Thursday, May 30, 2013

Customer Gallery

More amazing work from my wonderful customers!

Linda Landig


Thanks so much to all my creative customers!!!
I do my best to include them all on my Pinterest Board as well so click
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

Amazing long weekend for me.
I've been wanting to visit some of the wonderful birding areas in Reno when we visit
and we hit a great spot this past weekend.

Snowy Egret

Cinnamon Teal

Yellow Headed Blackbird

Female Yellow Headed Blackbird
She was not a cooperative subject, was in the tall grass most of the time and this was the clearest shot I could get of her.

Northern Harrier

All of the above birds are life birds for me so it was a very lucrative trip for me and I look forward to visiting again!

Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark
While the Western Meadowlark is not a life bird for me it's been many many years since I've had the pleasure of seeing and hearing on of these wonderful birds and this is my first photo opportunity!

Turkey Vulture

I also got a chance to see 4 Turkey Vulture, couldn't get a good photo of the group in fact had trouble getting any good pictures, this is the best of the lot.


Check out all the other wonderful bird lovers by clicking on the picture below.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge Reveal 10 Weeks 19-20/52

I've missed a few reveals and trying to get back in to the swing of things!
Above are wonderful Ammonite Square Lampwork Beads with my Triangle Snakeskin in copper with Wavy edges.
These are sold.

The second pair are I made special order for a Mother's Day present.
I used amazing Blue Lampwork Beads by Lyndas Lampwork
 coupled with square copper with Giraffe print.
Check out the other Reveals for more gorgeous earrings!
And joine us 2 weeks from now for another reveal!!
 Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday

Quite a day for me today!

My first

Violet-green Swallow

Preening here and 

Preening there

Beautiful little thing!!


While not a first I've never had so many Evening Grosbeak at my feeder.
I managed to get 6 of them in this shot but there were at least a dozen or more.

This lovely young man was waiting his turn up in the tree,
gave me a wonderful portrait!
My yard is absolutely teaming with them, I saw a good dozen under my feeder this afternoon when I got home from work and I can hear many more in the trees!!
I'm more than excited to have so many of these beauties around me this year.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Miss you Mom!!

Some of you may have noticed I've been fairly quiet this last month or so.
I lost my mom just over a month ago so I've pulled back for a bit on as much as I could.
Having Mother's Day come up so soon after hasn't been very easy.
Constant reminders of Mom as if I wasn't already thinking about her so much!
I thought today might be good day to send a shout out to my Mom!
This is one of the last pictures that was taken of her and I think one of the best. She wore this red shirt often and it really brightened her up and showed off her beautiful baby blues!

Here's Mom Wii Bowling.

She moved in to an independent living apartment at Merrill Gardens about 8 months ago, there were lots of ups and down as she got used to the change.
Wii bowling was something she really enjoyed and was quite good at,
all those years of bowling paid off.

Here's mom and my sister and I last winter walking around mom's apartment building.

Here's a blast from the past! The whole family, I had just turned 2.
Mom made all our clothes growing up,
I remember these beautiful Easter dresses with pretty Purple Tulips!
She was an amazing seamstress!

Unfortunately about the time Mom was really beginning to settle in and enjoy herself her health started failing,
when her time came she went very quickly.
She was ready to go and made it happen, I'm thankful she didn't linger.

Slowly trying to get back in to the swing of things,
maybe Mother's Day will be the point where I can turn the corner.

Your youngest misses you Mom!!!