Pages

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Revenge “Wednesday Wee Ones”

We all remember last week when we left Mellie wondering if the kittens were tickling Mr. Bear and if Mr. Bear was actually enjoying it. (she was also wondering if anyone was ever going change her out of a Christmas outfit lol)

IMG_3086

Well, things seemed to be fine for a day or two.

(everyone getting along so well)

IMG_3136

And then THIS!

I took everything off the sofa to change the pillows for Spring and vacuum the sofa.

IMG_3247

I left the room for only TWO minutes to check my emails

IMG_3260

and maybe visit one or two of my favorite blogs….just a few minutes at the most.

IMG_3264

And this is what I came back to.

IMG_3268

SHOCKING I KNOW!

IMG_3275

Mr. Bear gets revenge.

IMG_3278

TERROR!!! Plain and simple.

IMG_3291

There’s no denying it.

IMG_3293

Baby kitty couldn’t get away!

And I’m on the computer writing just one more comment! (sad I know)

IMG_3296

To be continued on Wednesday……

And don’t forget

TAKE TIME TO PLAY!!!

UPDATE…before I get too much credit for all this fun…I moved the kitties and got the vacuum cleaner out and left the room. The OTHER big kid that lives here did the rest!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Note Card Party

Sharing some of the photos I’ve taken in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

DSCN7859[7]

Hendersonville and Asheville, NC

sdhome_0000_1[4]

A beautiful part of the country to visit in the Spring.

statueDSCN7954[5]

Enjoy a blessed week!

DSCN7949[4]

My box lid…

aprilNotesboxlid

I’m joining Vee at a Haven for Vee

for the Note Card party!

purple button stamp 150

I hope you’ll join the party for the fun, too!

We got up during the night for the lunar eclipse. Thanks hubby for this amazing photo! (and thanks Vee for not counting this extra photo! lol)

~Blood Moon~

bloodmoonDSCN8843

Full Lunar Eclipse

(taken at 3:30 am 4/15/14)

Monday, April 14, 2014

How embarrassing!

I was having so much fun making cute little animals that hubby said, “Can you make me a monkey?”

SURE! I’ll make you the cutest baby monkey there ever was!

IMG_2957

Baby monkey stayed on the ‘cutting board’ for 2 weeks or more.

I tweaked him thisa way….and tweaked him thata way.

Then I finally MADE myself finish him.

IMG_2958

And then he laughed!

No not the baby monkey!

MY HUBBY!

He laughed that great big…down deep….belly laugh.

Then I laughed until tears streamed down my face.

Baby monkey was swinging from the tree in the lanai! (it got wild in the lanai)

IMG_2961

Now he’s hiding!

Prudence from The Bear’s Blog was the only one that knew about him.

Now the whole world knows.

How embarrassing!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring at the Biltmore Estate

We’re not there right now. We usually make a trip to NC in the Spring but our schedule is a little different this year. (and every year! lol)

Biltmoreside

I wanted to use the Waterlogue app (for IPADS) on some of my Spring photos and came across these.

tulipsoval

Biltmore Estate is a beautiful place to visit any time of year but never more beautiful than Spring when the tulips are in bloom.

tulipgarden

The photo I chose is of the side of the house with the wisteria in full bloom.

BiltmoreMosaicText

(I put the original pics into a mosaic) 

“Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau is as impressive today as it was more than a century ago. Biltmore House is truly a wonder of architecture and hospitality.” Click HERE to learn more about the history of this amazing home!

conservatory

I’m joining Beautiful Sunday,

Mosaic Monday,

and Amaze me Monday!

dogwood

Springtime and watercolors..

AHHHH!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Photo Challenge…”Close ups”

When I saw this challenge, I stopped dead in my tracks.

I realized that I don’t take very many close ups. I’ll blame it on my camera. I don’t think the automatic focus works very well but I’m too lazy busy to go to manual settings. So I never know what I’ve taken until I get home and look at them on my computer.

But I did spot these Green Anoles at the Silver River State Park a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t pass up a ‘photo shoot’.

anoleIMG_1812

According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park website HERE,

“Green anoles have a stereotyped set of behaviors. Male anoles perform rituals of dominance and territoriality. They show their dominance by bobbing their heads, usually through pushup-like movements. They also flare their dewlap.”

anolesIMG_1146

Yes, that red flap of skin is their dewlap….who knew?

anolemaleIMG_1146

And to leave you with something pretty from the Sunshine State, here’s a flower I took up close. I didn’t see the ants on it until I looked at it on my computer. (this photo doesn’t count, Donna)

yellowfrIMG_2541

I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge.

personal photo challenge button

Why don’t you join us?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Halpata Tastanaki Preserve “Good fences”

It’s fun to share parts of Florida that you don’t expect.

fenceIMG_3184

We are surprised sometimes, too when we drive around to the State Parks and Wildlife Preserves.

Last weekend we drove to another entrance to one of our favorite hiking trails.

signIMG_3177

We had already hiked for almost 2 hours at Ross Prairie so we just took a few photos of the trailhead and picked up a brochure.

fenceflowIMG_3189

There are so many wildflowers blooming here this spring. Even the purple thistle looked pretty.

HTPPruitmosaiccrop

Do you have good hiking trails where you live?

I hope you get a chance to get out and enjoy them!

fenceIMG_3183

Thanks Tex for the Good Fences party!

(I’m early this week, I’ll link up tomorrow!)

good fences

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mellie, the kittens and one silly bear “Wednesday Wee Ones”

I just have to bring back “Wednesday Wee Ones” for a couple of weeks at least.

I did this series when I first started my blog to share my dolls and after awhile, I let it ‘rest’.

IMG_3081 

But there’s been all kinds of mischief since the kittens arrived.

Mellie, says she doesn’t know what they are up to….

IMG_3075

but she’s pretty sure they are tickling Mr. Bear.

IMG_3090

And he loves it.

IMG_3084

Don’t you think?

Personally, I don’t think we have enough kittens or bears so I need to make some more.

I’m pretty sure we have enough dolls! lol

(Mellie wonders when someone is going to change her clothes though! hahaha)

IMG_3082

Have FUN

and take time to PLAY!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

~Treasures of the Sea~

A few of you asked if we found sea glass. We found a few pieces and I added it to my jar.

IMG_3214

Every piece of sea glass in this jar is precious to me. Sea glass is a rare find on the beaches we visit and we do a happy dance when we find some.

IMG_3216

And shells?

IMG_3014

This time we hit the Shellaballooza shelling day!

Lots and lots of shells as far as the eye could see.

Here’s our precious sea glass…

(and one bottle cap! lol)

IMG_3098

And these were the most rare shells, a bright orange calico scallop and ONLY one olive.

IMG_3100

It’s fun to find something out of the ordinary.

IMG_3102

And we enjoy rinsing them off when we get home and laying them out on tables to dry.

IMG_3109

I have some fun ideas for what to do with them that I’ll share soon.

IMG_3106

(I know….I usually just put them in big jars! lol)

Look how tiny this one is!

IMG_3094

Calico Scallops are my favorite.

IMG_3092

Do you see all of the variations of color?

Lots of pretty lavenders!