Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mermaid and cooling off

Floating along in the deep blue sea...
with the heat these days, just thinking of being immersed in water is cooling.

I took a tub bath yesterday, a nice hot one.  Coming out was the cooling bit of that experience.

What do you do to keep cool in the summertime?

These little tea bowls with designer liner decorations are for sale...of course.  If I show it here, I've got to let it it's forever home.

I do like drinking something hot out of a tea bowl in the winter, letting my fingers feel the warmth.Somehow the cool sides when filled with iced tea just turn wet in the humidity, and I don't feel much cooler by the touch, just the drink.  I also like iced coffee!

Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunshine and birds again

I've never seen this bug-eyed look before
Harvesting day, to take these lovelies to the Tailgate Market.  I donated them to the Mudbuddiess Booth.  There were a lot of disappointed bees.

I was still not clear of antibiotics which make it really uncomfortable to be in the sun.  So I had to get there early!.

Pat Levi's tall vase.
(I heard it sold with the flowers in it!)

I think this pitcher was made by Marsha Cozart.

I suggested that they give flowers to customers who bought a pot.  I don't know how that went.  Maybe the mudbuddies took some of the flowers home with them!  I'm just glad to share them.  I went home and took a nap.

Though many of my feeder's visitors looked like juveniles or females, this ruby throat sure zapped the camera as he flew away.  I think getting this much captured made my day!

Sorry about quality.  Taken with Nikon this time, but through double-paned glass and a screen.  Pretty difficult to get good images.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Monarch Mandala wall pillow, hanging on wall, $75

Monday, July 24, 2017

Pale flowers and leaves

Thrown and altered shape, with pale pink, yellow and greens to suggest many petaled flowers.  6" tall, $25.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Old entertainment and baby fowl

The source of many a program which would get a family to gather 'round.
The Texaco Radio Hour, Amos and Andy, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, The Lone Ranger, Gracey Allen and George Burns, and many many more! Do you have radio (pre-TV) memories?

For Sepia Saturday (HERE) to remind us of times when entertainment meant we could see the things depicted by this sailing family with their rabbit-eared TV.  Here in the land of the free we no longer get free TV reception, but have to pay for someone to beam it into their box in our homes.

Today I have some baby fowl to share with you...first the Canada Goose family, with a couple of fluffy goslings at the foot of a column on the picnic pavilion...can you make them out?  It was really hard, because of course those are very wary parents!

Not sure why the goslings are sitting in a puddle, but they look like they were cold.

 And here were a couple of baby swifts...there tucked into the beams under the Senior Center's porch.
Located at the junction of where porch changes direction, the beams seemed just right for the Swift family, who returns to nest here every year.

A quieter area, but not the choice for the nest, also under the porch.

Nest is in far left upper corner
I'm guessing 3 mouths open wide...
I tried watching and standing further away, but parents waited until I was gone completely, as well as people walking their dogs.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The blues have it

Someone said yesterday that she just loved blue pottery.  Here's another one with blue flowers.

 About 4-1/2 inches tall, $25

Thrown shape, then altered, additional buttons for flower centers, then glazed with Mayco Designer Liner and Stroke n Coat glazes.  Rim was dipped into plum glaze for the drippy effect.  Clear glaze over all.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Vase and flowers

Bowl vase with blue  blossoms on thrown-altered shape. 5 inches high, $25

Did you know that after being picked, a few days later, these lovelies still will produce pollen, and send it out all over the house! Achoo!