Friday, April 26, 2013

A bird, a nest, a tire and memories of Paris...

... Hello everyone, 
with spring finally arriving so did our birds.
Our yard is buzzing and I love waking up in the morning 
to the sound of birds singing.
And yes they are busy building their nests,
sometimes in the most  unusual spots you could imagine.
This nest is a relocated one,
oh yes you heard right,
it started out and who ever would have thought
a bird would pick this location,
on the back tire of our truck?!?!?
We do not know what bird it was 
but one thing is for sure,
it was a fast builder.
The nest literally appeared overnight,
from parking and wanting to leave the next morning,
just a few short hours, there it was.
What to do, I felt bad enough the nest had to go?!
Glad that there were no eggs in it, 
I decided to move the nest into the tree right beside the driveway.
More for decorative purposes then anything else.

  To our surprise, just three days later,
the nest was renovated and had new owners.
Mrs. Robin and three beautiful blue eggs have moved in:)

And another beautiful surprise, this one I found in my mailbox!!!
Absolutely gorgeous earrings,
a gift from my blog friend Rachel.
Thanks so much Rachel they are absolutely beautiful! 
Visit Rachel's blog
and take a look at her wonderful jewelry creations.

Last but not least
my memories of Paris.
 I love Paris and anything french,
never been there but one can dream!
A little bit of everything,
I wanted the card to look like a scrapbooking page,
with things you would have collected and 
brought back from your travels,
precious memories.
All the things you seen...
... cherished ..
... and will dream about!
Getting travel fever yet...
... I sure do!

Large Eiffel Tower - Stampabilities
Tour Eiffel - Hero Art/Paris France set
Hot Air Ballon and Ticket - Hampton Art
Background - Tim Holtz Stamps and Embossing folder

Thanks for stopping in!
Hope you enjoyed looking around!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

HURRAY... Spring...

... finally arrived in our neck of the woods!
After a few days in the 80's and a little rain
things just popped literally overnight!
 Bleeding Heart
 First Tulips of the season.
 One of my favorite trees in the yard 
is this Star Magnolia.
It is usually the first one in full bloom this time of year.
Sadly it does not last very long.
 Our yard is a sea of purple Violets!

 Little Grape Hyacinth.
 Our back yard, needs mowing really badly!
And thats were I spend most of today,
picking up sticks...
 ... and burning them.
Ready to mow tomorrow! 
 I could not resist yesterday!
I just had to stop at the nursery and 
buy some veggies plants.
Oh, I'm soo..oo ready to get the veggie patch going!!!
I know it's to early but
I'm having a hard time being patient 
especially since the weather is so nice.
Love spending more time outside
 after being cooped up all winter!
I found this metal caddy, 
I think it came from or was an old toolbox,
A neet place to visit, with thousands of sq. feet of cool stuff!
The caddy will get transformed into 
 my new portable herb garden,
as soon as the Hubby picks up some potting soil at the store!

Don't you all Love Spring,
did you all plant anything yet?
Hope you all have a sunshiny weekend
thanks for stopping by!