I hope that everyone is enjoying this holiday season, spending time with family and friends, if possible. For those that are alone, I hope you are able to find the joy of the season. As we all pause to think of all that we are grateful for, please remember those less fortunate.....not just now, but all through the year. This photo was taken when I was down in Austin, and the grandchildren made the visit to Santa. Madison told Santa that she wanted books, and Baby Mackenzie....hmmmmmmmm......maybe milk??? HAHAHAAAA!!! Their wishes have both been granted, I hear!! Happy Holidays to all!!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Just as in Texas, deer are everywhere in Colorado, it seems. Many of them are not at all afraid of the roadways and people, which often presents a problem for both the deer and the traffic. However, these deer seemed to stop and look both ways before proceeding across the road, just as we teach our children to do!! When I first spotted them, it was a group of 11 females, clustered in a pasture. As I watched them, they formed a single file line and came toward me across the snow covered field, and jumped the fence....stopping to look both ways before prancing across the roadway and entering someone's yard across the way. Later on I found the same deer meeting up with their male friends in a little grove not far from where I first spotted them!! Such beautiful animals!! Enjoy the pics!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I am ready for the days to once again start getting longer!! I do NOT like darkness!! I think that must come from growing up in Interior Alaska, where winter was VERY DARK!! Therefore, I joyfully welcome the Winter Solstice!! I LOVE Winter, though!! I especially love Winter that is bright and sunny, just cold enough to know it is Winter, and with just enough snow to sparkle and shine like glitter!! Here in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains we have been having just a bit of colder weather.....sometimes a little colder than I like!! Tonight is cold and dark, breezy, and already in the single digits.....headed toward zero. The birds were happy to find nourishment at my bird buffet this morning, when the temps were cold, and the humidity higher than usual. Enjoy the pics!! ~~Trudy~~
Monday, December 15, 2008
ta da........TA DA...........DRUM ROLL PLEASE.........
Debi in Kansas!!!
Stop by her blog for a fun time, and some yummy sounding recipes, too!!
I will be sending a great hard back Debbie Macomber book to Debi.....the Blossom Street Christmas book published in 2006, titled Christmas Letters! It's a good one!! Congratulations, Debi!! Thank you to everyone that signed up for my give-away!! The Santa hat was full of many little slips of paper, and Debi was the lucky one to be pulled from the hat!! Email your mailing address to me, Debi, and I will get your new book in the mail to you right away!!!!
I hope you will stop by my new Crows in the Attic Primitives shop on Country Fried Primitives!! You might find a last minute gift, or something JUST FOR YOU!!! Don't forget to check out my listings on Lemon Poppy Seeds, too!! THANKS to all of you that have made purchases or emailed your orders!! I appreciate your interest in my work!! Happy Holidays!! Happy Shopping!! Primitive Blessings to All!! ~~Trudy~~
Gosh, time flies by!! I have returned from a visit down to Austin to see the newest grandchild, and play with her big sister!! I have lots of pictures to post as time permits!! Even pictures of SNOW in AUSTIN!!! YES!!! I go South for sun and fun, and it SNOWS!!!!
New listings are up on Lemon Poppy Seeds and Country Fried Primitives!! I hope you can stop by for a peek!! I was busy over the weekend getting orders out, and now must concentrate on some new designs that are buzzing around in my brain!! I also have a stack of designs from others that I want to work up, too!! FUN!!! FUN!!!
I can't believe how cold it is now!!!! The official Denver temperature this morning was a MINUS 19 DEGREES!!!!! Yes, that is right!! -19!!! I'm not sure I remember it being this cold since we moved here to the foothills almost 4 years ago now. Our temperature when morning awoke today was -9.1. BRRRRRR!!! But it has warmed up now all the way to -1.5!!!! It will be above zero before long, I suspect, since the sun is shining beautifully!!! We got just a couple inches of snow yesterday, with more reported to fall later today.
MAKE SURE YOU CHECK BACK TONIGHT FOR THE WINNER OF THE GIVE-AWAY ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! IF YOU HAVE NOT YET ENTERED, SCROLL DOWN A FEW POSTS FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!! I WILL BE POSTING THE WINNER SOMETIME AFTER 7PM MOUNTAIN TIME!!!