Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Photo Challenge: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Are we ready?  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's "favorite things".  Please hop on over to our Photo Challenge Blog and look below the post for links to all the wonderfully creative folks who joined us in this challenge.

Ok, here are a few of my favorite things:

Some of my hummingbird figurines.  I have a load of them and I love collecting them and receiving them from my family as gifts.

I love this cute little picture frame that I put photos of our babies in. Each of the little sections turns around so there are photos of each on the other side as well. 

A lovely piece of art that James bought for me from a tiny little gallery in Mountain View, AR when we visited up there a few years ago.  I  just love it!

I love the art work of our grandchildren.  Alexis did this one back last Summer. 

I think this was a joint effort by Alexis, Jaylen, and Jillian.
I'll have to do a blog entry one day to show off all of their talents.  They all love to draw and write stories.

Zach did this in Kindergarten or 1st grade. He was so proud when he brought it home.
I have so many favorite things that it was hard to chose just a few.  I hope everyone had a load of fun doing this challenge, I sure did!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wandering Mind and Fading Thoughts

I'm trying to keep my thoughts from bouncing here and yonder for long enough to do a read-worthy post.  Maybe when it's warm and the sun is shining,,,,,maybe.

Meanwhile, this demon pup is keeping me busier than I want to be doing things that I'd really rather not,,,,ie: cleaning up behind him!!   And not just potty material.  I wear a short robe every day to keep my arms warmer and the pockets are coming in handy when picking up the items,,,paper, plastic, a SOCK!,,,,how in the hell did he get this little packet of ketchup???,,,that Cat has strewn here and everywhere.  I then unload my pockets at the trash can, or if an item hasn't been destroyed, where it needs to be.

This ball is one of his "has been" toys. He chewed it completely up!

Monday, February 06, 2012

There's A New Photo Challenge!

Hop over to our Photo Challenge Blog and sign up for a new challenge.  Start looking for A Few of My Favorite Things,,,,as in YOUR favorite, not mine. (grin).  Have fun, get those cameras warmed up, tell your friends, let's do it to it!!

It's acting kinda like it's trying to be Winter again around here. The temps are only supposed to get up to the mid-50's and I'm already protesting.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Photo Challenge: Memories 2

Well, here I am again.  HughesNet is behaving,,,so far,,,and I'm going to try to post my Memories Challenge Photos.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!

Ok, to begin....

North Creek Gin
 James worked many, many, long hours in this cotton gin when it was in operation in the 70's.  I can remember so many nights when he would come home at 1 or 2 a.m. and fall asleep at the kitchen table while he was trying to eat his supper.  He'd sleep 3 hours or so, then get up and go gin some more cotton.

I plan to do another group of photos with this old gin in it soon, because if you stand inside, or anywhere within view, of this old place, you can look north a few hundred yards and see my James' s final resting place. I plan to attempt to brave the weeds and critters to take a photo of the cemetery from there, one of the places that I feel helped to put him on the road to where he rests much to early.

Planting a cherry tree for Zach in  2010.
Some day I will be able to look at photos of the past, that bring back memories, with smiles instead of tears.