Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

May 23, 2017

Flowers and Decorations

It's always nice to see the pretty flowers emerging in the spring.  Our reward for putting up with the bleak, cold, grey, bucket of suck that is winter.

My friend Miki gave me these awesome purple crescent moon lights.  They are solar powered too.

Had to have this.  It was on sale marked down from $20 to $5.  Score!

Glass floats and whirligigs.

Sure wish lilacs lasted longer.

My jam packed kitchen window.

May 18, 2017

Five Minutes At The Beach

Literally. Five minutes.  While my shorts & tshirt were appropriate for doing errands and stuff, they were not sufficient for a windy day at Sandy Neck Beach.  There was no way I was going to be able to beach comb, so I took a few pics and headed home.

I love shooting waves

No idea what this bird is....either a sand piper or piping plover.

The sun came out long enough for me to take this

May 9, 2017

Crafts Update

These seascape windows are so cool and I've been seeing them everywhere.  Needless to say when a class became available here in town, I jumped at the chance to do this!  Marsha signed up as well, and on a chilly, cloudy afternoon we had lunch at Chili's and then took the class.  It's super easy. Now that I know how to do it, I can do them myself.

It looks pretty good in the kitchen window.

Our grandson's first obsession is trains, specifically, Thomas.  I found a free cross stitch pattern online and this only took about a week to do.

So I finally joined a Planet Fitness.  One opened near our house and I signed up, but despite it opening in mid-March, it took till the end of April for me to start going.  I like it though.  They gave me a free tshirt when I joined but it was white so I got a tie dye kit.  Then I got a pack of 5 toddler tshirts to do as well.  I gave 2 of them to my friends for the toddlers in their lives, and the other 3 will go to Dale.

This is my planet fitness shirt.

I like how it came out.  I've never been very good at tie dye but this one was pretty good.

Once the embroidery was done, I was able to move my diamond painting into the craft room to finish it up.  The design is of Leonid Aframov's painting, 'The Loneliness of Autumn'.  I love his work.  

My next diamond painting is all ready to go and I have my new cross stitch underway as well!  

May 4, 2017

That Wacky Cape Cod Spring

It's so nice to see flowers again!  I suppose, overall, this wasn't a bad winter.  Not as compared with 2014 and 2015.  It was the cold mostly that got to me. However, this is also the time of year where I still have a space heater running in the bathroom, but the a/c on in the bedroom and fan in livingroom.

Rose of sharon on the side of the house.


Japanese andromeda.

A woolly bear making his way across the lawn.  I've seen a couple of them. I thought they only came out in fall but they also come out in spring so they can turn into moths.  It's kind of ironic that I think the caterpillar is so fuzzy and adorable, but I won't hesitate to kill the moth that it turns into if it gets in my house.  

We had a super warm day that turned into an even warmer night on April 29.  The air was so velvety and the moon and stars were so bright.  

I was messing around with exposure times and I like this one with the rainbow reflection on the left.

It was hard to get a decent pic that showed the dark part without overexposing the crescent.

The very next day dawned sunny and cool, but by 3:00 pm, the temperature had dropped significantly and the clouds rolled in.

We'll be back up to warmer temps in no time though.