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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Live your life to the fullest.


I am celebrating because this is my 

Blog Post No. 700






I was told that this large jewel was too big for a short girl like me.  






How can that be? 






I was not deterred.  It has been my Talisman for over 50 years.


Follow your own heart.  

Thank you dear friends for reading me.  

Gina   





Monday, April 13, 2015

Wishing you a happy week.



A few charming little pansies to lift your spirits. 




Have a great week dear friends, 

Gina 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Very cold, very windy




Back to Winter


And to my greenhouse for a little color.






New snow in the mountains to the East. 






Waiting to be planted outside.






Theresa's hand painted rocks,  FROM HER NEWLY OPENED ETSY SHOP,  bring a little color to the inside. 

Theresa writes a very special blog ART'S THE ANSWER.
Please visit her.








Aren't these beautiful!

Each hand painted stone a masterpiece.  









My greenhouse makes waiting for Spring a little easier. 

Have a great week my dear friends. 

Gina 





Saturday, April 4, 2015

If only


you could taste Karen's chocolates!



My friend Karen makes the finest, yes the very best Chocolates.  
I know.  I am a chocolate Aficionado.  I have tasted the best from every corner of the world.    





Even these chocolate leaves are made with re-tempered Belgian Chocolate. 






Bavarian Mint, Serrano Pepper with Lime Zest, Tagine, 
German Chocolate Truffle, Raspberry Likör, Grapefruit, Almond and Cheesecake are only a few names which belong to these superior and most delicious chocolates. 





Karen tells me that "she looses herself making chocolates and loves doing it".

I know that she will make some for you.  All you have to do is ask.






Wishing you and yours a most wonderful Easter Celebration.


Gina 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pondside



We had to do it.



The Firemen came and burned the Cattails and wild underbrush. 







It burned into the night. 





They spared my Daffodils.






The ducks and geese looked on from a safe distance.






The wind shifted just in time.







They have made it through the fire but will have to toughen it out tonight. Eighteen degrees Fahrenheit is predicted for tonight. 






See the heavy underbrush? 






All gone.







By the end of May it will be lush and green again. 


Are you getting ready for Easter?

I have a friend who makes the finest, yes the finest chocolates.  

I have placed my order.  

Have a great remainder of the week. 

Gina 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Let's say that your beautiful photograph has a few flaws




Let PicMonkey's cloning tool make it perfect.


See the spider webs on the branches?  





Sign up with PicMonkey, the super friendly editing program.

Click on "Edit". 
Select photograph. 
Click on "Touch up" 3rd from top. 
Go all the way to bottom.
click on Clone and follow 2 step instructions. 


It's scary how easy it is.  

Think of the possibilities. 

I can make everybody beautiful. 




My Pasha needs no improvement. 

Have a great week my dear Friends,

Gina  



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Welcome Spring




   It must be Spring. 



Welcome.







It's about time.  








Apple Blossoms are getting ready. 






Last of the Snowdrops nodding their heads.









Tulips are about to show their faces. 







Pansies follow me everywhere. 







The star for now is the Daffodil. 







Happy Spring to you my dear Friends. 

Gina