Saturday, April 10, 2010

Little Drummer Boy

Hello everyone. Happy Monochrome Weekend to you and yours. My daughter and I enjoyed the reenactment of the battle of Pleasant Hill today. The participants were decked out in Civil War period attire. It was an interesting experience.

Here is a photo of a little drummer boy.

Yall have a great Sunday.


Friday, April 2, 2010

Monochrome Weekend: Tank

Hello everyone. Welcome to the mansion. It is time for Monochrome Weekend. You know you live on or near a military installation if....

There are dozens of old tanks, planes, and helicopters just sitting around.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed Easter.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You Capture...Feet

Hello everyone. I am joining in a new link party this week. It is called You Capture. The theme this week is FEET. Hmmmmm. I had a hard time with this one. I don't normally take pics of feet. Do you? I once met a guy who really like feet. I bet he has some good photos to share!

So....I looked back through my files and found a picture of thing 3 in his B-day suit. I cropped out the "suit" and am posting just the feet. Here ya go.

This little guy is always trying to get into something. At this particular moment, he had already made his way into the water fountain and drenched himself. Thus, the birthday suit.
Have a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Outdoor Room

Howdy yall. Welcome to the mansion. I am now the proud owner of an "outdoor room." AKA enclosed porch. Here is a pic of what our back porch looked like when the previous owners lived in our "mansion."
Can you say, "YUCK?" I sure can, "YUCK!" Well, after searching the web and finding this inspiration photo.... I really liked the wood design on the bottom of the porch. I also really wanted a space that would be screened. We have lots of pesty bugs down here in the swamp!

I had no sooner spoke my desire to have such an outdoor space, when Aunt Kathleen, Super Aunt, offered her services. She also offered Uncle Charlie's services. They are both great wood workers and can manage a saw much better than anyone actually living in the "mansion." Well, they arrived and the work began. First we had a frame...
Then the fancy woodwork began. Lots of miter cuts involved in that.... After screen, paint, and a cute door we have this...

Isn't it fabulous? Can't wait to make faces at all of those crazy bugs wanting in my new outdoor room.
Now, for those of you who live in quarters...When I did live in quarters (13 years of them) I always had some sort of covered patio situation. This was either in the back or the front of the house. You could construct a frame and do a similar outdoor room or you could use sheets of lattice to create an enclosed space. I know! You are saying, "But we can't alter our quarters like that." Horse Pucky. I have altered every housing I have ever lived in. I just made sure that my alterations were gone when I cleared.
A big thank you to Aunt Kathleen (super aunt) and Uncle Charlie (her sidekick) for all of their hard work and planning.
I am linking this post to
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Thing 2 Swings

Hello everyone. Welcome to the mansion. It is time again for the I Heart Faces photo challenge. This week is dramatic B/W.

Thing 2 is deep in thought on the new tire swing. Who knows what is going on in that mind of his. Hope it is something wonderful.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

View From The Road

It is time for the Monochrome Weekend.

Well...I am sending in a sepia pic this weekend. This is my neighbor's yard. Gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Thing 3 In Thought

Hello to everyone. It is time again for the I Heart Faces photo challenge. This week's challenge is based on angles. Here is my submission for the week....

This is thing 3 contemplating his next move on the playground. Deep thoughts for such a little guy.


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