Under the weather 365

The tools of the day

The tools of the day

The saying “under the weather” really fits how I’ve been feeling the last couple of days. I have been getting better, but just can’t seem to come out from under the clouds. The weather outside is matching how I feel, dark and dreary. Oh well. I’m sure that soon I will be as good as a nice sunny day. -Sandy

The dark skys did lift a little and I took this picture of some mini dafs too impatient to wait for spring

The dark skys did lift for a few minutes and I was able to get this picture of some mini dafs that are too impatient to wait for spring


Cover Art 365


It’s Farm Map time again and I am trying to come up with cover art. I’m using the lovely Danica for my “basket in the hands” model. The trouble with printing on newsprint is that vibrant colors tend to grey out and everything looks muddy. Still have a bit of work to do on this but waiting to see if the concept is a go or if I need to start over. Happy Monday Friends -Rhondi

A valentine for you 365


I know. It’s scary, but its all I’ve got today. Valentine’s day here is being spent on the couch with handkerchiefs in hand. No, not a sappy romance movie on tv, but drippy noses due to the wintertime cold that has hit both of us hard. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. -Sandy

“Tisket a tasket” Lenas in a basket 365

lenaBasket copy

I have definitely gone over the edge this morning. Was working on finishing up some tasks and went off the road a bit. Lena and Danica were kind enough to help me with a project where I needed hands, a basket, and an apron. Little did lena know that she would be put in a magical forest toting around a basket full of her mini selves. Heck I didn’t know it until about ten minutes ago. Got this out of my system, now I will get back to work.- rhondi

Another sign 365


Another sign that spring is on it’s way that takes me back to my childhood. Us kids rushed to pick a bunch of pussy willows for mom as soon as we saw the first buds.

Rainbow 365


I came home after work to discover that my neighbors seem to be the recipients of a large pot of gold. Probably just as well because I don’t know what I’d do with the sudden flush of fame and riches. -Rhondi


A little color on a gray day 365


Look what I found peeking out on the bottom of my camellia bush! A bit of color to brighten my day. -Sandy

Frogs and Stars 365


The last couple days have been warm and dry so I’ve spent my days weeding and pruning. Evenings I have sat out on my deck enjoying the stars and listening to the songs of the frogs. It seems like all of a sudden spring is on the way.  What a nice break from the winter blues. I wish I could take a picture of the stars, but no picture would do it justice. I thought of recording the sound of the frogs, but I don’t think it would come across as loud as it seems here in my back yard. All I have is a picture of a rusty star hanging on my deck and my musical frog playing his songs by my pond. I think I will put these pictures where I can see them during the rainy days that are sure to come so they can remind me that spring is almost here. -Sandy


The Perdue alpacas enjoying the sunset

The Perdue alpacas enjoying the sunset. Are they waiting for the stars and listening to frogs also?

And so it begins 365


It’s happening. Spring. Or at least it’s on it’s way. These cherry trees greet me early each year. Blink and you’ll miss it. I always want to be ready with everything just so in the garden so that when “spring” arrives I can just sit there and enjoy the splendor. Here in the Northwest it seems to come willy nilly. A little here, a little there, then boom before you know it summer is here and I’m behind. Well actually truth be known the “Bearded One” has been gardening all winter mowing, pruning, and moving plants about, everything is neat as a pin, edged and the grass is a glorious shade of “Wolberts Green” so the only preparing I will have to do is to drag my chair into a bit of sun and enjoy the show. I must say on my behalf that I did pick up a couple of packets of seed to start in the greenhouse and will get right on it as soon as the Mr. fills my soil bin. Life… it’s pretty good here on the prairie.- Rhondi


The following picture has nothing whatsoever to do with spring. Rock

Brilliant Colors in B&W 365

Sandy and I were invited to dine and craft with Lena and Danica this last Saturday. The food was amazing, the decor was inspiring and a great time was had by all. I’m sure that Sister Sandy has now posted some colorful pictures (we had dueling cameras) from the event and I was going to do the same but instead decided to do the unthinkable and tell the colorful story in black and white.
















What a great time… thanks again Lena and Danica. We’ll be back. -Rhondi