"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, February 14, 2008

This One's For You!

Here's a little something for my friends and family "up north" who lamented our signs of spring:
We woke up to a "crusting" of snow this morning. It rained all day yesterday (we only need about 2 more feet of rain to replenish the lake that supplies our water!!), and the temp plummetted. About 11:30 last night, the last of the precipitation switched over to snow. It's all melted away now, but it was a fun surprise. Made it easy to get the kids out of bed this morning - told them if they didn't get up they would miss all the snow and wow, did they move fast!
So ... tell me, just how much IS that doggie in the window? Rosi doesn't like it when I head out to the back yard without her. After I took the photo of our palm tree with snow, I came back to the house to this sight:
She's growing so fast! She's around 25 lbs now, and still sweet as can be. She is crate trained at last, and makes it through most nights without needing a potty break. It is so great to sleep all night long again!
And, finally, Happy Valentine's Day! The below postcard was made by my 10 year old daughter (with a little guidance, but not much!) for her new art penpal in California. They decided to exchange valentines. Didn't she do a great job???


Sequana said...

What? She's not using bottlecaps yet? What a surprise...

It's a great card!

Nellie's Needles said...

Your daughter's valentine is so simple and elegant ... well done!

Yesterday's snow here in east Tennessee was just like yours. It's the first we've had all winter.

Anonymous said...

Great Valentine's card and such a cute dog. Won't be a lap dog very long.


Karen said...

Ah, cute dog, cute valentine but not so cute snow...mind you it seems like a novelty to you so you're welcome to any we have up north here :D