Friday, July 24, 2009

My Back Porch Garden

I thought I would post a little update on our back porch garden progress. We're growing beefstake tomatoes in large pots and cherry tomatoes in hanging pots. The zucchini looks a little yellowish, but we've already had a few in jambalaya :) Our little cucumber plants, also being grown in hanging pots, are really taking off and beginning to vine their way along the trellis attached to the top of our ramada. Last but not least, our second planting of spinach is nearly ready to pick, although the heat seems to have slowed it's growth.

A Friday Feature!

I had a lovely surprise waiting for me this morning when I logged into my account! Janine, of AthenasArmoury, had written to say she had featured my "Be the Mermaid" pendant shown above in her blog! AthenasAmoury's Etsy shop has a wonderful variety of chainmaille jewelry, so be sure and take a look!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Celtic and Fleur-de-lis Ceramic Adjustable Rings

I finally photographed some of my newest rings and got them uploaded to my Good Dirt Jewelry Etsy shop :) These were all made from molds that I created from some of my antique and vintage buttons. A peach colored fleur-de-lis and two new Celtic knotwork rings can be found in the "Ceramic Adjustable Rings" section of my shop. The prices range from $12 to $15 and include free shipping.

Friday, July 17, 2009

"One Pine" Ceramic Pendant Featured on the BeadedTail Blog!

Don't you just love nice surprises? Sharla, of the BeadedTail Blog, has featured Etsy artists from Oregon and included my "One Pine" ceramic pendant shown above.  Be sure and visit her blog to see some beautiful work from Oregon :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sagebrush Mariposa Tulip

Photo by Jo Stanbrough
Sagebrush Mariposa Tulip (Calochortus macrocarpus)

Lily Family (Liliaceae)

Who says the high desert of Central Oregon is mostly brown? This time of year, a miraculous thing happens. A single long, green stalk begins to push upward very unassumingly, only to burst open with the most beautiful shades of purple and yellow. These gorgeous wild tulips only remain for a day or so before they begin to droop and fade.