Monday, April 13, 2009


Man, I wouldn't mind climbing up on that tree all by myself. Doesn't it look peaceful?

I have not been painting lately. I would hope to have something to share by now, but I have been a little preoccupied with Nino's food allergies and asthma. They have been acting up. That is always so frustrating and scary. He has so many borderline ones along with his main ones. Easter parties can be stressful because of them, but we made it through. Whew! AND, he is still alive so that is a blessing indeed.




Here are a couple of shots from our Mushroom hunt. Every spring we search for Morel mushrooms in the woods behind our home.


Foster played Bobcat the entire time. Climbing trees and walking through the streams with the kids.
I swear he is part dog. He loves to go on walks in the woods with us.
This is such a cool tree and that lump on it is Foster.









These are our farm fresh eggs that we colored. Although, I loved the colors they were.

I hope you all had a very blessed weekend! Hopefully my next post will be of a painting! Jennifer

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Yes... I can relate - I wanna crawl out there and be left alone for about an hour and just hide - lol. My youngest has mild asthma - it is very scary!! Hang in there hon!!! Blessings, Sarah

Heidi said...

Such beautiful pictures of the tranquil woods! I clicked on the picture to enlarge the first one because I thought you were taking a picture of a squirrel! What a great kitty! It is too early to hunt fot those yummy morels in our area but it won't be too long! Sorry to hear that you have a little one with food allergies. That would be so scary!

Fantastic Figments said...

aww that does look peaceful.. Let me know where I can find that type of escape. Mushroom hunt. HMM never heard of it but it sounds like fun!.

I wish you all the best with the allergiest and asthma I know they can be very scary and frustrating for those who have them I wish you family well.

Smooches,
Steph

Cris said...

You were brave coloring those eggs! What did you do with them then? Touching the outside shells doesn't bother Anthony?

nollyposh said...

i know the feeling with the food allergies thing as i have one child with an anaphylactic response to nuts & legumes and it can make holiday times a nightmare... But i have my family & friends more or less trained now... and it only took 16yrs! sighhh

Pease Porridge said...

Thank you all for your kind comments and support. Sounds like many of you know the stress I have been feeling. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. My immediate and my husband's immediate family are really great about the food allergies. It is the extended family parties that get hard.

It is sad Cris, but even though egg is a really low one I still picked up the egg and put it on the holder for him. I think he would have been ok touching them, but it is not worth taking a chance. Ugh. He had fun still though dipping them in the die.

Jenny said...

I grew up with a woods in my back yard. I miss it. That cat is too funny! That is great that he stays around, instead of taking off to investigate on his own.

MyBlueHeaven said...

What a funny cat going in the water like that. He sure is an adventurer.

Naija said...

hello

sorry to hear that nino has astma and allergic I understnad its no fun..i would like to have a henfarm too :)

Julie Fillo said...

Your kids and your kitties so cute!
Love your paintings, thanks for the comment on my blog!

Julie

Michele Lynch Art said...

Beautiful woods! and yes, so peaceful!! Sorry to hear about the allergies. My oldest grew up with asthma and allergies (not food allergies) and it's scary for sure. Beautiful artwork! Michele

Sonia ;) said...

LOL...Jen I thought it was squirrel up on that tree in the first pic...Ha Ha....Poor NIno....he will do better with a wonderful mommy taking good care of him...Have a great week.

Heather said...

how fun! Ive never been on a mushroom hunt! glad you all made it through easter ok, hope your little guy is feeling good and ready to enjoy spring!~

Micki said...

I have an award waiting for you when you've got the time to pop over to my blog ;)

Micki x

K said...

Looks so peaceful...lovely pictures! I hope things get less stressful for you and you can get some painting done! Blessings on you and your family

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

What a peaceful setting! Looks like you had a wonderful time!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Have a great week!
Darla

Jenny said...

I am having a fun giveaway,come see! Cheers!