Laughing Dog Arts

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring? walk

The calendar tells me it is spring but it is a little hard to tell around here.  The daffodils and primroses are beginning to bloom but as you can see from the photo above that I took this morning, we keep getting snow showers.  They have mostly been melting off quickly but it gives you an idea of our temperatures.

Today I decided to walk down the road for a change.  Usually I keep to my own sweet 38 acres, wandering around with my old doggies.  I left the two more fragile ones home and set out with frisky Tonka who though he is the oldest one he has the most get up and go.  Look at him there, as if he is saying "Hurry up hurry up hurry up!"  That's a Border Collie for you!

I really like these old mossy fence posts.  These look like they have moss hats on.  Notice the rotten tree behind it, maybe a woodpecker has been pecking on it, getting ready to build a nest perhaps?

This one has a lot of personality, don't you think?

I picked up this garbage along the way.  The receipt is from a grocery store and is for $61.29.  It is mostly chips and dip with some hamburger and lettuce thrown in.  Sheesh.  That is a lot of chips and dip! The wire thing was left behind by the phone company when they worked on a communications box.  I'm keeping it, might find a use for it in a mixed media project.

Sorry my posts are becoming more boring, good thing they are so infrequent too.  I have been working on some art and will show some of it soon.  Until then,
be well.
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Karen Christensen said...

Wonderful photos! Not at all boring - love the moss hats. We have been having the warmest March ever here in Chicago. today it was 80 degrees out. Usually I am fighting sleet snow and just itching for spring to GET here. Instead it feels like summer now.

Janet Ghio said...

Hi Jan-it has been a long time since I saw a post from you. I love, love the photos of the fence posts with moss--very cool. Hope you get spring soon!

Robin said...

Your posts aren't the least bit boring!! This looks like paradise to me!! I wanna walk down that road!

audrey said...

NEVER BORING!!!!!! Always interesting, fun, colorful posts and I am always happy to see a new one.
What a wonderful road to walk on. It looks less traveled and has many things to look at with an environment to cleanse the mind.
I love moss and how wonderful to see it on the fence posts. I would love to get some to grow somewhere in my yard. I must work on that.
I am sorry I have been scarce of late. Going in too many directions this year and needing to find a way to slow down. I will email you soon to catch up.
Bless you for picking up trash along your walk.
♥♥♥ audrey

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Sometimes we get a gift from the Universe...quiet time for serenity. Perhaps that is what you have now and think is boring to us. No, not boring. Envious that we are not sharing that walk down a quiet road. How many would think to pick up the trash they would find on the way? An inspiring gesture.

What is boring to one, is inspiring to someone.

Be well Jan. Enjoy the never lasts long.

Boxoftrix said...

Hey not boring at all! your like me, I go for a walk and end up treasure hunting lol, other peoples trash is another mans treasure they say! thanks for pictures of the fiber beads they look lovely.

yoborobo said...

I love the fence posts. They seem magical. :) As for I'd love to walk down that street! My own blog is getting dusty. Maybe that is just spring. Here is is warm, and the butterflies are already flitting over green hills. Crazy! xox

Beadwright said...

Hi Jan. I need to come visit you. Where you live seems so much nicer than where I live in this state of OR we call home.
Wonderful to see photos of your surrounding.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh my gosh, I love those fence posts with the moss! The second one looks like it's growing Don King hair! LOL!!!
Still can never get over the lushness of the forest out there...I would love to walk those woods.
And yes, that is a LOT of chip and dip....hmmmmm.....
Never boring Jan.
Love reading/seeing what is here each time.


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Love mossy fencepost man - like a green man, eh! Too bad there is so much trash, but you will find some things to create with it I know. Tonka looks good. Mr. Ryder is turning into a zoom zoom - no problem with three legs here...xox Corrine

Maggi said...

Definitely not boring with that lovely walk and the moss hats. Hope you don't get too much snow. Out dog walking today in very balmy March sunshine with higher than average temps - what is going on???

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your live where I dream about...awesome lady..and I love the treasures you picked up...too funny. That's what Robert Rauschenberg did...started a piece then took a walk about and picked up things and put it into his work...

maddyrose said...

Your posts are not boring. I loved taking this walk with you. It's the most exercise I've gotten today and I love those moss hats. I've been visiting the sisters and we had at least 6" of snow. Would have been great to have had a camera along.

Glenn Stenson said...

Now Spring has kissed you and I am jealous.

Judy Ziegler said...

Never boring, it's like spending time with you. Thanks for taking us along!