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The Pike's Peak Promise

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We have had a busy couple of weeks here, beginning with Memorial Day weekend. The lawns have needed mowing two or three times, my husband designed and engineered a pergola for some gourds my sister-in-law and her husband wanted to grow up at our place, we had that to build, the gourds to plant, and some geraniums to put out in pots around the place as well. Then, of course, we have quite a few other routine responsibilities to take care of: earning a living, Blu to love and care for, duties at Church, chipping in at Habitat for Humanity,...

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Buttoned up

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I enjoy shopping for buttons, picking out special buttons for a particular project. I especially enjoy shopping for buttons now because it consists of grabbing a cup of tea and heading to the comfy sofa in our sitting room to sort through my treasure bowls and tins of vintage buttons (graciously gifted to me by Dorothy and Winnie, friends of ours at church). There is a small oil painting I recently created of one of the vintage buttons in the photo above up for auction at eBay. Take a look, if only to see the painting and see if you...

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Dandelion farming

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We live on a farm, but as I have said before ... we are not farmers. We have (or had) corn out in our fields, but we didn't put it there. We dream of a vineyard and fruit orchard on our acres one day, but there will be much to learn in order to get there. When I lived in the high desert north of Los Angeles for a couple of years with my children, we tried planting some raised gardens. We enriched the soil, and put up wooden planks to build up areas to grow our vegetables and watermelons...

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Woes be gone, but time is tricky

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Hello all ... Finally yesterday our Internet connection was fixed, and actually stayed fixed. It was a frustrating week without it. Now I am seriously backlogged on some business I must take care of. Sorry, but I won't be able to post an actual entry to my blog until Monday. Meanwhile, I did post two new paintings at my One Painting a Day blog. One is actually painted on a tumbled, Italian marble tile. On a whim the other day I tried painting right on the tile and was thrilled with the results. There will be more of these coming...

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Sounds of springtime

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His name is Blu ... our five-month-old puppy. He came to live with us one week ago, and of course, he owned us completely before his first twenty-four hours concluded. Someone in Florida rescued Blu because he began his life living in a crate in someone's apartment. He was only allowed out of the crate to eat and do his business. He made his way up to western New York after being rescued, and found his way into our home and hearts through our friends Andy and Mabel from church. Oh, such love. Such adoration circulating amongst us. [I made...

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