Friday, June 29, 2012

A Fair Friday

The word of the day is "extreme."  It has been extremely HOT and everyone is extremely tired.  They just seem to go together.   So I thought I would post some photos from earlier this week when it wasn't so extreme.  Mary and I explored the museum in town and that was interesting to find out things that we never knew and loved the fact that in most of all the old photos we saw, everyone had their pet in their family or business photos.  Mostly they had dogs or cats, but some had horses or rabbits in their photos.  People should do that more often I think.  We also went to the county fair this week and when we came to the bunny barn, I had to take a few photos.  They had bunnies of all sizes and colors.  The black and white ones made me think of a certain cat I know and love.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Some Colors for Saturday

White flowers are usually difficult for me to capture in such bright light but these made me smile as I walked by, so I had to try.  I love the shape and is usually what I think of while drawing flower shapes, my "go-to" flower shapes? I'm feeling inspired and excited to try out more new summer scents for my soy candles soon.  Another proud mom moment...I've also been wanting to get a photo of Mary with her flag all month, but I usually just see her walking down the road with it rolled up on her shoulder, going to a rehearsal.  So this was just a pose for me, notice the ballet stance.  Grace and confidence do go together and I see it in her smile.

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Summer Scents on Saturday


I'm a huge fan of aromatherapy...if you don't already know that, you must be new here and I welcome you too.  It's just as soothing to me as listening to the church bells ringing at the end of another day (not really the end, just when I switch gears to relax.)  Aromatherapy from my soy candles, tarts and soaps really makes my day.  These are some tarts I made recently with some pretty summer scents...Breezes and Sunshine, Japanese Cherry Blossom and China Rain.

The summer night is like a perfection of thought. ~ Wallace Stevens