Saturday, February 28, 2009

if you don't like the weather . . .

Here in Missouri, there is a saying. If you
don't like the weather, wait about five minutes.

Thursday was a no-coat day, very nice. The
red winged blackbirds are back in our yard,
scoping out the pond, warbling in the morning.
Lovely, lovely. But it did NOT fool me; we've
lived here way too long for psuedo-spring
days to soothe me into a false sense of "go
ahead an plant something, you know you want to!"

This morning--

Our deck railing also serves as our birdfeeder.
Sure, birds are slobs, and they gets seed hulls
all over our deck, but we know how to work a broom.

These swirly earrings came in the mail yesterday,
another lucky-me One World One Heart surprise.
Thank you, Holly, these are FUN!

And last night I made a tea cache kit for
Altered Pages--here's the sneak peek--

It's an accordian style holder for four tea
bags. It's kind of simple--no paint or
ink or beads. I think it's the teacher thing
in me--"You need to make it your own, not just
copy my example."

There is no trouble so great or so grave that
cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.
Bernard-Paul Heroux

If a man has no tea in him, he is incapable of
understanding truth and beauty.
Japanese proverb


Twisted Fencepost said...

Look at that snow! It's beautiful. And I know those birds are thankful.
They say the snow is headed our way. The kids are anticipating a snow day.
We'll see.

trisha too said...

you know, my kids were all whining for more snow, and today, they were only out for maybe 30 min.

go figure.

Michelle said...

I know we are dreaming of spring but that snow is really pretty! =)

jennalee said...

love the birds and the deck and the earrings and the tea caddy. wow, great post.

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

I think that snow is beautiful! I miss the snow scene now that I am living in eternal sunshine weather Dubai.

Pam Warden Art said...

Hi Tisha
You are the winner of the Psalm prints at Faith Folk and Pam Warden Art. Congrats. Please email me with your address.

trisha too said...

well yay, Pam, what a great surprise! (this print is pretty funny--go see her, she kind of looks like me in the mornining!)


Tess said...

We say the same here in Kansas, "If you don't like the weather just wait a minute". Funny! We had beautiful warm no coat weather on Thursday aslo and then woke to lots of snow on Saturday morning. By mid afternoon it was all gone.
The birds pic is wonderful, great job on cathcng them on film.
I so love that tea cache. Very pretty. I just wish I knew how to make those accordian things.
Enjoy your week.

Contessa Kris said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I'm enjoying the snow too. We were at mom's indoor pool (at her Apt.) Sunday. We looked outside and saw 4 cardinals (2 male, 2 female) in the bushes along the edge of the outdoor pool. They took turns swooping down into the cover of the pool to drink from the melting snow in the middle. It was very beautiful and I was wishing for my camera. Love the new piece for AlteredPages. As I said, you always think up the prettiest things.

Tipper said...

I'm jealous of the snow!! We didn't get any of it! Love the tea bag holder-outstanding as usual!