Monday, May 27, 2013


I am hoping to join Creative Tuesday on a regular basis from now on.  Every two weeks a topic is given and we who like to think we are creative post our interpretation of the theme.  This week's theme is, 
Being a bit of a sugar freak this topic was right up my street, so here is my rendition of one of my favorite candies, Reese's Peanut butter cups.  Mmmm!

Please visit CREATIVE TUESDAYS at this LINK to see what others have submitted for their interpretation of candy.

PHEW !!!

My brain has been on overload for the last four months -- what with buying a new home, moving, garage sale, fixing up, and now selling our old home, I used up all my creativity and had none left for blogging.  We have been in our new home for two months now and it feels like two weeks!  Still have to finish putting up pictures.  Moth is sorting out his workshop/tool shed so he can find where everything is and I would like to make a couple of changes in the back yard when that's done.

I still love our new home.  It is bright and airy and everything is so convenient  -- and all on one level. The flowers have been coming out in waves.  When we first moved in back in April, the vibrant purple ice plant was in full bloom.....


...and BACK

The darker green plants behind the little Mexican man in siesta mode, is the vibrant purple ice plant. The light green on either side of him and far right is the next wave of ice plant in more of a lavender color like this...
I caught this lizard resting on top of the flowers taking a shower, as it was a hot day and I had the sprinklers on.

As the purple ice plant in the front of the house began to die back the red ones started to bloom. The spreading palm on the right was a bonus.  It was just a stump when we moved in and I thought it was dead, but after I started to water it, it shot up in about two weeks to this pretty palm.

After the red ice plant died, the rather odd shaped tree next to them suddenly broke out into full bloom with masses of flowers that were both red and yellow.  I think it is a lantana bush.  The bees, butterflies and humming birds love this bush.

So now we are holding our breath to see what will come up next!  My plumeria made the transition from the old house quite well, but now I see it has little orange colored specks on the leaves, so we are keeping an eye on it.

Next time I will tell you a little about the wild life (non-human!) that is around here.

I have also decided to join Creative Tuesday since I've been stuck in the zentangle mode for too long and haven't tried any 'normal' drawing for months.  I will soon post this entry and also the tangles I have done over the last month.  

So now I think I'm back to blogging more regularly, you must come visit and see what new things are happening in our lives.

We are so thankful to the Lord for the way everything has gone so smoothly -- if a bit busy and somewhat stressful.  It hardly seems possible that we have done so much and now feel so settled in our new home.  The Lord is good -- all the time.  Now we are praying for a buyer for our old house.  It was only listed this Memorial Day weekend.

See you soon!