Beautiful Night Sky βœ¨

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Yesterday I came across this post from the local weatherman…announcing a -somewhat- rare occurrence

Of course I had to go out and see. Luckily it was a clear night, and so I was able to capture

The Moon, Saturn…and a Fairy 😊

A few days prior I found this image that shows the planet – (and other known object-) sizes in relation to one another

To look at Saturn in comparison to the Moon – the itty bitty moon – and then go back to how they appeared in the sky…I don’t know what to say.

I can’t even imagine the distance between us and this planet.

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While we’re gazing up at the sky…here are two more pictures from the nights before.

This was last Friday…we thought for sure we’d get some rain. Didn’t happen, but the clouds were pretty impressive.

Something pretty cool happened here, in the clouds, in the distance. Constant lightning! It was quite a show. 😍 Sadly, by the time I got my camera the clouds had moved on.

Still a pretty picture though 😁

Do you like to observe the moon, the vast universe above us?

I am very fascinated by it all, and do sit outside at night looking up, admiring the beauty of the night sky. πŸ™‚

Have a good night πŸŒ™ It’s almost time for the full moon. Enjoy! 😊

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I Miss Puddles β˜”️

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•I’ve always loved rainy days! The sound of rain against the window, the racing clouds, the smell of the air and wet asphalt. 😊 How about you? Do you feel the same or are you more of a ‘heat and sunshine’ person? Since it’s been a while since I got to enjoy the beautiful moisture from above, I took to the web, and found this… πŸ˜ƒRainyMood.com – It is an app, but this website gives you a preview πŸ˜Šβ˜”οΈπŸŒ§πŸ’œπŸŒ§β˜”οΈπŸ’œβ˜”οΈπŸŒ§πŸ’œπŸŒ§β˜”οΈπŸ’œβ˜”οΈπŸŒ§πŸ’œπŸŒ§β˜”οΈπŸ’œβ˜”οΈπŸŒ§πŸ’œπŸŒ§β˜”οΈπŸ’œβ˜”οΈA (somewhat) Heart-shaped puddle I captured last year After a rainstorm last fall…don’t you love the tree reflection in the water? 😍This is from a couple of years ago…during my ‘drawing phase’. See, rain-themed 😁Maybe I’ll go now and try a rain dance! πŸ˜†I wish you a fabulous weekend, and hope you get to do things you love! πŸ’•

Sunshine, Flowers, and a Tiny Spider πŸŒž

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Summer Sunday Afternoon 😍 Are you relaxing with a book, a project, or are you just enjoying the lazy hours this time of the week brings? 😊

For me it’s a combination of all three. 😎

Before I settled in, I walked around our flowery garden, and snapped some pretty pictures.

As I’m sorting through the photos I realize I should have paid better attention to the little labels in my flower pots upon purchase. πŸ˜• I know some names of the more popular plants…but others escape me. So you’re not gonna learn anything today πŸ˜‰ just enjoy!

The first thing I noticed when I stepped outside was a little spider busily running back and forth, weaving a beautiful web. It was not easy capturing the web…but I got some pretty sunshine-y pictures while trying 🌞

And then I got it…see her in the bottom right corner? πŸ•Έ

The Wisteria is on her second bloom this year 😍

I can’t get enough of the Hydrangea πŸ’•

Snapdragons have always been one of my favorites 😊

I love to pinch their little cheeks πŸ˜†

The ‘Rose of Sharon’ bushes are just now starting to bloom

So is the Hibiscus

Here are some ‘what were they called again?’ 😁

Just as I turned to go inside I glanced at the little field of clover, and decided to give them a spot in the limelight πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoyed this little trip into my world 😍

I’m wishing you a fabulous Sunday afternoon! πŸ’•

Happy β€˜You’ Day πŸŒΌπŸ’œπŸ‘‘

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Did you have a fabulous day? Whether it was spent with the kiddos, your Mom, your fur-babies or all of the above…I hope you enjoyed being celebrated, got spoiled, and remember today as a very special ‘You’ Day! 😍πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ‘‘πŸ’œ

I had a lovely time at breakfast with hubby and our daughter 😊

Planted some of the flower-gifts

My new Hibiscus had a wonderful surprise for me this morning 😍

Isn’t she gorgeous? 😍

Enjoy the rest of your special day … ’cause tomorrow it’s back to this πŸ˜‰

I’m sending Smiles πŸ™‚ Love πŸ’• and Hugs πŸ€— your way!

Monthly Meet-up ~ Flowers 🌺 πŸŒ·πŸ’

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today I finally found the time to read many of your wonderful blogs πŸ˜ƒ

While indulging in that, I stumbled across a photo challenge, hosted by Wild Daffodil

This month’s theme is Flowers πŸ’

Since we’re having a very late Spring, I didn’t expect too much when I headed into the yard with my camera. But upon closer inspection I did spot a few picture-worthy blooms. πŸ˜ƒ

Under a just-now-sprouting-green ‘Rose of Sharon’ bush I found some ‘Forget-me-nots’ 😊

The Lilac bush is showing off it’s beauty – and spreading it’s wonderful fragrance through the little corner of our world 😍

Dandelions…we have Dandelions! 😁 But I do love them so they get to stay (and spread πŸ˜‰)

Then I spotted some little violets hiding in the grass πŸ™‚

Aren’t they lovely? πŸ’•

Back inside I noticed that my ‘Christmas Cactus’ is starting to bloom πŸ˜† Does that count?

Silly little thing 😁

I did save my favorite picture for last 😍

Make a wish! πŸ§šπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I know that wasn’t much…but I think the few that had the decency to show up deserve a little praise! 😁

Let’s hope that Flowers will bloom all around us soon! πŸ’•

Thanks for dropping by! πŸ€— I hope you enjoyed your stay!

What’s New You Ask? Okay, I’ll tell ya

Hello my lovely friends

I’ve been planning this post – okay, some might call it procrastinating – for a while now. Mostly because I was afraid that I start rambling…so I tried to get it perfect in my head.
Then I realized that this is not getting anybody anywhere.

So, without further ado…here are the News

My Vision Board

I’ve been hearing, reading a lot about Vision Boards lately. That made me think about where I wanna be one, two, five years from now.
And while I don’t have a physical board with pictures taped all over it – I do know now what I want my (creative, professional [???]) future to be.

Well – I love working with yarn, I do love to inspire and be inspired by the beautiful work of others, I love to teach and learn. So on top of my ‘Vision Board’ it would say…

I would like to will own a pretty house, preferably by the ocean…a big lake will do, and turn it into a yarn-, book-, coffee-shop!Β 

Something like this…

 

It would have comfy chairs and sofas, shelves with books and yarn, where people could sit and read, and crochet or knit, all the while surrounded by air infused with a pleasant coffee fragrance. And we would have the occasional yarn-retreat – with a whole weekend dedicated to pretty yarns, patterns, and friendship!

Can you see it?

My lovely friend Michele can…so much so that she agreed to be my partner in crime this wonderful adventure.

But – every journey starts with the first step.

We started a Facebook group, Colorful (Yarn) Creations, Inspiration, and YOU – maybe you’d like to join us?

We started a weekly Crochet Group in town – if you’re in the area…maybe you’d like to peek in

 

 

And – we’re planning our first yarn retreat! EEEK! It’s still very much in the planning stages, but we’re getting there.

Here’s what we know so far:

~ It’s going to be a free one – since neither one of us has done anything like this before, and we don’t even know if we’re good at it.
I’m thinking reading the ‘Betty Hechtman – Yarn Retreat’ books is not really a great reference.

~ It’ll be a one day retreat – a Saturday in May

~We do know where we want to hold it…but still gotta talk to the landlady

~We’ll do one project – a small crossbody purse. Now we gotta plan out the afternoon

That’s all we have for now – I will keep you updated!

Projects

I did get some crocheting done…

 

 

Another Idea

Since I got a nifty camera for Christmas I’ve been waiting for Mother Nature to do something pretty so I can capture it!

Then I was thinking – I would love to see photographs taken by all of you.

So what I would like to do is start a ‘Photograph –something‘ – I don’t know what to call it. It’s not a challenge or a contest…maybe ‘A hunt for images’?

The way I see it is that – for the first one – I would post five keywords, and photos, then you would go out and capture images (following the prompts) and post them for all of us to see.
I could collect ideas from all of you, and every 2, 3 weeks post a new ‘Prompt Post’
What do you think?

I think it would be a fun project that would bring us all a little closer together, get to know each other.

I’ll leave you now to think on thatΒ Β Β Β Β Β Β  hoping I wasn’t too ‘rambly’

I look forward to hearing from you!

Until then

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A Kansas Icestorm ~ A Few Impressions πŸŒ¨

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

We always knew that Kansas weather is a bit crazy 😏 But yesterday it got outright weird.

The temperature dropped from 62* on Monday to somewhere in the 20s Tuesday morning. That brought, of course, thunder, lightning, and ice rain 😳 Heavy icy pellets were bouncing around on the pavement, and accumulated very fast. So what looked like a beautiful blanket of snow was actually a treacherous thick layer of ice.

Tell you what – it’s a good thing I had all those delicious Brownies on Monday. Otherwise I might have skated around instead of breaking the ice πŸ˜‚

But enough talk…here are some pictures. It was actually quite pretty. 😊 Easy to say from the safety of my back yard πŸ˜‰

That’s a lot of ice! The frogs were not amused πŸ˜†

Lorelai is just annoyed 😏

Did you see the pretty icicles hanging from the table?

Here I played with the black-and-white option in the editor 😊

The yard isn’t all that big…so that’s it 😁

Oh, wait… I have this one from a few years ago. This beauty formed between the house and a tree right after a winter storm. Nature truly is amazing, isn’t it!? 😍

I hope you’re warm and safe in your neck of the woods. 😘

Thanks for peeking in. πŸ€— I hope you do so again soon!

Until then πŸ’•

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