Yep, that’s me most often. When it comes to my creative endeavors and meeting deadlines for prompts, I am not as dedicated as my Mussel Loving friend Dan of No Facilities . He meets all deadlines with ‘i’s’ dotted and ‘t’s’ crossed, with humor and nice photos.
I am more aptly categorized as scattered and prone to whimsy when it comes to sharing those things that I do for fun. I have often been asked why, since I enjoy doing so many things creatively, I don’t do ‘such and such’ as a business. For me, to focus all my energy on one particular pastime would steal the joy from it and also possibly prohibit me from doing those other things I love so much. I guess maybe I am akin to the bees and butterflies I love to photograph so much, flitting from bloom to bloom and drinking in the sweetness each has to offer, but not lingering long enough to miss another possibility.
So, for #ThursdayDoors I am late, but sliding in to home base for the #SoCS prompt by our host Linda Hill
Forgive me for not being more present on WP lately but I have definitely spent the last week enjoying life’s precious offerings so that I could share them with you, my precious friends in the blogging world. I am hoping your #Free48 is filled with many precious moments. Hugs!
Shadowy Path at Sope Creek
Paper Mill Ruins of Sope Creek
This could have been a Thursday Door!
My heart beats with the flow of water…
Just have to get into it
Nature’s recycling workers
Someone’s Zen moment
In the ruins
Such Happy feet!
Last Saturday’s adventure led us to Sope Creek National Park in Marietta, Georgia. I was so thrilled to be in the shadows of the woods, dip my toes in the cool water and breathe softly with Mother Nature. Precious indeed.
My art time is also precious to me, though it takes me much longer to complete a piece than most folks. Still working on my devilish mermaid who loves her Old Fashioned made with Angel’s Envy. 😉
Finding moments to whip up energy bites can be a challenge too, but I never regret the time spent. Yummy!
The peppers don’t know Winter is whispering…
Of course there was going to be a bee!!
And, when you say it often enough, someone finally obliges!!
Now, here’s another favorite hymn from my days in Sunday services as a child
This post is for Norm Frampton’s #Thursdaydoors prompt. While he is on hiatus, the prompt is being hosted by the very talented willing bloggers who are stepping up to help. This week the prompt is hosted by Joey. Check out her page for more great posts. Just find the little blue frog.
I thoroughly love spending time near the Atlanta BeltLine, so was not disappointed when last week’s work event was held near one of the best areas of it. It was the finale to a vision fundraiser ending with a walk on the BeltLine. I had planned ahead because I had a special little gift for someone who lives there, though we have never met.
Oh! And I did make some new friends! 😀
Real out of townets
Oh…what? Yes! My tiny friend and my little gift. I adore the #tinydoors folks and made a special gift to leave for them at my favorite door.
Who lives behind such lovely door?
Who knows? But I left them a gift for the tiny garden!
My very favorite tiny door…so far!
And here is one other for you. This one is so unreachable I have no idea how any one but a real faerie could have put it there!
We had a nice walk down the BeltLine where local artists share a myriad of eclectic designs and grafitti. Hubby spotted this one and we had to get a closer look…
Eeeek!! We need to close that door! Pronto! 😱
What better way to cool off than with a tasty fresh made popsicle from Atlanta’s own #Kingofpops and if you want an adult version, they make them in their shops. Such imagination and yumminess all in one. For our event I chose an Orange Cream Pop.
This is our group photo. It was a gorgeous day.
This is for a very devoted Doors Poster. Visit Dan’s blog for some amazing doors!
Man, what can I say? I am SO behind this week. Could it be due to some little thing called “work”? I am not really an uber talented gal but I take pride in my ability to juggle and multi task pretty well. This week has been mind boggling though. So glad my #Free48 showed up to rescue me!
This was how my week started…ugggg..
This will be a two-fer. I am not nearly so great at doors posts as my good friend Dan of No Facilities. He takes photos of awesome doors in all sorts of interesting places. I mean, I see doors and use doors; but they tend to be the same ones. They are either those leading in and out of work or the ones leading out into my beloved playground of nature-which has no doors! That’s why I love it so much.
Then along comes a message from my son and his beautiful fiancee telling me they are sending a little surprise package my way. Yipppeeee! I love surprises. And packages. I never expected their lovely little surprise to also be my doors salvation this week! Just look at these great doors!
And they are actually these amazing note cards. They remind me of the doors in Greece and Italy! Thank you Ande and Hayley for such a thoughtful surprise! For more great doors visit our Thursday Doors host Norm Frampton. You can see other wonderful doors there and add your own!
When I slipped downstairs this morning to catch up on posts and check the Friday prompt from Linda Hill for #SoCS, I went directly to Dan’s blog to see how things were at the bar. Linda’s prompt for today is picture. Oh goody!
My favorite thing! So I snapped this one. It pretty accurately shows my every Saturday ‘first rising’ routine.
Yeah…the doctor always wakes me up. 😉 So, here I sit, doing my writing while my art pad waits, my jewelry waits and…what was that other thing….oh, yes! OUTside. Maybe I will squeeze in some food and chores somewhere too.
And, speaking of food, this was going to be my doors contribution this week. By Friday I sorely needed some comfort in the form of Casian wings and beer. Or whiskey. Well, both! This is a favorite spot of ours. The owner is from NOLA and serves up Louisiana style fare with a twist or two. The bar is smoking but even that didn’t stop me. The bars all used to be smoking in Louisiana. Yeah, we disrobe at the front door and shower. 😏 My allergies are more forgiving that way.
The door to weekly amnesia..
Casian wings and the best muffaletta outside of LA we have found so far.
I love this fountain. It froze solid during the Winter snowstorm
A nice bit of Spring. I think I should plant tulips at the house.
Oh, and great news. Chip seems to be just fine, although I haven’t seen Dale…😕
The week ended up rather nicely so I have high hopes for at least one sunny day over this Free48! I hope yours is perfect!
So, this is a new jewelry project. I hope to do some more with it today!
We have a little friend in the neighborhood, one that stops by to say hello from time to time..
We never know when she will be stopping by. We just look up and she is peering in the back door. She begs to come in. I love cats but have allergies when inside with them for too long. Still…..
She is so sweet when she says, “Let me in. I know this house. I really want to visit.” So, in she comes for a looksee….
Defintely a lover, not a fighter, she adores a nice scratch or two; but adventure is her game. At this point the upstairs is off limits. After all, we don’t know each other well enough. Yet. She refuses food so must be someone else’s main furry squeeze. She just wants to be neighborly I suppose. Or nosey. Who knows? We just think she is adorable. Once she was interested in our day trip and almost hitched a ride in the car with us. I guess what they say about curiosity could have some validity. 😉
This post is brought to you by the Master of Door Ceremonies Norm Frampton. His blog doors are always open to new participants. Happy Friday folks!