Tuesday, August 23, 2016

~ The Blues and Purple ~

One week ago our son and I decided to submit
each two entries to our local fair.
Judging was on Wednesday, and by Thursday
we were so tempted to make the 45 minute trip to go back and see the results.

But we waited...until the last day, Sunday.
That day we attended with our grown children and grandchildren.
The youngest wanted to go on fair rides, so this we did first.

After the last ticket was taken...and the last ride ridden
I could wait no longer.
I HAD to take a peek in the barn that contained this year's fair entries.

We walked passed the vegetables, passed the beautiful cut flower displays,
passed the honey and egg entries,
then finally to the art and photographs.

Here was where family and I stared...searching...
for the two entries each we brought five days before.

~ Late Summer Dragonfly  ~

~ Late Summer Dragonfly ~
(closeup of framed image)

~ Supper Time ~
Grand Lake Osprey

~ Supper Time ~
Grand Lake Osprey
(closeup of framed image)

And lo...
there they were!
Each one beautifully adorned with a blue satin ribbon...
and one...
an unplanned photograph I had taken of a very surprising view, 
had a wonderful purple!
Grand Champion of all twenty photography classes!

I was so happy...amazed...
and grateful!


Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day! ~

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

~ Something New...Notebook Binders ~

~ 3 Ring Binder, Peek A Boo ~

~ 3 Ring Binder, Pegasus Collection ~


Every now and then I enjoy testing out new items
that include my artwork. 3 Ring Binders were the latest,
and I am very happy with the quality of these! I just may need
to create more in the future! Here and here are where you can find them.


Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Best Of Show ~

~ Best of Show ~


This past Sunday we attended a model horse live show
so that one of the youngest members of our family
could enter his few and one of my Breyer model horses.

It was his first time out, and our 8 horses were showing against
hundreds of other beautiful models owned by many seasoned
model horse collectors.

Such an amazing time!

This young 9 year old carefully "brushed and groomed" each of his equine entries, 
positioned them in the "show ring" for their best display...
 and by the end of his classes this very happy, new 
showman had earned one second, one fifth, one first place blue ribbon...
then stunned us all as he went on to win champion
and grand champion / best of show! 

I do believe he will be looking forward to more shows in the future!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

~ Christmas 2015 ~

I know it's way past Christmas time...and supposed to be Spring...
but the snow and cold we have had nearly every day
for the past week seems like it could be Christmas!
Above was our greatroom...all decked out for the 2015 holidays!

Looking forward to warmer spring weather soon!


~ Wishing you a wonderful whimsical day! ~  

Monday, March 21, 2016

" I Love You...Me...Whoever You Are! "

This is something you don't see every day!
Mini Ponies in tennis shoes! 
There were a few at the Horse Expo in a local mall this past Saturday!

This little one loved what she saw,
and spent quite a few minutes staring at herself and "kissing" the mirror!


~ Wishing everyone a wonderful whimsical day! ~

Thursday, December 31, 2015

~ Circled Cross in the Ancient Birch ~

~ Circled Cross in the Ancient Birch ~

~ Circled Cross in the Ancient Birch, full tree view ~


With only hours left of 2015, I look back and see a very good year.

Still fresh, new, and only hours old, it rang in with a 100th year birthday party for an
amazing great aunt.
The summer was exceptional, including two very beautiful family weddings, a reunion, educational
equine adventures, much needed projects completed and more,
then continued into a gorgeous fall!

Along with the amazing and exceptional, 2015 rounded itself out with a few life lessons,
something any good year should have. :0)

And with all that was included, nature and it's Creator continue to reveal mystery and wonder!

The images above were taken by me this past summer...no alterations.
This is the ancient birch I have often talked of...
the very same tree,
in the very same place,
in the very same field,
that appeared in a dream I had when I was very young.
We have looked upon this tree for more than 3 decades, and this summer it revealed an
circled cross.

Quite awesome I must say!


~ Wishing you a very happy, very healthy, amazing, and wonderfully whimsical New Year! ~

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

~ Two Days Before Christmas ~

~ Whimsical Winter Trees ~


These snow laden whimsical looking trees were from two winters ago.
But after our last winter storm the trees look like this once again...
heavily flocked, just in time for Christmas!

Wishing you all a beautiful and very merry Christmas!