Sunday, June 29, 2014

RIP Brother Steve

Family and Friends of my brother, Steve Bagley traveled to the mountains in Colorado to spread his ashes as he wanted.  Look at those mountains in the back ground.  I wanted to go but knew that the trip was too much for me right now.  Phil, my younger brother sent me pictures from Colorado...helped me so much. 

A beautiful place, I can see why Steve loved it out there so much.  Steve was always living life to the fullest, going full tilt...sliding in side ways.  Steve never wasted a minute of his living life.  He was 5 years older than me so we did not run in the same circles as kids and later in life he was busy with his many friends and family and I with life does we were together a few times a year.  He loved to fish, drove his truck, enjoyed his friends so much.  Loved his boys and his grandchildren and then his great grandson.
I found this picture where Steve and Danny had old Princess out and gave Ryan and Angie a ride.  How time has flown! 
Mom told me today that she wished she had all three of her kids back...I hurt for her and I feel like part of me is gone... I could see my dad in Steve at times and other times I could see my Mom then out came this little glint in his eyes, that onery  smile, and his teasing...I too wish my mom had all three of her children!

Family Visit

My son, Ryan and daughter in law, Mandy and oldest grandson, Wyatt came to visit for a few days.

Shopping, fishing, boating, going to estate sales, and going to Horrocks filled the days and we were all exhausted.

Wyatt found a comfortable ladder to mess with his phone while we checked out at Sams

Mandy and Ryan picking out cheeses at Horrocks.  Wyatt is sampling the coffee and tea.  We love to shop at Horrocks due to the different foods they handle.

Ryan standing inside the walk in cooler by the wheels of cheese.  I couldn't get all the shelves of cheese in the picture.

Mandy had to pose for me too...she is such a good sport.

Ryan, Danny and Wyatt coming in to dock. On Fine Lake.

Aunt Mandy and Evan

These boys make boating look so relaxing.

Angie and Evan...

Red Biggins that I got at a estate tag sale

J McCall pitcher also from the same estate sale

I made coffee in this enamel coffeepot...also got it at the estate sale.

The coal hod , coral colored teapot and coffeepot found at the sale.

unusual color enamel tea and coffee pots, Mandy got a small pot that matches.

Coal hod.

My oldest grandson is pretty him.

They packed up and headed back to Missouri this morning.  I missed them so bad today.  Our dogs miss Mollie too.  She was such a good girl.

My studio is almost done

We have been so busy.  We spent most of the Spring working on the basement putting in new flooring and painting the walls.  My studio is ready to go, just some more organization and closet doors put up. 
At the bottom of the stairs.

This is the old stove that had set on white rocks and encircled with a a metal strip.  We carried out the rocks and took out the strip and put down new flooring, and we were going to take out the wood stove but it is so heavy that we decided it will be decoration...

This is my desk in my studio room.  We put down new wood flooring, added new shelves and a new white cabinet.  Still hanging some of my pictures.

Some of my yarn stash and my sewing area.

Scraping area and drawing area.

The unfinished area in progress

Yarn stash

Project in progress...antique rocker that is waiting for me to upholster the seat.

in the basement kitchen I papered the walls and hung some new border.  One of the shelves and blue jars.

More later on the studio...after all I have to share garden, flowers and family blogs because I am so far behind.

Monday, January 13, 2014

On the back side of Ion Storm last week...

Our bird friends stopped by for a few seeds during the sub 0 temps and snow last week.

Our back yard was a beautiful scene...but I am ready to see the flowers and green grass.

I know we got over a foot of snow last week.  Danny removed snow from the roof on Friday before the predicted rain to prevent the roof from having too much weight on it.  

Sunday morning we had 10 squirrels at our feeders  

We have enjoyed a warm up the last 4 days, snow is melting and we had some rain.  Many were on the lake fishing Sunday afternoon.

This last week reminded me of the storm we had in Missouri last February, you can see pictures in my older post of Rocky packed a punch.

We got in more supplies yesterday, getting ready for the next snow that was reported to come with rain on Monday.  ....But we had a nice day in the low 40s without snow or rain....but we always have tomorrow!
Cleaning, knitting, and baking...staying busy.  My days of retired life seem to fly by.
God bless friends and family!

Friday, January 3, 2014

My Squirrel Friends Showed Up for Breakfast

It is 12 degrees below zero this morning here at Fine View Acres.  The Sun is shining...whahooooo!  It is warming up slowly and no snow last night!

I got up to find my squirrel friends eating at the feeders...I love to watch them eat, play, and burro under the snow to find something to eat.

A little black squirrel has been under the snow to tunnel in the feeder.

We have had 3 gray squirrels at the feeder at one time and up to 5 black squirrels here.

But this is one of my favorites...look at Miss Fancy's tail...the tip is white.

The Blue Jays made it for breakfast too!    There is 3 of them gobbling down the seeds.  They actually make the squirrels leave.  Mean but so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by but if you want any breakfast have to get here before the other squirrels and birds....God Bless you all day long!