Monday, December 20, 2021

Sunday Stills: Handmade

 I love making hand made things.  Here are just a few things I have made or helped make this year. 

I made a custom car seat cover for my husbands 1959 Desoto Firesweep.  

I made crochet bags for stocking stuffers! 

My husband woodcarved Gnomes for Christmas ornaments, I helped with finish work and painted them.

Homemade is the best!

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Monday, December 13, 2021

Sunday Stills: On my left

 On my left as I leave the office in our daughter's home. 

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Sunday Stills: Framed

 This is a beautifully framed photograph of my husbands Father that hangs on our daughters Christmas tree.   He was a young man sitting on a bale of cotton someplace in the South in the late 1930's.  He died just after his 80th birthday in 1994. 

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Sunday Stills: Fresh

 We had fresh snow earlier in November.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday Stills: You

 I almost skipped this challenge.  I am not a fan of photos of myself.  I don't wear makeup, I don't color my grey hair and I have earned every wrinkle I have.  I rarely take selfies...but here you go!

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sunday Stills: Upside down

 Ack!  I tried taking an upside down was just easier to turn one around. 

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Sunday Stills: Glass

 This is a photo of an antique candle holder... the light was just right....catching the glass perfectly!

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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Sunday Stills: Light

 I chase the light all the time with my camera.  

Mostly light  but I still caught some shadows. 

Bad light in this photo but it was a moment captured between grandfather and granddaughter. 

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday Stills: In a car/truck

 I took some photos from inside the Polaris Ranger on one of our trail rides this weekend.  We go for a ride just about everyday! 

We live in an area where there are many trails to ride.   Ride Command keeps track for us. 

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Sunday Stills: Cats

 This was a hard challenge.  However my grandson has a cat named Phoebe and we saw her on Monday.  A little late but better late than never.  I took the photo with my phone.

Phoebe is a talker! 

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Sunday Stills: Eyes

 We visited a local Apple Orchard.  They have big eyes flying there to keep out the birds.

White eyes.

Yellow eyes.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday Stills: Evenings

 I took this photo shortly before sunset. 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday Stills: Dogs

 Since we no longer have a dog, we give our attention to my brothers dog Baxter.

This is his one year old photo.  He is a Miniature Australian Shepherd...he is a character and a work in progress. 

We miss our Chance every day.

He was the best Border Collie ever.

He was my husbands best friend. 

He was with us many years and was well loved. 

We are "dog people" so not having a dog is hard.  We have no plan to get another dog. 

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday Stills: Fence

 We have an old fence, it used to separate the wildgardens from the parking lot. 

Usually the wildgardens would be full of yellow and purple flowers, with the drought the wildflowers didn't do much this year.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Sunday Stills: Black and White


 It had rained and the sidewalk was drying up.  This is outside Fairview Hospital at the university of Minnesota.  The sculptures are called "Dialogue"

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sunday Stills: Abstract

 What a week!  I did see some abstract art in a clinic...but had no time to photograph it.  

So I cropped a photo of a tin ceiling in a very old church that I visited this week.  My Great Grandfather helped to build the church in the late 1800's.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sunday Stills: Summer

 Summer is flowers and fields. 

I love the Sunflower fields! 

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Sunday Stills: Numbers

 My baby brother's grandchildren.  From oldest to youngest, colors indicate family groups.  #10 was there but he is just a few weeks old.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday Stills : Looking Down

 This morning I went over to my brothers lake cottage.  All of his children ( three sons and one daughter) and grandchildren were there.  I took a photo looking out the upper level window. 

This is called "kids by the numbers" is their birth order.   Miss Nine and Mr Eight were not in the mood for photos! Five boys and five girls.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sunday Stills: Where I sit

 One day I sat in the boat and got a great view of the beautiful colors on the lake at twilight.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday Stills: In the Bag

 WELL...I have lots of projects going on all the time.  

This small purse is what has been in my work bag. 

I really enjoy doing Mosaic Crochet....using colors to make the designs pop. 

This is a design that begins with a seven inch chain stitch on the edges of the zipper and then pick up the! 

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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Sunday Stills: Flowers

 I love to take photos of flowers!  

I decided to show off my Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana ) that is in full bloom.

It is beautiful and quite smelly.

This will give you some idea how massive it is.   I have wire fence (The kind that is small squares rabbit fence maybe) behind it so it finds its way up the side of the grain bin in our yard.  It has been so dry I have been watering it well once a week. 

It will also grow in drifts across the ground if it doesn't find its way upwards. 

This plant has some history...I was gifted two maybe three small cuttings that I rooted and planted..  My friend Faye gave them to me from Annie's house in nearby Osage.  Faye was not sure where Annie got the original seedlings...rumor had it that they came on a wagon in the late 1880's.

I knew Annie years ago...her property was surrounded by Lilac Bushes...the school bus I rode went by her place every morning and night.

More Sunday Stills can be found here. 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sunday Stills :Red White and Blue

 Ack the lighting is all wrong...and we have a sun spot but there is a flag!  This is my she could have done better for Sunday Stills.

Happy 4th of July! 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Sunday Stills: Morning

 I am late with my Sunday Stills.  A bear visited last night.

Usually the bears visit before the 10th of June...this is a late bear...just when you think they have not found you...they do.

Darn Bear

Monday, June 14, 2021

Sunday Stills: Looking Up

 I am late to Sunday Stills this week  But here is my best shot this week of Looking up. There is a small plane in the air.

More Sunday Stills can be found here.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday Stills: Patterns

 The Sunday Stills challenge this week was patterns.   I have had patterns on my brain for a few weeks now.  I joined a CAL...Crochet Along. We are making individual squares of different patterns for a patchwork design. 

It is a fun project learning all the different patterns.  I chose four colors.  This group has a facebook page and I am enjoying seeing all the different color combinations! 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday Stills: Leading Lines

 The challenge this week was leading lines.  Perhaps I had power lines on my mind as the wind caused a tree to land on one of the power lines and we were without electricity for a few hours. 

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday Stills : Streets and Roads

 The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was streets and roads.   Check it out for a new photo challenge every week!

I took this photo with my you can see part of the road is being torn season in Minnesota! 

Have a great week! 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday Stills: Your Favorite color

 Hard for me to choose a favorite color as it seems to change with my mood.  Today it is blue. 

This is my entry at Sunday Stills. 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday Stills: New Beginnings

 New Beginnings

Thanks for starting up Sunday Stills again cdncowgirl! 

These Chokecherry bushes we growing too close to our septic system.  My brother dug them up and transplanted them to a sunny spot next door.