Saturday, December 31, 2022

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Thursday Art & Dinner Date ... New Years Eve Party

New Years Eve Party

FH and I don't party on New Years Eve anymore.  We spend the evening watching the New York City Count Down and then the Chicago Fireworks .  This picture was drawn when we still had Chachi and Fonzi ... we will forever miss them.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year filled with meaningful joy and happiness ...

Andrea @ From the Sol


Thursday, December 22, 2022

Thursday Art & Dinner Date!

Christmas Scene

These are two of my favorite photos of Christmas Scenes at our Lake House ...  

End of an Era 
Da Boyz
(anyone who lived in Chicago when the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl will know where the name Da Boyz came from :)
We lost our Fonzi in 2020.  His brother Chachi remained with us until this week when we, out of kindness and love, let him pass to a place of peace and hopefully a place where he will find his brother once again ...

They were sweet cats, Fonzi ever the Alpha and Chachi, Mr. Personality ...

They both cared for each other and together they nurtured any new pet we brought into the house ...

After Fonzi passed, Buffy our little female rescue stepped in to cuddle and care for Chachi ... Chachi was old, blind, arthritic and diabetic but he loved being held and still came to tell me when it was time to eat.  

But as his quality of life waned, we were forced to make the decision that every pet owner dreads ...
We said Goodbye to our adorable, lovable little boy ...

It feels like the end of an Era in our house.  Da Boyz and Izzi were the center of our empty nest life and they will be forever missed ...

Andrea @ From the Sol


Friday, December 16, 2022

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Thursday art & Dinner Date ... Gift Wrap


Sorry, all old art this week ... Holidays are keeping me busy plus my daughter is having cataract surgery today which I have to attend as her POA.    

Stay Warm :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Thursday Art & Dinner Date! ... Constellations


As I live in an area that has total light pollution at night, I haven't seen a constellation in years ... so today I am substituting an ethereal sight in my back yard.

One doesn't expect to see such a sight when it is not raining or there is no major water source in the area ... it felt like a blessing to me, so I wanted to share it with you ...

Andrea @ From  the Sol  

Friday, December 2, 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Thursday Art & Dinner Date! ... Bells


I have attended several Carillon concerts at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.   It is a real treat ... so relaxing to sit outside on the side of a hill and listen to the bells play. 

If you don't remember Bell Bottom pants, you must be  very young.  The only thing I really remember about them was the numerous stumbles I took while accidentally stepping on the edge of my pants.  This fad hasn't come back in 50 plus years ... hmmmm, I wonder why :)

If you live in the US, you probably have traveled to Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell.

Wedding Bells rang for us 58 years ago ... 

This is called the Maroon Bells ... it is a breathtaking scene that can be found somewhere between Snowmass and Aspen, Colorado.  It is one of the several trips I took with my dear friend, Barbara (seen walking along side the lake).  If you are ever in Colorado, it is a must see ...

I hope the bells are ringing in your lives ... in a good way, that is.  My son has ringing in his ears (tinnitus)from years of listening to loud music :(  They are saying that there may be a cure for it ... fingers crossed.  Stay well everyone :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thursday Art & Dinner Date ... Jungle


I have nothing for you but a few pieces of old art and photographs.  The jungle is full of exotic birds and ...

wild beasts :)

And finally, of course, I wish you all a delicious and family filled Thanksgiving :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Friday, November 18, 2022

Friday Face Off ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Thursday Art & Dinner Date ... Cup


Cuppa ...

That is a Hadley hand painted cup from Kentucky Buffy is knocking around ...( very collectable :), but clearly Buffy isn't impressed :)

Struggling with my computer ...  Don't ask !  :(  These are all old art ... best I could do for now.  Better late than never :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Rain Frances Creations, TADD ... Eggs

  EGGS A pipping Barn Owl ... We raised Barn Owls from eggs at the Rehab Facility while participating in a Research Project involving dimini...