October 30, 2013

Tea Time!

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Found this great infographic that's all about tea!
I liked seeing the top brands and where they're made.
Enjoy these interesting facts, including the terrific health benefits!
Make mine green, with extra honey, please.



Courtesy of Tea Magazine.



October 28, 2013

Vintage Halloween Postcards

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"There is a child in every one of us who is still 
a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch."
-Robert Brault


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October 27, 2013

Stryker Farm

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Off on another of our day trips.
This time, to the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
I do love an adventure!


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Our destination was Stryker Farm in Saylorsburg,
to see "livestock raised on pasture and forest."
With organic, free-range, and natural food so popular today,
it was so interesting to see these concepts in practice.


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Meat, milk, and eggs are sold farm-direct for wholesale distribution.
The Stryker Farm Store will be opening soon!


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Here's one of the farm's two livestock guardian dogs, 
an ideal mix of Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherd, and Akbash. 
They take their jobs very seriously, keeping coyote, fox and black bear far away from their wards. 


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In the photo below, you can see the hen house on the far hillside.
This gives a good idea of all the open space the animals enjoy.


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Meet the Farmer himself, Nolan Thevenet.




So, how did the name "Stryker" originate?
The maiden name of Nolan's dear grandmother.

Check out these links to learn more about Stryker Farm:
Website
Blog
Facebook


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October 25, 2013

Marcus Sakoda Caricatures

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How 'bout these caricatures by uber talented Marcus Sakoda?
He captures each recognizable nuance with an edgy, modern style.



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Wanna see more?
Here's his website and Facebook page.



Images used with direct permission from Marcus Sakoda.

October 23, 2013

Geninne's Illustrated Birds




Ah, the delightful art of Geninne D. Zlatkis! 
She lives near Mexico City, goes by only her first name, and has a dog named Turbo. 

I visited her blog, where she's posted several photos of her studio and home. 
I just wanted to reach in and live there! 
I'm quite envious, especially of her amazing collection of succulents.

Her whimsical style is more than marvelous. 
The vivid color combinations! The details! 
And it doesn't hurt that birds are one of my very favorite things.

Take a look, and you'll see what I'm raving about!

































 Here's where you can keep track of Geninne:





Images used with direct permission from Geninne Zlatkis.

October 22, 2013

Crafts in the Meadow at Tyler State Park



Each year, Tyler Park Center for The Arts hosts their 
invitational craft show called "Crafts in the Meadow". 
It's located in Richboro, which is in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

This autumn event has long been a favorite of mine. 
I love heading to nearby Tyler Park to see what gems the juried artisans have to offer. 
Here are some of the treasures that caught my attention!



The amazing art of Eric Boynton of Clay Rat Studio
I was especially drawn to the brown trout (center of the photo).

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Gourd artist Dawn Weseman.

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Dawn's "gourdaments".

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Michael Kehs, of Michael Kehs Woodworks, demonstrates his craft.

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Cathy Dailey and her "amusing artwork for people who love their pets!"
Visit her shop, Kitty Butt, on Etsy.

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Angled, avian artistry by Unique Birdhouse

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Lucious hand dyed and spun yarns by Susan Nadelson.
I wrote a post all about Susan's work.
You can see it HERE!

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No afternoon at a craft show is complete without a bag of warm kettle corn!

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I really liked these smooth, hand-carved spoons by DeWitt Spoons and Bowls.

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Greg enjoyed the company of his sweet niece while in town.

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