Tuesday, February 19, 2013


The 'old cat' is nearing eighteen years. She is
moving a little more slow and she hasn't felt
well for several days. So, it was a surprise,
maybe even to her that she was successful
in catching a mouse.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Doors and Windows

I am borrowing a theme for this post. My friend Daylily here is a
member of the Friday Shoot Out team. A photography challenge
is issued for each Friday and I enjoy checking out all the wonderful
sites that are posted from various members around the world. Here 
are a few from my stash.

From the Homestead Bed & Breakfast...the aged door to the
 cellar...I absolutely love this green door on the yellow ochre
shop and I suppose the chicken on the door tells the use of the
small structure. Her chickens lay the best tasting eggs ! 


From a building at Nazareth ...Beautiful window designs...I like
the clear glassed ones almost as much as the stained glass due to
the unique shapes...replacing some of these panes would require
the work of a glass artist.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Winter Reds

The color Red is a staple in my home. You will find it year 
round but much more so in the winter, when I want to feel
warmer while it is cold outside. Jewel tone colors and a 
beaded lampshade provide a cozy retreat...red is a must for
drapes on north facing windows and a shower curtain sprouts
wonderful red toned flowers.

Accents with touches of red are always near by...a lamp shade
.... very dark red with dark feathers but the glow of an incandescent
bulb gives it a fiery look...one red accent leaf on this beautiful wreath..
a bench cover for the cats and a basket with touches of red and blue
that I hand crafted myself years ago.

And if all this does not add to my warmth...I just put on my red sweater !

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Groundhog Day

This is groundhog 'Dug', any and all groundhogs here are named
Dug. Seeing him today is pretty iffy. Temperatures are forecast to
be in the mid thirties and a 60% chance of snow. Even if Dug
does venture out today....

Mandy will not be giving him a warm Southern Welcome.