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A new small art piece that I am offering in only note cards right now. The title of the painting is “Woodland Pines”. All of the cards are made by me. From the printing, to adhering to the heavy weight paper and carving the stamps and stamping the images to packing them up. The special part is FREE SHIPPING!!! It doesn’t matter how many you purchase. This offer stands until I feel that it is time for a change..
These cards are perfect to send to Nature Lovers, animal lovers, birders. The 4 X 6 reproduction is sharp, bright and perfect for framing. This unique art painting is a one of a kind, hand made, something you won’t find on the shelves of a store. The cards have the hand stamped images on the inside and the envelope. The rest of the card is blank for your own sentiments or letter. Send someone this card that says, How are things, I have been thinking of you. I love getting mail with decorated envelopes, don’t you?

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The clearest way into the Universe is through a Forest Wilderness.

John Muir

It all Happens so fast

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This is just a little offset from the original plant of a balloon flower. With the hot, dry summer that we had I am so surprised that I have little ones popping up all over the front flower garden. It should be really pretty next year if they survive the winter. Last week we had very warm days of almost 90 degrees and the cold front whooshed in and now the plants are really changing. I love the weather where it is cool and I can smell peoples fires. It really reminds me of our honeymoon when we went to Gatlinburg, TN in October. It’s a good memory. I am one that relates smells a lot, especially good memories.

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Here are the purple asters. It didn’t fair too well from the summer.

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Last year I picked up different colored cone flowers, not your usual pink ones and they did make it through the winter. They grew and bloomed and now have many off shoots also. I am so surprised. I did do some watering, so that must have helped, but there is nothing like the rain water.

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Burning bushes are a very favorite, especially this picture. I love the burgundy, and the pinks with the greens.

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My Little Pine was doing so well this spring but then the summer beat it up. I hope that it looks better next year.

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The farmers corn behind us is getting near picking time. I remember when it was just little sprouts from the warm brown dirt. It must have gotten rain at key times because it seems to look pretty good. I love fall, the trees are not changing yet but very soon and boom it will be over before we know it. Chili, fires in our fireplace, the bugs going away. Wonder what kind of winter we will be having this year? All is good on our end, how bout you? Thanks for stopping.

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Nature

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This week we had a leafhopper check in with us. I also saw him on the pool fence too. I am sure he was the same fellow. Why wouldn’t he be?:)

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At the end of May I took a snapshot of the neighbors pine tree. I was amazed at all the new pine cones it was growing only on the upper half.

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Here it is last week. The pine cones are turning brown.

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This Great Horned Owl is so cool. My brother-in-law Keith took this picture. It was sitting on the fence behind their house. To me it looks like his head is turned around because those have got to be his tail-feathers. Such a wise and serious face.

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This Luna Moth decided to stop by for a few hours and hang around. It lost the two long hangy wings so I wonder if it has a harder time flying. Those decorations on the wings look like they are painted on.

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I follow a blog that does much journal drawing. She is always stopping and drawing the pods left over from the flowers and they are very neat. So here I snapped a photo of daylily pods and I think I got an extra bug on it for good measure. They are interesting and the blog is Dispatch from LA…dispatchfromla.com.

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Different daylily pods.

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Zinnia blooming from my planted seeds. They were called giants on the seed package….they are kind of tall but I was expecting a much bigger bloom. Still pretty though.

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Thought I would get a shot of my ornamental grass by the dryer vent. See all the lint on the ground? It is nice and full this year.

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The bloom looks like a fuzzy catapiller.

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Late season poppies. Pretty but a little worn around the edges. Have you had any interesting nature creatures or blooms stop by your home? I am very interested, tell me about them and leave me a message. Thanks for stopping!