Today I have something really different to share with you. Since I am having a month of Christmas for July, I thought I would slip in this wintery layout that I originally designed for Scrap n Art Magazine. I've never done a layout before, and I've decided it's not really my cup of tea. It was fun to do something new, but it was a really large surface to try and cover, it was hard to photograph in my small space, and now that it's finished, I have absolutely no use for it. Think I'll stick with cards. lol
The photograph is one that I took during our very first snowfall here in our new home. Thanks to my hubby for printing this off for me at his office. I went with black and white to go with the cool blues and greys of the layout.
The papers, tags and buttons were all supplied by Fancy Pants. The snowflake stencil is from Crafter's Workshop and the mini ice cubes and snowflake charms are from my stash.
Thought I would share some more pictures of the Credit River. This is a new spot we checked out. It was really pretty, but we didn't get too far on the trail. There was a portion where it was all swamp, and the only way to cross was over a bunch of branches someone had thrown down years ago. NO THANKS! That's a really wet muddy accident just waiting to happen! lol
I always Google the best I can to identify the flowers, trees, etc. that I run across. Please, if I ever misidentify something, let me know. Thanks to Sara Emily for correcting my error about the Morning Glory that I purchased, which is apparently not a Morning Glory at all, but a Petunia.
First up is a Canada Thistle, with a little bit of wildlife having some lunch.
my artsy-fartsy shot of the day...
Next up is a CHICORY.
Remember the little baby Sparrow who was sitting in my tree for two days eyeballing the feeder. Well she finally took the leap and got to the feeder, problem was, then she was stuck on the feeder all day. She just sat their crying and crying. I finally went outside and gave her a little boost back to the tree.
A Black-Capped Chickadee striking a lovely pose for the camera.
And on the patio today, absolutely nothing has changed. JUNIOR is curled up on the chair enjoying a lovely nap in the shade, as he does every day now, regardless of whether I'm outside or not.
Junior isn't the only one taking advantage of the nice weather. Her are my little ones - SCULLY, who prefers to lay on the patio floor and soak up the sun, and PEBBLES who does not enjoy the sun or the floor!! lol
Last but not least, my token after dinner shot...
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.