Monday, April 30, 2018

Neighborhood walk - 4/30/18

When I'm home I continue going on my morning walks.  It has been awhile since I've posted any pictures.  Winter is just not all that picturesque here.

Succulents seem to do well here.  They show up in lots of yards, especially as edging by the sidewalk.

This one with large leaves is one of my favorites.  I call those "parts" leaves but I have a feeling there is another name for them.

I like this grouping for the different shades of green and gray.

Pretty along the blue gray fence.

I'm told they are very easy to propagate with just a small pinched part from the established plant.   I admit I'm tempted but I can just see the headlines.  Grey haired lady arrested for stealing plants.  I'll just look and take photo's.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Art Journal Journey - recycle and collage

This is my first time joining Art Journal Journey and I sure hope I'm doing it right.  I think my friend Elizabeth will help me out if I muddle up.

As I understand it, Art Journal Journey has a once a month challenge and this month the challenge is recycle and collage.

Here is my entry:  Bits and pieces I found and recycled by using in a collageI started with a 8x10 canvas board.  Collage pieces are newsprint, teabag papers,  a few bits from magazines, odds and ends and acrylic paints.  I used a metal piece in the upper left and a metal circle near center.  The star is stamped on a wooden circle, the elephant (lower left) stamped on a cardboard tag.  

This actually represents the true adventures of someone who traveled in both India (elephant) and Asia (large figure).  

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 4/17/18

Surprise!  Its been awhile since I've been able to join Elizabeth and the rest of the gang for a Tuesday tea.

I've been having my tea at the River House.  There is a draw bridge right where our property ends.  Ships no longer go through the area but every year they test the bridge just to be sure it is workable.  I was excited to watch it go up and down.  They did it three times.

Workers at our fence getting ready.

They sound an extremely loud horn and...there she goes

She's up!  As the locals say.  Not sure why a bridge is a "she".  In any case it was interesting to watch but might give me pause the next time I drive over it.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

We are at the River House enjoying a few days of beautiful spring weather.

Imagine our surprise when we went to the carport to get into the car!  We had to shoo him off before we could drive away.

We haven't seen him since we returned from shopping.  I did ask around and and several people said they have seen bunnies around the neighborhood and on the levee.  They must have escaped their home.

Hope you have a lovely day and that spring has arrived at your house.