Thursday, April 30, 2015

Springtime Musings

 

It’s that time of year again… when the spring peepers sing their hearts out, the earth practically bursts forth in green splendor and a dash of vibrant color here and there, migrating birds are moving through, making music as they go, and beautiful, classic cars emerge from winter storage… (ok, I know that last part doesn’t really fit with the rest, but oh well)

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All my life I have wondered what those first little spring peepers look like, and finally the other day, after much searching and crawling through my flowerbed, I pinpointed the little ventriloquistic critter! I slowly crept closer, turning my camera on as I neared the little frog. I steadied the camera at just the right angle and began to press the button to take a picture, when I saw the dreaded words calmly appear on the LCD screen… NO MEMORY CARD!! I wanted to scream, but instead I hastily, but quietly backed away, scurried in the house, breathing a little prayer that my little subject would stay put, and retrieved the card. Thankfully, it hadn’t moved an inch when I returned with the camera AND the card! You can tell how tiny it is by the size of the pea gravel it is sitting on. What a small creature with such a strong voice!

 

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Following are some pictures of things I have been working on lately…

Creating wedding décor…

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Having perennial/garage sale…

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Making garden décor for the sale…

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I’ve got a few really exciting things to share with you all…

First  of all, a junk heap find… (swoon, swoon)

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Hubby came home from work one day, all excited about a pile of old barn wood he discovered alongside the road. When he asked for permission to sort through, they said no problem, the more we take the less they need to burn! Imagine that! Surprised smile

I spotted the above treasure as soon as I laid eyes on the pile. Hubby was ready to tear off the boards from the door frame and I said no way! So we lugged the heavy, wobbly piece over to the trailer (it was all I could handle, but I had an inspiration to egg me on!) This beauty is 7’x7’!

Here’s what I would love to do with it… (Pinterest)

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BUT…given the size, we would need to take out walls to get it into the bedroom! And I’m not ready to take the saw to it just yet. SO.. I have another plan for it that I will share with you later on this spring or summer.

NOW… the other “NEWS” tidbit I want to share with you, and the reason I haven’t been posting on this blog for so long… (some of you have been asking why, but I’ve been evasive..sorry)

ACTUALLY, I just now thought it will take a whole other blogpost to write about this.. SO I will wait a few days to share! Trust me, I think it will be worth it!

 STAY TUNED!!

Thanks for visiting!

-Mary

3 comments:

  1. Hello Mary, so good to hear from you.....I.ve had my own journey lately, mine is the dreaded Chemo. PTL I only have 2 more treatments but it has been quite the experience...Found out in Feb that I needed treatment and so the journey began, I have my good/bad days but it could be a lot worse. I have a wonderful support group, I feel loved, cared for AND prayed for PTL.. Will be waiting for you surprise to us!!!

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  2. Mary, your picture's are breathtaking ...... I loved the picture of the peeper, alway's wondered what they looked like !?! My favorite was the Bleeding Heart's. Will you be selling your item's you make anywhere beside's the sale you had?
    God has blessed you with quite the talent :))
    Have a wonderful Sunday, TT

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  3. I'm still waiting for your news... :) You've definitely got the suspense going!

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