Friday, June 20, 2014
Belated Father's Day for Friends With Flair
Looking for the Patriotic Firefly for My Scrap Chick? Please click HERE!Hello, and happy, happy Friday! With only a 20% chance of rain today, it's a very happy Friday!
Our neighborhood is flooded from so much rain. We usually have 3 inches for the month of June. So far this month, we've had over 20 inches. I live across the road from a lake and it has spilled it's banks. Some basements are flooded, other homes are flooded. Directly across from us are some condos. For over a week now, 2 of the units have had water running in from the lake, through the house, out the garage, down the driveway, and into a culvert. It's so sad! Then, several nights ago we had some very strong winds. Trees that having been sitting in water for several weeks now, with very wet root systems, toppled over easily. One landed on the roof of the same flooded condo. The next night, another fell on the garage and car. Talk about bad luck!
We, fortunately, are dry so far. Every spare minute we have, we're re-arranging the basement, buying totes, and elevating what we can, just in case. And, that's where my craft room is. Waaah! But so far, so good!
But hey, it's Friends With Flair, and I really do have a card to share with you. My husband and I don't have children, so our 2 pampered dogs get treated rather well. On Father's Day, I often give my husband a card to thank him for the great care and love he gives our two pooches. Here's this year's card:
It uses the Unity Stamp Company stamp set, "Puppy Ruff." I colored the image with Copic markers, making it the color of my two Golden Retrievers. I used some paw print washi tape, and layered up some matching card stock -- a very simple card.
My husband and I both had some days off this week. We traveled 2 hours north to the city of Duluth. It's on Lake Superior. The lake often makes for a late spring there. These pictures were taken Tuesday, June 18:
This is a honey bee -- you hardly ever see them anymore. I was so excited! (Can you see the pollen on his feet?)
A tiger swallowtail butterfly
the honey bee in flight
Daffodils -- blooming in June(?)
The tulips were so pretty!
The lilacs were just starting to bloom
Ah yes, we were at the lake! Here's Lake Superior, and a gull
The two of us, with the Duluth harbor behind us
I had no idea this would be such a long post. If you made it to the end, THANK YOU! Have a great weekend. Leave a comment and I will visit your blog!