Thursday, June 11, 2015

Down by the Bay...

The Chesapeake Bay...

Lots going on this time of year.
Mommas and Babies

Of course some swimming...

and always Steamed Crabs and Cold Beer

Chesapeake Crab Shack Sign available on the website
www.countryworkshop.net



Monday, June 8, 2015

The Christening Dress...

Yesterday was a very special day...
the dress I was baptized in was used again
for the christening of my beautiful great niece. 
Over twenty children have been baptized in this simple,
hand stitched cotton dressed that
my Grandmother Lillian (my Father's Mother)
purchased for my christening over sixty years ago. 
She was my Godmother and
my Grandfather (my Mother's Father)
was my Godfather. 
Godparents for the newest member of our family
were her Mother's sister and Father's brother.
Our Family is Truly Blessed.
 
 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Critters...

  It's been a busy week at the Workshop this week. 
Lots of orders for Father's Day.



 But was able to get a few shots


 of the critters visiting the feeders.

 

 I think these fuzzy tailed guys just
sit and wait for me to put out the seed.


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.


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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Strawberry Times...


 
 What a wonderful Strawberry Festival at the Sykesville Fire Company in
Carroll County, Maryland yesterday.  
Put on by the Messiah Lutheran Church, there were flea and craft vendors,
pony and horse rides and bouncy things for the kids. 
Lots of  great local entertainment and an assortment of food. 
And of course fresh strawberries and strawberry short cake.


 It was a last minute decision for us to set up for this festival...
Friends were participating and asked us if we would be interested in joining them.
After we saw what a great family event this was,
I called to see if the grands and their parents wanted to stop by.


 The children got to bounce and eat root beer snowballs.  Darlin' D took a ride
on a very large horse but when his sister saw how big the animals were,
she very quickly decided to watch her brother and not pretend to be a cowgrl. 


A fun time was had by all...
 And did I mention...there were fresh strawberries and strawberry shortcake ?



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I look at clouds from both sides now...

 Sky Show 
As the storm rolls in...

And after the storm...

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere,
I've looked at clouds that way.


Monday, May 25, 2015

A Day with my Darling Girlie...


Got to spend a special day with Riah J .
Her brother had a field trip to the Maryland Zoo
and my daughter was chaperoning.
I love having both of my grandlittles
but sometimes it's nice to spend
time with just one
.

We went flower shopping...
in search of a Lipstick Sage plant. 
I always have greater success of attracting
hummingbirds with plants rather than feeders
and the hummers just flock to this plant. 
The one I had last year did not make it
through the crazy winter we had.

We weren't able to find Lipstick but
did get a variety called Bright Eyes.
Hoping it attracts lots of hummingbirds
for the Girlie and I to watch.