Friday, April 30, 2010

White Squirrel…

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I got lucky and got this shot of one of our white squirrels this morning!!! He was robbing the birdfeeder of sunflower seed!!! His bird buddies loved it!!!

image He’s going down the chain to the birdfeeder here!!!

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Checking out the contents…mmmm…what’s with this??? just a few seeds…

“those big people need to fix this!!!

imageSunflower seeds for the blue jay and the dove!!!

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The Cardinal and the Dove looking for more sunflower seeds to “fall from the sky”…

imageWow, a squirrel’s work is never done…

imageWoodpeckers…don’t need a white squirrel’s help …

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Have a wonderful week!!!

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fertilizer Friday…

 

I’m so tired from pulling up carpet and stripping wallpaper that this is about all I can manage to post…Happy Friday bloggy friends!!!

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imageA beautiful Mom and Daughter in Love!!!

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This beautiful family attended the Women of Joy Conference and I got to photograph them at Churchill Downs…

 

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Tootsie’s Blog has a lot of blooms today!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Goodwill…

I live in a very small town. There aren’t many places to shop  in this small town and when I have a few extra minutes I like to shop some. I usually don’t really need much since my husband and dogs don’t have a lot of  “needs”. I prefer to shop antique, thrift, second hand shops and enjoy getting a bargain on a piece of furniture that I can re-finish or some old dishes that I enjoy. I don’t need any of this!!!

image I love white milk glass…these are probably not milk glass…but I like them and got them at Goodwill!!!

For the past five or so years we’ve had a local Goodwill Store and I’ve enjoyed buying things that I didn’t need but have enjoyed. For the past year or so the prices on everything have climbed and climbed.

image This red ceramic basket was a white ceramic basket…I wanted a red one…so I spray painted it red…

I know this area very well and know what the average working family can spend for clothes, etc. Goodwill has priced themselves out of  reach of most working families’  budgets.

image I purchased this cute little tree at Goodwill—it was silver—I painted it white

Goodwill has been on my mind recently…while blog surfing I happened upon someone who also was having some of the same questions.  Jan @  http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/ posted about Goodwill and a Goodwill representative addressed  her concerns. I think I’m going to have to agree with her but it hurts since I’ve enjoyed shopping at Goodwill before their recent price increases.

image I purchased four of these silver goblets at Goodwill, they went to my Lindsey’s house…and I did not spray paint them!!!

I have this love/hate relationship with Goodwill. I want it to be beneficial to someone when I purchase or donate things!!! I don’t want my money lining  some big shot’s pockets!!! image If anyone finds one of these at Goodwill---CALL ME ASAP--- I want it!!!

 

Jan has a fabulous blog!!! Visit her and see what she and others have to say about Goodwill…http://wwwbobbypinsboardwalk.blogspot.com/

 

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Living The Life That I Imagine…

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During the cold winter months this is what I dream of…

 

Mary at Little Red House has some pretty neat dreams also!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wings…

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Gregory is the son of a longtime friend of mine, Frances Todd…I think he is one great photographer!!!

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Tootsie, I’m here…after missing out for a long time, I’ve got some things to share…they’re not mine but they’re sorta purdy!!!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thanks to Marriott I Spent The Past Weekend At A Bed and Breakfast!!!

 

My trip this past weekend was so much fun, contributing to this great trip was the lovely bed and breakfast we stayed in. It was a beautiful three story century old brick home with a carriage house… Marriott called me last week and told me that the rooms that I booked in January for this past weekend were not available…what to do??? Marriott told me that they would send me to Elizabethtown, Ky. instead of Louisville, Ky……mmmmm I didn’t want to stay that far from my destination.

THANKS MARRIOTT BUT I WILL NOT BE USING

YOUR SERVICES EVER AGAIN!!!

(PS—The manager from the Louisville Marriott contacted me today and apologized for the problem and gave me enough points on my Marriott rewards card for a free night…I will probably use it too. 4-22-10)

image This is Mr. John, one of the three owners of this beautiful home. Mr. John met us with smiles and hugs as we arrived at his front door. We were a couple of disheveled ladies who had never been in Louisville, Ky. and managed to navigate our way to his home thanks to my Droid…navigation with Google maps is much better than my old GPS was. What do you think of this entry way, Isn’t it beautiful???

image That baby grand and gorgeous fireplace was flanked by two of the most spectacular candelabra  I’ve ever seen!!!

image Not that I was just a little impressed by their beauty…just saying…I got a few photos of them…

image image Here’s a peek at the piano and the stairs…

imageStair lights and vases….like I’ve never seen!!!

imageA feast of  “eye candy”… 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sarah Palin at Louisville, Kentucky’s Freedom Hall

 

 

image Photos by Becky Gookin ©

Don’t forget…Mosaic Mondays at Mary’s house…Little Red House

Monday, April 12, 2010

Apologies…

My cable internet is as slow as Southern Molasses and is preventing me from visiting all the blogs that I love…I’m sorry if I can’t respond to your  comments, it just isn’t possible until my internet gets a little peppier…I’ve never had this problem before and don’t know what’s going on…

I’ll play some catchup as soon as I possibly can…I’ll be away for several days at the end of the week. Maybe that’ll give it time to “heal”… Headed to Kentucky for the Women of Joy Conference…

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wonder of Wonders!!!

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Visit Mary @ Little Red House for more “wonders”!!!

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Could Heaven Be Pink???

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I have this nice little tree in my yard…it has never bloomed like this…it’s like a pink corsage on steroids!!!

image I wish you could stand under it with me…it’s heavenly!!!

imageI don’t even remember what kind of tree it is!!!

image  Due to all of my ongoing sinus issues I don’t know if it has any smell…I don’t know if anything smells to be truthful…

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imagePink Heaven…

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imageThe arching pink branches come within  inches of the earth…

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imageUp close with the tree trunk and branches…

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Wouldn’t it be fun to play all day under this magical tree!!! 

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Outdoor Wednesday is a magical place also!!!

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