8/10/2010

Make hay while the sun shines.


We have waited such a long time for the sun to shine, whilst it does we intend to make the most of it, so we have decided to take a little break from blogging in order to catch some rays!

30 comments:

  1. Cute dog shot!! Send us some rain and I'll send you some more sun. Over a month of no significant rain, my well went dry for a time on Saturday (!) I'm practicing major water conservation... woods outhouse and friend's and river for showering. The water is back, but its quite a reminder of how precious our resources are....

    But sending sunny blessings your way, and enjoy your break.
    Valerianna

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  2. Good sensible idea - the forecast is better today and the farmer is desperate to finish his haymaking.

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  3. May the sun smile kindly upon you!

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  4. Ah yea I agree - take advantage. We went to the park with bikes today. Just urban living but you've got to make the most of it whilst the children are young enough to still love it (11 and 9) - these pleasures will not be there's soon (although they will always be mine as I am firmly entrenched in a second childhood).

    Twycross Zoo tomorrow - so another day of sun please God! Save the computer for rainier times!!

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  5. The dog is a picture of pure bliss! I can relate to his joy. When clouds linger around here, I get "heavier" by the hour. Your garden is beautiful!

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  6. Given the continuous rain yesterday - good luck. Enjoy yourselves.

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  7. you have a lovely garden, enjoy your break x

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  8. Hope you make the most of this lovely weather and enjoy your blogging break, Valerie - I'm enjoying mine:)

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  9. The garden looks most inviting.

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  10. What a blissfully happy little dog.
    Our little cat rolls over like that when she wants us to join her in the garden.
    I am following the progress of "The Bird With The Rainbow Tail"
    with great interest. You are breaking new ground for authors and illustrators.

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  11. Ooh, do enjoy it, Valerie!

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  12. What a lovely picture, and a happy dog! Gorgeous garden Valerie, enjoy the sunshine.x

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  13. Enjoy yourself Valerie. Not too sure about the sun though. I read today that the weather is going to be wettish until November...sorry!

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  14. I can't say I blame you, Valerie! Here it's the heat keeping us inside so when a nice day comes along...outside we go!
    Hugs, Diane

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  15. Here on Long Island we are all waiting for it to rain. Everything not irrigated or under a sprinkler system has wilted and is starting to dye back.

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  16. This photo is priceless! Enjoy the sun.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  17. You've got a picture perfect garden and that's one lucky, happy dog! Enjoy your break. :)

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  18. I followed a link from Morna Crites-Moore's blog to your site and was so thrilled with my visit. I love your work; I have always been drawn to the purity of black ink on white paper! For many years I worked only in pencil and pen-and-ink filling my drawings with very intricate detail. While I still love the details, my eyesight is not quite what it used to be, so I have evolved to a different phase of art making. I need to make my daughter aware of your books--she has 5 sons who would adore them!

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  19. LOL!! Looks like someone is really enjoying those rays!

    Enjoy your break .. see you soon!

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  20. Hi!!!! Just came across your blog on 'Middle Of Nowhere' and just had to comment.... you see I'm a lover of oak trees (and of course acorns), and also of owls (among other things).

    I used to have a big old oak tree in my back yard when I was little, and I spent most of my time up there... eating, reading, spying on people walking underneath me!

    And owls, my fascination and complete 'thing' for them is long standing and deeply embedded.

    I write about both things (trees and owls) quite a bit on my interior design blog, as they are a big part of how I decorate my home in a way that connects me to it.

    Just wanted to say how absolutely beautiful your artwork is. I had a leisurely browse through your website portfolio...... such detailed and gorgeous images.

    Quite a few butterflies too... another fascination of mine!

    Anyhoo, so glad to have found your lovely blog and beautiful work.

    Linda. xox :)

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  21. Have a refreshing break! Bright wishes.

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  22. Don't you love the sunny days when they come so infrequent. It makes you appreciate them that much more when you get them. Your sweet puppy seems to be enjoying it immensely.
    I hope you have had a great Summer and look forward to more visits in the coming seasons.

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  23. Oh, your work is so wonderful! I am glad to have found your blog.

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  24. What a beautiful garden. No wonder your little dog looks so happy. We are enjoying our winter - it feels like spring with warm (up to 20) days.

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  25. Good thinking,the dog has the right idea :-)

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  26. Great garden spot, those dogs really know how to pick em. But if the dog is anything like ours, she'll disappear as soon as the garden chores come along.

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