Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ETSY SALE FOR TUE 8/26

Hello, thank you for stopping by,
Today's sale at Botanical Bird is buy one necklace and get one pair of earrings free!
or buy 2 necklaces and get 2 pairs of earrings free!
You will need to mention today's blog to receive the earrings.

Monday, August 18, 2008





ETSY SPECIAL FOR MON 8/18/08

Hello all, today's sale is:
Buy two necklaces and receive 2 pairs of matching earrings free!
Please mention the blog sale on your invoice in order to receive the earrings.

PHOTOS ARE OF A LOVELY BLUE IRIS AND A DIGITALIS (AKA FOXGLOVE)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Going Green, as in to the Rain Forest










One of my favorite places in the world to be is at Lake Quinault, located in the Quinault Rain forest in Washington state, just off of Hwy 101. These pictures were taken from that area, one is of the historical Lake Quinault Lodge, the others are shots of the forested area, and one shot is of a car that pulled up beside us on the highway, it was apparently growing grass! If you ever want to take a truly spectacular trip, I highly recommend driving hwy 101, parts of if are along the coast, with many gorgeous places to stop at along the way and then you can make your way to the Quinault area, you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

ETSY - SUNDAY SPECIAL 8/10/08



SUNDAY SPECIAL AT BOTANICAL BIRD 8/10/08

Hello all,
Today's special is buy one necklace and get one pair of earrings free!
or buy 2 necklaces and get 2 pairs of earrings free!
You will need to mention today's blog to get this special

Thanks for stopping by and a beautiful day to you!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The trouble with August



Being that I totally adore summer and I wish it would last another 3 months, I start getting a little anxious when August comes around. On one hand I love this month because of the warm summer nights, complete with chirping crickets and the fact that I now have tomatoes ripening on the vine. On the other hand it is the month that signals the impending cease of my favorite season, which is made apparent by the many back to school ads , along with the fading of some of my favorite summer perennial flowers.
So now I am looking ahead to the Fall, which is a perfectly lovely Season, and I love the transformation that is brought about by all of the colors, it's like walking around in a painting that is continually changing each day, bellisima! With this upcoming season I am also gearing up for the Holidays and am beginning to make a stash of jewelry, so that I will be prepared for the gift giving season. It seems a bit strange to think about all of this now while it's 90 degrees, but think about it I must, since a good part of my income now comes from art and jewelry.
So, here's to Summer and all of it's wonderfulness, cherries, berries, swimming & sunning, as always I never like to see it end, but am happy to know it will come around again.

Monday, August 4, 2008

In the garden today




Taking some time off from my usual routine of making jewelry, to catch up and to tend to things in the garden and around the house. I love being outdoors and especially poking around in the flower garden, watching all the bird and insect comings and goings , and of course gazing upon all of the glorious flowers.............ahhhhh summer is certainly my favorite time of year, yes indeed! Not much else to say for now, got to get outside.