Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Unfortunately, this fabulous picture of a manatee pair was not taken by me.
It was found on the internet, but I don't know the source.

Last week we spent our annual week (or 2 or 3) on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County on the west coast of Florida.
The front of our resort home faces the Gulf of Mexico while our back garden overlooks a lovely tropical garden and Tampa Bay.
There was a precious manatee living under our boat dock while we were there and a mother and her calf were residing in the waterway beside one of our favorite restaurants.

For those of you with whom I converse regularly, our internet connection has been down due to 'improvements' being made by our local telephone company which also hosts our interent connection.
I'm home, alive, and relatively well and hope to be in touch soon!

Ruth Ann

Friday, May 16, 2008

Diamond Doggy Duds

I saw this beauty while surfing the internet this morning.
The doggy collar is a mere 7 carats of diamonds priced at only $1,800,000.00.
I'm sure that our precious Poppett would love it.
If she doesn't, I know that I would!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

First Flowers of Spring

Despite the winds and chilly weather, our flowers are becoming quite lovely.
The roses are full of blooms this morning, but pictures are impossbile because the rain is peppering down.

It's a wonderful morning for sitting by the window and sipping cappuccino.
I've become addicted to my beading.

It has been many years since I beaded professionally, but the minute I picked up my needle and thread, the bug bit yet again.
I have decided that the direction I should take is toward designing and offering kits for jewelry making.
I will be offering a few finished pieces for sale in the galleries that I worked with in the old days, but I'm getting too slow to offer finished jewelry on a regular basis.
I will post on this site when new items are on offer.

My regular website is

I will be opening another site soon that will be dedicated to my jewelry and kits.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Problems Posting

I'm sorry to have been so long in posting, but as you can see from my previous post, my blog kept appearing in another language. Some research proved the language to be Hindi. Lord only knows how this happened, but I seem to have it fixed for now.

If this post goes through OK, I will begin posing again soon.