Sunday, January 10, 2010

Winter On The River

This will be my entry for the Wings Over Alma winter exhibit that will be opening in a couple weeks. It is, of course, another view of Catfish Corner. My most patient and beautiful muse. I just got it done and framed yesterday so I have a few days to enjoy it before it will be gone for three months. Time to start working on something for the spring exhibit!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter continues

Bbbrrrrrrrr!! Our deep freeze days are continuing and will culminate in a big windy snowy blast today before warmer temps arrive for next week. It has been easy to stick to the inside projects like putting Christmas away, cleaning the shop and sitting by the fire with a book. Horse hooves are going to get attention once it warms up and hopefully Don can get on the tractor and get the barnyard scraped off. The horses are bored and their only "fun" has been climbing on the snowy pedestals. An honest to goodness January thaw would sure feel good.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Perpetual Motion Machines

Yesterday was the Benson Fest at our house and  we managed to get a couple fuzzy shots of these little motion machines. Sammy Cat was a good sport and played along by being petted, picked up and generally harassed by kids and radio controlled race cars.

Molly made a brief appearance while Jack and Timber went in to hiding. After everyone went home all Anderson creatures resumed their posts in front of the fireplace.

Friday, January 1, 2010

What Day Is It?

Happy first day of the new decade! It has to be better than the last decade, right? The gang is pretty much sacked out in front of the fireplace. All they care about is having warmth and comfort. Just like the rest of us.

The thing about the holiday season is that there are so many days off that it's hard to keep track of what day it is. What day is it TODAY? It seemed like a Saturday, but in fact it was a Friday--which was an out of character day for today because it wanted to be a Sunday!

Last night (which was Thursday!) was the full moon night and a special Blue Moon on top of it. I went out for my traditional full moon evening visit to the horses to dance, sing, party, etc.

It was so bright out I could have read the newspaper to them, but they weren't interested in anything except what was hidden in my pockets. The big pockets full of treats didn't last long and nobody had to do anything in particular to earn them.