First #lily of the year!!!!
There is never a dull moment at my house... now i know who's been cleaning out my bird and squirrel food tray!! #deer #deermagic #urbanwildlife
We have baby #groundhogs #whistlepigs down by the creek... last count was 5...this guy is quite curious and kinda cute.
What a shitty time to get a respiratory bug that includes coughing ones head off and not getting any restful sleep. This same virus gave my dad pneumonia so I'm trying to keep it from going deep in my lungs with steam inhalation and lots of expectorants. But coughing like this at 5 1/2 weeks recovery is still a bitch.
I can't believe I captured a photo of this #damselfly (thanks @karenshackles !) just now... he is hanging out while it rains softly, and gifted me with this pose. #happyme #insectlife #naturephotography #nature_perfection
Here is an updated photo on the big #saw #table #workbench that Shayne has been working on!! It has wheels!!
I'm about to open up my shop and will be listing these three designs. These are all ready to ship. I will be working on restocking my accounts this week with some new styles I've been working on in my head during my recovery...excited to see them realized!!! I really want to see what I can come up with in the ear cuff category too. This week I turned a corner and for the first time in 5 weeks feel like myself again. I'll be curious to see how I process this experience via my work. Thank you all so much for your support, well wishes and encouragement over the last month or so. Means the world to me!! I just read a great little book by an Instagram user that I can highly recommend. Go to @davidblakec profile and consider downloading his book about happiness...he has a section on how to have a successful relationship with someone that I resonate strongly with...along with an interesting perspective about the importance of in-person connections as a way towards happiness, or as I like to think about a sense of fulfillment as it relates to the whole of a person's life. I read a lot, watched a lot of great programming via Netflix, but more importantly spent a lot of time contemplating what's important to me as I turn toward the flowering of my own life in this last third of it. 😘#earrings #handmade #hystersisters #earringsofinstagram #sterlingsilverjewelry #stacieflorerjewelry #earringsforsale
Felt good to reacquaint myself with some silver....
Our neighborhood Tom cat, Comet, has decided that slow flying birds are on the menu for today........or unaware and seed-happy chipmunks.
A Star is Born every day in my garden. This flamboyant Iris must have an Opera singer soul... I can imagine she is singing her heart out in her spectacular costume, delighting those that slow down enough to listen. Not all flowers entice with their fragrance! #happiness101 #plantshavefeelings #everydaybeauty
Fire in the sky....beautiful night.
Good report from the doc today....Seems like today is a turning point. More nerves are coming online now so every so often I twitch like someone who's been electrocuted slightly... but all in all healing up well. I have been watching The Last Kingdom and really want to make some cool ear cuffs.. sort of obsessing about them. May try and make some tomorrow!!!!
Bird song....music of heaven? Yep...I have to believe so....need some prayers for my father... he has been ill since 2 am with what appears to be a stomach virus. I am hoping i don't get it as it would not be ideal for my own healing... I have been feeling the effects of stitches dissolving and gravity trying to fill in the area where my womb was and it's been a bad last few days. But I have my trees and the birds..and the ☀️.
A nice evening with a good friend is in store for us today. Thanks mama Florer for the table and chairs and thanks mom for teaching me nice table manners. Should hold me in good stead for some communing time....
I'm getting antsy to start making jewelry again... my accounts are low in stock and I still can't do the stairs to get up and down from my studio. So I've been scrolling through my photos and thinking about how to riff off of some older designs. I really like these a lot... they were bought by another artist in #ashevillenc and I got to see her wearing them (which is always a thrill!). Anyway... healing is going pretty good, I wrote a long blog post about my experience thus far and it's now available on my website in my profile. I am going to set up a little water coloring place upstairs tonight to start painting... I need something creative to do before I go nuts. #hystersisters #hysterectomy #hystersister
My large oak fairy house I made from a timbered tree is sprouting a lot of leaves....love the way it looks!!!
Had a little visitor today...didn't get a #chipmunk song from #Alvin though.....
Shayne has been working on an epic shop table for his own creative space. It's so cool to watch him develop his own space....I'm really excited for him as he starts his own 'maker journey'.