Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Natural Phenomenon


Yesterday afternoon, we were in our backyard and witnessed the most awesome sight. Those little highlights in the photo are dragonflies. This pic doesn't do it justice, because there were hundreds of them. Every time they flitted by, the sun would hit their wings and they looked like pure copper....my favorite metal, of course. Most were low to the ground and you could really see them in the shadows, but a lot were in the tree tops. It was around 5:30, so I assume they were having dinner at Windham Acres. Sometimes we could see the bugs in the air, and if they didn't move fast enough, they were gobbled up by a copper-winged creature.

This morning, I woke up early and there was a beautiful doe in the back, down near that shadowy tree line you can see in the photo. She kept looking toward the house as she grazed, so I don't know if she could see me or not. It's about 700 feet to the area where she was. Not being a hunter, I'm not up on the distance a deer can see. I just know that I can see her and she is gorgeous!


On another note, Artistic Outpost is releasing new stamps today.

Here's the info. I tried to upload an image, but five minutes later it was still loading, so I'll do that in a separate post.

Artistic Outpost is proud to release two new stamp collections: Route 66 and Vintage Halloween.

Route 66 features nostalgic images of the first American super highway, Route 66. Who isn't yearning for a great "road trip" right about now! We always get a little sad when August rolls around. It means another summer is
winding down. Use this terrific set to capture those memories in your summer scrapbooks or make something unique which pays homage to those who are born to be wild!

Vintage Halloween is for all those out there who prefer treats to tricks. Who wouldn't love seeing the children in our two main images showing up to the front door on All Hallow's Eve? This collection features work from Victorian era postcards. Think of all the Halloween Party invitations, cards, or treat bags that you could create with this one set!

To celebrate the launch of these two new collections, Artistic Outpost is
running sneak peek specials...From now until Monday, August 11th, the following
items are on sale at the Artistic Outpost webstore.
* Vintage Halloween - $9.99
* Route 66 - $9.99
OR PURCHASE BOTH for $18 (that's $6 off the retail price of both)

There is a special "bundled" product in our webstore that will allow you to
order both plates for $18.00.

We can't wait to see what you do with these fun images!!!:

2 comments:

Michelle W said...

I bet that was so very cool with all the dragon flies. I miss my days in the country. It was so awsome to get up and go outside early and just be and see what God had made.

Subriagirl said...

Beautiful picture Candice! One of my dreams is to live out in the country & to watch the wild life & let the dogs run free. ahhhhh, that'd be the life!