Category Archives: Creativity

Mid-May in Spy Garden

Monarch Caterpillar

Monarchs are my favorite!

This makes me want to add more milkweed to the garden!

One more shot!

Toad- love the iridescent green eye lid!

This Christmas decoration has become a permanent fixture in our landscaping! It is so large to store in the basement and somehow it just fits in all seasons, right?!

Woo! The cotton is popping up!

Bolting kohlrabi

Garden view with Dexie

Love-in-a-mist (Nigella)

The end of the year festivities at Forest school included a project culmination; the kids planned and cooked a meal entirely outdoors for the parents. After the delicious meal we had:

S’mores!

Mmm!

Forest School teacher scooping up homemade ice cream (also made by the pre-K kids)

Inside, a movie played of all their practice-cooking rounds!

Their semester-long project was a great success. Construction also continues at Forest school and I wanted to share a shot of these cool signs they added to the construction fences:

Such a nice idea and adds a cool element to the construction-vibe!

In other construction news, we are nearly done with the chicken coop!

Hahah just kidding, that is part of the school addition

Behold…

The Coop…

d’eggtat.

Coop d’eggtat

Greatest chicken coop name ever, right?! Quite apropos as the chickens (well, at least the building the coop part) has usurped our lives! Plus we love a good revolution, are are always generally dissatisfied by the status quo AND are all quite rebellious in nature. So the name is just perfect!

We are still working on the signage (this one is by the Spy)

There will also be an “Eggsit” sign on the inside of the door. HAHAHAHAHAhaha

More pictures to come of the coop details once it is totally finished (still need to build the run). The chickens are loving their new home and I am just thrilled to have them out of the house!

We have also taken more trips to the barn to visit our friend’s horses…

Check out my friend’s awesome Great Dane!

He is the coolest!

Giving Dexie a run for her money in the good looks department, right?!

Like a pro!

Blink

Love, love, love!!!

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a good start!

Happy 2017!

WOWZA

WOWZA

Wowza; that beach is gorgeous; and is my sister and her husband’s FRONT YARD!!!  Islands in the gulf; paradise!!! Hoping to visit in 2017!

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Globe

Globe

Garden Sledding

Garden Sledding

Hairdo

Hairdo

Hairdo

Hairdo

Wood ear mushroom

Wood ear mushroom

Playing with toys ("Lila" the horse)

Playing with toys (“Lila” the horse)

Firepit

Firepit

Firepit

Firepit

Figs

Figs

Dining room

Dining room

Table

Table

Track

Track

Dexie

Dexie

Nightstand; just finished Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway: strongly recommend!

Nightstand; just finished Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway: strongly recommend!

Couch

Couch

Lamp

Lamp

Dining room and man cave door

Dining room and man cave door

Just another day

Just another day

At Forest School!

At Forest School!

Purple fog

Purple fog

Window/Fog

Window/Fog

Dusk in the woods

Dusk in the woods

Unicorn Icycle

Unicorn Icycle

Fallen tree

Fallen tree

Driveway

Driveway

Waffles mmmmm

Waffles mmmmm

Wood ear mushroom

Wood ear mushroom

Trail

Trail

Matching lights

Matching lights

Moss

Moss

Terrarium

Terrarium

Woods

Woods

Icicle

Icicle

Dry Creek Bed

Dry Creek Bed

Orchid

Orchid

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Happy new year to all! I am praying for adventures and good health; no really specific resolutions in mind this year. How about you?

Happy Halloween 2016!

RRrraaaaghhhhh!

RRrraaaaghhhhh!

About to trick or treat

About to trick or treat

Keeping up with the boys...for HOURS!!!

Keeping up with the boys…for HOURS!!!

Candy!

Candy!

Scary!

Scary!

AhhhH! Moochie is possessed!

AhhhH! Moochie is possessed!

Checking out the loot!

Checking out the loot!

Kitty Jack-o-lantern

Kitty Jack-o-lantern

Butkus with a pumpkin of his likeness hahah

Butkus with a pumpkin of his likeness hahah

Bunny helper

Bunny helper

Enjoying the jack-o-lantern glow

Enjoying the jack-o-lantern glow

Halloween bunnies

Halloween bunnies

Puff Puff is on the left; his fur is quite matte. Bun Bun on the right, his snout is shorter and his fur is very shiny. In case you wanted to tell them apart. In other animal news…

Name to be announced

Name to be announced

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!!!

Right?!

Right?!

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We visited Petco “Just to look, we’re absolutely NOT getting any more pets right now.” I was very easily worn down, “Mommy, you can take pictures of it!!!” SOLD! haha

This was another cool one.

This was another cool one. Very Halloween-y

 

And this one; Betta fish are the coolest!

And this one; Betta fish are the coolest!

Admiring our new addition

Admiring our new addition

Such a cute little stylish tank (only $15!)

Such a cute little stylish tank (only $15!)

The scares continued after Halloween! Three vaccines each: MooohHA HA!

The scares continued after Halloween! Three vaccines each: MooohHA HA!

10 seconds after getting them; not phased at all these ones! Properly vaccinated for kindergarden and sixth grade next year! Consider this your PSA for vaccinations!

10 seconds after getting them; not phased at all these ones! Not so much as a tear from Baby. Properly vaccinated for kindergarten and sixth grade next year! Consider this your PSA for vaccinations!

Owl painting

Owl painting

And we finally picked our pumpkin!

And we finally picked our pumpkin!

Musquee de Maroc success!

Musquee de Maroc success!

Hope you all had a very happy Halloween!