Sunday, July 22, 2007

county fair

The County Fair rolled into town this week...complete with yummy food( testing the bounds of elastic in every article of clothing worn)....swirling rides, roaring tractors and my personal favorite...animals!

I shamelessly make a bee-line for the doe-eyed bovines. Each breed and color more dazzling than the next! Like an out of control tourist I rapid fire my camera...sadly filling my digital card much too soon. I scan the photos to see if there are any lemons to delete....not a one! How could I get rid of any precious image...after all they are my muse and fodder for paintings.

So I apologize now for all the silly, numorous cow photos......but look at those faces....the eyes have it!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

out and about

Check out my feature in the August 2007 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

dog days

(top to bottom: the milkhouse,

Lovey Dovey taking a dust bath,

Some Hot blooms, view from the barn, Violet keeping cool.)

I don't think anyone is exempt from heat that Mother Nature is bestowing on us. Lately I feel know how it feels to be inside an oven roaster bag!....But it wasn't until I had come across an all too unpleasant reminder of last winter that I began to appreciate the rising temps.

It's a photo of me with what appears to be the largest, uber icicle produced from one of winter's ice storms. My miserable look says it all.

It still gives me chills......days spent bundled up even inside...dry, crispy, flyaway hair begging for a v05 oil treatment...20 minutes to warm and scrape the car...breaking the ice on the animals buckets for the millionth time....

I gladly welcome the heat!....look what it comes with: flowers,trees with leaves,flip-flops, ice cream, long days, bbq, smoothies....oh! and how could I forget pedicures!!!

Heat? no problem.....bring it on!