at home

Posted on April 17th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »


David is home, and now we’re getting our spring snow. This weekend we got about three feet in one big blizzard.


Here is the painting I made for his birthday while he was at Masters. I worked it and reworked it, and for such a simple painting, the amount of time I spent on it is kind of hilarious. I stopped work on it simply because he came home and it was time for it to be finished. I can never seem to be perfectly happy with a painting, but he loves it, and that satisfies me.  It’s called Mountain Lullaby.


That’s my reference photo–one I took while hiking last summer while David’s parents watched the kids. Our house, I think, was just out of the photo to the right.


This is our back porch, LOL. The snow made it right up to the top of the rail, and gave our planter box a nice top hat.



Here is the other gift I made for David’s birthday–a small clay lion sculpture. I made him a tiny clay lion (more like a cartoon) when we first became friends, and this is a more realistic throwback to that.



Our playhouse is almost buried!  This is more snow than we’ve had at one time since we moved here two and a half years ago.



Isn’t that snow on the rail hilarious?


Just before he came home, I managed to start not feeling well. It was partly from my experiment with hydrogen peroxide inhalation, which I now think is a really bad idea, especially if it contains chemical additives.  Partly, it was probably due to trying to be Super Wife while he was gone, racing around all day every day trying to transform the house, truck, and goat shed before he got back. Super Wife has now become Snuggled Up In Bed All Week Wife.


(It looks like my kids are doing all the work, but that’s just not true.)




Hope you’re having a nice green spring!

3 Responses to “at home”

  1. Mimi says on :

    Wowie! All that snow. We love the painting and Papa loves it on that wall – Mountain Lullaby is a nice title. Keep cozy.

  2. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeee…. Your painting and lion are fantastic!!!! The loft looks really nice and “homey”,,, too much snow, though :(. We hope u are feeling better – and now DL is not feeling too well, & lil Zia, too…hope everyone gets well, soon, we miss all of you :). / love, mom

  3. susan says on :

    Wow! I can’t believe all that snow this time of year. Here in NY we’re getting ready to take the covers off the outdoor furniture.
    I love the painting and the lion. You’re so creative!