Saturday, February 27, 2010

Arts and Crafts...and historical novels

We had so much fun driving to the Gulf Coast last weekend and I have more pics to share.

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On our way we saw this Craft fair and we stopped to see what local artisans had made.

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The pretty earrings I bought were made by a talented lady from Merritt Island.

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This is ME...and hubby!

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I wear a lot of lime greens and bright pinks

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when we are in Florida so these will be cute.

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My hubby was interested in these beautiful owls.

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This one is a Barred Owl

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and this cute little owl is a Screech Owl.

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He's had an injury to his eye that is healing.

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What a soft chestnut brown he was!

And on another note, I have been reading New York by Edward Rutherfurd. It's an historical novel and one you can't put down. Of course there are many sad parts because the history of New York is the history of America. You will feel humbled and proud when you read the accounts of the Revolutionary war and other events that shaped our nation's history. The characters are so real and the events are historical...I would highly recommend it! I can't wait to read other books by this author.

Well, I have had an interesting comment on this post so I will add it here.....

edward wrote, www.edwardrutherfurd.com -> books .

What do you think? Do you think it was Edward Rutherfurd? Hhhmmm...very interesting!

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And if you want to visit a blog that will transport you to New York.....visit Mille Fiori Favoriti ! Her photos are amazing! Here's a link to my favorite post.... Greenwood Cemetery .

Enjoy your weekend! We have so much to be thankful for!

18 comments:

Joy said...

Looks like a fun time and I love those earrings you found.
Have fun!

My Passionate Pink Life said...

Hi Diane! The owls are neat and I love the earrings....my favorite pic was the water, gorgous view!...Have a nice weekend! Hugs, Jennifer

becky said...

Hi diane! Love the green angel fish earrings.Cute!

Have a nice weekend you and hubby!~~Becky

Carole said...

Looks like you had a great time at the craft show.

Love owls. There is an injured one used locally to teach children (and adults) about the the bird and it's habitat. They are beautiful birds, and I'm lucky to live in an area where they can be heard quite often. Rarely seen, but heard. lol

Cozy Little House said...

You are just having so much fun! I was just in a store today asking if they thought I could attract a screech owl to my yard if I put up the right owl house.
Brenda

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thank you Diane for linking to me. I'm glad you are enjoying my blog. Did you skim through my "American Revolutionary War Battle of Brooklyn" blog posts? You can find them in my "Labels" on my sidebar. There are 8 in posts total and the middle three show the sights today where the very first Revolutionary Battle took place. I still choke up when I think about the brave Maryland 400.

I will have to read this book! Thanks for the recommendation.

Your new earrings are lovely and the owls are fascinating to look at so close.

Have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Pat

Elyse said...

what a fun post! shopping, reading! and your husband could be my FIL's twin or maybe cousin. :)

have a great weekend

xo
elyse

Jacqueline said...

Playing catch up with you tonight Diane. You have been having a blast over at The Enchanted Playhouse! Give away is on Sunday...were going to The Enchanted Parade tomorrow.
Loving your blog...it always makes me cheer for sun!

Annalisa said...

A lovely post! I just love the earrings!!!!
Annalisa

Michela said...

Love your "marine" earrings!
Happy weekend to you and your dear hubby!!!

Freckled Hen said...

A beautiful post! You go on the greatest field trips...I love the jewelry and how special that they were handmade. The owls are a hoot (sorry!). Really though, I could watch them all day. I will look into the book, historical novels are among my favorites. I'm almost done with Northwest Passage by Kenneth Roberts and will trek to the library with a new list in hand.
Hope you are having a bright sunshiney weekend...Kate
PS After I read your last post I read in the paper the company that owns TJ Maxx plans on opening
2000+ more stores in the upcoming year. I hope one near me!
Also, have you ever been in the store Tuesday Morning? It is a step down from TJ Maxx but has some neat things. I think there are some in FL.

edward said...

www.edwardrutherfurd.com -> books

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Looks like you all are having a wonderful time. Your pictures are gorgeous!!

Barb ♥

arty said...

Adorable earrings. Those owls would surely capture anyone's interest.
Happy weekend Diane.

Bearly Sane said...

Good to see you enjoying yourself with your photography Diane. Those owls are just beautiful and I love your sign in the previous post...I think it looks much improved with the real shell too.
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Janet said...

Craft fairs are so much fun. How amazing that they had those owls there!

I'll add that book to my list of things to read. I read one of his books....Sarum....it's about the area around Stonehenge. Very interesting book.

Vee said...

Your earrings are great! Really cute.

And the first thing I wondered as you began talking about "New York" was if Pat might've (probably) read it. Sounds interesting!

M.Kate said...

Cool post and I love to go to that craft place :)