Monthly Archives: August 2012

Need A Little Privacy?

Check this place out. Fabric fencing by Emerald City Products. The digitally printed screens are so fun! The ivy looks so real. Combining the stone and ivy would be so beautiful. I love the idea of the cow printed screen but that wouldn’t be realistic with the tops of other houses, sheds and trees sticking out at the top.

So what would you choose for your yard?

Photo from Fence Fabric Inc.


Out There

Was It Mr. Peacock In The Marsh?

He says, “No, I’m just out here pondering.”

Mosquito Evasion

Direct Gardening is having a sale on Mosquito Shoo plants. It is a citronella type plant that is supposed to repel mosquitos. Now that the West Nile Virus is spreading I think it is something we should probably invest in. The Mosquito Shoo plant is a potted plant that can be grown outdoors during the summer and some of us probably have plenty more summer left to make it worth our while to buy a few.

Lemon Balm is also another plant that is supposed to ward off the evil buggars. Some people like to use garlic, as in eating it. Of course we know that would also ward off any potential mates for those who are looking and family and friends. Also planting Marigolds, Mint, Vanilla scented geraniums

Encouraging bats and dragonflies are also ways to win the war against mosquitoes although as many bats as there are where I live I am not convinced. All of my bats must be on a diet.

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Oh and last but not least walk around dressed head to toe in white gauzy material, you won’t look stupid like that.

Katy Perry…

waited on me today at the pharmacy! Honestly if I could have taken a photo of this girl you would agree with me. If she had been wearing make up and had blue or pink hair you would have thought it was her. Funniest thing of all, her name was, Katherine Perry!

Little Bird

This may be a repeat, not sure. I just found it as I was cleaning my art stashes. It was fun and easy to do using this book by Laure Paillex. You can paint birds in different settings and flowers in whatever arrangements you would like or follow her examples to the letter.  I have really enjoyed this book and it’s worth every dime spent on it. So if you can’t paint a bird or flower without help this is the book you need.

Rudie In Watercolor

I forgot to scan the picture before I framed it so this is an awful photo of it. Sorry about that. I hate that you can’t see the detail of her snout as thats the best part. I was not so happy with the job I did on her body. I found the frame for 12.95 at Hobby Lobby and it was normally 35.00! It fits perfect in my son and daughter in law’s house. Rudie is the sweetest dog and she is the third grandchild in the family. She has no idea that I go over to see the rest of the family too. Her head and body are not really two different colors in real life or in the painting but it looks that way in this horrible photograph.

Don’t Let Your Bears Drink and Roam

Bears break into a cabin in Norway, smash it to bits and drink 100 beers.  Really? Was it canned or bottled? How did they open it? Broken glass and torn metal don’t hurt a bear? I wonder how long they stayed after drinking the beer. Did they pass out and sleep it off, waking up with hang-overs, throwing up? Did they stumble back to their den? And can one have bear drinking insurance on a cabin hideaway?