Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Earth Day Sprinkles...
Hello Earth Day and Thank You Mother Nature. Today is not sunny like this photo of Spring growth. Today is actually sprinkling...very tiny soft little droplets of rain. Glorious rain to water my thriving plants with all their new leaves and buds and tiny little flowers.
The other day I bought a new tool. Usually I buy something for my crafty side but this was something I needed. However it is no fun! I spent one hour trying to trim tiny spent blossoms from my Crepe Myrtle and my shoulders are sore for days. This is not going to get much use around this household.
See...it even looks like a torture device. Thank goodness I only spent $16 on it. Even Mr. C is not a fan of this tool. He did some trimming for me and came to the same conclusion...torture tool.
This is one of my Crepe Myrtles and it is over twenty feet tall. I can no longer reach to prune it. That is why I thought the long pole would help. I have even thought of backing up my truck to stand on the tailgate but with my recent score of falls and mishaps realized I better not even attempt such a maneuver! Mr. C agreed!
Here is a lovely Pink Black and Bling ATC my friend Jane in Florida sent to me. She does have a blog however it is inactive for now as life is keeping her busy beyond hectic. Thank you Jane Dear. I love this!
And with the pink theme I did a couple of my little ballchain button necklaces. I shared previously the green one. I had fun putting this together and sending out as part of my NLWM mailings. Haven't heard how they were received though. I know the recipients love pink!
My photo skills are horrible but you get the overall idea of how they can look. I admit I haven't spent much time in my studio or being creative other than my commitment to sending out lots of mail. I truly bit off more than I could chew this year. I am enjoying sending and receiving fun mail. There are some very clever and creative people participating. I even received two separate excellent "letters" which structure like I learned way back when. Very refreshing and I will be responding to those in the next couple of days. Thank you to everyone participating.
Off to enjoy a cup of tea with Mr. C. He manages to stay very busy. I feel blessed when we are able to sit and enjoy one another's company and conversation. We are watching Cosmos the new series and it is fascinating. Mr. C completely understands and speaks Science and Physics and all that I am so not able to even comprehend. I enjoy it however it just does not compute in my brain. How does one even calculate 4 1/2 billion years? Billions and Billions and Billions...
Please take time to enjoy Spring and all the new and beautiful buds, leaves, blossoms and birdies singing. We are truly fortunate to live in such an amazing world. Creative Blossoming Bliss...