Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We stopped at the Visitor's Center
on the Mississippi River on the
way to grandma's house.
(What happened to Mississippi
the Magnolia State?)

It was a beautiful if somewhat
breezy spring day.

We got to play with this sweet boy all weekend

 is going to have a baby brother later this year!

What a cute way to announce!
Hope your weekend was a good one too.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Red sky at morning,
sailors take warning,
Red sky at night,
sailors delight.

Remember this little nursery rhyme?

My daddy used to say this and it always
comes to mind each time I see a red sky
 at daybreak or at eventide.

These pictures were taken
in the evening as I drove home.
Tomorrow looks to be a lovely day.

My daughter and I will be traveling
to Mississippi to visit family.
So glad to have great weather for our trip.

 He answered and said unto them,
When it is evening, ye say,
It will be fair weather:
 for the sky is red.
And in the morning,
It will be foul weather to day:
for the sky is red and lowering.  
Matthew 16:2-3

Have a blessed weekend!

Till next time............

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Best Seat in the House!

A few weeks ago, I shared some pictures
from our little get-away to Bayou Corne.

Here is a picture of the cabin where we stayed.

Rustic and cute, huh?

We spent time on this front porch
rocking and drinking our coffee,
reading and just enjoying ourselves.

The rocking was done in handmade
cypress rockers that had been allowed
to age naturally, developing that
beautiful gray patina.

They were the most comfortable rockers
ever! We found out a gentleman by the
name of Wilson Waguespack was the maker.
He just happened to have a couple of
rockers finished and we made arrangements
to go by his house to pick them up.

Fast forward to this week.......

Here is that cypress rocker on my
back porch. I wanted to let my rockers
age naturally as well.....but in the mean
time....it just looked so raw. And being
under the porch meant it would take longer
to turn that wonderful gray color, sooooo

I decided to help it along with a little
light stain. It is called Sunbleached by
Rustoleum and it is perfect.
I brushed it on and wiped it off immediately,
not letting it soak in but a minute.


I wanted it to look aged, not painted and
I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
(It is not as white in person as in the pictures).




Mr. Wilson even "signed" his work.
You can still see the wood grain and
a bit of the raw color......love it!

By the way, Mr. Wilson and his sweet wife
were a pleasure to meet. We had such a lovely
visit with them and found out he is in his 80's and
still working in his wood shop regularly.

I stained the first one on Monday and the
second one today....
I find I am not as young as I used to be!
 When did that happen?

Oh well, at least one of those rockers
is dry and ready use...think I'll do that now.

Till next time...........

Friday, March 09, 2012

Early spring azaleas.

After the storms of last night,
including loss of  power for about 7 hours
and cable (gasp) for 12 hours....

I couldn't resist picking a
little bouquet for the kitchen.

I understand we have at least 3 more days
of clouds and rain before the sun shines.

I may need these little blooms to
brighten my day.

Till next time......