Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009


Cold Stone Creamery had these cupcake treats this Valentine's season.  The cup portion is made of chocolate.  There is a little cake in the bottom, a big dollop of ice cream covered with a whipped topping and sprinkles.  Yum.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bluebird in winter

We've had lots of bluebirds at the feeders this winter.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ring a ding, ding . . .

Due to lack of time and energy, I did not get a chance to load up photos last night. So, here is another picture of THE RING!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Surprise, surprise!

I was taken completely by surprise when Bob popped the question.  I didn't see it coming at all.  I said, "yes," of course. 

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Revised Still Life homework

This was the first version as posted earlier.

This is the revised piece that was submitted for grading.

They were both well received during the class critique.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Afternoon sun

This is the afternoon sun casting a shadow of the house plants on the windowsill.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine flowers - part deux

I also treated myself to a Valentine's plant that I can replant in the garden and enjoy year after year.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine flowers

Since I wasn't lucky enough to have someone bring me flowers for Valentine's Day, I had to go and buy my own.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is the first to bloom in the yard each year.

For some reason, though, only half the tree is in bloom? 

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from Blanche and Woody.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

From my personal collection

From my personal M&M collection at home -

A real working telephone:

The cuckoo clock

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Snow day

The morning after our 6" snowfall I shot some pics before heading to the office.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crack Tree

We refer to this little pine tree as the Crack Tree because I found it growing in a sidewalk crack at school.  It was only a few inches high when I first brought it home.  It does not like the winter very much.  All the snow and ice seem to weigh it down.  I continually go out and knock the snow and ice off to help it.  I guess this year we should stake it up so it stands tall.

With snow
After I knock the snow off.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Man versus machine

This is our neighbor.

This is Bob.
Which would you rather be?