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Monday, November 13, 2017

Sparks 6 - November 13, 2017

Joining Annie (McGuffy's Reader) for SPARKS

The purpose of sparks:

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!

I hope you will join us. The link is open Monday through Friday each week. Please link up a positive quote, thought, poem, or verse. The badge and code can be found in my sidebar. Please add the badge to your post to invite others: the more, the merrier. Peace.
                                             Use your gift wisely.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Feline Friday, Caturday Art, Willy-Nilly Friday Five - November 10, 2017

 Hello & Welcome! - Linking up today for:

FELINE FRIDAY over at Comedy Plus

I'm not sure what they were looking at but it was funny. - From L to R:
Bandit, Pepper & Caramel.


Same shot but edited on Luna Pic:

1.  Sharing one of the Black and White Photographs I took but never posted during the week I was to post BW photos on Facebook.

 Some reeds and spiderwebs. - Shot at Rooks Park.

2.  Another shot that I liked but just hadn't yet shared.  Plowed wheat fields.

Fall leaves and berries - Trees located at a nearby Grade School

4.  Another shot not yet shared.  Some people fishing at Bennington Lake

5.  Finally another of my recipe tries.  This one was for SALTED NUTROLL BARS

These are ooey and gooey but oh so yummy!

Leaving you with a lovely Autumn Tune

Have a beautiful weekend.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

11th Tea Cup / Mug Exchange

It's "Reveal Day" for the 11th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange hosted by the awesome Stephanie from the Enchanting Rose Blog.

This event is always so much fun to participate in.  Not only do you get a fun package in the mail but you also get to meet new people and become friends with them.

My partner that I sent to was Sharon who blogs at Tales From Twisty Lane
You can click on the link to see what I sent her.  It was so much fun picking out the various items.  She & I both love Owls so I had fun finding some fun owl items to include in her package.  She has a great blog so be sure to check it out.

Next up the partner who had my name is Donna Gabbard.  She has a blog at Paper & Fabric & Books...Oh My

It was so much fun opening her package.  She had wrapped everything in lovely tissue paper.

Here is what I received:

Check out that gorgeous Fall Mug - It's so pretty and has been used a lot already this fall.  There was also some great tasting Black Chai Tea, which I love.  -  Then there was this beautiful little box decorated with an embossed leaf - Which is now hanging on my office cabinet wall, so pretty.  Inside the box...

Yummy Chocolate Candies - They didn't last long :o)

Check out this selection of Tea, Cocoa, Coffee & a delicious cookie wafer.  I actually shared the wafer with my granddaughter, Coleen who had eaten one on a trip and said they were yummy,  She was right. - That Pecan coffee smells so good. 

Inside the lovely box with the tea pots was some pretty napkins, a daily planner for next year, some Washi Tape, and Ink Pad and a cool looking Owl rubber stamp.  I just need to find time now to stamp something with it.

Finally there was a beautiful book of poems with flower illustrations and a cute owl journal.  Along with that a sweet and cute card with a wonderful note from Donna.

Everything was just perfect.  Thank you so much Donna.

Thanks also to Stephanie for hosting and putting this event together.  She does a fantastic job and I know everyone who participates is blessed by it.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Sparks 5 - Is Your Soul Alive

Joining Annie  (McGuffy's Reader) today for:  SPARKS

 We all need some positive things to focus on in light of all the negativity in the world today.

Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday Five and Feline Friday - November 3, 2017

Welcome! - Wow it's hard to believe it's November already. Time sure goes by quickly anymore.

Joining in today for WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE

Also joining in for FELINE FRIDAY

First up for Feline Friday:
This is my hubby, Miss Dottie, Caramel Honeybun & Speedy G all napping together.
Now for Willy-Nilly Friday Five:
Click to enlarge photos:  - This first one is yucky so if you are squeamish don't look.

1.  A few weeks ago my hubby was working on some table tops sanding the old finish off of them so they could be refinished.  - He came inside and yelled out that I needed to take him to the hospital.  Seems he set the sander down and went to pick it up and somehow hit the switch back on....

Took that finger nail completely off!  - It's healed up now but looks pretty weird since the nail is gone.  It could have been so much worse but this still looks pretty gross.

2.  We have had a beautiful fall this year.  Here is one of my favorite trees in town.  - It turns this gorgeous red color and it's the only one right there that changes color but it looks so pretty with the other trees.

 3. I've been baking again.  Tried out this recipe for Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies and boy were there delicious. 

 4.  Coleen spotted a moth on my mom's porch one morning.  We decided to put it on some flowers and while we were moving it it landed right on Coleen's chest.  We snapped a shot of it and then it landed on an old television set before finally flying off.

5.  While out shooting fall scenes a couple of weeks ago I captured this shot of our Blue Mountains with freshly fallen snow on them.  Oh how I dread winter but it sure looks pretty here.

Bonus photo:  Had to share this big spider scene that is right across the street from where we live.

In closing a musical selection for the season. Neil Young - Harvest Moon.

 Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Seasons - Happy Halloween

Joining Jesh today for SEASONS - It's Halloween here in the USA so it's the season for "spooktacular" fun.  

Lots of fun and semi-scary stuff here today. 
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 My mom spotted these two while we were on a drive. 

                        I like this pumpkin man - He's not to spooky.
These people put up quite a display in their yard.  This is just a small portion of their decorations.

     Dracula was in the same yard as the Pumpkin man.  - I love his sign.

This bicycle is so funny.  There is a skelton rider, his skeleton dog and on his shoulder a skelton parrot. - Same house as the people with the scary skull featured earlier.

Lots of people were displaying stuff on their doors.  This one is a bit creepy.

                                Loved these cute little Halloween dogs.

     Lots of ghosts & ghouls were hanging in trees.  - This is one of them.

                         A fun display of pumpkins we spotted.

A buzzard keeping watch on everything. Convereted to BW for a creepier effect.

                                                    Another Door find.

These people had several of these blow-ups in their yard.  I just shared the Harley rider.

                         Large Spiders on houses are also fun.

Finally a few webs and skulls to top off this Halloween Post.

                                            TRICK OR TREAT!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Awww Mondays & Sparks - October 30, 2017

 Welcome! - Today I'm linking up to:

Awww Mondays  Hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus

Caught Speedy G and Bandit napping together yesterday.  When we first got Speedy poor Bandit was scared to death of him.  Guess he's over that now!


Also linking up to Sparks  hosted by Annie from McGuffy's Reader.

Hope your week is off to a good start. - Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday Five and Feline Friday

Joining Tanya (Around Roanoke) for WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE

1.  Last week was quite the week.  We were dealing with a very sick kitty (Callie-Jo) and on Tuesday the school called and said I needed to pick Coleen up as she had injured herself.  - I called her mom since I was at bowling and she went to pick her up. 

While playing Badminton she fell and ended up dislocating her knee cap and had to be taken to the hospital by Ambulance.  This is the picture the Principal of the school took of her in the Ambulance.  You can certainly see the pain on her face.
She's doing okay now but wearing a knee brace for another week and then will see an Orthopedic doctor to determine how well the knee has healed.
2.  We've been enjoying a lovely Fall here so far.  A few rainy days and some wind but the trees still have plenty of color to enjoy.
This is all the same tree.  The dark red leaves are mixed with yellow & green.  So pretty.
3.  I enjoy baking and trying out new recipes.  I recently found this recipe for Butterfinger Oatmeal cookies that sounded good so I tried it out.

Oh my gosh they were so yummy!  - I hope you'll click on the link for the recipe and give them a try yourself.

4.  Yesterday I was out driving around taking pictures and decided to stop and take pictures of some Halloween decorations.  I shot this particular display standing in the middle of the street (making sure no traffic was coming).  - Now here's the "corker"...when I got home my husband said the Police showed up at our house looking for me.  Apparently the people who live in the house called them because I was taking pictures of their house.  They have security camera's around there house.  Which by the way I've taken photos of their house before (see this post)

Good Grief,  It's not like I was in their yard or doing anything illegal.  What a waste of the Police's time.

5. Last but not least - Linking up here as well for FELINE FRIDAY

First I'd like to thank everyone who sent condolences on the loss of our sweet Callie-Jo last week.  She was and always will be a well loved cat.  We miss her greatly. - Of course being the "cat lovers" that we are we just had to share our home with another cat so I'd like to introduce you all to....

       SPEEDY "G" (short for Speedy Gonzales)
He's already spoilt rotten and just the sweetest little kitten.  Callie-Jo would be pleased with our choice.
Have a great weekend.