Friday, December 18, 2015

A Different View 121715

We share photos of our homes, nature, crafts, family, travel and more in the hope of bringing inspiration, incite, or a little smile to the faces of those who view the post.
And its a boost to our morale to receive comments and put a little smile on our own faces.
I'm sure we each make the attempt to choose our 'best' photos.
But . . .
Today I went a different route and decided to share what I'm calling my OCD Therapy for the day. All the while repeating to myself " this mess is o.k., this mess is o.k."

One more variety of cookie and a nut bread to go.
Better keep at it.
Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Willy Nilly 121815

#1 - A thrifty find from the RG


#2 - "Mary Did You Know(click on title to hear)
One of the Judges on The Voice said he had never heard it before.
It has been a favorite Christmas solo at our church for many years.

#3 - I posted this on the link-up 'signs, signs'.
Do you think they had a bike stolen or were advertising for someone to do their dirty work?

#4 - “One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Books are o.k. by me
#5 - Wishing everyone a Blessed and Merry Christmas

Joining Tanya for:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Seized by a Crafty Moment

I had the frame.
I had the fabric. 
I had the cork.

I had the time.
I'm pleased with the result.
Joining Jann for:

signs, signs 121715

Along a country road.
This jug is every bit as big as it appears.
It sits at the end of the lane to a popular truck farm.
We pass this sign often and I always chuckle.
I mean, I'm sorry for their loss but find it amusing.
It's been there quite awhile
so I'm  pretty sure no one has turned themselves in.


Cheers 121615


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Backyard Birds 121615

The December/January issue of Bird & Blooms had an article on identifying  Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers. The difference is primarily in their sizes with some subtle differences in plumage. And each has a unique call.
We got a chance atMuldoon to test our skill.
Ms. Hairy here was feasting away
 When what to her wondering eyes should appear?
But Mr. Downy higher up in the tree.
 Mr. Downy was polite and took his place in line
(note the difference in size)
 Here he seems to be wondering just how long she is going to take.
Finally his turn arrives.
And he seems to be hoping she doesn't come back for dessert.

 Later that day Mr. Hairy (larger of the two)
 arrived for his afternoon feast.
Which went without incident.
Mr. and Ms. Hairy have longer stronger beaks
Mr. Downy's is stubby.
Mr. and Ms. Hairy are about nine inches from the tip of their bills to the tip of their tails.
Mr. Downy is only about six and a half inches.
Joining Stewart for

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Reflections Inside and Out 12 2015

Holiday Reflections atMuldoon
Outdoors for Outdoor Wednesday
The mild temps continue
which is beginning to concern the RG
and there are the lighted deer reflected in the front window.
This one is reflected in the window of my car.

Indoors for Mosaic Monday

Our Christmas Tree is reflected in a mirror
joined by the palm tree which is now lit for the holidays.
Last year we just used the top two sections of our 9ft. tree
It is now the perfect size for the two of us
so we went that route again this year.
The container is a fairly old ceramic planter
that belonged to my aunt.
It works perfectly and brings back many happy childhood memories.