Sunday, February 16, 2014


I was thinking about random things the other day, you know how you do, when washing the dishes or some other repetitive task where the mind can wander as you function on auto-pilot.
Anyway, I got to thinking how pretty Shamsie is because, well, she's gorgeous.

She is literally the color of my paint bottles!

At some point it occurred to me how weird it would be if other things were the same color scheme as Shamsie. 
If they were.........


Friday, February 14, 2014

Hearts All Around - Valentine's Day 2014 Edition

It's that time of year again!  Love is in the air and "hearts" are all around.

This has been a long, cold winter and snow is on the ground, so of course we have a snow heart.

I'm kinda not feeling the snow love anymore though, ready for Spring at the moment.

While hiking along Chestnut Top Trail in Great Smoky Mtns Nat'l Park, I noticed this natural heart.  It is part of a tree chainsawed off the trail from the "night of the tornadoes" we had a while back that did major damage in this area.

It's quite perfect!

S gave me a beautiful bouquet of mixed roses for our anniversary/Valentine's Day - the green ones are so ruffly and unique.

And I think this delicate pink one has a somewhat heart-shaped petal formation.

Happy Valentine's Day!