Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Visitor to the Garden

We had a visitor in our garden. It wasn't the neighbor cat that naps under the orange tree.
It wasn't the birds, that get fed daily...and are great entertainment for our house cat.
Our visitor was a little brown bunny...
He (or she...we didn't check) stayed long enought for a photo op... and a snack.
Then left...the same way he/she came in.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

An Award!

I received an Award!

Thank you so much Patti from "Patti's Art"for this "Kreativ Blogger" award!
Patti is a very talented artist in Essex UK. She does wonderful mix media designs, and has a great eye for color.

The award comes with rules...of course:
1 Thank the person who gave you the award...Thank you Patti!
2 Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3 Link the person who nominated you.
4 Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5 Nominate 7 "Kreative Bloggers".
6 Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
7 Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know your nominated them.

The 7 things about myself that someone may or may not know about me are...

1 My favorite breakfast beverage is Pepsi.
2 I'm a big fan of "Brit Coms".
3 I hate to cook!
4 I am semi-ambidextrous.
5 The radio stations in my car are set to the "oldies".
6 I'm pretty good at trivia games
7 My favorite "Paradise Bakery" cookie is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Chippers.

The 7 bloggers I'm passing the award along to are:
Sandy at Her Vintage Stage
Lisa at House of Hullabaloo
Sheri at Little Black Scrap Cat
Becky at Whymsical Musings
Val at Flippinpest Crafty Roll
Lindsey at Keep on Scrapin
Tanya at Life is full of Pretty Things

These are all wonderful designers with great blogs...enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

You don't have to rake a marigold!

Autumn has come to Arizona. In the mountains the Aspen leaves are turning beautiful shades of yellow and gold. There is a chill in the air and snow on the San Francisco Peaks. But wait...don't I live in the desert? How do I know about the Aspen trees and the snow? A Flagstaff weather update from Mom...
We do have Fall here in the Valley of the Sun, you just have to have lived here long enough to know the signs. After spending all Summer cooped up in the air conditioned house we are now able to open all the windows and doors to let in a cool breeze. We can take a stroll in the garden in the middle or the afternoon and not feel like we are going to get heat stroke. This is the time of year the flowers that survived the desert heat show off their colors.
My DH took wonderful care of these marigolds all summer long. The bushes have dozens of yellow and gold blossoms and buds ready to bloom. This is our Autumn show of color. The best part...we don't have to rake leaves!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Great Grandma taught the ABCs

Aren't these lithograph printed paper on wooden blocks cool? They belong to
my Great-Grandmother when she taught at rural one room school house.
My grandfather played with them as a child. Mom says she remembers playing
with the blocks at the old family farm, when she was a little kid.
That is a lot of family history. Last year an appraiser from Antique Road Show came through Flagstaff to the "Home Show". Mom took the blocks down to have them dated...1870 to 1880!

My Heritage Scrapbooking Workshop is on Saturday the 10th of October.
Bring a project to work on and we will meet you in the downstairs class room
at Mystic Paper at 4:30 to 6:30...Give Mystic a call to sign up.