Robbie White ~ Artist

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Backyard Garden Flag and Snake Event

Well, I really haven't felt good for the past couple of days, but slowing getting better.  I have been filling orders and going about my daily chores.  We did have a venomous snake, a Moccasin, come crawling into the yard.  I was surprised as it was, when I walked out on the back porch and see it only 5 to 6 ft away headed to my steps...YIKES!...I was on the phone with my sister.  Well, my old 14 year old Jack Russell was under the porch staying where it is cooler in this Florida weather, and nothing I could do but kill that thing before it went under there and bit her.

Only thing handy enough without us both going in different directions, was the garden flag.  Ironically, Gary had not hung it for me yet, since moving here.  So, slowly I ease my arm out and then the fight was on!...WHACK WHACK WHACK WHACK!  I missed more times that I actually hit my target, but enough to take care of that horrible thing.  When it sensed it was in danger, the crazy thing flared out his neck like a cobra does, only not as round in shape.  I was shocked.  My sister was on the phone and she said all she could do was think about people who go berserk and won't let up you know? Rosie, who is deaf felt the vibration from the beating the ground was getting and came out from under the deck.  As soon as she saw that thing, she pounced on it.  Well, it was by this time dead, but she gave the thing its last dose of life, swinging it back and forth in her teeth.  I was screaming at her to drop it....remember I said she's deaf....LOL...but the neighbors aren't, so I'm sure someone heard the action.  I brought her in, and now will have to be very careful out in the yard.  Hot weather, rain very much needed.  Needless to say, everytime my hair even swished past my face or a blade of grass brushed my leg, I jumped all afternoon. 

At least I forgot how sickly I was feeling.  Adrinaline took over for awhile. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

FALL come Quickly

Now that I'm living back in my home state of Florida, I love the warmer weather.  Yes, even when the highs are in the 90's and 100's.  However, it is taking its toll on my power hoping for cooler weather.  I know that is a long shot this time of year.  I do love Autumn/Fall,  and being that Fall is my favorite time of year, and after encouragement by friends and family to paint, I finally finished a vintage looking primitive folk art painting that I'm offering on Ebay, that is vintage Halloween in style, 8x10 on stretched canvas.  I love primitive and vintage findings, and thought this turned out pretty cool, or should I say, ghoul?  LOL
It is in my Ebay store, pumpkinmoonstudio.