Saturday, July 26, 2014

Focus On Life Documenting a Moment In Time


Week 30: Celebrate YOU by documenting a moment of life.  

Niagara Falls
We toured both the American and Canadian side.
We have lots of nieces and nephews and when they turn 5 years old they get to go on our family vacation with us . The young boy on the left is my sister's son.We have one nephew left to take with us and we will be going to Boston.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

30 Words Thursday


Remember this song?
I am showing my age but I loved this song as a kid.
But this doesn't belong to me. It's belongs to our 22 year old son!


Funny how that happens.Our son has a lot of albums from my era.


Check out Erin's Blog to see more 
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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.

Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post. 
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.) Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Focus on Life Celebrating Sweetness


In 1996 we built our house on what was farm ground.
That meant no trees at all. We got busy planting lots of trees and caring for them.
It was nice to see them grow but what I really wanted was for bird nests.
It took a  very long time for the trees to grow and in the last  two or three years we have had several nests.
I have enjoyed watching the mama birds protecting their young, swooping at our heads when we got too close. It's been fun to see  them grow and learn to fly.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Were All Ears Monthly Challenge

 Our Inspiration Photo

'America The Beautiful'

I liked the curve of the billowing sails In the inspiration photo so I dapped two copper small circles from Vintaj.Then I used Ranger Patinas, the first layer Cinnabar and the second layer Verdigris.Then I ruffed them  up with a Vintaj Metal Reliefing Block. The tiny red lampwork spacer beads are from Marshall Jodie.
I finished them off with two brass stars from Vintaj.

Be sure to visit the Earrings Everyday Blog  Friday to see more.
And if you want to play along, well that would be just peachy.
The inspiration photo is posted the first Friday of each month.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Heather and Lorelie's Michaels Challenge


Heather and Loreli hosted a Michaels Challenge.
These are the beads that we are to use.
Unfortunately our Michaels store was out of most of these beads. The only ones I managed to get were the last two and tried to match the others as best I could.
We could add beads from our own stash as well.
So her are the pieces I made
It seems I was in a mood for color and the tropics.

'Hot Tropics'
purple dyed quartzite beads from Michaels
Polymer flowered beads from Aquarious Too
And green glass beads form Michaels

'Gilligan's Island'
Bone Amber Beads from Michaels
tiny spacers from Michaels
Polymer drops from Chrysalis

'Bird of Paradise'
Purple, Green blue and orange beads from Michaels
Polymer Flower bead from  Aquarius Too

Be sure to check out Heather's Blog to see what everyone else made.




Saturday, July 12, 2014

Focus on Life In Season


Shasta Daisies  They suffered the last few years from drought but there are a few left. I hope to plant more in the fall

A soybean field just across the road from our house.

I tried to capture a photo of  a horsefly but I wasn't fast enough. I really dislike them!

Check out Sally's blog to see more of what's in season.


Thursday, July 10, 2014

30 Words Thursday


Graceful 
Floating without a care
Otherworldly
Mysterious with their gelatinous bodies and dangling tentacles
Not really a fish,they are plankton.
Mostly made of water
No brain or bones.



Taken at the Shedd Aquarium  in Chicago


Check out Erin's Blog to see more 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.

Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post. 
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.) Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.