blog but if you don't please visit her. Ana is quite the scrapbook page expert and she makes the most amazing mini album books. Ana and I have traded beaded corsage pins and it is quite rewarding to see the beautiful job she does. I adore what she has sent me.
Now we are planning our next one-on-one pin swap. My mind is in overdrive. Hmmm...
Do you have any tips and techniques to share for making altered beaded corsage pins? Do you have any fun or unique ways of sending them in the mail or gifting them? I can use all the help I can get. Miss Ana is super clever and I don't want her to be disappointed when she gets my next swap.
This is the joyful part of blogging...sharing ideas and giving generously from the heart. Finding like-minded souls and becoming friends even though we have never met in person. I am truly amazed at how I can be sitting at my little spot here in California and corresponding with wonderful people all over this world we live in. Kuwait, Spain, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Canada...lots of different Canada's, Hawaii, South Africa and so many more places across this United States. In a very small way it renews hope that this world can some day be at peace.
Our weather feels like it has moved into Summer. Very warm and lots of sunshine which are both my favorites. However we are warned of a cold spell with possibility of rain here and snow just 50 miles up the hill. I will welcome the rain as our ground is rock hard red clay and I am still pulling...tugging...weeds. Rain will also help us fill our pond. We had to drain it down below some tears in the lining that Mr. C had to repair and patch. Last Fall a pair of twin fawns went swimming in our pond. I would not have believed it if I had not seen it with my own eyes. Of course they didn't enter or exit from the sloped beach Mr. C built for just the purpose of critters or neighbor dogs who might want to go swimming. No they entered at the deepest end through the bogs. Rip, shred, tear on the entering side and way worse on the exiting side where they had to climb up and out. Multiple rips, shreds, tears and way down below the water line. Mr. C had to dismantle the heavy rocks that line the pond and hold the very thick rubber liner in place. Some of our special pond plants are smashed and ruined however the patches are complete and we are slowly refilling the pond from our well. It will take about a week. I so love the pond and we have hundreds of polliwogs turning into froggies right now. Today I counted 5 beautiful white lillies blooming in the pond. Our yellow irises and purple irises are blooming so it is quite attractive at the deep end bog. We still have a lot of damage to repair to the gravel path and edging that surrounds the pond. It seems the deer have knocked most of it askew and the wood stakes have disintegrated over the last several years. So much maintenance living in four seasons and harsh winters. Maybe I will share some photos in a few days.
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