Well, the big cat just determined he was done with my lap – at least for a little while – so I can actually DO a blog post tonight! Leo is a lap hog – he stretches across my lap from one arm of the recliner to the other. And stretches luxuriously and yawns (he yawns quite cute-ly – with the end of his tongue all curled up!) and turns half upside down – all across my lap. And he does NOT think that it’s a good idea for me to set my computer on him whilst he’s doing all this. So….cat -yes. Computer – No. Until he’s done with me. It’s what we do.
My card tonight is inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest. Not of a card, but….
When I saw this photo, it just spoke to me. About a 1000 years ago, in a galaxy far far away, I spent some time in the panhandle of Oklahoma. Quite a while, actually – another business trip (yes, you’ve figured out my secret – I get ALL the great garden spots for my business trips….). And it was in a pretty isolated little town (Super Walmart came while I was there and the whole town turned out. It was BIG!). So, I tried to find things to do (at that time, I didn’t do stamping, so I didn’t have a room full of crafty things to do) and on one of my little trips, I ended up at a preserve of some sort – no clue what it was called any more. Wide open spaces. Buffalo roaming. Longhorns playing. Bunnies frolicking. Prairie Dogs barking. It was big and, in its own way, beautiful. A prairie preserved. Anyway, I got a bee in my bonnet that it would be really cool to be there at night when there was a full moon. So, one weekend, I dilly’d and dallied about until it was finally dark and the moon had risen over the prairie. I wasn’t alone – other folks apparently shared my bee. It was spectacular. I don’t even remember the time of year now, but it wasn’t too hot or too cold. It was just beautiful. The light of the moon was….ethereal. If it wasn’t too crystal-chaneling woo-woo….I’d say I could hear the creak of the wagons and the rustle of the wheels rolling thru the prairie grasses. Truly one of the coolest experiences of my life.
Well – that picture took me back to that night. And I wanted to re-create it on a card. So I tried. Take a look-see: