More Springtime Photographs from Rancho San Rafael Park ~ 31 March 2015

From today’s quick walk at lunch time with my sister.

Lilacs are blooming a month early.

Lilacs are blooming a month early.


MINE! ALL MINE!

MINE! ALL MINE!


Because everyone needs to be mooned by a honeybee.

Because everyone needs to be mooned by a honeybee.


Scrub Jay.

Scrub Jay.


Mallards.

Mallards.


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Springtime at Rancho San Rafael Park ~ Reno, Nevada ~ 22 March 2015

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Mountain Chickadee

Wee banded Mountain Chickadee


Did you know that Robins are good pointers?  LOL!

Did you know that Robins are good pointers? LOL!


Red-Winged Blackbird.

Red-Winged Blackbird.


Killdeer

Killdeer


Magnolia

Magnolia


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Wordless Wednesday ~ 20 August 2014

wild bumble

wild bumble


dandy
thistle, boca

thistle, boca


wild roses

wild roses

A Rambling Tuesday ~ 27 May 2014

Sort of a ramble today ~ Lots of pictures.

I received my craft swap today! A beautiful scarf hand-spun & dyed & knitted by a graduate student in my department. It’s soooo soft! Did I say it was BEAUTIFUL? 🙂 Will be getting out my Scottish Thistle pins! In exchange for the scarf, I made the lap quilt in the previous post.

Hand-spun/dyed/knitted - merino wool and silk

Hand-spun/dyed/knitted – merino wool and silk

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We stopped by Boca (near the train tracks and Truckee River) on the way home from spending the day up near Hobart Mills.

Old trestle bridge over the Truckee River at Boca.

Old trestle bridge over the Truckee River at Boca.

VERY old lilac bushes where there once was a house…Boca (near old bridge).

VERY old lilac bushes where there once was a house…Boca (near old bridge).

Old apple trees to go with the lilacs.

Old apple trees to go with the lilacs.

Lupine along the Little Truckee river at Boca.

Lupine along the Little Truckee river at Boca.

It’s been warming up here in Reno/Sparks…and being upstairs just makes it hotter. This was Leo yesterday (with windows open and fan on) while I was piecing mini quilts.

Leo (Bengal Tabby Monster)

Leo (Bengal Tabby Monster)

Using Jeni Baker’s Nordika I made up a bunch of 1.25″ (finished size) HST’s…making a few mini quilts…and I do mean MINI…will be approximately 8″. The three on the left are finished, still working on the right two. Then will need to quilt and bind.

Nordika HST Mini Quilts.

Nordika HST Mini Quilts.

Wordless Wednesday ~ Rancho San Rafael Park ~ Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, Nevada

Wordless Wednesday ~ 15 May 2013

Sparks Marina

Sparks Marina

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Iris

Iris

Lucy and Leo

Lucy and Leo

Wildflowers Blooming at Galena Creek Park, Nevada

Some of the flowers blooming along the Jones-Whites Creek Loop Trail ~ taken on 04 May 2013.

Indian Paintbrush ~ Galena Creek Park

Indian Paintbrush ~ Galena Creek Park

Mule's Ear ~ Galena Creek Park

Mule’s Ear ~ Galena Creek Park

Soon to be blooming Lupine!  There's lots of them about to burst open.  ~ Galena Creek Park.

Soon to be blooming Lupine! There’s lots of them about to burst open. ~ Galena Creek Park.

I'm going with some sort of Groundsel ~ Galena Creek Park.

I’m going with some sort of Groundsel ~ Galena Creek Park.

Ground Phlox ~ Galena Creek Park

Ground Phlox ~ Galena Creek Park

Not a wildflower, but cute none-the-less ~ Mr. Lizard.

Not a wildflower, but cute none-the-less ~ Mr. Lizard.

For Today ~ 20 August 2012 ~ A Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 20 August 2012.

Outside My Window…

Reno, Nevada sunrise ~ 20 August 2012

I am thinking… It sure would be nice if autumn would come sooner than later. I’m really tired of the heat and wildfire smoke here in town.

The red maple out front is starting to turn colors.

I am thankful for… Friends. Love them to pieces.

From the kitchen… Pork chops and rice for dinner tonight. One of my favorite dishes that my Great Aunt Hazel would fix my sister and I when we visited.

I am wearing… cropped olive green/tan pants, olive green shirt, and sketchers sandals.

I am creating… I’m multi-tasking at the moment. Just finished another wire-wrapped pendant yesterday. Am still hand-piecing a Farmer’s Wife quilt block.

Wire-wrapped piece of petrified wood.

First pendant…with the copper “antiqued”

I am going… have to start looking for craft fairs coming up! Ruth, Reva and I have been making stuff all year long. I found one in Portola, this October, for $25/table. Need to find some in town.

I am reading… Finished all three stories in Mary Downing Hahn’s Haunting Tales, will have to just close my eyes and pick another book on my nook.

I am hoping… That I my copper wire wrapping becomes better as I really would like to use the silver wire! LOL!

I am hearing… a small plane overhead; traffic on McCarran; me.

Around the house… Laundry.

One of my favorite things… creating with my hands.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… Try out a few new dinner recipes; buy a good pair of flat-nosed pliers for jewelry making; finish up a few leather wrapped bracelets.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you… (LOL! I’ve been sharing pics like crazy up above, but will find another)

Spent wildflowers outside of Portola, CA.

Backyard Snapshot on a Sunday Afternoon ~ 6 May 2012

Bee in the Hawthorne tree loaded with pollen.

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Rose bud.

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Luna head-planting in the catnip.

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Hawthorne blossoms and a bee.

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Lovely chives.

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Lucy in the strawberries.

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A pear in the making.

The Hawthorne Tree is Blooming…and

it hums! 🙂 The bees have found it!! I love to stand under the tree, close my eyes and just listen…it sounds like a big ole bee hive. Smells good too.