Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Weather and other fun things!

This is not the kind of skys that you want to see in the Spring in Tennessee! This is a picture of this past Saturday afternoon. We had rain and a few T-storms off and on last week, starting on Thursday.
On Saturday morning it started out a little rainy. Then the sun started popping in and out as the day wore on. The temperature started getting a little more warmer and a little more humid. And there was a cold front headed our way. The local stations and the NWS started saying that we would get some pretty bad storms on saturday and they were right.
While it was warm and sunny during the midday hours, I was out planting some Veggies in my garden.

Yes, thats me sitting on my little garden cart, way out there in the back of the garden. Is that not a big garden or what? We had it plowed or rather rototilled up last monday. I started planting some seeds the day after it was worked. And then on saturday I bought some Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, and lettuce. Its ok to put them out right now as they are cool weather veggies. I have quite alot of other veggies and flowers that I started from seed about 3 weeks ago. I have a big cart that has 4 shelves on it that I can roll in and out of the garage that has all my seeds on it. Believe me, I have ALOT of Veggies and Flowers that have already sprouted and are just waiting on April 15th to go in the ground. Here are a few pics of them.

This is just a few pics of what all I have coming up. You name it, I probably have it. I Love to start from seeds. I do buy some plants too but its such a thrill to start plants and Veggies from seed. Here is a list of what all I have coming up.
5 different kinds of tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini(lots of that as we like to freeze it and make zucchin bread), onions, radishes, carrots, 3 kinds of cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, green peppers, chives, basil, parsley, gourds, banana peppers. And I have 5 different kinds of zinnia seeds sprouting up. Also several containers of Marigolds. I am so thrilled to be able to have such a big garden this year and several big flower beds. All of my perienals are popping up right now too.
But, back to my story about saturday. We had several big thunderstorms and tornadoes pop up on saturday afternoon. I have seen several tornadoes in my years and now its not to hard to know what a tornado cloud looks like while its in the sky. My first picture is the beginnings of it. When a tornado is in the sky it is a mass of swirling, angry clouds,,you can watch it rotate around.
We were lucky that it didn't pop down on top of us. We had strong winds,lightening and hail.
Our neighbors in surrounding counties actually had them to strike them. Luckily no one was killed. Here are a few more pics of what the sky looked like.

After the storms came through it got really cool outside. The sun popped back out but the wind was still whipping and the temp dropped down into the low 50s after getting up to 75 before the storms. But thats the way it is here in the South in the spring and sometimes in the fall. We have also had tornadoes in summer and winter but not as numerous.
Sunday was a very cloudy and cold day. It only got up to 48 and down to 36 last night, of course all the seedlings were rolled back into the garage for that cold temp.
Of course, today whe I had to go back to work, it was beautiful and warm again. I came home from work and got on my riding mower to mow the backyard.
I did alot of Art yesterday when it was so cold and will post pics of that tomorrow. I hope all my friends had a good week-end and a great start to a new week.
More tomorrow,,,,,

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I hope every one is having a wonderful week! Its been a rainy day but its spring and the flowers needs watering. I made this little collage tonight! My Art for the Day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

A little bit of Journal Art

So, yes, while I have not been blogging alot lately, I have been journaling. I have really gotten into making some new journal pages. Its just so much fun. I joined one group and then ended up joining a few others and finally found my niche. So here are a few pages I have done lately. The first two are ones that I did today when I got home from work. They just really fell together for me. I Love it when that happens. I think these are my favorites so far. The first one looks like a painting but its really a magazine picture that I have had for awhile. I am so into doing backgrounds and then I use water color crayons and all kinds of pens and just keep on until it suits me.

The next one is one I did several weeks ago, not the best but I just loved the picture.

The next one is just basically pictures. I used packing tape and made transfers with magazine pictures. I haven't journaled on this one yet, but I know it will hit me soon on what I what to write on it.

This one is one for a group I joined. Its 10 things that make me happy. I did them very randomly.
The next one is kind of plain but it was a easy theme for me to write on.
This page is opposite of the one above. I have not journaled on it yet.
This next one is not a journal page. Its a Deco page that I did for a swap that I am in. The theme for this page is "The Circus".
I am really excited because I am finally starting to get the hang of how to make some great backgrounds. Thats always been a hard part of making art for me. Thanks to the internet and some very Excellent tutorials on blogs, groups, and espiecally Youtube, I am getting a lot better grasp on where I want my art to go.
I hope every one is ok and I hope your starting to see spring arriving in your town.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Still having spring and loving it.

Here is a close up from my Pear tree blossoms. They are so pretty this year! I have been planting alot of seeds this spring. I am going to have a big Vegetable garden this year. I am waiting on a man to come out and plow up the garden spot. Below is a picture of me planting some of the seeds.
And below is my seed tray loaded up with the garden veggie seeds.
I was off and working outside most of this week. I did work today but I am taking off again tomorrow. I have a doctor's appointment with my orthopedist on April 6th as I am having some very excruciating pain in my feet where I have the bone spurs. I am hoping they can do something to help alleviate the pain. I have to work on my yard, my parent's yard, and clean up the yard at the other house I am trying to sell. I have no time for pain. Thank God for pain pills or I don't know how I could possible do what all I am doing right now. Its like walking on nails when I am walking.
I hope every one is doing ok and that spring is starting to show up at your house.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Spring Fever!

After a week of very unspring like weather, I had to post where my heart is at! We had a bout of snow and sleet on Thursday and the rest of the week has been a cold rain. I did manage to get a great picture of a couple of Feathered Friends sharing the bird feeder on the day we had winter again.
I hope all is well with every one. I will be stopping in to check on all my dear friends. I am ok, just been working on some Art today and enjoying it!
Have a great rest of the week-end!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Blogger Spring Break

Spring is rapidly approaching and the weather is getting warmer. Work is a little hectic and then I am working on the yard at my house, my house I am trying to sale, and helping with Mom's house too. My stepdad's health has been very poor too, he was in the hospital from thursday until yesterday.
I Love this time of year but it always gets a little over whelming too. So.... I am taking a blogging break for a bit. Oh, I might post here and there and I will still be faithfully visiting every one when I have a chance. But life is busy right now so I may be a little scarce. I hope every one is doing ok and please know I am always thinking of my blogger buds.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

The first of March?

Hmmm,,yep,,this is what we woke up to this morning. After not having hardly any snow all winter we finally got a little last night. It was pretty but it didn't hang around long after the sun came out. West of us, in Memphis they got a foot of snow. A big Upper Level Low has made most of the south cold and white this week-end. Its now heading up the east coast to give every one up that way a little late winter frosting.
Yesterday I worked on some ATCs for a storyline ATC swap. Those are fun to do and my friend Jane is hosting it. Then I had to go to a baby shower yesterday afternoon. My bestfriend,Ginny, and her daughter Sarah came down to go to the shower with me as it was a friend of both of ours. Then my friend spent the night last night. It started snowing last night and we went out and played in it for a little bit but it was really cold. Then we played Uno card game.
This morning
they left, I worked in the art room. I worked on some jewelry projects.
Last week I made some cute little birdies to hang up in my art room. I just LOVE the birdies!

I made the birdies from a template that my dear friend, Lollychops has at her blog. I have them hanging on my florescent ceiling light.

These were just fun and simple to make too. These picture are not that good because I had already hung them up. I should have made picture when it wasn't already dark.
I hope every one had a great week-end. And have a wonderful week ahead too!