Saturday, October 18, 2014

I have found out why the geese "honk" as they fly above me going south for the winter. I love hearing them and they make such a noise its incredible.  Seems they are talking to their other family members ... giving them guidance I guess or telling them which way they are meant to be flying.  Also found out (after wondering about it) ... how or why they fly at night as well as daylight.  With the thousands of miles they need to fly they get overheated flapping their beautiful big wings ... so the night air keeps them much cooler so they can fly further and faster.   Nature sure is marvellous.

Christmas isn't far away .... Halloween first though .... time goes so quickly I just can't keep up.  The little birds are stashing away the seeds and so is the squirrel for the long, long cold winter.  
I feel a bit like an old bear too .... getting ready to more or less "hibernate" for the snowy months because it gets too cold to go anywhere and our little country town doesn't have many places to go... A visit to the supermarket or the doctor or drugstore will just about be it ... 

   

Saturday, October 4, 2014



I love these pretty vintage images. I might have to use this one and create something for my Etsy Shoppe...   

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Saturday, September 27, 2014

  It certainly is Fall around here... our lawn is covered in pretty yellow and caramel coloured leaves and my little squirrel is working so hard to put away the stash of peanuts and sunflower seeds I've given out.  Birds are flocking to the feeders and the beautiful, gorgeous geese have been flying over in their thousands heading south for the winter.  They have such long journeys to make and I always wish them safe travelling, looking skywards and enjoying their honking and chatter as they go.    So I guess snow won't be too far away ... it already feels like it should be here.

Aussie football grand final was exciting ..... watching it live was great. Made me think I was there with all my Australian mates enjoying the drinks, parties and barracking for a great team.   Now today I've had to catch up on some sleep.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

It looks like winter is on its way. Our next door province (Alberta) had snow yesterday and it feels like it won't be far away for us here in British Columbia ..... up in the beautiful woods with the bears and the wolves as I always say.   The trees are losing their leaves and the fields and grasses are looking very scruffy.  And of course my little squirrel is working like mad to stash away as much as she can.   It's very early for winter to be starting ... one year I remember there was no snow right up until the week before Christmas. September is very early.  The geese have gone so I guess they knew before we did ..... that soon we'll need coats, scarves, gloves and boots.   I love the snow ......

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I NEED TO WRITE THIS....
PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD ANY OF THESE IMAGES TO OTHER WEBSITES .... I HAVE FOUND JUST ABOUT ALL OF THEM IN ALL SORTS OF PLACES TODAY AND I'VE SPECIFICALLY ASKED THAT YOU DON'T DO THAT.
It's okay if you want to use them for your personal computer use .. wallpapers for your own screen ...or to make things to share with family and friends ... BUT DO NOT SELL ANYTHING that I've made unless I say its okay to do so.  AND PLEASE DO NOT PILE THEM INTO SHARING PLACES .... gosh they are everywhere.  :-(
If it continues I will be deleting my blog.
Arh!!!
the dreaded bronchitis.... not sure why I have it but I've nearly lost my voice and feeling miserable. Haven't been on the computer much .. resting up and watching the Tour de France.  Love the cycling.  A couple of images for you to do with as you wish.. but please don't upload them to any place.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

I have a new Iphone. It was a freebie and I'm liking it a bit more today than I did yesterday when I got it from the store.  So much to learn and figure out.  But today I logged into the Overdrive Media program and borrowed an audio book from our local library.   I've been doing that on my tablet for some years now but not on any phone so it will be nice to sit outside and keep an eye on the cats trying to catch the birds coming to the bird feeder .. and I can listen to my book whilst I'm on guard duty.     I always tell hubby that I'm going on "cat patrol" ... I hate it if they catch the birds and I certainly don't want them to catch my sweet little girl squirrel who sits on my hand and loves the peanuts I give her.   Life is good.....  :-)




Wednesday, August 20, 2014



Enjoy ....use as you wish but please don't upload the image to anywhere else.

Thursday, August 7, 2014


No other word for this one than LOVE.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Gotta love hats if you are into anything vintage. They were an important and imperative addition to wardrobes ...  frankly as much as I love hats I love the hat boxes they came in even more.   I have a nice collection of pretty boxes ... and they are filled with all sorts of things ...  great ways to keep your pretties neat and tidy.

I don't often promote my DVD filled to the brim with over 500 digital collage sheets but perhaps
some of you who visit here aren't aware of the super deal.   Look for the coupon codes at my Etsy store because there is usually one going at any given time which will further reduce the cost of the DVD.

I send them all over the world to the clever ladies who create so many gorgeous things ...
one lady even added some of the images to cookies she had made using edible icing,
... another uses them for quilt blocks,
and of course jewelry.  Journal covers, gift envelopes, so many uses for them ...
And they can be delivered to your door within 2 - 3 weeks.




Tuesday, July 22, 2014



And the beauty of the horse and kitten... stunning and amazing.





Monday, June 30, 2014

Back home.... wow! .... awful journey but good to see the relatives.  I'm not a fan of driving long distances.. I end up wobbling and goofy like I've been on a boat ... trying to get my land legs again .... takes me a couple of days to get back to normal.   Yesterday lawns got mowed, flowers watered, unpacked all the goodies I found along the way .. and today we need to go grocery shopping.  And of course I had a sleep in ...  :-)

A couple of images for you this morning... I hope you like them....   




Sunday, June 8, 2014

A short vacation... leaving next week to visit relatives.
It will be nice to see everyone and to shop in the big stores.  Weather is nice ...
I'm nearly packed and excited to be going.  :-)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Wow the little birds are certainly out and about up here in the Canadian woods.
The crows too.  My little squirrel had her hands full this morning trying to shoo them away from the stash of food I'd put into her feeder.  I'll have to start calling it a squirrel feeder rather than a bird feeder because its her that gets all the goodies.  The birds have other feeders.   She is so sweet with her little tiny nipples amongst her white belly fur so she's obviously got babies in the hideout along the next door fence and in the tree behind their shed.  I love watching her busily taking a mouthful back to her home and returning for more food.   She runs up the branches of the small tree and onto the next tree where the crows sit and she's not one tiny bit scared of them.  She almost bites their ankles ...  (do crows have ankles .... lol)
They fly away and wait for her to turn around and then they try to sneak back.   It's lovely having
one's cup of tea out there and just sitting and watching the antics and yesterday I did just that and also listened to my wonderful audio book.   I sure love audio books and a great story teller is Linda Lael Miller with her western romances and lovely stories about Texas and Montana.  

Thursday, May 29, 2014




Three images for you to use anyway you wish....
just don't upload them to any sharing places...please...


Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Beautiful photo.  I wish I could do this to the little deer that come visit me in the winter. 
Smooch ...  he looks like he's enjoying it....
It's been very rainy ... now that we have sanded our deck and waiting to paint it ... 
I hope we can get it painted before we head down to Vancouver for a short holiday soon.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


This is a pretty wallpaper for your computer desktop. I change mine regularly... mostly I use
images of wildlife like bears, wolves, etc .. or pretty scenery .. but I always come back to something pink with vintage images on it.  This one looks great on my big computer screen so click on it to see it larger if you want to save it or install it.

I hope all the mums had a wonderful Mothers Day last weekend.  I don't have any children nor do I have any furbabies ... my beloved dogs have grown old with me and now passed away.  So my mothers day was quiet ... 

  



Tuesday, May 6, 2014


A pretty desktop wallpaper for your computer...
Lots of room for your program icons.



A pretty new image at my Etsy Shoppe...  it would make a gorgeous journal cover or print it out for lots of cards, or just frame it .... very shabby chic with pink roses and very vintage. You can click on the link or the image to take you to the Etsy page if you are interested.






Gosh the weeks go by so quickly.  I seem to always be checking my blog to see when it was that I last posted ... then get surprised at how long its been.   Well lately we've had such nice weather its been a treat to sit outside on the deck and listen to the hundreds of gorgeous little birds all chirping away like it was their birthday.   They all seem to be so happy with lots of branches and bushes to sit on ... water beneath them where the ice melts and flows through the field and pools in quite a big area ... they love it there so I guess there are plenty of worms, or bugs or seeds etc to be found in the banks where the water has receded.

My deer have gone further into the hills I guess because now there are kids around on vacation ... and lots more noise in the field which they don't like.  But my squirrel is still wanting food for his little tummy and I keep trying to see if its a boy or a girl squirrel.  Peanuts seem to be the favourite food then sunflower seeds and its quite a process to see him or her forcing the crows to go away and leave the food alone.  So funny to watch ... he doesn't seem afraid of the crows at all. Nothing like being retired .... it's nice to just sit and watch the grass grow.   :-))


Sunday, April 27, 2014


A birthday card for you to add to your stash.  


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I hope the Easter bunny brought you some goodies... he visited me but I only had a small piece of chocolate due to my diabetes.  Darn thing it is.  I'm hating having it.   Seems when I wake up these days I'm aching and just as tired as when I went to bed.  I guess that comes with getting older.   Oh well....  at least the day is wonderfully bright and sunny and no rain.  And we have green grass appearing after the long winter months.  Lots of birds chirping their little heads off and it looks like I need some new bird feeders this year after the deer demolished a couple.

A desktop wallpaper for you today... nice and big for the larger screens and lots of room for all your program icons.  Click to see it larger and save it from there......