Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Golfing with Deer Friends

Rick, Drew and I played golf last Thursday evening. The 11th hole is a par 5. From far back, we could just see deer ears sticking out of the sand trap. Rick and I both hit our balls near this trap. You can see mine circled in red. As we approached, our dear friend did not budge. It was a rather warm and humid evening and she was all about staying cool.  It's kind of nice to be able to get so close to these animals. They have been hanging around on the golf course for a long time and are not too afraid of the humans. It was a perfect day for all!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Airing the Quilts

I have a lot of quilts and fiber art. I've given many away but some remain with me. Inspired by the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show, I have decided to air a different quilt on good weather Saturdays this summer. I have the perfect spot on the back deck. Since our house is on the corner, everyone walking past on the sidewalk can pause and look. Last week it was "Midnight in the Garden". I love the movement in the lines of this quilt and the large florals. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sharing a Hanging Basket

I bought this planter in the spring for the edge of my deck. Mostly the rain has provided the watering and the blooms were abundant. It needed some TLC but when I took it down to pull off the spent flowers, a bird flew out and the neighborhood of birds made such a squawk, I peaked in and their it was. A tiny nest with three eggs in it. I promptly put the planter back in place sans deadheading.

It's been dry so I needed to water the flowers. Using a long spouted sprinkling can, I poured water in from the edge. Once again, mama tolerated some but let me know when enough was ENOUGH. For now, I will leave it/her/them alone. After all, a mama has work to do. MUMS the word!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Good Read: Boston Girl

Written by Anita Diamant of The Red Tent fame, Boston Girl is the story of a young Jewish woman from an immigrant family growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.

Addie Baum is the Boston Girl and is telling the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her “How did you get to be the woman you are today.” She begins in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair and the work she finds, Addie recalls her adventures with compassion and humor.

While reading this book, I couldn't help imagine that my own daughter was interviewing her grandmothers who belonged to this generation of women finding their place in the changing world of the twentieth century.

I highly recommend this good read.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Unlikely Friends

This image caught my eye the other day, mostly because of all the different colors on one vine.

It reminded of the new Android television ad. It's the ditty they chose that makes me look up. Roger Miller's "Robin Hood and Little John walking through the forest...". Next are the cutest and most unusual animal pairs having a great time. And in the end, the message: Be together. Not the same.
It's brilliant!

If you haven't seen it, here it is:

Don't you just love advertising like this!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Martin - Again

Love this music and his voice!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martin - A Flash Mob of One

Beautiful! Inspiring! Enjoy!