Happy Holidays ! While the store keeper is on holiday, The Retro Ranch will be open for your browsing pleasure. Of course you can make a purchase! The desert elves are on Holiday till December 29th, so whatever wonderful you choose ,will be shipped on December 29th! Be sure to check back ! A New Year Give Away is around the Corner! Hugs
Wow, this week has gone by in a flash! What with the historical desert snowfall,(lots more pics to come soon) and a wonderful week in the Retro Ranch, my heart is filled with gratitude for peoples kindness and the incredible snow covered desert has me deep in the Christmas Spirit.
More goodies available in The Retro Ranch. It is late now for this years holiday cards, but if you can, please leave me a comment or shoot an e-mail telling me which one you like the best. So far(and its only been a week) other artists really like them- you can see each in full size in the shop. The winter storm continues here in the desert. Just 8 miles away they had several inches of snow! Yes you read that right . Snow here in the desert ! It is a rare occurrence and I was saddened to learn the roads here were flooded, so traveling to the snow was not a great idea. I did have a wonderful shoot of the hummingbirds , seeking shelter from the pouring cold rain. I will share some of those shots tomorrow. I refilled all of their feeders with fresh nectar, as the freezing temperatures had made the hanging nectar really cold. One female seemed to be quite pleased with the fresh, not so dam cold nectar.! I was surprised to find here sitting right out on a branch where the rain was coming down. Thinking from a human perspective, it seemed a move to some shelter, perhaps the pomegranate tree; however she seemed quite content right where she was. Well wouldn't ya know my desktop where I keep all of my photos is not emailing photos right now......grrrrrr......
A few new vintage goodies being added to the Retro Ranch. Do you suppose Santa has a tech savvy elf I might borrow for the next week? The desert weather has changes drastically and just in time to add to the holiday mood! High winds blowing the usually calm desert into a flurry -my large heavy trash bin ,just flew 20 feet into the front property. I shall imagine it is a reindeer! Sand blowing in erratic gusts I shall imagine it is snow! Me tucked safely on my sofa sipping fresh coffee realizing in 7 days I will be on the right coast with all the people I Love the most.
MRS C* now Who would have known that in order to have large files printed at a local place like say Costco or Walgreen’s, your camera has to be formatted to certain numbers! DO I look like a numbers person?
FROSTY* well, uh...of course not MC, your expertise is in other areas.
Well I have been as busy as a Christmas Elf adding more Goodies to the Retro Ranch! Who could have imagined there is such an event as a Sneak Attack, where an organized group of experienced Etsy Members, discover new shops then surprise them by planning a target time to shop in their shop! I went from 1 sale to 14 sales in a blink of an eye! Now I’m scurrying around like a frantic Elf while my Printer's big machine is down,(Nooooooo!) and-I managed to send of my watermarked proofs to Costco( a 2 hour journey) to discover my big bumble. E G A D S ! Of course this coincided with 2 important medical appointments that required an entire day to travel to go through travel home. Its either Feast or Famine in my quiet desert life Is life that way for you? Does everything happen at once? Do you ever wish you could spread it around more evenly like your favorite peanut butter on your favorite bread so you could savor every single bite
The last blooming rose in Mom's Amazing Oklahoma Garden~ Small surprises as this eased my visitor disappointment finding 70 degree weather instead of the cold blustery Fall climate I was so looking forward to experiencing during Thanksgiving week.
Gone for the Holiday with all 8 hummingbird feeders full, I return to half full feeders. It has been 5 days and I have not seen one of my favorite friends. Could this be an Avian protest? Is it possible? Come back little ones. Maja misses you!
Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die.