Giving Some Equal Time to My Talented Son!


It is about time I do some bragging on my son Michael! Diane's brother.

Diane and I share our online adventures so we tend to mention each other and our crafty endeavors often.

Well - just so you know - Mike is just as talented and creative as his sister but in his own ways. Although I am sure if he would ever explore carving he would find he has natural born carving skills, he doesn't have a burning desire to try his hand at arts or craft.

They Grow Up So Fast!


Our beautiful, delicious, juicy, scrumptious tomatoes! At their peak and on our table at least twice a day! We expect to have tomato red cheeks any day now!

What a thrill this is for me. My first ever tomatoes grown from seed!


Remember when? Back last spring when they were tiny babies?


Seeds harvested from a New Mexico red chile couldn't wait to sprout once I put them in moist soil.


And now I have my very own New Mexican green chile crop! Small crop.

New Mexico doesn't get much rain so my chile seedlings were quite confused during the spring and early summer. But now that we are having warm dry weather, they are going crazyand making up for lost time!

Green chile cheeseburgers with fresh tomatoes on the side for dinner tonight!. Anyone want to come over?

Sharing a Sweet Moment


Love this shot! Had to share.

My sweetie made this image while taking a series of portrait shots at a lovely park here in the Portland/Vancouver area.

What I love most about it is that it was a captured moment - not posed or planned.

And so many great elements all working together to create the mood.

Gourd Crafting at the Pumpkin Patch Harvest Festival


This young lady would fit right in when Diane and I get together to craft! Total concentration. I love it!

If you are interested, I am simply sharing pictures from the Pumpkin Patch Harvest Festival Craft table that my sweetie and I hosted on Labor Day.

It is amazing to see what kids of all ages come up with - everything from a couple scratchy lines to some very nice artwork.

Gourd Jack-o-lanterns! AND Gourd Ghost Pinatas!


Sharing a couple new ideas I came up with for playing with gourds!

This one - my totally cool jack-o-lantern face - could also be drawn onto a fresh pumpkin! Just use sharpies and set aside a little quiet time to doodle to your heart's content.

Definitely will be decorating fresh pumpkins with doodles - they will last a LOT longer than they do when cut!

Even fresh gourds in weird shapes are good candidates! Think about it!

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