Thursday, March 31, 2022

The Thin Blue Line

 This sculpture sits on the wall of police headquarters in the city of Richmond, Virginia. It is called "Thin Blue Line".


You can see that the blue line runs down from the top of the building to the bottom of the face.


It was made from stainless steel by Michael Stutz.



“Police officers put the badge on every morning, not knowing for sure if they'll come home at night to take it off.”

Tom Cotton


Monday, March 28, 2022

 On Sunday, we brought the girls over. We all went to the new Dunkin' Donuts, then back home to do Easter crafts and other fun things. First, we made Easter gnomes.



Then we colored sugar cookies with food safe markers.



More cookies were eaten than were colored.


Then we played with the SD game.


And watched Paw Patrol.


Time for big hugs before going home!


“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”


 Saint Francis of Assisi


Saturday, March 26, 2022

Sunday Sunset

 As the sun was setting, this huge cloud was ahead of us as we drove. Pink on the bottom, and ever changing as the sun got lower, I loved it! In order.








Friday, March 25, 2022

Bird Brains

 Here are a couple pics to smile at, beside the fact that the weekend is here!


This may be a big baby wanting fed.





"And from Humming-Bird to Eagle, the daily existence of every bird is a remote and bewitching mystery."

 ~Thomas Wentworth Higginson


The header was shot by me, all others are from the web.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Pear Trees

 The Pear Trees are blooming now. They are always the first tree to bloom in the spring.





These last two shots are the same trees, but taken from different angles. 



A pear is a failed apple.

George Carlin

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Kitchen

 We have had the same neutral and kind of boring blue kitchen for probably over 15 years. And now I want something brighter and more cheerful. Since I have so many Pioneer woman things, I decided to do the kitchen in her colors. The only things I changed were the paint, curtains, and backsplash.


SO, here is the old kitchen:



Now, here is the new that we just did.






I did the backsplash with peel & stick. Cheap and easy.

And it matches really well with all my Pioneer Woman things.



“We’re having guests…your job is to stick these color swatches on the walls, so it looks like we’re doing something about this place.”

 


Monday, March 21, 2022

Stop!

 A few days ago, we passed this. It is a portable stoplight! Have you ever heard of such a thing? This was a first for me.




What did the stoplight say to the car?...

 

Don’t look, I’m changing.


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Aftermath

When I was done shooting the full moon, we saw the sun setting on the other side of the sky. It was a beautiful and unusual sunset.








One look back as we leave,




Friday, March 18, 2022

Marching Into Spring

This month's full moon is called "The Full Worm Moon". The Native Americans named all the moons according to what they saw at the time. Right now the ground is thawing and the worms are coming out. It was so cloudy that I almost gave up.



See how the trees look orange? In fact, there were no leaves on them. The sunset was turning them orange.





Wait till you see what we saw right after the moon rose! That will be my next post.


Oh, Spring is surely coming,
Her couriers fill the air;
Each morn are new arrivals,
Each night her ways prepare;
I scent her fragrant garments,
Her foot is on the stair.


~John Burroughs, "A March Glee"


Sparks

 Here is a photo from about 10 years ago of the first time Anne Marie held a sparkler. Can you say "fear"? After the fireworks the...