Monday, November 7, 2011

Nature and a Blue Ribbon

Hi everyone! Let me start out by saying we won the Blue Ribbon! The Whale and Mermaid came in first place at the Whirligig Festival! We are thrilled! Here we are in front of the Courthouse steps looking just as proud as can be, Galen and me (actually we look like we're doing an ad for Starbucks coffee) Ha!

It was a great time and a great festival. Fun with friends and family!

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So today after all the craziness of the last few days, I was able to relax for a bit in the back yard and enjoy the warm sunny weather. How do you like my new blue garden clogs (Sloggers) that I bought at the festival for only $5.00!






Nothing like nature to rest your soul.









I still have a few flowers blooming in the garden and happily enjoyed their pretty colors while sipping coffee on the lounger with Otis and Riley by my side.














Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature.


~Kelly Scheaffer




12 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Yeah! Congrats on the first place win. It was deserved!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Congratulation on the win...it is so cute,and much deserved. Love your new gardening shoes, they look very comfy.(-:

camp and cottage living said...

Congrats to your hubbie!
I'm not surprised he won.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I can't think of anyone who deserves to win a blue ribbon more! Great job!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Happy@Home said...

Congratulations on your win. Such a cute whirligig and also a cute couple who created it :).
Your new clogs look very comfy and your garden looks like a great place to be on these beautiful fall days. I Love the container you have your nandina berries in. The beads at the bottom are so pretty.

Donna said...

Congratulations to you Both!!! Not surprised!!
Love the photos!
hughugs

Beverly said...

WooHoo! I am so excited for you two. I had seen an announcement about the festival on television, too.

The Star Gal said...

I knew it was a winner!

Congratulations!

Ruth Welter said...

Many congrats on your blue ribbon Donna, you and Galen do create some amazing pieces so I'm not surprised.

I love slogger, I have a pair I run around outside in almost all year long. My favorite thing about them is when they are dirty and full of dirt from gardening, I just hose them off and....ta dah, they are clean.

Ruth

Kathy said...

Congratulations! I am very pleased for you! Love your blue Sloggers! I'm going to have to look for those! You got a great deal! Lovely flowers - isn't it wonderful to have your garden still give you blessings this time of the year!
Hope you have a blessed day,
Kathy

cottage art shop said...

Oh how exciting! a blue ribbon, love it. Cute shoes and a great deal!

Catherine Holman said...

Congrats Donna! Love your whirligig, garden shoes, and your beautiful yard!
Hugs,
Cathie