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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I really tried . . .

 . . . to make a springy blog.  But, I'm just not a pastel person.  This is as pale as it's gonna get.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spring is coming

Or is spring already here?

This was taken a few weeks ago when the crocuses first emerged from the ground.

The Bradford Pear trees already have, not just buds, but tiny leaves.

I hope they do not get disappointed with a below-freezing spell.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Home made corndogs

Nope, this isn't a recipe, just photos.

I will say that I got the idea for the dogs from Pinterest.  The Pinterest photo was a chunk of hot dog cooked in corn bread in a muffin tin.  I cut the dogs in half lengthwise and some off the ends so they would fit into the cast iron corn molds and have room for some corn bread batter.
They turned out great!

Add chili and your favorite toppings and you have a wonderful meal!

One important thing:

Corn bread does not have sugar in it.

My plate with mustard.  Yum.

Hubby's plate with sour cream.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Forest and the trees

A friend commented on my last post about this photo.  She is right that it is very hard to get a decent photo of a cardinal in the snow.  I was very fortunate that day.  My husband is learning that when I say "stop the car" I mean stop the car -- after making sure it is safe, of course.

It was taken on a dirt road near my home in a forest of pines during the wonderful snow we had in January 2011.  

I drove down that road this past week and was upset to find that they are clear-cutting that forest of pines.

I'm glad I have the photos.

Thanks, Kerry, for reminding me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Barn for sale?

One of my favorite barns that I've photographed.  
The top photo was taken two or three years ago during summertime, obviously.
The second photo was a few weeks ago.
The barn has had some maintenance.

There is a For Sale sign in front of the house.  
Of course, the listing could be for the house only, but if not, I hope the new owner appreciates the barn.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Chocolate Box

My husband tells that when he was a child his dad would bring home 
a huge box of chocolates on Valentine's Day.  

He and his three brothers were allowed to have one piece per day.

A few days ago I brought home a huge box of chocolates.  When he reaches for his second piece I remind him that he is only allowed one piece per day.

He reminds me that he is no longer six years old.

Happy Valentine's Day !

Friday, February 10, 2012

Well, Hel-looo there, handsome

I see you brought some friends.  (batting eyes)

Many, many friends.

Are there enough of you to go around?

Because there are a LOT of us girls.

Are you fellows Al and Bugsy?
It is close to St. Valentine's Day.

Ok, ok.  Here's the deal.  These are my Mother's paperdolls from the 1930s.  According to my Mother, the girls could not wait for the new catalogs to come in so they could cut paperdolls out of the old one.

What a tease!

One of my favorite ensembles of the bunch.  
Her feet were missing before I cut them off with the camera.

I wish I knew what this said.

And I looked.  There are no male paperdolls in their underwear.
My Grandmother would have had a stroke.

I counted roughly and there are over 100 female dolls and about 40 male dolls.

And, I can't forget the child Queen of paperdolls,


Joan is over a foot tall.  I don't know where her clothes are. 

Things sure were simple in "the olden days".

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What a pretty lunch . . .

Vintage Valentines - One

If it is vintage, chances are that I will love it.  Paper included.

Probably every year I get a few more vintage valentines.  And, I have this year, but I will start with some from previous years.

This is one that I gave to my friend last year since she collects Scouting items.

Monday, February 6, 2012

G's things

More things belonging to a friend of mine.

She has a great collection of cameras.

Our sons were in Cub Scouts together for years, and her son went on to be an Eagle Scout.
She is still a scout leader even though her son is grown.

G has a large collection of Fisher Price toys.

Winter Wonderland Wish

Winter 2010-2011 brought two "real" snowfalls to the southern states.  I say real, because sometimes we get an inch that melts immediately, or an inch of mixed precipitation that freezes and renders the area completely immobile.  We don't know how to drive on a sheet of ice.

However, we received a healthy snow on Christmas morning 2010.  What a thrill that was!  In my 50 years I don't remember a snow on Christmas morning in my town in Alabama.  (I didn't check the facts on this - but if I don't remember it, then for me anyway, it didn't happen).

Amazingly enough, about two weeks later we got another "real" snow.  About a foot in some areas.  My home grounds measured 8 - 10 inches.

This year is unseasonably warm.  This is the best I will get this year.

Winter wonderland.

I know these are weeds, but I love them.  Weeds have been the subject of other photography projects of mine.
Oh, those are just weeds . . .

Other winter wonderland posts from last year.

Winter in Alabama

Maybe if we wish very hard . . .


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Limonade Gazeuse 2

When asked what I'm going to do with some junk I buy, many times I say

"I'm going to look at it"

And, that's exactly what I'm doing with my French Limonade bottles.  They go well with my tarnished silverplate and some tiny junk thrown in.