Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Summer Solstice 2012

Extending Happy Summer Solstice wishes to you one and all!!  Here in New England, Mother Nature decided that today was the perfect day to take the temperature dial and crank it round to the other side!
I know;.... if you don't like the weather in New England just wait a minute ~ it's bound to change.... but while I'm waiting can I have a bucket of cool water for my feet and a nice cold glass of iced tea?  As I type the thermometer is hovering around 85 degrees... down about 10 from earlier today.  There are two St. Bernards here who are thinking that's still not exactly cool.  They've been hosed down, and are sprawled inches from the fan, like big wet bear rugs..... When I'm done typing I may join them. 
Usually I like to hang out in the garden on the longest day of the year....just in case those fairies decide to pay me a visit finally.  I suspect they are probably going be going for a dip in the gold fish pond as soon as the sun finally sets.  Fish don't eat fairies do they?  Hmmmmm.
So that's it for now.... just a quick hello and happy wishes ~
I hope your summer is full of laughs....
and a little rain for the garden... but not too much.
and a little bit of magic.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sneaking up on the middle of June already....

My, my.... where does time go? June is a month steeped in Birthdays, graduations, recitals, Father's Day...
So here's an update on the goings on.

Mum's one rose from her rose bush... smells good too!

Cricket the Wonder Pony turned 3 on the 5th!

Got Cake?

A "Carrot Cake" ~ made with fresh grass, carrots and molasses; and dusted in crumbled peppermints.
The horse must be special... he doesn't make me a "cake" ???

A juvenile "newt"... we later read that the red is a warning to predators to not eat them, marking them as poisonous. Apparently they emit toxix excretions from their skin?  How's your hand  feel honey?

Some sort of moth? Butterfly? Looks like a fuzzy jet fighter plane???

Mum's birthday card.... before color.

A peak of some new art work in progress...

and another little peak...

Mum's Birthday picnic.

Cricket having some watermelon.

Yes, of course the chickens came to the party/picnic!  

Bad watermelon?

                    No, just needed a little nap.  Put your ear up to the screen, do you hear the snores?

I even made a cake! (fresh strawberries from the garden on top)

A mini Jubilee.
 Queen for a day!

Card with color!

So there you have it for now ~ a glimpse of what's going on over here! 
I'll try to have it not be July before I reappear in Blog Land!