Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Road Trip!

All our bags are packed and we're ready to go...
Taking a road trip back to Wisconsin, to be with
family and friends over the 4th of July!
(we haven't driven back "home" in over 20 years...)

Katie... are we getting too old for this?

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Picture Perfect Piffle!

Bibliophile arrived just minutes ago... and made himself 
quite at home on his stack of books, out back, on our patio!

He is one of Penny Baugh's perfect little "piffles"...
In a word: "Adorable!"

Penny graciously had a give-away about a week ago...
Please stop by her blog (Art Journey):

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I'm Going Batty!

So... our VBS theme this year is "Cave Quest"
I bought a hard hat and a (very cool) headlamp
that fits over the hat...

All that was missing was... a bat!

He is one of the five-day "Bible Buddies" who are
part of the curriculum for the week...
His name is "Radar" (he's just too cute!)

I will attach him to the top of my hard hat, so he will be 
standing just above the flashing (red light) headlamp.
Too much fun... (and the kids, no doubt, will love him!)

He still needs a coat of Gesso... and then a wash of color!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Snake Mountain Revisited... Ten Years Later!

We just returned from spending five days with family, 
back in Vermont. Nestled in the Champlain Valley, 
Addison County, is the town of Addison.
This was our home for twenty years; 
as seen from the top of Snake Mountain.

Our youngest daughter (Emily) and I 
made the climb to the top (in one hour)... 
much to my surprise, 
as it has been ten years since we climbed it!

Along the journey, we kept finding red efts, 
these immature eastern spotted newts... 
wherever there was a little moisture and moss.