24 March 2012

Skywatch Friday Season 5 ... Episode 37

Wild weather last week. I went to a company cookout on Saturday afternoon... the sky was threatening.


Sunday wasn't much better... as the rain slid thru erratically, sometimes verga, sometimes pouring, and sometimes big, big Garfield like 'spluts'.


.... and then there were times when it did this!


Have an awesome Skywatch weekend everyone!

18 March 2012

Bromelaids ... these are new to my collection

I was on a mission in Lowe's earlier and spotted these two plants.. I grabbed them for their colorful appearance, wishful thinking and hoping I wouldn't kill them. I'm not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination, either.
I know nothing about Bromelaids... I've seen plants similar to these growing out of the sides of trees.... and someone referred to them as Staghorns. Apparently, there are numerous varieties of Bromelaids, the most common being pineapple...

I'll keep you posted ...

08 March 2012

A fun home makeover with some crazy lighting fixtures



Guest post written by Cynthia Newton
The other weekend I was sick, so I actually had to be stuck in the house and that made me realize that my home was not reflective of my personal tastes. Then of course I started planning all of these different things that I wanted to do with my place. Instead, I decided to make a few changes to really modernize my lighting fixtures. After lots of thinking, I pinpointed them as being really old fashioned in comparison to the rest of my stuff.
I have this really old fashioned looking ceiling fan above my dining room table, so I thought that might be a good starting point. My online search for some modern lighting fixtures led me to some info on sears vinyl windows. Once I started thinking about it, I realized that my windows were also badly in need of an update, so I think that I'm going to get them replaced.
This lighting idea that I found that I'm going to try and recreate myself is a twig chandelier. It's modern, but not way too space-y looking. People always think that's what modern means, but that isn't necessarily true.

03 March 2012

Skywatch Friday, Season 5 ... Episode 34

It's been a really busy couple of weeks.


These shots came from my archives.. I can't quite remember when I shot these, but I'd like to think they were shot sometime late last summer.  Headed out today for another walk with my friend, as always camera in hand. Perhaps I'll capture something new and exciting.


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