Thursday, July 24, 2014

New job!

A second dreary summer day here in the Pacific Northwest. Can't complain; we really need the rain, especially in Eastern Washington where fires are burning.
Excuse my week-long absence from blogging. I had house guests right after working a bunch of extra hours and I was house/garden/cat/dog-sitting for three different neighbors. My guests have gone, all the neighbors are all back home, and I'm winding down one part-time job and I started a new one today! I wasn't looking for a new job, but it is next-to-perfect for me and I'll still be able to do my Joan of Cards business.
Another transition, but I'm learning to roll with it. The forecast is good!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Watering for a friend.

I just finished a watering job for a friend/neighbor. She has a lovely and peaceful garden on the water that inspires me to do more in my own garden! It's a little slice of heaven...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Biking for exercise.

Good morning! I'm usually heading out on a morning walk about now, but on the 4th of July I hurt my foot wearing flip-flops all day. I cut it, it got infected and very sore. So I'm on antibiotics and while it heals I'm biking instead of walking. My bike is in serious need of a tune-up and it really is a clunker, but there is a nice flat 10-mile ride from my house that I'm doing. Every other bike passes me going twice as fast, but I'm getting a work out and it feels good!

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's been hot here!

We can't complain about much in the summertime here in the Pacific Northwest, but this week has been hotter than usual and most of us don't have a/c. It's for such a short spell that it really is enjoyable and I'd take it over a cold and dark day anytime! But when you have single pane windows and face west, it's probably a good idea to move the candles, otherwise they might go a little limp. Hope it's nice wherever you are!
Happy Monday!

Friday, July 11, 2014

On my feet.

I'm in the middle of a seven-out-of-eight days of work in a row.
Feeling a bit like this guy...
Card purchased at Dana's Showhouse is by Palm Press.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 10, 2014


What a sweet idea! A friend asked me to make the tags for the little jars of honey she is giving away at a bridal shower this weekend. I love the way they turned out!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A night out.

I went to see Asleep at the Wheel at Jazz Alley in Seattle last night. What a fabulous venue and show! The band has nine Grammys and the original group has been playing together for 44 years. The show ended in time for us to catch the 10:05 ferry home and there was still just enough daylight to snap a few pics.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day.

Happy 4th of July to my American friends!
I'm avoiding all the downtown hoopla today and staying home. I have a cousin that just moved to Bainbridge Island so he will come over later with his family for a barbecue and bonfire, and we'll enjoy the fireworks from here. 
Wherever you are, I wish you clear skies and a safe celebration! xo

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


I was trying to capture a photo of a bee, but every time I got focused it flew off. I have over a dozen photos that look just like this one, nice photos of the lavender, but not of the bee! Oh well, I love digital cameras just for this reason…lots of room for mistakes and once in a while, a surprise.
Now I'm off to get myself focused….

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In the garden...

This time of year, it's all about the garden, bugs and all...