Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winter Blogging

Sorry I haven't been my usual blogging self lately. I blame it on winter. No beautiful flowers in my garden to inspire me. No vacations. Very few weekend trips to fun places. Cold, snow, ice. Even my riding has tapered off. Zoe still likes to ride, even when it's too cold for her wimpy mom. And yesterday she turned 5! I can't believe it!
I've been having fun on the site Big Huge Labs making photo mosaics. Click on them to see a larger image. Here's a bunch of pictures of my little gremlin over the last 5 years.

And here's some photos of Pumpkin Pie over the last year of his life...

Boy do I ever miss my garden!
 Here are photos I took of my 2010 flowers. I'm using this one as my current desktop. Fell free to snag it for your own desktop if you miss warmer weather:)

I finished a Painted Pony inspired by The Day of the Dead if you didn't see it on my PP blog:

Now on ebay - "Lovely Bones"

Thank you Amber at the blog- Calamity and Me, for my award!

I'm supposed to tell you 7 things about myself so I'll make it short!

1. My first car was a 1976 Volvo with over 200,000 miles on it.
2. My favorite movie is Amelie - I love EVERYTHING about it.
3. My first horse was an Appaloosa named Niki. I rode him in my first horse show and won 2nd in my first class without ever having a riding lesson (novice horse and rider).
4. I hate flying. I cry during take off.
5. I own a classical guitar (Fender) that I never learned to play (someday maybe).
6. Cello is my very favorite instrument.
7. My dad and I want to walk the West Highland Way  in 3 years when I turn 40.


Lin said...

While your mosaics were lovely, I happen to find the orange stripey one my favorite!!! :)

I know what you mean about winter---it is sapping me too.

art2cee2 said...

Love all the photos especially the flowers! Just so you know I hate takeover too,always will and my hubby works for the airlines!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Loved all the photo mosaics!

Zan Asha said...

I LOVE THE PHOTOS especially of your babies (the striped tiger, too!)...what wonderful things you have going on, even if the weather is frightful!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Happy belated birthday to your little sweetie. I hope she had a great day. Those photo mosaics are really wonderful. Congrats on finishing up your latest Painted Pony - it's beautiful. Did I tell you that my niece absolutely LOVED her tee-shirt with Caballo de los Muertos? I was happy she told me! Congrats on your blog award - it's really well deserved. :) Theresa

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

The mosaics are fun. My friend Susan has been doing them too. I am going to have to try it.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

For having the January blahs, you came up with a darn interesting post! That guitar will wait for you, and I sure do hope that you and your Dad make that trek together! A great way to welcome in your fourth decade.
My daughter told me she'd take me to Cape Cod when I turn 60! We've always wanted to make that trip.
That happens in October, so we'll see!

Linda said...

Your garden was so, so, so beautiful!!! Cheer will be coming back soon!!

Kath said...

the little patchworks are fabulous!

Kat_RN said...

I do like the kitty one the best. I always like to read blogs where we share a little bit about ourselves. The award is well deserved.
p.s. I am showing the horse to my daughter, she will like it(I do too)

Jeanne said...

The mosaics are wonderful. It is so fun to see how the lil' ones have grown. And as always your flowers are gorgeous! What a green thumb you have! :0)
Congrats on the award! Enjoyed reading your 7 things...
Have a great weekend!

De la Renaissance said...

Happy belated Birthday to Zoe!

Children and animals seem to grow up so fast! All of your photo collections are wonderful Jen!! I've been looking through my summer images too and dreaming of warmer days, especially after the -35 we had last night!

Congratulations on the blog award!!

allhorsestuff said...

Happy B day to your sweet girl!! I love how she'll ride on the off days you won't! A true grit horsewoman!

Congrats on the award...loved the little ditty about walking with your dad on your 40th birthday, when it comes...very nice!!

Jessie McCandless said...

I loved the mosaics!! What a really neat goal for when you turn 40! :)

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean....when it's so cold out you barely want to look outside let alone leave the house. That leaves much to be desired on even the most dedicated bloggers sites. No worries. Good to hear from you though, and happy birthday to the little one!

ruthie said...

I love these photo mosaics and such a lovely way to look back over past time. I made photo collage calenders last year & each month had photos from the same month going back over the years, it was a lovely reminder. My mr o & i have it in mind to do the southern upland walk too, it isn't so very far away from where we stay, so its a must as it is sooo beautiful there! ruthie.