Monday, February 25, 2013

Down and Out

down and out - downton abbey cookies
Downton Abbey devotees have been sulking here in the US for over a week, 
much like our friends across the pond, with the astonishing end to season three. 
My mother cheered us up with these delightful sugar cookies from her local bakery, Le Bakers Dozen.
I ate them all in a momentary lapse of reason and now I feel even worse! 
Have you been watching this riveting Masterpiece Classic?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Roadside Attractions | Snowdrops

Hello, snowdrops! I'm so happy to see you.
Perhaps spring might come after all!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ready to Hang!

Four new miniature beetles and flies are framed and ready to hang!
Each tiny painting measures three inches in diameter and six inches framed.
You can find them in my Etsy shop.
The background is my speckles natural wallpaper available through Spoonflower!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another Brush With Bugs

my palette
new miniature beetles
I'm working on some new miniatures insects and beetles.
They will be available in my Etsy shop very soon.
Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


upperville's 4 legged friends
A peek inside our tiny Upperville post office. Our four legged friends are treated well!
Birdie and Cowboy love when the magic door opens and they get a biscuit!

Friday, February 8, 2013


taproot II
artful blogging
artful blogging II
I'm just delighted to be included in the latest issues of Taproot and Artful Blogging.
My mossy birch trees seen in Taproot are now available as a print in my Etsy shop.
Happy Friday all!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Birthday, Cowboy!

 One Year Old!
Our Cowboy is one year old today!  Hasn't he turned out to be a handsome lad?

cowboy in the feed bowl
This is one of my favorite pictures of Cowboy in the feed bowl with his litter mates!

Follow's litter II
Just days old. It's hard to believe he was this tiny once!

One of my favorite songs by Ella Fitzgerald is the Cow Cow Boogie,
so fitting for our little Cow Cow. Get along little doggie!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bird Buffet

birdie buffet
bird tracks IV
I'm ready for the weekend, are you? The weather has been so fitful this week.
We started with a bit of snow, then a deluge of rain, cold winds and more snow again today.
The birds have been thoroughly enjoying their buffet in this ever changing mix of weather. 
They've been my entertainment all week. We've had oodles of cardinals and goldfinches, 
dark eyed juncos, tufted titmice, wrens, sparrows, black-capped chickadees 
nuthatches and assorted woodpeckers. Their tiny tracks in the snow are precious.