Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Extra Day


February's 'extra day' gave us wind, rain, and about four tornado watch/warnings. There was such a downpour that at one time the front field looked like a river was flowing through it. Mother Nature did relent and withdrew the rain and left behind a humid seventy degree temperature this afternoon. I like the thought of an 'extra day' versus 'leap year'. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Coming Soon

...to a location near you. The best way to rid yourself of this aggressive plant is to consume it. They are very tasty when young and sweet, leaves can be added to salads and flowers can be fried as 'fritters'.  Will be posting recipes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February Finds


An empty pod of Honeyvine Milkweed. The Fairy like seeds all blown away to bloom in another field this year. This plant is recommended by beekeepers as a source of pollen for honey production. And of course it is a favorite of the Monarch butterfly as well. It does spread easily and can become a noxious weed if not controlled.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Farewell

To Angel, the Granddoggie that has lived with and loved us for many years.  She had heart surgery as a puppy and came to live and share in our lives when her original family moved back to California. She was devoted to my son and I think she really enjoyed living in the country as these pictures indicate. We will miss her greatly.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tiny Planets

 I am just enthralled by them at the moment. This is the first one I did with a new app "Tiny Planets" on the phone. I will get better at doing the shots. This one was taken at dusk yesterday and even though it is somewhat blurred I still like it. I am posting a different one here that I did using a photo from the camera. If you would like to see some fabulous tiny planets done using photoshop go here.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I Love...

Baby Chicks...A painting project from last February. I can remember from my childhood the chicks and all the 'cheeps and peeps' they made and right now when every gardener is drooling over seed catalogs I am thinking once again of having a few chickens. I would love to have fresh eggs ! I usually get myself talked out of it as I think I have enough work and companions already. Still........

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Foggy Start


 Ground Hog Day morning here in KY...
but sunshine is in the forecast

and the temperatures will be in the 50's
 so Dug just might venture out this afternoon in search 
of his shadow.