Showing posts from August, 2013

My Saturday 8/31/13

  The college girl is home for the weekend. Welcome home Holly.   She dropped by the house on the way out for lunch to pick up a gift I had for her. Tried to get a shot of her but I got the HOLLY face...   LOL     Here is her gift. I made this for her to hang in her dorm. I think she really liked it.     This evening Dakota and I sat on the deck after it cooled down some. We stayed as long as we could. The blood sucking mosquito's just love me.   Anyway while I sat there I played with fire!! LOL   Love the black smoke I caught in this shot.     Was watching a leave dance around while got in a web. Looks cool just floating there.     A summer bloom just hanging its head in wait for winter.     These guys are everywhere this year, all over the yard and deck.     And yet another one.     Look really hard and you will see the dragonfly.     And the creek is filling

Another Hodge Podge of Pics...

  Have loved this weather in TN. this yr....not hot and not humid. But I could have done without the rain. With all this rain, lots of breeding of blood sucking mosquito's, and they LOVE me.   Let me mention also that I live on a creek. Lots of rain, lots of breeding, a creek and lots of bites.   Having to spray bug spray on me just to go out and water plants. So with that, I wonder if I could invent a mosquito proof outfit to wear each time I go out....   Think on that one.   While watering last night I ran across a lot of those writting spiders. He is a little one.     Click on it for a better view.   Now to show you what I picked up at Goodwill this week. I got this at a Goodwill in the next city...15 min. down the road. I thought it would be amazing in a garden or on this table with a plant inside. $1.99   Today at the Goodwill in my area I picked this up... .99 cents. I have wooden numbers to h

A Hodge Podge of Things

  I have been having some dryer issues so my youngest brother Mark came over to see what he could do to fix the issues.   When he walked in the door he handed me this!     A cast iron dog. He had gotten this at Hobby Lobby and decided to paint it. After painting it his wife Kim told him it looked like a hotdog. Mark then added the yellow paint.... MUSTARD.   I love it.   This next pic was not taken by me. But this is my brother Mark in Fla. holding his catch of the day! Pretty big.   Flipping through my pics to decide what this blog would be about and I saw this. I took it several months ago on the desk of my co worker. No, no, was not like that when I saw it. But this is what can happen when you leave your office for just a few minutes.     Yikes.....the end of August and the leaves are starting to turn in the Nashville Tn area. Took this over the weekend. Heard this morning where we have

DuPont Class of 1983 Reunion

I had the honor of photographing the class of 1983 DuPont High School Reunion recently.   It was a blast.   My sister in law, Kim graduated with the class of 1983.       Kim's megaphone.   From an annual.   The class that turned out.   My brother in the orange.   My sweet sis in law, Kim   Thanks for stopping in, Pam

The Midnight Critter - YUCK

  First let me say for those reading this ..... I HATE SPIDERS! HATE is not even a strong enough word, FEAR comes closer to the correct word. I FEAR SPIDERS which in turn causes me to HATE them also!   Yep....I think that covers it.   At 1 am this morning my dog, Dakota, AKA the KING decided that he had to go out.   I went down the stairs, half a sleep to let him out. I was looking down at him as he stepped on the porch, and with him, he has stand there and check out the yard before venturing out. Just as he stepped down off the porch, I looked up to see this:       I was NO longer half a sleep!   This BIG critter had built a web, a big web right over my steps going up on my porch...YIKES. Did I happen to mention that he was about 1.5 inches long? YEP....he was BIG.   I have a can of bug spray sitting on my table right next to the door and I really, really thought about spraying him..... but I did not. Mark (my br

Weekend Projects

My projects for the weekend started with me getting the pics to my niece Holly for her to give to her mom and dad, and one to her granny.   I had taken these weeks ago. Framed them and had them in gift bags with a card for Holly to give out.   Holly left for college for the first time on Sat. I thought this was just the thing for her to give.       Then the next step of projects was to put a final coat of sealer on my other niece, Jessica's TV stand I did for her.     These two things took place on Friday evening. Saturday I started a painting that I am giving as a birthday gift.   Started and finished. Last week I bought some Abalone shell earrings at a friends store. But everyone knows that I can't wear earrings without a matching necklace.   So also, last week I made a trip to Michael's and found what I needed.   Last night I made the necklace.     But....I guess I was on a rol