Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In My Kitchen

Day two of the challenge brings a peach out of my refrigerator.  I'm not sure it's easily identifiable, but it's fun and I need the practice.  By the end of the month, my peaches will be peaches without a doubt:)  I think this will go in Jim's lunch tomorrow.



 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hooray! I'm Painting!

I've started the September 2014 Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge  http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com/.  It had been so long since I'd painted that some necessary items were buried in my art room.  I found everything and got started.  It felt great!  My theme is going to be Things (and Maybe Family Members) in My Kitchen.   With any luck, you'll be able to identify the subject of my first painting.  I'm going to have to figure out the link business and then I'll be rocking and rolling.  Day 1:

 
 
 

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Yellow Is the Color of My True Love's Hair

When he was younger, Jim was a blonde.  Now, he's a platinum blonde as handsome as ever.

I've just started a painting of a visitor to my hummingbird feeder.  Jim actually managed to get a photo of him.  He flew away every time I tried.  He left me with some wonderful photos of the feeder with not a bird in sight:)  He was here for a couple of weeks - an amazing addition to our group of ruby throated hummingbirds, other types of  hummingbirds, finches and sparrows.  He's a hooded oriole.


And now for photos of the yellow and pink beauty that has become my new companion.
 







This summer is going to be a fun one!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

No Painting, But I've Been Hiking

We went hiking in Red Rock Canyon, which is one of my favorite places in the universe.  It's only about 45 minutes from our house.  Here are some photos.



 
Have you ever tried to make your way through desert vegetation?  I'm a desert girl, so no problem:)  Isn't this place gorgeous?
 
Now, Pittman Wash is actually in town.  In Henderson, they have built this wonderful trail along the Pittman wash.  It's about 10 miles away from our house.  You can hike or bike and the people on the trail are very friendly!


 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

It Has Been So Long!

It's been so long since I posted that I couldn't remember how.  Carol King, was that in any of your AARP tests?  Anyhow, I caught pneumonia, spent 5 days in the hospital and missed 3 weeks of school.  Once I got back to school, it was all I could do to keep myself from running out the door anytime a student sneezed:)  Take my advice - never ever catch pneumonia!  If you do have to go to the hospital for any reason, be sure you have a friend or family member who will smuggle food, toilet paper and Kleenex in for you.  It also helps to have someone who is mechanically inclined who can unhook you and hook you back up to whatever they have you hooked up to so you don't have to call a nurse for help all the time.  I have to say my nurses, nurse's aides, breathing therapists and doctors were fabulous and took great care of me!  Not a bad one in the bunch!  My husband and my mom were fabulous, too!

Now that I feel like writing, let's see if I can get myself to do some painting, too.  I've visited some blogs and I will be visiting some more.  You have all been doing some fabulous things while I was on vacation.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Yikes! Christmas vacation is almost over!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  We're back to school on Monday.  I'm happy and sad.  I could get used to this staying at home with Jim and our furry babies thing:)  Here are some pictures Jim took at the Bellagio.  This is the Christmas garden.









The ceiling in the first picture is hand-blown Italian glass.  Gorgeous!  Everything there is gorgeous!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Early this morning Jim and I went to the Bellagio to see their Thanksgiving garden.  If you visit Las Vegas, be sure to go to the Bellagio.  This is the first time we visited the Thanksgiving garden.  We have seen the other 4 displays that they have.  All of them are spectacular and they are free!  I think the Bellagio is a very elegant hotel.  Jim took these photos.  I was all prepared, camera in purse, but the battery was dead...  Jim to the rescue!  After taking the photos, we had breakfast in the coffee shop overlooking the garden.  A beautiful way to start our Thanksgiving celebration!  I have so much to be thankful for - that includes the cat, Cary Grant, who is standing in front of my computer screen as I type.  Mr. Cary Grant is saying, "I'm beautiful.  Pay attention to me!"  I hope you all have a wonderful day!  (Please click on the photos to make them bigger.  I think that really shows the wonder of this garden.  Some of the pumpkins are 300 to 600 pounds!  They were grown especially for this display.)