The weather yesterday was such a tease ~
it was in the mid 60's…sunny with a warm breeze.
I could smell Spring in the air!!
I headed outside to snap a few photos of the morning ~
and everything I caught with my camera lens seemed to be waiting patently (or not)
for Spring to come…
|sleepy squirrel sitting on a vine out my kitchen window ~|
|a closer shot of monsieur squirrel dozing in the beautiful breeze…|
waiting for spring to arrive.
|he heard me and quickly scampered up into the tree, still groggy :)|
our tangled, ancient persimmon tree creating a beautiful silhouette
against a bright blue sky:
|the donkeys cannot wait to taste them again...|
I caught a FABulous shot of mr. bluebird
~ pulling up a worm!!!
|very dapper & spring-like in his little blue vest and red shirt with white cummerbund...|
while mrs. bluebird waits for her share of the meal
...in a nearby black walnut tree ~
~ there is one thing we are NOT waiting patently for though…
|~ fat belly ~|
she'll be a good little momma-cat!
…and I wonder what this guy is waiting for?
a field mouse?
... tiny sparrow?
I can't stand to think about that,
but mother nature knows what she is doing…
|beautiful red tailed hawk sitting on the same vine outside my kitchen window ~|
AFTER the squirrel heeded for cover of course!
and since you've all been so patient with me,
... here are a couple snaps of the bathroom curtains:
|simple, bright & cozy|
I love coming in here each morning
...and swinging open the curtains!
today is dark and rainy, chilly again too ~
...so the light isn't what it was yesterday
when I SHOUD have taken the photos instead ;)
Peter & I found these beautiful early cobalt blue cut-glass knobs at
Lou's Antiques Mall here in Amherst, VA
~ so pretty when the sun hits them!
|love blue glass ~ have dug up a few old Vicks Vaporub bottles here on the property, |
...and they are housed in the oak medicine cabinet you see in the previous pic above...
we found a neat reproduction toilet tissue holder on ebay ~
you can visit their website at
this will fit in nicely with the antique fixtures we have in there now.
|"La Premier Toilet Fixture"|
for now, until Peter installs it,
we are keeping the roll in an early grey enamel childs' potty…
but here is where it will reside
to hold the spare roll….
|under the 'dry' sink!|
I do not want to clutter this room up ever again…
the light & antique 'feel' this room has now just sings to me ~
only a few chosen pieces will be in here now,
like the old hog scraper candlestick and
the neutral-colored hooked wool mat on the back of the tank that I purchased from
my friend Sherry
|visit Sherry's blog for links to where she sells her beautiful handwork ~|
I think I will just enjoy the rain today…
...the comforting sound of it on our tin roof.
next to the wood stove ~ cat on lap & stitching in hand ~
I'm working on a few designs for upcoming
Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine patterns
Hoping you all have a peaceful, creative day!!
* Blessed be *