Monday, May 30, 2016

New Bowling Ball Project

It is for the beach garden. Saw one online and thought it was cool. It takes a while to wrap the rope on thought because it slips off. So have to let it dry between wraps. I taped it to hold it on.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

New Flower Creation

Drilled the pink bowl and the egg plate. Glued the other plates and glass bauble on. The plate was then bolted to a copper top and onto a copper pipe. The leaf was soldered on.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Ladybug Totem

Finished this totem yesterday. You can see the ladybugs crawling up the hanger.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Another Week Gone By

I would say another day another dollar, but that would not be the case for this week. More like where is the beer?
Started out on Tuesday, the nursing home called. My Mom had fallen out of bed. They called for an x-ray to see if anything was broken. Nothing was, so back to bed she went. I went to see her on Wednesday. She seemed pretty down. Today the nursing home called. She had cut her arm on a wheelchair. They taped it up and put some sleeves on her so she wouldn't have that problem again. The nurse and I chatted for a bit. She agreed my Mom seems very depressed. There is medication for that problem so they will check into getting her some. We both agree that she is giving up the fight. I would have gave up long ago. No one knows why she is still on this planet.
To me it seems worthless in her condition. Oh well I guess if she gets some meds she might feel better. We will see how that plays out.
Happiness is having the day to spend with the Princess. So today was good for me.
She hates her picture taken or at least when I take it. I even tried to bribe her, but she said nope. She has a sense of humor way beyond a two and a half year old that's all I can say. She is my shining star. I love her beyond words. She loves being outside as much as I do. She likes all the pathways and I tell her I made them just for her. (-:


Monday, May 23, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Frog Invasion

Seriously there must be at least 10 bullfrogs living in my pond.

The Princess loves to watch them. I think they like watching her too. They are not afraid and just sit there and look at us looking at them. It is quite entertaining.
I cut the picture so you could see how they line up better. This is about half of them.
They are everywhere in the pond.

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Last week the Princess saw her first snakes. One was a garden type

 and the other was a RATTLESNAKE!
We took care of the rattler in short order. The Princess was very good and waited with the dog while I finished it off. It was a very stressful experience, but it all worked out well.
This may be a real bad year for rattlesnakes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


These toilet float fish were all made by my DH and me(-:
You can read the story about them HERE
I think of Pam every time I see these. I Still miss her.
I added a few other fish over the years. A Glass float fish and a Black toilet float fish.

I did not make this little goldie fish.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Week In Review

I grabbed this shot this morning. Still way up in the tree.
The old water pump

Hydrangeas yesterday

A pretty lily


Owlets yesterday!

My lovely snail shell planter!

I love this fish planter!
Bread I made on Friday

Something I thought was cute I saw on the internet. I want to try to make it.
I found all the items on eBay. I have a large clear glass fish shaped bowl to make it in.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fish A Shore

Isn't it just beautiful? I found it at Osh. They had two. One in a dark cobalt blue and one in this color.
I liked this color better. They also had another snail planter in white. I have the white one so didn't get it. I actually like the blue one better, but the white one is nice.
This fish planter is on the beach.  He joins several other bigger and smaller fish planters in the garden.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Owlets Are Still Here

Each morning and Evening I check on them to see if they are still hanging out with us. They are still here. Soon I know they will fly away.

Monday, May 9, 2016


Can you see it?
It blends in quite well.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Day At The Beach

The Beach garden is filling up fast. It has been so much fun to work on.

Happy Mother's Day

First a picture of the growing Owlets
They left the owl nest for another tree nearby. They are so funny the way they watch me.
I found this totally awesome new seashell planter at Orchard. I had to have it of course. It goes perfectly on the beach(-:
Poked a few succulents in it and a few sea shells and this was the result.
I also found a very cool fish hanging at a Mother's Day craft fair.

 It is very big. Hand crafted by Hazel Olsen

Friday, May 6, 2016

Hunkered Down

It was windy, cold and rainy here today. Which is good for me, but for an owlet it is not so good.
I only see one owlet back in the nest. I could not see the other one anywhere. No idea where it is. It could be hunkered down in the nest too. Hopefully that is the case.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Our Mother's Day Art Work

This is what the Princess and I created for her Mom and other Grandma.
I bought a cheapo plastic frame at Wal Mart. The type that has the little stand on it behind the picture frame so it can stand or hang up on a wall.
I took that part off the frame.  I used scrapbook paper for the background. I glued the flower/pot to that. The Princess did really good making the hand print and flower petals. She likes crafting and painting! It was a fun time!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Owlets Are Branching

It started yesterday. They have left the nest. They are growing up and will soon be leaving the tree. As usual I will miss them. I look forward to seeing the owls return every year to nest here. It is so interesting how they choose to live here instead of somewhere more private. So glad they like us here and don't mind all the noise I make while I am outside mowing or working in the garden. I love them.

The Princess will be here today and will be excited to see them sitting out looking at her. They watch every move we make. They are so curious! So fun!
Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Unsure Times

I saw this online. Going to make one for my daughter for Mothers Day from the Princess(-:
Progress is kinda at a stand still for my Mom. Maybe even declining. She seems to have a ton of health issues. The latest is her hands/arms are numb. Useless.
So that's where we are at now.
She has kidney failure which we figured was probably the case. We just hope she can get well enough to go home. She did not want to die in a nursing home. So that's the plan. Trying to get her strong enough to go home. Not sure it will happen, but that is the goal.
Between visits to see her and babysitting I am pretty busy. I am trying to keep caught up on the outside chores. I start something then I have to do something else, so it is difficult to keep it all done.
It will be o.k. I will be o.k. too. Life will go on and someday I will be the one laying in a bed dying. Until then I have to do whatever I can to enjoy the rest of my life(-: You should too! Life is to short to waste a single moment! Go outside and dig in the dirt!