Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I found this little barn on my travels yesterday. I love the windowbox. It was a working farm so I don't know if this particular building is still used for farming or has been turned into a workshop/studio. Nobody was around to ask. I've added more barns that I found yesterday to my Barn album over in Picasso. Here's the link if you are interested:

It was a bit brisk this morning. We had freeze warnings last night so the last of the BIG, HEAVY, pots of indoor plants, were brought inside.

I notice the Bluebirds are still here, in the yard. Other than their flashes of blue flying by I'm not seeing much in the way of wildlife.

WAIT, I take that back, the squirrels are going nuts. It was a good year for the Black Walnut trees so there has been a lot of activity down around the tree boundary line.

Today is a MUST for getting outside and starting to close down the gardens.

Last year we had an early snow, that stayed around. It came in the middle of October. It caught me by surprise and a lot of outdoor chores were left undone.

It's time to have the pool closed up for winter. That's sad. I love looking at that beautiful blue water.

It looks like the last sanding of the walls, in the studio, were done yesterday. Paint technique samples are going to be dropped off. John mentioned that one technique is called orange peel. Sounds interesting.

The heating guys come on Friday to put in the heating system out in the studio. So things continue to move along. Once it's painted then John has to lay the tile for the floor. It is soooooooooo hard to wait. Good thing I have enough projects to keep me busy.

This is post number 700 since I started blogging, October 9, 2008.
I promised a give away to four people that left a comment on this post. The boxes are ready to go, they are full of art supplies from my studio. If you are interested, just leave a comment with your email addy. I will draw four names from who wants to play and mail off your "giftie" box. I will draw the four names on Sunday, October 4th. That should give everybody enough time to drop by and play.

Be creative! :)Bea


  1. Love the barn. Looks like there are still flowers in it.
    Wow, post 700, you have been doing this for awhile. I just finished post 150.
    We are still warm here I'm afraid but at least we are WET!!!!

  2. Hey, Yvonne, the windows up at the top of the barn are missing and there are some broken ones on the bottom window. I suspect they use this for storage but wouldn't it make a wonderful studio?
    Did you want to me in the drawing?
    If so email me at Doginthehole@aol.come and leave an email or snail mail addy for the drawing. :)Bea

  3. Thank you Bea for the e-mail and the permission slip. I am going to try to figure out how to mve it. Of course I want a gift! Who wouldn't?
    I know you know my e-mail, but to keep it simple

    I just love you ;)

  4. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Smootchies on #700. You don't have to send me anything except good vibrations and a Bea-speak dictionary.


  5. I've put your name in the hat, Lisa. Good luck! :)Bea

  6. Awwww, Janet, I'll put your name in the hat and if you get picked maybe I can change the box to WILD FAT QUARTERS! lol :)Bea

  7. WOW! 700 already! You mean we both started posting around the same time?!!! Well, congrats to you Bea! How exciting!!!
    My email addy is luck to me! LOL!

  8. Congratulations! And thank you for beautiful images, wonderful stories, and great things to inspire. Now that I'm gone, I especially love to see current pictures of home.


  9. Congratulations on #700. I thought of you this morning when I drove by the local soccer field. There was a layer of frost, with a layer of mist over it.

  10. You are in the MAD HATTER'S HAT Linda. Keep your fingers crossed. :)Bea

  11. HEY, Donna, fire up that blog with new pictures. I want to see your drive to work, your back yard, how you have the furniture arranged. You know how NOSEY I AM! :)Bea

  12. Awwww, Pat, now we just have to get you a camera so you can join the club. You've developed the "eye" now you need to take those pictures! Do you want to be in the drawing? :)Bea

  13. Congrats on 700.

    Man do I have a long way to go.

    I'm game for a contest celebrating a milestone.

    My addy is

  14. Congratulations and lots of hugs for your 700th post! Wowszer! I enjoy reading your blog on a regular basis...I would love to be included in your drawing! xo - Michelle

  15. Oh I'm just in time.... Plop me in the mad hatter's hat too please. Well done, 700 - that is a lot. Super little barn in the photo. I'll catch up proper tomorrow. xxxx

  16. In your name goes, Gina. Lots of names in that old hat.......GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY! :)Bea