Thursday, April 26, 2007

sample bug created using Kristin CB's Joy Kit

Another day in paradise. The sun is just rising over the lake - the birds have been up for hours now. Its looking like it's going to be a beautiful spring day.



I wonder who named this weed? The name makes it feel so sweet and innocent. At this point, I don't know exactly how a weed gets classified as 'invasive' - but I've located a website where I can learn. Looking at the picture of the hounds tongue on this website I'm admiring the pretty pink flowers it produces. I believe this plant is the one which produces the nasties that bite your socks and take FOREVER to remove... (in fact I know I've actually thrown socks out before, which were covered with them...) Well, these and the local cactus, (not an invasive weed tho - they are an important native plant here) which my good friend Becky featured on her blog yesterday (April 23) - you can visit her HERE

If you would like to learn more about the invasive weeds of British Columbia you can visit the Government website HERE

I've been 'tagged' as a blog which makes my reader Jan Mary THINK... thats a flattering thought. I promise JAN MARY to work on my own 'tagging' in the next few days... for sure by next week, OK? And a BIG thank you for tagging me :D

my own quote for the day:

Won't you try out your smile on someone today?

Results assured!


It costs nothing, but creates much.

It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give.

It happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.

It creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in a business, an dis the countersign of friends.

It is rest to the weary, daylight to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and Nature's best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for it is something that is no earthy good to anybody till it is given away!

JOB 9:27

If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile

JOB 29:24

When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them.

Today in History:

1607 - 1st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry - Va.

1906 - 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii.

1954 - nationwide test of the Salk anti-polio begins.

1971 - San Francisco Lightship replaced by automatic buoy.

Also - Birthdays of:

1785 - John James Audubon, birdwatcher

1900 - Charles Richter (earthquake measurements)


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  1. thanks soo much for the little bug & other links too!!! i LOVE it, i have been thinking about paper pieced items since before Christmas, using them before in paper scrapping i thought how fun it would be to introduce them to digi and you DID! lol now i am inspired to try my hand at it too! thanks so much for your daily blog, it is soooo fun and INSPIRING!! have a great day!

  2. TY so very much for this fantastic bug builder!!!!

  3. So cool! Thanks so much for this! We homeschool, so anything with bugs is great, LOL!

  4. cute idea the bug element jit..going to ave fun with it ...have a great weekend

  5. Thanks for the bug!!! :) I am going to use it for a "Little Lady" page with red white and black that I'm scrapping of my new little niece! :)

  6. Hi Barb - I am not even a scraper and I think your bug is neat looking. Hope you get lots of hugs for it. Amy's Dadoo

  7. Good Afternoon Barb:)
    Thank you so much for the bug template.Great idea!!:)
    I am smiling at you now.:)
    Thanks for keeping us up with the happenings on your new home.I love reading about it..and seeing the photos etc.
    I have been spending the day with my DH.He is off of work today.:)So..I had better get off of here soon.:)


  8. Hi,
    I cant figure out how to get the date to show up on my blog. I went into my setting and shows that the date should be included. I will keep working with it! Thanks!

  9. Thanks for the bug, girlie!

    In His Love,
    Aimee (Jaime)

    P.S. Don't forget to let us know about the killdeer babies. :)

  10. Great 'weed' shots. Can't wait to come do a bit of exploring with you. Tomorrow for sure!! Probably have to work right til 4 but will zip over, camera in hand as soon as I'm FREE.

    Weather is supposed to be icky but if its pouring down rain, then the least we'll get is a good ol' visit! Can't wait!!

  11. Love the bug template. I lov eusing templates to customize my scrapping but still be able to use the color scheme and papers from whatever design orkit I am using. Thanks hon.

    Hope you are doing as well as always :) You are such a reminder of the abundance we are all given in life if we can only open our eyes and appreciate it!

  12. Well, I downloaded your bug. I told my DH if he ever needs a bug I just downloaded a template for one. Now he knows I'm a nut!! By the way, he thinks you're one, too!
    As I always say, cute and thanks for sharing.

  13. This is so cute...cute as a bug? Thank you! It sounds like you are very busy and enjoying yourself. Keep up the good work and remember to save some quiet time.

  14. I have awarded you the Thinking Blog award! Now you need to award to to 5 other people.

  15. Cute, cute bug template! Can't wait to try it. :D Thank you.

  16. Thanks so much for the bug template !
    Love the photos !

  17. Thanks so much for sharing all your cute freebies.

  18. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful freebies.

  19. Thanks so much for the cute bug template!


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