"What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what is behind a windowpane."













Monday, February 17, 2014

Rockin' Robin!

He rocks in the tree tops all day long
Hoppin' and a-boppin' and singing his song
All the little birdies on Jaybird Street
Love to hear the robin go tweet, tweet, tweet
 Rockin' Robin!
Ted spotted these robins in our yard.
There must have been 30 in the tree
eating the holly berries off the branches.
 And sipping water out of the gutters.
The wise old owl, the big black crow
Flappin' their wings singing
go, bird go!
Rockin' Robin!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

So Beautiful...yet So Destructive

Like many here on he East Coast, we've
been hit with major snowstorms
this year.
 It's all so beautiful to look at.
 The house looks so warm and cozy.
And the gorgeous pictures you
can take still don't compare
to the real life beauty
surrounding you.
 But then you see the destruction.
 The fallen branches that are so
strong they break telephone poles
in half, causing you to lose all
power and heat for four days
while the temperatures drop
below freezing.
 Luckily, we have my parents to take us
in while Ted, along with chills and a
fever, keeps the house somewhat heated
with a kerosene heater - just enough
to keep our pipes from freezing.
 So glad that week's over and now
looking to somehow get this mess
cleaned up. In the meantime, we
uploaded the pictures.
It still is pretty, isn't it?

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Box Full of Angels

This past weekend with the weather
finally nicer, my family trekked
over to an antique mall
in Burlington, NJ.   While there
I spotted this box of angels for just $10.
 At first glance, they looked vintage but then I wasn't
too sure.  The man who owned the spot told me
he honestly didn't know how old these were
but had gotten them off an old Christmas tree
at an estate sale.
 Looking them over, I figured they definitely weren't
just from a dollar store.  The give-aways?  First,
they're made out of a hard plastic.  Now-a-days, everything's
made out of resin. 
Second, the gold paint is so worn out with time. 
Third, the gold paint!   Wasn't this
more popular in the 1970's? 
And fourth, the way the faces are painted seem similar to the
way older figurines were painted. 
Actually, they remind me of the old
Fontanini Nativities that most of our
grandparents displayed. 
 So what made me buy these old angels?  I thought
they'd be really fun to repaint as Valentine
Cupids!  I know I won't have time for this year,
but there's always next year! 
School's closed today because of another
snow storm.  That's ok with me.  After fever
and chills yesterday, a day of rest and lots
of Day Quil is just what I need.