Snow bright White
Pines dark Green
Sky bright Blue
Such a pretty but cold day here in New England.
It is January 5 TH and with a foot plus of snow still in the yard I suppose it is how it is supposed to be.
I will bite my tongue as Tuesday it will be FORTY!
Hoping the snow I did not get off the roof will run like a faucet then. I am just now moving around without horrible pain.
Last thing I want to do is SHOVEL a Roof again OUCH
Well they say there will be another coastal storm brewing just off our shoreline, so it is time to walk the edge, as the tide turns and heads out and look and see what it has left behind for us. It will be sunny and in the 40’s what a perfect BEACH DAY JT likes to walk me into the water so maybe I will even be barefoot.
I took another class as part of the Master Beading Course I am in and I am having fun when I finish these and other pieces I did, I will share with you.
I spent hours getting my whole bead area clean and organized.
While I was doing that I thought about my post “Working in Neutrals”
What could be easier than Black and White.
I am just playing with the edges of a wide cuff type bracelet on this tray but have many
ideas running through my head. I will take my time no reason to rush. Wait till you see the
earrings! I am also thinking of making some beautiful Kumihimo bracelets.
Who likes Black and White? What are your favorite color combinations? I am always looking for
INSPIRATION you should see my Pinertrest Boards !
Have a great weekend
I went with earrings today
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.
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.
I love these pretty white flowers with the yellow centers.
I love how they grow in clumps all by themselves.
I took these photos in my yard as the breeze was blowing.
I forgot how much of a challenge it could be to get a macro shot and an action shot at the same time.
I will be pouring over my flower photos and picking out perfectly captured ones, to add to my Zazzle store ,where
others can buy them on a post card or note card or a shirt or even a hat! I have some I have already made into US Postage Stamps.
Here’s what Congress advised for the use of the U.S. flag in a joint resolution dated June 22, 1942.
- The flag of the United States is the emblem of our identity as a separate nation, which the United States of America has been for more than 200 years. Therefore, citizens should stand at attention and salute when their flag is passing in a parade or being hoisted or lowered.
- The custom is to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on flagstaffs in the open, but it may be displayed at night upon special occasions to produce a patriotic effect.
- When the flag is hung vertically on a wall, window or door the Union (blue) should be to the observer’s left When the flag is hung either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the Union (blue field) should be to the observer’s left.
- The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
- It should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement.
- It should be displayed, weather permitting, on all holidays: New Year’s Day; Inauguration Day; Lincoln’s Birthday; Washington’s Birthday; Armed Forces Day; Easter Sunday; Mother’s Day; Memorial Day (half-staff until noon); Flag Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Constitution Day; Columbus Day; Veterans Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas; and state holidays and admission days.
- It should be displayed at every public institution and in or near every polling place on election days, and at schoolhouses during school days.
- In a procession the flag is to the right of another flag or, if in a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line.
- The flag should not be displayed on a float except from a staff, nor draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle.
- When the flag is displayed on a vehicle, the staff should be fixed firmly to the chassis.
- No other flag should be placed above the flag of the United States or, if on the same level, to its right.
- The United Nations flag may not be displayed above or in a position of superior prominence to the United States flag except at United Nations Headquarters.
- The flag displayed with another against a wall, from crossed staffs, should be on the right (the flag’s own right), and its staff should be in front of the other staff.
- It should be at the center and the highest point when displayed with a group of state flags.
- When flags of states, cities, etc., are flown on the same halyard, the United States flag should be at the peak.
- When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height, and the flag of the United States should be hoisted first and lowered last.
- When displayed from a staff projecting from a building, the union [upper inner corner] should be at the peak of the staff.
- When it is displayed otherwise than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out; or so suspended that its folds fall as freely as though the flag were staffed.
- When displayed over a street, it should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street, or to the east in a north and south street.
- On a platform, it should be above and behind the speaker, with the union uppermost and to the observer’s left.
- When displayed from a staff in a church or auditorium, the flag should occupy the position of honor and be placed at the speaker’s right as he faces the audience.
- When flown at half-staff, the flag should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to half-staff position. It should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. Half-staff is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff. The flag must be flown at half-staff on all buildings on the death of any officer listed below, for the period indicated:
- For the President or a former President: 30 days from the date of death.
- For the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 10 days from the day of death.
- For an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the Cabinet, a former Vice President, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives: From the day of death until interment.
- For a United States Senator, Representative, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: the flag should be flown in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia, on the day of death and on the following day; in the state, congressional district, territory, or commonwealth of such Senator, Representative, Delegate, or Commissioner, from the day of death until interment.
- For a Governor: Within the state, territory, or possession, from the day of death until interment.
- When the flag is used to cover a casket, the union should be at the head and over the left shoulder.
- The flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.
- It should never be displayed with the union down, save as a signal of dire distress.
- It should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
- It should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
- It should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored so that it might be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
- It should never be used as covering for a ceiling.
- It should never have anything placed on it.
- The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose, nor embroidered on cushions or handkerchiefs, printed on paper napkins or boxes, nor used as any portion of a costume.
- When the flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.