Beautiful, Beautiful Spring

Which way shall I turn?  A window plant?  A cat?  A walk in the park?  Working in my garden spot at Jason’s?  I think I need spring, the earth, plants, and a good soaking water of newly planted flowers, the kind that leaves the air smelling like dirt and promise.  That is what I need.  I need spring!

Here are some photos of recent activity.  On Monday I took the day off work to celebrate my birthday!  Happy Birthday to me!  Jason took me out to eat.  On Tuesday night we went to see The Steve Miller band.  Let me tell you, Steve Miller hasn’t lost a thing!  He was great!  Even today, Jason is preparing the yard so that I can get there and play in the flowers on my time off.  I am so needing spring.  More than ever in my life.  Here’s to spring!

Azalea in bloom.
DPAC the evening of Steve Miller concert.
Pretty little miss statue, sits near my desk.
Favorite vintage postcard of my collection, complete with letter home from soldier.
Yummy Angus Barn dessert, after birthday dinner with Jason.
Tiny little patch of phlox in bloom.

Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Droning On and On

I had the chance to visit my sweet mama on Sunday. I love her so! Jason and I decided last minute to ride out to see my mom and poppy, and we took the DJI Phantom 4 drone. It was such fun. Of course, my mom keeps her yard looking like a state park, so the pictures were awesome. I know it will be even more beautiful come springtime. She wanted it to be so we could see everything in bloom. Our recent cold has killed many of the blooms that were out early. It was still very, very beautiful at my sweet mama’s house.

Watching the drone fly away!
Mama’s girl.
Swinging in Mama’s swing.

I love you, Mommy!

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

The Insect Woman

You all might remember how I always loved the creatures (as I called them) in the Little Wild Garden.  The insects!  The butterflies, the moths, the wasps and bees!  The beetles!  The spiders!  Last night Jason was showing me some of the new filters in one of his photo apps.  I used it to take a selfie.  I did not think much else of it until he sent back to me today the edited selfie.  Love.  I look like one of my creatures!  Don’t you think?

I think it’s one of my favorite pictures ever! Well, for the moment. He is always editing something and texting it to me. In that same vein, he has been taking and editing some awesome photos of Sidetracked. I wrote a post awhile back on the Breeze drone that I got him for Christmas. That was our first drone. We were really enjoying learning about it. Actually, he did the reading and learning. I was really on the sidelines just enjoying the actual experience. We found out, however, that our Breeze drone would go only so high before losing signal. Then our hands were tied as far as taking anymore pictures. It would land automatically after one minute of losing signal. So we did not have a problem with crashes, but losing signal regularly.  I will try to go back very soon and add an update to that original post. We ended up going back to the store with the Breeze and trading up for a DJI Phantom 4. So far we have been BEYOND pleased. It flies like a dream and takes amazing photos!

Here you can see my little caboose from a bird’s eye view!  It has been artfully edited.  😉

And here is the complex where my shop is. We have flown the drone nearly two miles away from where we started and it is stunning to see photos of our locale, taken from high in the sky! We have lots more to learn, but this is such an inspiring technology. Already, seeing the photos of the woods around where I live, I want to go hiking and see what’s out there!

I am soon off to tackle my evening errands. Time for an oil change. I need to clean out Ms. Ellie (my Element). I need to stop by the shop. Thank you for all your recent comments! You make my day!

Enjoy this day.
Lynn

Wire Wrapped Stones and the UNC Game

What a post title!  No telling what sorts of Google searches will bring this post to the top!  Last night Jason and I attended the UNC game.  It was a fun game but sort of nondescript.  The two teams sort of just kept up with each other the whole time, but I was very proud of UNC for leading and winning!  As an aside, I was feeling very tired last night, so ignore my description of the game if you think otherwise.  Normally I am standing and active during the games, but I sat through most the  game.

 

I have been learning a little about wire wrapping lately and have really enjoyed wrapping some pretty stones and crystals.

jasper
raw rose quartz

I am placing them on leather cords for Sidetracked and for the Etsy shop. This has been an extremely busy week for me so I still have not gotten them into my Etsy shop yet, but I am hoping to in the next couple of days.

I must run for now, but just wanted to at least drop in and say hello! Looking forward to getting around to all of your blogs this evening and in the morning!

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

Beautiful Antique Cupboards Galore!

I was out over the weekend, shopping at a favorite store:  Branching Out in Chapel Hill.  That store is MAGIC to me!  Inspired by Deb at Just Cats, I decided to take some cluttered-cupboard photos to share.  I love stuff, clutter, dishes, knick-knacks, whatever you want to call it!  As long as it is organized!  Organized clutter can be a beautiful thing!

I love the large mirror above.
This cupboard reminds me of the 50s.
Baaaa.
This is my favorite.
All the pink! Be still my heart.
Silver and white.
Lots of scientific-looking things in this one.

I am busy into a new week. I wanted to post yesterday, but the day just flew away so quickly! Seems there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. I am working on homemade Valentine cards for the shop. (I promise to show them soon!) Trying to get a little guitar practice in; trying to learn a new blues tune. Learning something new, something academic, which hopefully I will reveal down the road. Just busy, busy!

Barnes & Noble

The week has already included a trip to Barnes and Noble to get books for my new endeavor, but I had to stop and look at the craft magazines!  I would not call this much of an outfit post!  Leggings, boots and long cowl neck shirt.

Dinner at City Kitchen.

I had an awesome meal with guitar player extraordinaire, Jason Barker, at City Kitchen. I LOVE the art work on the walls, and the food is amazing.  I had the golden beet risotto. Yum!  Music is a regular topic of discussion, and Jason has taught me so much about the guitar.  Just wish I could play at the level I want to be at and that I feel I should be at by now.  I have to cut myself some slack, however, because so many other aspects of life must be tended to!  There’s work, the shop, children, grandchildren, and so much more.  So I practice when I can.

City Kitchen.

 

Well, I am off to finish the day, with a little help and hope from above.

Enjoy this day!
Lynn