Wednesday, August 4, 2010

a new blog!

Big news! I've been posting daily photos here on Funnelcloud Photo for almost four years and decided it's time for bigger and better things - a new blog! I'll still post lots of photos in my new space, but will also be writing about my life, my dogs, home improvement projects, and show the creative process behind my new Etsy shop, Funnelcloud Studio.

Please update your bookmarks and readers, and come on over to say hi to me here:


my new blog

Thursday, July 1, 2010

first sale!

Exciting news! Funnelcloud Studio's first sale!
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The silver zinnia print is available in my Etsy shop.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

orange zinnia lino print

For sale in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

sculpture by larry


Monday, June 28, 2010

the last one


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010



Friday, June 25, 2010

some a-hole squirrel ate my strawberries

The jerk! At least he could've eaten the whole berry instead of leaving it behind with a bite taken out of it.
Or maybe eaten one and LEFT THE OTHER ONE FOR ME.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

decompression time


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

sick day


Tuesday, June 22, 2010



Monday, June 21, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010



Saturday, June 19, 2010

when life gives you lemons...


Friday, June 18, 2010



Thursday, June 17, 2010

carrot sprouts


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

piggy pasta

Pork ragu with oregano, sage, basil, and thyme from the herb garden.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


New air conditioner humming away!

Monday, June 14, 2010

quarantined... the backyard. House was 87 degrees and while the new air conditioning was being installed, we hung out with the pups
on the patio and I entertained myself by taking pictures with my iphone.

The double lilies just bloomed:
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Paws and red toenails:
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Banjo entertained himself by catching a bird. He then had to be tied up for a while so he wouldn't eat it.
Hey, I didn't name these guys Morsel and Tidbit for nothing!
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Gravy could not be bothered with caring about the bird.
He didn't even bother to leave the porch:
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The bird was ok, and finally left the yard - hopefully he got back to his nest.
Banjo was released and dug himself a nice hole:
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(His nose is usually black...)

Then he lay in it:
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Gravy was still unimpressed:
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Sunday, June 13, 2010


The church:
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The choir. Dad sang bass.
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Cute church ladies:
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Me and Dad:
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

cujo goes to the vet

Poor buddy has a horribly infected ear. He let the vet know how painful it is by screaming, growling, snarling, snapping, and HISSING.
Did you know that dogs can hiss?

Friday, June 11, 2010

weeds: before and after

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A previously neglected part of our yard, now ready for mulching.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

herb markers

Made some more garden markers for the herb garden.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ugly babies

A family of robins living in the trellis in our backyard - two babies and a momma (who flew off and squawked at me while I took the pic) in the nest.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

fresh squeezed

Strawberry lemonade - my favorite.

Monday, June 7, 2010

birthday feast


Sunday, June 6, 2010

tickseed (I think)

Lavender and hydrangeas in the background.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

seven years

Celebrated with:
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Breakfast at Buzz,

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Red velvet cupcakes,

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Wine tasting at Red White & Bleu followed by dinner at Argia's, and

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Wine, candlelight, and conversation at our newly yellow picnic table.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

how does your garden grow?

Despite my recent obsession with gardening, I haven't really posted pictures of my vegetable garden here -
perhaps because it is in an ugly corner of the yard and it is difficult to get a nice photo of it.
However, it is what it is - here, almost one month old:
The garden on June 3 - almost one month old

And here on May 6th - the day that I planted it:
The garden on May 6 - just planted

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

mulch mutt