Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Bud of the Bud

I made this for you


Everything about this ring is smooth, organic, and chunky. This is a ring I would wear often. The oval green turquoise cabochon is very chunky. The lines along in remind me of a map. This is definitely a unisex ring. My makers mark and .925 are indicated along the inner  band. The size is a US 9.

(it will be listed in my etsy shop soon)

Meanwhile I made a couple of these, aren't they so cute? They bring to mind nests of little birdie eggs in blue...



I've got more items to list...first I'd like to share last weeks adventure in our suburban garden we live right outside of DC on the Virginia side ...for those of yu who aren't familiar with me.
Here, we have tiny plots of land we can use for a garden. Ours was well unattended.
I'd like to get an after shot for you to show you the whole area now that the day lilies, and white flowers (I have no real name for them so I'll call them White Flowers) are in bloom. My Day Lilies are taking over, growing like weeds, I like how hardy they stand. They were rescued from a plot of land in SW DC by a relative right before the bulldozers came. I love that they've survived so well.
We needed to add dirt and mulch because our front area is on a slope and when it rains (we have a flat roof town home) the water moves our precious dirt down into the common-area ivy) I've yet to spread our mulch, maybe this week?

Hard to believe we live in what's considered a "park" setting neighborhood in Reston...you wouldn't guess it seeing our parking lot, but we do. If you do a Google search on Coleson Cluster in Reston, VA you'll see that a woman designed these homes, we love these homes...

We drink lots of H20 in big mugs and we aren't picky about what the mugs say...

Bart taking shade, he's a smart boy

Scrappy too...

I love this man, he used his power tool to trim all of our bushes and phlox and the neighbors fast growing ivy


It's been so hot...the humidity in our area is pretty oppressive, so they say (the meteorologists)

5 comments:

susie said...

Love that ring (green turquoise is a favorite). The garden looks beautiful, St. Louis has been under a heat advisory as well, looks like we've jumped right into summer. Take care, keep cool

CarolynArtist said...

You too Susie! It's going to be a really hot one today...I've got our crock pot going, I just can't stand to cook when it's hot, which means my meal is really sort of a fall/winter one, but hey, it's a meal :-)

CrashingBison said...

Mmmm, turquoise!! Love that ring!!
Should I send you some snow from here? hehe! We got a few sprinkles of it on the weekend...
Sounds like a wonderful place to live, Care! :)

CarolynArtist said...

Sweeta Vita! I had my rockin' red CrashingBison necklace on yesterday as I roamed the burbs. It often receive compliments:-)

Today is going to be another hot hot hot one!

Cynde said...

Lookie those legs! (wolf whistle)