Life, art, and nature on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Can't believe how the summer has flown by. Just now, Nature is delivering a blast of heat and humidity, as if to remind us how fortunate we were to have such a pleasant July and August. 
I had set aside today to do bloggy and creative things only, but the farrier texted and wanted to come out for Abby's thrice re-scheduled shoeing, then Mike tells me that our old bedroom furniture is being picked up this morning, had to give that a quick polish. By 10:30 the day had righted itself and I was able to spend quality time with my camera.
Before I forget, as some have asked, prints of my photos and artwork are now available at Crated. com. Look to your right, at the top of the sidebar is a black "C," you can give that a click to go directly to my page. I'll be adding more work frequently over the next few weeks.
Played with one of my favorite props, the disembodied arm today, creating little vignettes to suggest a story. You know I'm a huge fan of mysteries. I was thinking to work strictly in black and white, but color kept sneaking in, as it usually does. Take a look...
Here the hand is holding a sage bundle for smudging.
I always buy old Mary Roberts Rinehart books when I see them. By now, I think I have read or own most of them.
This very old riding crop is one of my favorite things. Ever. Seriously, if we had a fire, I'd grab Mike, the dogs, and this crop.
I love this tiny rhinestone dress clip.
So, that's what I did today and I had a whole lot of fun doing it. Someone took advantage of my preoccupation and napped in the living room where dogs are not allowed on the furniture.
It's difficult to be too annoyed however, because...look at that face.
Don't you just want to smooch it?
Got to run. It's time to feed Abby, and start dinner. Lots to do over the next couple of days. The kids are coming home, including young Gus, the collie. Can't wait! Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. XO.


  1. Love this! My favorite is the first with the ledger background :)

  2. Thanks, for the compliment and for knowing I'd be delighted with the gift of a disembodied arm.

  3. Well if you had Mike grab the dogs in case of a fire you could grab a couple of extra things!! :) Very cool photos!


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