Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras Comes to Asheville

Asheville is now called home to many ex-New Oreleans folks since Hurricane Katrina. Many think it is because both Asheville and New Orleans share a sense of community. Last year, some of these New Orleans transplants organized the first Mardi Gras parade. Although it was a small parade, those that participated and attended had a great time. Despite braving tempertures in the 20's, this year's parade was bigger and better! The parade ended in Pritchard Park where everyone gathered for drumming, dancing and music. It's very much an Asheville event.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

TAGGED - Folder 6 Picture 6

Thanks to Bethany from Malamoose and Godiva I've been tagged.

Here are the rules:
Choose the 6th image out of your 6th picture folder from your computer and blog it. Then tag 6 more people to do the same!

Peacock at the WNC Nature Center

I love going to our local Nature Center. It is only 10 minutes from home so I have an annual pass. They have bears, cougars, bobcats, grey wolves, red foxes, racoons, etc. The last time I was there most of the animals were sleeping but I did get to see this beautiful peacock.

I'm tagging:
Angie - Times and Chimes
Megzy - Megzytred
Robyn - Robyn's Art
Tatyana - Dogs, art, and possibly a cup of tea...
Cheree and Meg - Busted Knuckle Photography
Stephanie - Blaubeermund

Hope you can keep this going, it's fun!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Road To Max Patch

I haven't written in a week and now I have 3 different topics to blog about. I'll probably only get to one now, and do the others tomorrow.

I got selected for another Etsy Treasury!! Thanks so much to Megzy of Tredlight Photographs for including my Road to Max Patch print in her Treasury. Check out her Etsy shop - lots of great merchandise!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Francis the Parrot

Francis the Parrot is in a Treasury. I was driving down a street in Charleston a few years ago when I saw this guy with Francis. Francis was sitting on the remote control Hummer going for a ride! It was a really neat thing to see. Francis's owner told me that Francis loves to be outside and gets all excited when he sees the Hummer. I really enjoyed watching Francis go for a ride!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pat Summit Gets 1000 Victories!

I'm a huge Tennessee Lady Vol basketball fan. This past April I went to the Women's Final Four in Tampa and got to see the Lady Vols win their 2nd consecutive National Championship! I'm fortunate to have friends who live in Knoxville who have season tickets so I get to go to as many games as I want. I've been counting the games this year to try to figure out when Pat Summit would get her 1000 career victory. Even though I shouldn't admit this, I was hoping the team would lose last Monday night in Oklahoma so they could try to get the win at home. Luckily, they did lose that game. Yesterday I went to Knoxville to see them play against Georgia. What a great game - the team played very well and the crowd support was incredible. The atmosphere was electric. Realistically, I don't think they will win another national championship this year, but one can always hope!

I'm Featured In A Blog

Check out the blog Magnolia Blossom Art. Every week, Sharon features an Etsy seller for her Fabulous Friday Freebies. This week I will be giving away either the Dogs Galore Note Cards Set or the Assorted Note Cards Set (you pick any 5 cards from my Etsy shop). Be sure to visit Sharon's Etsy shop. She has many unique and beautiful items. She has "a variety of art for a variety of interests."