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Morning Walk in My Yard…

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Can you see him?…

My big brown rabbit who comes to visit in the mornings..

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All three of my Iris’ decided to bloom all at once this morning

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This purple and gold is just awesome!….

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Orange… I had never seen or had an Orange Iris… but, now I do!

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This double peachy white Iris has ruffled edges… Isn’t it just lovely!

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I call him, Mr. Squirrel… The culprit who dug in my new planted pots and ate my rose…

but, I still love watching his antics… as the birds attacked him this morning checking out the bird house… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Love the way the sun shines and makes shadows on the green grass…

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The front yard had some pretty shadows too…

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I felt like an insect looking up to a big world… from this angle of my Lillies of the Valley…

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The Columbine with its delicate flowers has always been a favorite of mine…

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New summer wreathe I made with little flip-flops , sunglasses, pin wheel, toy fishing pole( sea creatures)… and flip flop designed ribbon… It kind of goes with my “brand new” summer flag I found at the thrift store… Fun, huh!

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Does this not say SUMMER all over it!

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and of course Jill… who follows me everywhere…

One of her new spots to lay and watch the world go by…

The “VISUAL” Gift…

“Gift”…

I’m definitely a visual person seeing would be a sense I would hate to live without…

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All senses are just as important… k4946237

but, to not be able to see the sun come up k10593746 … the green of the grass k3949787 … the blue of the sky with the white clouds k10158051 drifting by… would devastate me…

  

The smiles on facesk8525124 … the colors of our world k0347619 …

Maybe it’s because of the “art” in me…

Color has always played such an important part in my life… The blending… the hues… the brightness… the darks (cools)… the lights (warms) … the softnessk3697316

I paint k8413105… I sew k10148443 … I decorate… I  match clothes… I plant flowersk9497083 … I bakek11172031 … I choose colors in buying a car… furniture… decorative items…

It’s important to me!…

The beauty that  is front of us…

Even the most ugly of things… I can see the good and beauty of them…

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Be it an object or human

I’ve been said to have an “eye”  k4567453to put things together…

If I do… it is a blessing from God

I’ve had no training

I just seem to see things in a magical way k2562100 …

I’ve known of this talent since I was quite young …

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My coloring in books…

My drawings

The love of pencils… papers…textures… paints… crayons

Anything!… that could achieve some kind of visual stimulus  for others to view…

I feel so fortunate to have this wonderful gift… k10405869

It gives me pleasure…

It brings me happiness

It gives others something pleasing to look at…

It keeps my mind busy in thinking of new projects… ideas abound! …

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New things to make with my hands

This “visual” concept helped with my chosen… given… field of work that I did most of my life…

Using it to benefit the special kidsk0662770I worked with… and now my own Grandkids

I truly hope that I will pass this “visual” gift onto someone else…

and…

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“Don’t Just Be Anther Crayon in the Box”…

While walking in a toy store the day before today, I overheard a Crayon Box k2276015with many things to say.

“I don’t like red k1545034!” said Yellow k1545024… And Green k1544896said, “Nor do I! And no one here likes Orangek2411456 , But no one knows quite why.”

“We are a box of crayons k6684207 that really don’t get along,” … said Blue k1545029to all the others. “Something here is wrong!”

Well, I bought that box of crayons k2276015and took it home with me and laid out all the crayons k0463005 so the crayons could all see…

They watched me as I colored with Red k1545034and Blue k1545029and Green k1544896… And Black and White and Orange k2411456and every color in between

They watched as Green k1544896became the grass k3949787 and Blue k1545029became the sky k10158051 … The Yellow sun was shining bright on White clouds drifting… by.

Colors changing as they touched… becoming something new. ..They watched me as I colored …k0366961They watched till I was through…

And when I’d finally finished… I began to walk away… And as I did the Crayon box k6684207 had something more to say…

“I do like Red k1545034!” said the Yellow k1545024and Green k1544896said, “So do I!…  and Blue k1545029, you are terrific!…  So high up in the sky.”

We are a Box of Crayons k2276015… each of us unique, but when we get together the picture is complete…

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Candy Corn Cravings!

I’ve decided on what my next blog will be… but, it’s a “Secret!” ... I will begin it on January 1, 2012… Maybe even a new title since “My First Blog 2011” will be obsolete …no more 2011… I’m really excited , now that I have thought of it… I needed that… something to be excited about… Great!

Now, I will tell you what else I’ve been thinking about

Candy Corn… One of my favorites during the Fall months…especially Halloween time! … I love the original… It seems to taste different, although the ingredients are the same… “Original” meaning the Yellow, Orange and White tipped kernels … Love those little imitation look-alike ears of corn… Because that’s what they represent… Introduced back in 1880’s by George Renningen by the Wunderle Candy Co. in Philadelphia… Now called Brach’s ... Farming of course was the main way of making a living …so this candy was geared toward this customer, the farmer and his family … Made of sugar, corn syrup, coloring and binders…I found that “binders” are like marshmallow cream or calcium acetate (food additive) for stabilizationMakes them creamy! … The colors of yellow, orange and white were chosen because of the closeness in color to an actual corn kernel … brighter of course to appeal to the public’s eye… Originally made by hand  … and now automation has mechanized the process … Another company, Goelitz Confections in Cincinnati started making Candy Corn in 1898…now called the Jelly Belly Co.” … I always seem to taste honey when I’m eating this neat candy… must be the flavoring and along with a bowl of salty popcorn …yum!… Other colors have emerged…brown and orange for Thanksgiving green and red for Christmas pink and red for Valentine’s Day and Easter comes in different pastels … A low-fat candy…3.5 calories per kernel, 9000 tons ( 20 million pounds) made annually…I believe I will buy me a bag today… I need to help them out… maybe add a pound or two to their statistics… and being low-fat , won’t add to my pounds… That would be scary! … even if it wasn’t Halloween!

“My Kids!”…
Oh No!… Halloween was here and our Patriot Bake Shop was in full force… Jack-o-lantern Cakes, Cupcakes , Brownies... Everyone giving us orders for all of their parties… and treats for the students… Our cakes were so cute with triangular eyes and noses jagged cute smiles a green stem  with curly leaf hair… of course all edible made from cake and frosting… Our cupcakes were decorated with sprinkles of orange, purple, brown and yellow with Candy Corn accenting each one… The brownies were either plain or chocolate frosted and also an addition of a Candy Corn atop each square… Candy Corn also became teeth for our Jack-o-lantern cakes at times… The trick was to keep little fingers out of the bowl and several adult ones also… Oh what fun!… If I had known the recipe for Candy Corn  as I do now…we would have had to try it… along with the cute Candy Corn Cookies  I’ve read about… I seem to be on the look out for new crafts and recipes still… can’t take the teacher out of me yet!