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Even More Art In The Gallery

I added 2 framed pieces of Watercolor to the Theme Wall at Seacoast Artist Association.  This month’s theme is Wild With Color.  Now I could have framed some of my amazing Sunrises even Sunsets or Pink Peonies.  Maybe my popular monster Sunflowers even but I chose two of my colorful landscapes filled with tree trunks with pretty bark 🙂

No longer laid out against my red countertops but are in pretty rich brown frames under glass.  I will miss them if they sell but even looking at them here as I type I can see I have grown much like a tree 🙂 ever changing and it make me so happy.

Still not comfortable with others judging me or my artwork but I can not sell it if I do not put myself out there 🙂

My town is celebrating it’s 275th birthday and the committee group is trying to raise monies for a parade and fireworks so I donated one of my framed pieces as a raffle gift hope enough like it to raise $40 or $50 for my part of the cause.  All starving artists have is what they create.

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I did straighten out the title lol

Mom is doing great I have more good days and the pup my sweet little girl rests more and loves the pumpkin cookies I make for her 🙂  Going grain free myself and hoping her and I will be back at our fighting weight 🙂

Do you know I did not climb up once on the roof and only raked it once shhh it is only March and I will finally turn 60 I can not believe it myself lol there were many close calls and still not gray!

Here is what I did the other day thinking of taking my girl for a walk to go find some 🙂

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Still wet as I posted it to Facebook and it sold 🙂 now I can do an oil change 🙂

Have a great March everyone soon I will share photos from the Boston Flower Show which opens in 2 weeks!

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Walmart Container Ship

Very big outfit in container ship transportation I used to haul the loads from Boston to points all over the Northeast. Hundreds of trailers a day left the port.

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What a ship….no wonder ‘Made in China ‘ is displacing  North American made goods big time. This monster  transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days!! Another  two will soon be  commissioned.

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These  ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get their  imported goods from China ….. They hold an incredible  15,000 containers and have a 207 foot deck beam!!  The  full crew is just 13 people on a ship longer than a US  Aircraft Carrier which has a crew of 5,000.  With its 207′ beam it is too big to fit through the Panama or Suez  Canals ………..

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It  is strictly transpacific. Cruise speed: 31 knots.
The goods arrive four days before the typical  container ship
(18-20 knots) on a  China-to-California run. 91% of Wal-Mart products are  made in China. So this behemoth is hugely competitive even when carrying perishable goods.    The ship  was built in…

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We went for a ride up into Maine yesterday.

The day started rainy and socked in with think fog here in New England yesterday,  while so many suffered in horrible cold and snowy conditions.  We will take what we can left of this year, before we too must huddle together and keep ourselves warm.

A few years ago I took a class with Mom on fusing glass with a wonderful teacher who has since passed away.  She had told us about a woman in Maine who taught wire wrapping,  so we could make our pieces we did,  look even nicer and go from glass into jewelry pieces. Well that winter we went out to Arizona  to hunt for Gold and I met a woman there who took the time to show me a simple wrap that as I got more proficient I could add my own flair to.  Well yesterday the woman in Maine, who I follow through Facebook, had an Open House for her jewelry pieces.  So that was my plan for the day,  a nice quiet ride up into Maine to meet her in person and see if I could find something pretty for a gift as well as to support another starving artist.

The ride was quiet but boyfriend and pup decided to join me as I always find the neatest things when I take the time to venture out from the house.  With winter on our heels I knew days upon days of me being inside would soon arrive. So I packed the dog’s fresh water, my camera bag and off we went.

I made it to her place with no trouble and told them I would be awhile and  for them to go find some fun without me.

So nice to meet Mig.  Her pieces are beautiful.  Such pretty stones and Sea Glass all wrapped in Silver.  We talked and talked and then it was time for me to find the sea.  It was just two miles east maybe less.  The two had gone in search of a place to play but saw the no parking signs everywhere and decided to wait for me.  Well right away I found a beach access road and plenty on empty parking spots, lol it is winter so all rules and regulations go by the way side here.  Dogs could run free!  JT was so excited I have to tell you.  We go walking at the beach but of late we stroll beside the sea on pathways and not on the sandy beaches, see if I take her to the waters edge she wants to do one thing and one thing only CATCH A FRISBEE.  I have a bad shoulder so with loosing weight we take the harder surfaces and walk and walk,  all the while me kicking her stick.  She is OK with anything I am able to do,  she is such a good girl.  She will be eight on Mother’s Day and I want her as healthy as can be so I can have her beside me for as long as I can.  Just check this happy photo out

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See what I mean. Happy dog!

Now look what happens when she has to wait for me to stop taking pretty photos of the beach and sea.

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You would think I had put her in the down command but actually she really has the need for just one COME.  She is too smart to do anything DUMB.  Yes I am blessed and very proud of my pup.  She is such a good girl.  A elderly couple was out for a walk on the beach and asked if they could give here a dog bone.  I never allow it but they were nice and JT sat pretty and stole their hearts in an instant,  she even took the cookie and ATE IT, she never does.  She must have worked up an appetite from all that running on the beach.  She was one happy dog, I swear I caught a smile or two yesterday.  She does love the beach but hurts too bad in her joints if we play for hours so the half hour worked out perfect.

We took the long way home, back roads all the way back to NH.  I have really seen that section of highway enough in a rig.

As we made our way along the coastline the towns had decked the streets with holiday lights and wreaths, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas, well all except for the snow that was gladly missing. 

I had timed the day near perfect.  Soon it would be dark enough to see some lights and I headed for the most famous Maine Lighthouse to see them.  It was just a tad too light so I let JT out where she made new friends while I waited with not one but two cameras to catch some action beside the Atlantic.  I took too many photos, wait could that happen ?  Let me show you a couple to end this post.  I even added some to my online gallery for Holiday Cards!  Who doesn’t love the sea and these gorgeous lighthouses that keep the sailors safe.

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So many things to be thankful for we just need eye to see them

Happy Thanksgiving EVERYONE

XO

Eunice aka nutsfortreasure

 

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I LOVE TREES but you knew that

This is a link for a story done about a nasty beetle found out in WY and we now here in NH are seeing more borer types attracting trees in the Northeast.  Keep your eyes open to protect out TREES!  Please

 

http://mag.audubon.org/articles/climate/fight-club-ragtag-crew-races-save-disappearing-trees

David is a friend of my son Mike.  You can LIKE  David’s page on Facebook       The name of his page is in the article

 

Having just been Earth Day it is a good time to be reminded to LOVE OUR PLANET EARTH  oh and EACH OTHER!!!!!!

 

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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.

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Suspect bloody and in custody AMEN

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Op-ed: U.S. must show leadership at climate talks

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Global warming crisis must be met with resolve and collaboration

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — With Arctic ice on the brink of near-total meltdown, super storms brewing in the oceans and after a summer of heatwaves and drought, about 17,000 delegates start meeting this week in Doha, Qatar to try and make some progress on the UN’s annual climate talks.

The backdrop for this year’s talks are continued dire warnings from scientists, who are saying that, if we can’t cap emissions by 2020, the world could be headed for runaway warming, with temperatures not seen on Earth for millions of years and almost unimaginable consequences for all life on Earth.

This is not a joke or some sort of purely academic debate. It could literally be a matter of life and death, but even though there’s a lot at stake, expectations aren’t very high for COP 18. The…

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Nubble Light

One of my favorite places to stop at in Maine is Nubble.

A very famous Lighthouse, they say many photos are

taken here and these above are mine from just one day there.

I spend anywhere from a few minuets to an hour here.

Summer, winter or fall it doesn’t matter.  I have always been drawn to this special place.

There are a few granite benches here, with names of loved ones who have left

loving families behind.  I always wanted this place to be my final resting spot and

to have my name and the names of each of my dogs, that spent time with me  here,

left on a bench for friends and family  to sit upon and view what I saw beautiful,

maybe pull out their camera and snap a photo of this glorious spot, along  the rocky shoreline.

There have been many storms that battered this beautiful spot but she has withstood

the fury  they brought as have I.  We are a testament of strength and  good construction, lol

So if you find yourself taking a trip to this beautiful State of Maine, please stop and

see it in person.  OK take a photo too and check out the benches .

There is a place for ice cream or Lobster if you go during summer but if you are like me and love going for a ride on a beautiful

fall day or a stormy winter morning this place will still be there, above the sea, helping keep

the ships below safe.

Have a NICE TRIP!

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They call our place HOME

Assorted feathered visitors who stay and have their young, in our backyard.

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I think this is a  young Coopers Hawk and he swooped in to try to grab a little Juncos or Red Squirrel , what a Naughty Bird,  no I know he was hungry but stayed with me for a long time while I took photo after photo of him, while it was snowing out.

Little Juncos thankful it was not lunch!

They all hung out inside my rose bushes, beside me and my camera.  That naughty hawk scared them bad enough that I made them feel safe!

Male Cardinal munching on Black Oil Sunflower Seeds

I love that all of these birds like our place enough to call it home.  I whistle for these males and in they come for a meal, love being one with nature.

His mate

Who doesn’t like Mallards .   I can hardly wait till they let me see their babies ,

any day now!

They look pretty happy here,  now remember we have a Cool Cat and JT the border Collie.

Baltimore Orioles  have such a pretty song they sing.  I love mixing up sugar and water for them and the Hummingbirds

Love these tiny, full of life, amazing flyers!

Such  cool birds to have all around you in the yard. Saddest part of fall is when they leave for South America.

My CB Handle was Hummingbird, lol   and only tattoo is a life-size one.

This is when I wish I had a $10,000.00 camera set-up

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So beautiful just sitting and waiting for the feeder to be less busy.

I have the flowers for their beauty but in the end they all go to the BIRDS!

Blue Jays love our day old bread!

We have every variety of  woodpecker and they all LOVE SUET!    Then again that is what the Black Bear wanted to rip the feeder down for.

Never saw this one before unless it looks different in the winter.

Morning Dove hangs out waiting for their turn too.

I caught this one in mid slip,  from a frosty roof , OOPS is my caption .  lol

I worried about this Blue Jay, as his head feathers looked horrible .

Well I have taken up so much of your time with the birds who visit  our yard, here in NH,USA  I will let you go but thanks again for stopping by and letting me know what you think.

Peace