Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Moose and Art

We saw quite a few animals not far from our home over the weekend. I told you all about a moose on my other blog in this post. In thinking about that I wondered how artists might be using moose in their work on Zibbet where I have a shop, a bit inactive right now but my shop nevertheless.

I came across a shop that I thought was amazing so I wanted to share it with you here. The shop is Quilling by Sandra White. The moose you see above is in her shop. She also does flowers, Christmas ornaments and scenes that she calls window boxes. When you go check out her shop make sure and take a look at some of her birds too. They are so charming!

Moose and a Surprise

I said yesterday I had some things to share about my weekend. Well here goes...

Jim and I attended the 52nd annual Spring Fling put on by the St. John's Hospital Auxiliary. The event was held in a lodge on Jackson Lake in Teton National Park. My outside pictures did not turn out so great because the days were rather cloudy and even snowy at times.

As we left home we had someone to wish us a good time.

All the way to the lodge you could see animals, mostly buffalo and elk. Where ever there were cars stopped to take pictures, and there were a lot since the visitors have started to arrive, I wanted to say,
"Take your pictures on the road folks but I have actually had those guys in my own backyard and how cool is that, huh?".

I can understand why they do it though. There is no place on earth like Jackson Hole. I am lucky to be here and I know that.

The Spring Fling was a fundraiser that included dinner, a dance and a silent auction. My surprise was that Jim bid on a necklace I liked and had the winning bid. I don't usually wear pieces this big but I love the colors and the wire work. The necklace was made by Bev Hoffman who works at St. John's Hospital.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Over the Weekend

Among other things that I will tell you about tomorrow I finished two books this weekend. I have been reading a lot lately. I have so much stuff knitted and crocheted to photograph and get online that I haven't wanted to start new projects lately.

Both of these were fast reads. The Keepers of the House won a Pulitzer Prize. It traced the life of a house and family in the South through several generations. It was not a slow moving southern story but an intense one of family and conflict. My other read was an entertaining thriller by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. It was fun to get to the end of some chapters and think the story was done and the plot details all making sense and then another twist was put on the story. No spoilers here though. You just have to read these for yourself.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Finished The Lion's Game

I finished The Lion's Game last night. This was one of the books I picked up at the library book sale last week.

I have not read anything by Nelson DeMille before The Lion's Game. It was a good thriller. I don't want to give anything away here though. I understand there is a sequel to this book and I am going to look for it next time I go to the library.

I have started reading The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau which was another book sale find. This book won a Pulitzer Prize in 1965 and I am looking forward to the story.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Do these folks ever really get some one interested in this stuff?

My Name is Favour and Esther Palati Son/Daughter of Late Mr George Palati.We are From Liberia Our Father was killed by some rebels during the war Crisis in Liberia.So we ran to Ghana for our security.My consignment contains $14 million United States dollars and some quantity of gold,which I cannot specify.

After clearing the consignment from the Airport,Dr.Richard Kalusi(DIPLOMAT) called Mr.Womack Hardee to tell himthe description to is house for the delivery,but is House Helper answered the call and told Mr.Richard Kalusithat Mr.Womack Hardee hard a fatal car accident which lead to his death.

Please,my sister and I seek for you to stand as our Beneficiary/God Loving Parent to get in contact with the Diplomat so that he can deliver the Consignment to you.Please try and get back to me through email.

Thanks and God bless you
Favour and Esther Palati

I got this yesterday and just had to laugh. Oh yeah and I am not interested unless you tell me how much gold there is.....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yesterday's Surprise

It was a quiet rainy day around here yesterday. In the late afternoon I was on the computer that has windows to the front of our house checking email, forums and reading blogs. That is what I do before I start fixing dinner and while waiting for Jim to get home from work. I heard the garage door and then my name. Actually he said "Homer". He calls me Homer and I call him George. Silly I know but back to what happened. He asked how long the buffalo had been in the backyard and I had no clue they were even there but there were about 8 of them. Of course I grabbed a camera. See-

After taking pictures we just watched. The buffalo slowly wandered across the street to another house that had some good strong scratching trees.

You know winter may be long here, very long in fact, spring may not exist and summer is short but where else on Earth will you ever see the beauty and animal life that is so common in Jackson Wyoming? I hope the newness and my sense of wonder about it all never wears off.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Saddles to Sushi

I went to the local library book sale last Friday. I picked up about a dozen books to share between Cindy and me. One of the first I finished reading was Saddles to Sushi. I liked some of the stories so much that I read them out loud to anyone I could get to stand still over the weekend. I may have been a bit of a pest.

The book is a collections of newspaper columns written by Mike Bressler in the character of Clyde Thornhill. Poor Clyde is surrounded by cowboys, granola and big money. He is a simple man who just wants a beer and a date.

Saddles to Sushi (A Wickedly Funny Redneck Satire of Today's Jackson Hole)Saddles to Sushi by Michael Bressler a.k.a. Clyde Thornhill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book. It helped me see my new home town in a new way. For those who know me from Utah this is a bit like Robert Kirby for Jackson Hole. The author pokes fun at everybody including himself.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

I don't mind...

I don't mind going to the Post Office where I live now especially when I get to send one of the things I have made to a new place. This brown headband is on the way to Vermont.

On the way home I was reminded that I do live in a place where the deer and the antelope play. Well it was elk and buffalo but you get the idea.

It is raining now and there are some worries about the local rivers flooding but our home should be safe from any problems. For that I am thankful.

I had a wonderful time

It was a nice weekend and even a nice Monday around here. Over the weekend I got to see a granddaughter graduate from preschool. The cutest thing was that the ceremony was at a local community college. She told everyone she was graduating from college. We all had pizza and chocolate cake to celebrate.

I came home on Sunday to an order in my Artfire shop for this headband.

I took the envelope to the Post Office this morning to send the headband on its way to Vermont. On the way home I saw buffalo grazing along the road not far from where I live.

As I was getting some lunch I looked out the window and saw some elk. You can see in this picture that new antlers are growing and covered in velvet. Sorry about getting the south end of the animals but they are a bit fussy about posing for the camera.

I hope your weekends were just as nice and this is the start of a great week for you all as well.

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