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Friday, October 23, 2020

Halloween.....

......the PostCards have been made and sent..




...the house has been decorated INSIDE.....





...and OUT.....






                                                                            

I used to tell myself i decorated for the kids....  then the kids grew up...moved away...   and  ... i was still decorating...lol I guess i enjoy the freedom of some years i feel like doing it and some years i don't.. When the kids were home i decorated whether i was feeling it or not.. so its nice to have that option now.. Not expecting trick or treaters... but then we don't have them any other year either... too far out in the country.. One year in TX i put a sign down at the end of our drive that said 'Trick or Treaters Welcome' still no Treaters... lol  oh well... I hope your finding a way to enjoy your Halloween. Decorate ... even if its just for you... I'm sure others will enjoy it too as they drive by.. 


Take care! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs! deb





Friday, October 16, 2020

Hope floats.....


Hubby has been kind of lost ever since his fishing buddy moved away... and took his boat with him... Before this hubby had never fished from a boat very much and was more than happy fishing from the shore... Fishing from a boat opened a whole new fishing world for him... 


So since then hubby has been on a quest to 'get back on the water'... So the first step was the kayak... hoping that would satisfy his need to be out there fishing... but it was not to be.. He's not physically capable of getting his kayak far enough to the 'fishing holes' he used to visit with his fishing buddy.. He needed a motor.. 


So he bought a Jonboat and has continued to add things to it.. I couldn't possible tell you all the things he added... He covered the floor with wood covered the wood with outdoor carpet.. added the seats.... trolling motor and outboard motor practically fell in his lap.. He added all the lights and a submersible pump the list goes on.. This is one decked out boat.. Then he needed a trailer for it.. where he replaced all the boards and covered them in outdoor carpet..  And i was secretly concerned.. He had added alot of weight... How much was too much??  Would it float... and i'm thinking all the effort he put into this boat and saying to myself  ' Please God... let it float'  ... and.... 


She floats!!!!

She even floats with him in it....!! Woot woot...



Now does she sit a little low in the water?? Hmmmm... In my opinion .. yess.... But i don't know if i will ever be comfortable with him in that little wobbly boat out on the lake..  



 He has since moved the 50 pound battery from the back to the front... That should help... and he has adjusted the angle of the motor so maybe the front won't come up as high...  But one thing i do know.. being out there makes his heart sing ... so i'm just going to have to sit and hold hands with my worry...    Hugs! deb














Monday, October 12, 2020

Hey Ho Let's Go.......


KAYAKING!!! It takes so long to get ourselves together to go kayaking... I keep trying to make it more efficient... But this 'new' to us boat trailer helps immensely.  We are getting too old to try to lift those kayaks in the back of the pick up. And this trailer will work for hubby's jonboat (dingy) which is almost lake worthy.... 


The trick around here is to find someplace easily accessible to put in.  And by easily accessible i mean easy for us two 'old foggies' ... oh and free $$ ...  Me i want to explore the lake... i love seeing new shoreline... hubby wants to fish...period.. lol 

Here's a map of Beaver Lake... I just love its spidery nature. Its a man made lake built back in the '60's for flood control and they also make electricity... I hope you can enlarge it to see it better.. 


So.. hubby fishes and i take off paddling... the lake level is really low this time of year..  The Fall colors are not quite there yet...i think it will get better but i see alot of brown... We had alot of long stretches of dry weather this Summer and i'm afraid that might hurt our Fall color this year.. 

The lake was just beautiful though... 


Sparkles....


Exposed roots.....


Remnants of Hurricane Delta as she slipped past to our Southeast... 


Buzzards kept me company as i worked my way back to hubby...


 There he is white legs and all!!!  He caught 2 small bass that day... Me  0 ... My worms were on their last leg.. i don't think any fish wanted them and thats my story and i'm sticking to it.. Hubby uses a fake worm..  

A front blew in overnight and we woke to a gloriously cool morning.. Wind blowing the leaves and pine needles off the trees.. roaring through my pines...Good thing too.. they were looking kind of shabby with all the brown needles on them.. time for the needles to fall.. Looks like a big needle drop this year at least on my little hill.. Another cup of coffee is the order of the day for me.. Take care of yourselves. Thank you so much for stopping by... Hugs! deb

Thursday, October 1, 2020

A Day of Days....


Actually.... its been a couple days of days..  Yesterday hubby had a check up with the surgeon and he passed with flying colors.. What ever tests they did on the gall bladder all came back ok.. whew.. 


The weather was so nice we went for  a 2 mile hike through the woods to a look out point on the lake... Spied 3 armadillos on the way!   They look like little tanks.. lol  


Then today we took the kayaks out... The lake was so quiet and peaceful. It was early evening until dusk... I paddled my little heart out for about an hour then happily tired i pulled out the fishing pole and figured out how to maneuver things on the kayak without sticking myself with the hook...


 Just before we called it a night something took my bait and bent my pole in HALF!!! Super excited.. !  I usually just catch little perch... This was a huge catfish!!! Hubby said be sure to mention it was a flathead catfish.. lol!! I was on cloud 9 all night..lol  We practice catch and release...   

   The pictures are of a bird bath i just finished painting...  Wow that was a job... Not sure i'd do that again but i think it turned out pretty.. I just sprayed an outdoor clear coat on it.. We'll see how long it lasts.. lol  Hope everything is well in your world... Big Hugs! deb

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Something Grabbed Me.....

  If your a frequent visitor you KNOW i'm suppose to be painting a 'One-eyed Fish' canvas.... and i'am ... sloo o w l y.... Its tedious work... 39 fish... who knew 39 fish would fit on there... anyway.. another project reached out and grabbed me on one of my  many breaks from painting fish...  



You know how i hate to see my drawings languish in drawers and sketch books... i like them to see the light of day... So i'm always looking for something to 'do' with sketches.. Remember my woodburned pine trees??  I enjoyed that and i always thought this drawing would lend itself well to woodburning... 


I found this wood at Hobby Lobby... it has almost no grain to it so the woodburning is nice and smooooth... Honest it was a dream to burn.. 


The hardest part was knowing when to stop... I could just keep going and going .. adding marks... 



By far the most challenging was the squiggly lines on the belly... but with a light touch even that wasn't that difficult.... 


Then the question of color came up... one spot of color?? Maybe i should have stopped there... I thought about it.. But then the head really didn't look a part of the body... had to keep going... 


This is where i finally put the breaks on... Can you guess what medium i used for the blue...?   Come on guess.... I was shocked how well it went on... 

I'm not thrilled with the eyes.... i wish i had stopped before i added that blue around the eyes... If only i could travel back in time.. But once done it can't be undone... I don't hate it ... just unfortunate.. 


Have you guessed yet? Was i restrained enough with the color and markings...?  Did i go too far or just right?? lol 


Colored pencils!! Who knew they worked so well on wood... now you know... :)
Thanks so much for stopping by to see what grabbed me... lol  Now... back to the fish! Hugs! deb