Sunday, July 29, 2012

sunrise at the farm

the first thing i noticed is that the moon was still up

making my way through the field i came across this web

perfect timing

skippy looking for treats

Friday, July 27, 2012

save the date

it's that time of year again
i just dropped off 2 of my encaustic painting
if you haven't had a chance to see the exhibit in the past
save the date and head on down
 opening gala next friday nite
artist reception on saturday nite
awol gallery presents
the 10th annual
 square foot art show
twist gallery
(1100 queen st west)
it really is something to see
over 1500 works of art in all mediums
 hanging in one large room

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

blooming now

capturing a few things blooming in my garden on my i-phone

Monday, July 23, 2012

business hours

on our antique/fleamarket/birthday weekend road trip
one of the shops we stopped by was closed
the "hours" sign made us laugh and gave us time to stop for lunch!

Friday, July 20, 2012

great finds

as always i'm on the lookout for metal
and on our road trip we manage to hit at least 7 antique store on a 35 mile stretch of hwy
above i spent under $15

i have a kodak brownie collection (21 different ones so far)
so when i notice the timer and notebook i was thrilled and
they match perfectly to the new color on my living room wall
another wonderful find a kodak abc photo-lab outfit
everything you need to develop your photos
the kit includes everything from darkroom lamp, metal trays, thermometer,
 glass beaker, tongs, hanging clips, mask charts, universal developer
all packed in a metal printing box $20

a steal at $5 for all of these car name plates

and the perfect paper "judy" for only $25

Thursday, July 19, 2012

perry b and b

after our visit at the five and dime
we wondered along hwy 20a stopping at several antique shops
lunch and some quaint little towns we arrive at our b & b in perry, ny
after a long day it was so wonderful to be greeted by owners
joe and maureen
it was so nice to sit on the front porch and enjoy out takeout dinner
and a bottle of wine

the next morning maureen made these wonderful fruit filled crepes

and joe offered his fantastic chocolate chip cookies
which we took to go

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

down at the five and dime

first stop on our road trip was east aurora, just 20 minutes south of buffalo!!
this quaint little town is host to lots of artizans and antique shops
but i think the best spot we visited was vidler's 5 & 10

this store had everything!! i mean everything
from the old grey rollers your mum wore grocery shopping saturday morning under her kerchief
sock monkeys, the whole cast from rudolph the red nose reindeer, lip balm is ever flavor under the sun
including lucky charms and betty crockers chocolate frosting!!!
 the garden gnomes doing the hear, see and speak no evil
raggedy and and andy and even hair nets!!
there was a card department, candy. clothing, toys , kitchen gadgets
and so much more!! it was a blast!!

i love this!

there was a wonderful hat department!! 
lu modeling the "loyal order of water buffalo's lodge hat""
my favorite charater from my favorite christmas story

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

sunset at the farm

O it is pleasant, with a heart at ease, just after sunset, or by moonlight skies,
to make the shifting clouds be what you please.
samuel taylor coleridge

Saturday, July 7, 2012

day tripping

this is so close to home and yet the best kept secret
i've always heard about the badlands but i usually head east for a country drive
since my friend carmi moved further west i've been travelling that way more often

the cheltenham badlands is part of the bruce trail
and is just north of  bramptom, south of orangeville off of hwy 10

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

inside and out

as i was sitting in my living room watching breakfast television and checking my e-mail
i  noticed something flicker in my window, it took a minute to realize it was a butterfly
by the time i got my camera it was gone, so i looked out side and found it just hanging out
once i was back inside it was on the frosted glass again so i got the shot

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