Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy Easter

Happy Easter


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

YEEEEeeeee HaaaaAAAAA....! Thanks to all you KIND bloggers who took the time to vote, my fantasy gnome home won a PATRON'S MENTION award! I LOVE awards of any size shape or kind, even the ribbons at the county fair, so you all have my eternal thanks and here's the cool little icon that I'll get to put on my painting and in my auctions, here:

If you'd like to see the winners, go to the home page, scroll down to the middle and you'll see the "Springboard" show and click on it. Then on the next page, scroll down to the bottom of the page & you'll see the winners.


Would anyone like a print of any of my fantasy gnomelet homes? If so just contact me, I'm giving a few out free for a limited time.

Loyal little dove is still hard at work sitting on her eggs. No babies that we can see yet. Her mate visits her from time to time and gives her a peck in the head then does a little dance in the nest and then leaves. Hopefully he's dropping food off for her. (?) We've made double sure we have bird food, water and nesting materials out during her lay-in.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Mourning Dove Progress.....

Becki's latest painting. Asparagus is a beautiful unusual veggie and Becki makes it absolutely magical. Of course, Michigan produces the best asparagus in the world, but that goes without saying. ;) This will be up for sale in a popular restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo, so I have a feeling that it will sell fast like her last paintings. Becki captures the essence of plants - beautiful, magical, and intelligent beings that they are.


Loyal little mourning dove, still sitting on her eggs. The male came around yesterday and sat by her for a while. She does the "egg dance" which is shuffling around back and forth and turning her eggs slowly over and over (I think that's what she's doing anyway). Still no babies yet.

And here is a black bird I caught picking up the nesting material (cotton string) that I've been putting out in the back yard. I'm glad it's being put to good use. We've put out tons of cotton string in strips of 3, 4 and 6" and it's all gone by the next morning. Busy place, my backyard. We have a pair of doves, robins, cardinals, purple finch and blackbirds nesting in our skimpy trees, plus a lot of other birds who come here for string water and food. There are no leaves at all yet - I never realized what a precarious time spring is for the birds. They're all nest building but since there are no leaves yet, anybody and everybody can see those nests until the leaves come out which are several weeks away.

Who says I don't have good taste in jewelry?
Scroll your mouse over the ring and watch it light up!