Category Archives: Photographs

Amelie’s French Bakery = Heaven On Earth!

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This one is in Rock Hill, South Carolina and there is another one in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Much Loved Cat Toy

Hairbands. Yes that’s it hairbands. I know I have done a post about them before but oh well here is another one. My cat loves these fake prey. Shoot them across the room and she will either jump after them or just watch in amusement as they go by.

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Sometimes I shoot them off of the wall and she will jump up to try catch them. Or she waits for them to bounce off of whatever they land on.

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Shoot them across the floor and sometimes they roll perfectl on their sides which is most interesting to the cat. Especially if they roll past then turn and come back towards her.

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They only cost a dollar for quite a few of them at most places and somehow they do get lost so I never more pay more than a dollar for them. I just leave all over the floor and as I walk by sometimes I fling one or two for her. We mostly play with them in the evening. I hear her playing with them in the middle of the night sometimes.

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The Tao of Meow by Deborah Wood is about providing a happy life for your cat. Thinking about things from your cats point of view.

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Miss Kitty also collects them during the night and places some of them near her food bowl in a neat little pile and sometimes drops one in the water bowl and one in Luna’s (brown dog) food bowl. She never puts one in Darla’s (black and white dog) bowl becuase Darla is the Alpha dog and doesn’t like Miss Kitty an awful lot. I think she is secretly scared of Miss Kitty so she has to act tuff to hide it. Miss Kitty is never mean to her though and would really like to be her friend.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Love this idea from Martha Stewart Living
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From my grandson, with love.
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I put the flames on upside down.
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More Snow and Pics

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It sleeted all night long and the power did not go out! Then it snowed more this morning.

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Then the sun came out bright and beautiful! The dogs had a great time playing in the snow.

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The Great Snow Event of 2014 in SC

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That is the only little bits that I can show you which is not much. I’m not going out into it since I fell on ice about twenty years ago and my back hasn’t been right since. It snowed a little yesterday and then started again this morning. It’s amazing how much snow can accumulate in a few hours. Or even fifteen minutes!

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Corot Book Play

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The cover of this book appealed to me because of it’s clean, textured, earth toned material with one simple symbol on the front cover. Usually I am all about color but the cover of this book is just soothing.

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This cute little book is a biographical and critical study by Jean Leymarie, translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert. Camille Corot was a French painter born July 16, 1796. Maybe his work has to be viewed lifesize in a museum not all scrunched up in a small book. This is one of his paintings that I liked the most. Souvenir of Mortefontaine, 1864. Louvre, Paris

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Then it was just fun with the book cover.
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A Heartflake

As I was looking through this Kirigami book by Jeffrey Rutzky I decided to try making the heartflake since this is the month of February.

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According to the book this is an adaptation of a design by Cindy Higham. It starts off with a starburst fold and now I will try to take you through the steps to make this heartflake. Goodluck. :)

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I should have erased the 6 inch markings but since I did not, just ignore them for the rest of the time.
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Fold to the right along the dotted line.
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And then fold the same flap back, in half.
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Now fold the far right bottom up the the left along side the crease.
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Then fold the same flap back, in half the other way.
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Draw out the red pattern onto your starburst fold and cut the white parts away.
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I used scrapbook paper which was a little too thick so all of my folds didn’t quite reach as far as they should have so two of my corners were squared off instead of pointy but that is no big deal.
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A Winter’s Day

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The Tulip

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A dear friend of mine gave me this beautiful Tulip because of my mom’s death. That was so sweet of her especially since she is having such a difficult time in life right now. It was good to be able to talk with her about she still misses her mother after ten years and sometimes even still cries about it. I hope that I can be more of a help to her in comeing months and years. It is one of my friendships from way back that I would love to renew. She is a sweet, gentle woman who is not harsh or judgemental. She did a great job homeschooling her two children and now has nine grandchildren, the lucky woman! I had the chance to meet most of them a few weeks ago and they were all a true delight to know. It was good to have a house full of kids again, all laughing and playing. I look forward to having many more fun times with them all. Thank you Dell.

Just Part of a Day

Mailman Patrol – A very serious job.

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I don’t usually do creepy photos but this really caught my eye as I was walking Darla and I couldn’t believe how much like a mangled hand reaching out of the ground it looked like.
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