their nests and raise their young.

 

The photos here are taken with an  Kodak Easy Share , no tripod and some just in the wrong light

for such an inexpensive camera  but I wanted you to see some of them who call this

place their 2nd home.

 

Salvia is always here waiting for them too.

 

She is so tiny and beautiful as she sits and watches me

 

She will soon have her strength back from her long trip

and ready her nest and raise her little ones.

 

 

A young male sits on a Lilac branch.

I always keep feeders close enough to a bush,  for them to take cover in.

 

I wonder how I will capture them on a tripod

as they dart to and from flower to feeders

must learn to use flash to stop their action!

 

I use a variety of feeders  for their nectar.

Always near plantings or real flowers they love.

As you can see the sugar trumps the Petunia this time.

 

Incoming!

 

Always waits for its turn at one of the open spots in the feeder.

Right now the bees and this female are sharing nicely

 

 

Hoped you liked my Hummingbirds

27 years ago when I had to pick a CB Handle this

was it, Hummingbird is what the truckers knew me by

coast to coast.

I have just one tattoo and it is a life-size one, yes

Born to be Wild!

 

Have a nice day

Don’t forget to plant or place a feeder out for these little ones.

 

 

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MUSSLE MAN (lol)

I LOVE the sea but you have already figured that out, in this short time I have been doing my BLOG.

You also know I love cool and interesting but different things as well.

Quirky yes  maybe lol,  but I am NOT ALONE!1!

There is this   Artist who is out there!     Really OUT THERE!

Check this out!

Now come on isn’t this just the COOLEST thing you have ever seen!

It is made with Mussels,  man they ate a lot of them!

I love my camera and the life I have , well maybe not yesterday but 9 out of 10 days it is a TRIP  I am on, with cool things just there in my day,  waiting for me to capture  it the best I

can with my little Kodak Easy Share !

Now what can you do with shells you may have after dinner is done?

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Reader Appreciation Award goes to you ALL!

Reader Appreciation Award

I’ve been nominated for the Reader Appreciation Award by:   http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/    You have to check him out, he write in English and Dutch I believe. Great stuff always. Thank you again and again for all these kind awards…a bit overwhelming :) .

How It Works:

1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.

2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to.

3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs you enjoy. Or you pick the number.

4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.

5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.

The Questions…

  • What is your favorite  color? Today it is ORANGE
  • What is your favorite  animal? Hard one so I will say “ALL”
  • What is your favorite  non-alcoholic drink? Coffee
  • Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
  • Favorite pattern?   TYE DYE that is a pattern right RANDOM 🙂
  • Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Giving.
  • Favorite number? 38
  • Favorite day of the week? Everyday is Sat. for me.
  • Favorite flower?   Lilacs and then Crepe Myrtle and anything else that may be in bloom!
  • What is your passion? Photography

Thank you again so much for this nomination http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/  and it is a pleasure reading all the amazing posts from blogs I follow and come across. Keep up the great work!

Here are the nominees:

http://anexerciseindiscipline.wordpress.com/

http://leahyetter.wordpress.com

http://wordsandherbs.wordpress.com

http://carolwelsh.wordpress.com/

http://doliphoto.wordpress.com/

http://ekphotoartgallery.wordpress.com/

http://mylifeuncutalmost.wordpress.com/

http://literaryman.com/

http://magicthought.wordpress.com/

http://notsofancynancy.wordpress.com/

http://poeticlicensee.wordpress.com/

Thanks to all of these Bloggers above and all of you for making me feel welcome and commenting on my photos

xo

Eunice