Fly Up and Away

This is the last day of January and the end of the UP squares! It’s been so much fun to find my squares and see all the other creative ones. It’s definitely helped my COVID-induced bad attitude!

This is what I want to do later this year:

I cancelled two trips last year so I have credit with two airlines. I’m looking forward to some family visiting and just seeing somewhere new!

Thank you Becky for this wonderful diversion!

Drink Up!

On a walk at one of our local regional parks, I saw these woodpeckers hanging out at the base of two branches. Then I noticed they had created a watering hole.

I moved in slowly so I could get a close shot. It was lots of fun to watch them having a morning drink. Finally, just one was left.

This is another contribution to Becky’s January Squares. We’re nearing the end of the month already!

Up in the Air

Continuing with January’s Squares, I found this adorable jump in my photo collection. When Layla was placed on this see-saw, I could see she was not having it. Luckily I had my camera at the ready to capture her lift-off!

Here’s the link to Becky’s Squares. This such a fun project!

Growing Up

A few years ago, my sister and her family got a new puppy. To get a sense of his size, she sent me photos with the tv remote next to him over the next few months.

This is for Becky’s January Squares. I’d actually made these squares at the time to show our Mom but rediscovered them as I was going through my archives. It’s too fun not to share.

Same remote, same dog. Just growing up!

Here’s a link to Becky’s site

Teacup

This is another square for Becky’s January Squares challenge. She posted a teacup through her lens ball and it reminded me of a teacup I had in my archives.

Last year I’d attended a fund-raiser tea at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. The event was to raise money for the restoration of the Empress Josephine’s coronation garments. You can see the details here: FIDM Museum Blog: Empress Jos├ęphine’s Coronation Ensemble

We had a tour of the gallery afterwards. The train worn by Empress Josephine is shown beneath the painting of the coronation. It gave all of us shivers to see the actual garment; it was so beautiful.

Here is what the garments look like that they were intending to restore; you can see what a huge project they were undertaking.

I understand it will be several years before the garments are fully restored. I hope there will be a full exhibit at the museum once they’re done.

Becky’s Upside Down in a Teacup

Time for Make-up

Participating in Becky’s January Squares has given me some nostalgic wanderings through my photos. It’s incredible how quickly time passes! Here’s an UP of my sister providing my niece’s make-up for a Cheer competition a few years ago.

My niece is now a Senior in college and these days are long gone. I can hardly wait to see them again and re-connect. With the vaccinations coming, hugs are around the corner!

Linked to Becky’s January Squares

A little Pile-up

At the park late last Spring, I saw this family of ducklings swimming in the pond. Once everyone was all tired and fed, the Mom herded them to the shore and everyone settled in for a nap.

This is for Becky’s January Squares with the topic of UP. I love the images bloggers are sharing; it’s fun to see the creativity.

Build-UP

On a warm Spring day in Santa Barbara CA, we found this artist building up sand:

Mermaid built-up from sand.

This is part of Becky’s January Squares with the theme “Up”. https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/10/square-up-10/

I’m sure looking forward to being able to walk on the beach & pier soon!

Upside Down

I’m having a lot of fun looking through my images for anything related to Becky’s January Squares theme “UP”. I’d forgotten about this critter I saw last March during our first week of COVID lockdown. I’m always amazed at how they can cling to anything in any position!

Linked to Becky’s January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/08/square-up-8/

Cooped UP with the bunnies

I’m continuing with Becky’s January Squares project with the theme of UP. This is Princess, a kitty I saw in the rabbit coop while visiting a vineyard/farm in the Paso Robles, CA area.

Why is this kitty locked up with the bunnies?

I approached the coop and she came up to me, purring loudly and very friendly.

I asked about her when I was making my purchase and I found out her “crime”. Apparently she was too friendly to the guests who were there for a wine tasting. She was just too lovey and had to be cooped UP!

Linked to Becky’s January Squares