Tuesday, July 26, 2011

stuffed up head

Last night I realized I had a sore throat, and that was followed by sneezes and a stuffed up head.  Sinuses are really acting up.  I wonder what is in the air, other than dust and humidity!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's raining!

I have locked my cats up in the bedroom with the air conditioner, and have opened all the windows and doors to get some airflow through this poor old house.  It feels wonderful.  I really do need to fix the screens.  I don't think my current cats would go through them like ones in the past.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Greta for the Week-end

I took care of Greta the great dane while her folks were gone for two days.  She is a real sweet dog, and doesn't like this 100 degree weather any more than the rest of us, so we just lounged around the house.  She has this really big sigh, exhale, humph, whatever, it just cracks me up.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trumpet vine, honeysuckle, walnut and cedar trees.

I pulled another two loads of vines and trees out of the front border today, and cleared around my Crape Myrtle and my Mungo pine is almost vine free.  I can see the Peonies!  I will get a picture tomorrow before and after!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My wooden Tiger

 I found this today at Goodwill, my favorite place to shop.  They had just wheeled out a new cart and this was on it.  It is wood marquetry and I love it.  It is unframed and on a plywood base.  There are some spots in the stream, down by the left hand ferny area.  I don't know how to fix this without damaging the glue that holds all the pieces together.  I will figure it out though.  It is approx 20 x30 inches, and I took it to a framing place.  $300-400, depending on the frame.  I think I will do it myself.  I do have a miter box!  There is some brush work in the chin and whisker area and on the leaves and trunks of the trees.  I am very happy with this $10 find!