Sunday, June 26, 2011

Macro Sunday

Macro Sunday is here again.  While walking around the yard taking pictures, I found this white moth sitting on my black lamp post.  Such a contrast!

 Who knew they had fur around the head?  It is probably not called fur, but that is what it looks like.  And look at the detail on the antenna.

And then I decided to give you a little color on this post.  These are the daylilies blooming outside my door right now.  I got a start of these from my mom.  I love to share flowers with others and will be passing on a start of these to someone else. 

I showed this picture to my granddaughter and she said, "Look at the pollen!"  They learn so much in kindergarten now. 

I know I have been away for a couple of weeks but hope to write more now.  I have been out of town for a week doing trainings and a week visiting with the grandkids.  The grandkids were more fun. 

Have a great week!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

On the Flip Side

 For macro Sunday, let's check out the flip side. 
Sometimes you should look at things from a new angle.

And then the other side...

So take some close-up pics, grab the button below, and join us over
at Studio Waterstone for all the fun.

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Moving in close,

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday

I have joined the Bead Table Wednesday group on Flickr.  You can join in, too.

I posted pictures on Bead Table Wednesday of some jewelry that I currently have on my Etsy shop.  With the new Etsy shop, that is what I am working on now:  listing my inventory, working on pictures and descriptions, getting packing materials lined up, etc., etc.     

I hope you can find some time to check out my Etsy shop and keep coming back as new items will be listed periodically.  Constructive feedback is appreciated.  I am still learning and trying to improve my store daily. 

Let's get creative,

Monday, June 6, 2011

"Love My Art" Giveaway

This great book by Jennifer Heynen, the creator of Jangles Ceramic Beads, could be yours.  Check out the blog on Love My Art Jewelry to see how to enter. 

Who knows?  It could be your turn to win.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cherry-Picking Season

This afternoon was spent picking about 5 large bowls of cherries.  About half were like the red cherries in the picture I posted here.  The other half are Black Heart cherries like these.  They are so sweet and very flavorful.

The red cherries were pitted first using my antique cherry pitter.  It isn't perfect but certainly faster than doing the job by hand.  Then I pitted the Black Heart cherries and oh my!  My hands turned a very dark red and then after rinsing all the sticky juice off, my hands were stained blue.  Sorry I didn't think to take a picture but really my hands were too messy to get near my camera.  Barkeeper's Friend cleanser took most of the stain out, but my hands and most especially my fingernails still look dark.  I think these cherries would produce some very potent dye for anyone wanting to experiment. 

But the up side to all this is that I now have lots of cherries in the freezer.  They should taste good next winter in a good cobbler. 


Saturday, June 4, 2011

I 'Heart" Macro Sunday

Time for posting pics for Macro Sunday over at Studio Waterstone.  Since the next few days will be spent picking, baking and freezing cherries, I thought it appropriate to use my picture of them this week.  We have two big trees in the back yard.

They are so sweet and tasty.  We just walk out and stand under the trees eating them.  There is also a Black Heart cherry tree down in the front field on the property line.  Those are dark cherries that are even sweeter.  Yum!  We didn't know for a long time that the Black Heart was there until we finally got the fence row cleaned out.  

Whatever we don't get picked, which is a lot because the trees are so tall,  the birds move in and eat in one day.  It is really amazing to see.  And I wonder, how the heck do all the birds know to show up on the same day?

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Keep those cameras clicking,


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