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a little rambling . . .

Remnants from Minnesota, it is funny how a short stay in a place can calm your heart, tug at you to revisit if only in your mind. The place we stayed in Minnesota is like that. I have this tray of things I picked up along the shore of the lake one morning. It makes me smile when I pass, and I remember. It was a special place.

This morning I sit in the newly arranged attic space. This room gets the morning sun and I am sitting basking in it right now, listening to praise music. It is a great space.

Made another trip to the thrift store yesterday. I really went to look for a sewing table and or chair, did not find that but I came home with these. Not sure what I will do with the basket yet, I have another just like it. I have wanted an old bird cage for a long time, and this one is perfect. The blueish wire thing, I am not sure what it was or will be, but it was only .50. I think it may find it’s way to Jason’s garden.

This is what I did with the bird cage –

And now all these plants are waiting to be planted – hummmmmmmmmmm. think I need a walk on the beach today though – they will wait.

Today’s blog is a little rambled, but that is what is in my head right now, project after project. It is like the creativity dam broke. Ideas swirl in my head, so much so that I can’t think what to start next. So today I will purposely sit still, calm my mind, write down the ideas and take a walk on the beach.

Before and After

I went to bed last night with these projects swirling around my head. So instead of my normal quiet Saturday morning of knitting and a cup of coffee, I grabbed my coffee cup and headed out to the shed. This is what I ended up with –

The chair before –

After –

Just a can of red spray paint made this spot a little brighter.

Before – odds and ends of unused clear glass –

After – Garden light catchers –

Before – an old thrift store lamp and an old light fixture –

After – a birdbath – solar light added also –




I love where I live

Thursday morning was a beautiful morning – low lying fog with the morning sun painting it slightly pink. It was beautiful. I could have spent a lot of time taking pictures but I only had a few minutes to capture a few on my way to work.

I took this from the middle of our road looking east.

This barn is on a road we don’t normally drive to work but some mornings that I drive in by myself I take this road. I love this barn. In the next picture you will notice tons of black specks, these are birds leaving the barn. It was pretty cool to watch.

Later that afternoon as turned onto our road I spotted the crop duster. I have been wanting to get pictures of this for a long time, but he usually dusted while I am working. He flew right over the top of our house a couple times.

On the way to Florence for the weekend we spotted this old abandoned cabin along side one of the back roads –

It was a great picture taking day!

Sunday Best

Here are a few of my favorites from the week. I think this one of the abandoned house I took Saturday is my favorite. I would have loved to have gone in or gotten closer but there was a no trespassing sign, so a took a couple from a turn out on the road.

I wonder what the story behind the house is. What happened to cause it to be abandoned? Back in it’s prime I imagine it was an amazing house. There were several outbuildings still standing around it also. Abandoned house always send my mind wandering.

Here are a couple more favs –

I am linked up at Your Sunday Best