July 28, 2011

I can hear the song now!

New England is pretty far from Mexico - but there are lots of Mexican restaurants and I frequently crave the cuisine . I also have found I love Patron Silver Margaritas (using fresh lime juice!) I am pretty fair colored , but I swear there must be some "south of the border" blood in me.

July 22, 2011

Harry Finale - finale

The finished spread, I think it needed the touch of red - but the text? I always wish I had rethought the text placement. Oh well it's only my journal. I think I will re-watch the first movie this horribly Hot weekend.

July 21, 2011


Sad to see it end, such a fun ride - so much to thrill and amaze and mystify. Harry Potter made me feel like a kid myself.

July 19, 2011

Phantom of the Night

My 'newest' pot of Phantom Petunias -purchased from the nursery this spring. Still blooming profusely and still quite dramatic! The blossoms are almost black so I would have named them Phantom of the Night!
The pale green of the leaves sets off the blossoms perfectly.

July 18, 2011

Full Buck (as young male deer sprout their antlers now) Full Thunder (as July has the most thunderstorms) Full Hay (as haying is underway, long into the night with a full moon perhaps). Hastily done as I spotted the full moon on the way home from the movies(Harry Potter finale - fantastic!!!) The masking on the full moon failed me so there are freckles on this full moon!! ;-)

July 15, 2011

Dannel Malloy

Our 'new' Governor - not totally accurate but now I can journal around his face what I think of him!!

July 14, 2011

July 13, 2011

Mystery Flowers

So lovely I had to sketch them. Not sure what they are - very Tall (some at least three feet) and bright colors. Several were staked but I choose not to include that. Imagine what a lovely dramatic bouquet they would make. Nature amazes me with the delicate variety of shape and color and each has such a fleeting presence - a gift from God.

July 8, 2011

My Square

New England is very woody . Deciduous trees everywhere it seems. Our yard is full of big oaks, maples and dogwoods primarily and over they years they have blocked much of the sky. From the front porch I only have this small square to view the heavens. I love threes but I love the sky more.

July 5, 2011

235 Years ago - who could have imagined such a Great, Free country? Not perfect by a long shot, but the best thing going and hopefully continuing strong and true. A fun day around our house, lots of kids and dogs, food and fun. God Bless America, and thank you to all who serve or served.