Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Mar31Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

We cook using the old fashioned charcoal... nothing tastes quite as good as a burger cooked on the grill... yum!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Mar30Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

My son-in-law has the same square face that Sean Hannity has... except he doesn't have squinty eyes like Sean Hannity. Wonderful warm weather today in Charleston... I love Spring ... the HOT, HOT summer is just around the corner.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Mar29Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Watched a Stirling Edwards free video lesson on painting ocean waves today... so I tried it in my journal.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Mar28Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Lazy rainy Sunday... got laundry done and a walk around the park for the dogs before the rain started.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Mar27Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Spent a lazy Saturday, finished off with dinner at Chili's and basketball on the tv...

Friday, March 26, 2010


Mar26Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Gorgeous day today, a little windy, but otherwise a PERFECT Spring day. Headed to our last hockey game of the regular season.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Mar25Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Amble... rhymes with ankle... what I should have written was STROLLED... yes that's what the Geese did, they strolled across the street, and everyone waited patiently for them to cross. Sometimes my fellow humans make me proud, this morning was one of those moments.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Mar24Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I not only chewed him out, I complained to the manager... I was a 1 woman wrecking crew... a gray haired tornado.... and so the Shark eating the goldfish today... beware that goldfish might just morph into a bigger shark.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Mar23Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Spent several hours this evening at the local GOP office, candidates are filing now to run for office. We had a very quiet evening as no candidates came by, and nobody called. So my fellow volunteer worker and I spent the evening swapping stories... what a delightful person she is... I haven't laughed so much in a very long time... I hope she and I will get to work together again.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Mar22Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons! For you are crunchy. And taste good with ketchup.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Mar21Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Steady rain all day today, my Iris are blooming again. and I drew some imaginary cake.. I can't have real cake so this will have to do instead. It's been a happy birthday for me this year.

About 'Hello'...

Helen wondered about 'Hello' and how she came by that nickname... I blogged about that last year on her birthday, read all about it here...
Mar 20,2009

Me and RustyUD

Me and RustyUD, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

This one was taken around 1974 or 1975 based on the dog in the picture, this was taken at a dog show in Kentucky or Illinois I believe.


Liberty, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I'm in my 30s here, this was taken in Alabama, the horse is Liberty

Me and JeAnna

Me and JeAnna, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Some old photos of me... for my 59th birthday

My daughter JeAnna hamming it up for a photo. She is about 4 years old here.

Twenty something

Twenty something, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Some old photos of me... for my 59th birthday

Not sure exactly, based on the cabinets I think this was taken in my first apartment.

Prom dress - 10th grade Me

Prom dress - 10th grade Me, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Some old photos of me... for my 59th birthday

Hard to tell from this photo, the dress was pale yellow and I loved it.

Big eyes

Big eyes, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Some old photos of me... for my 59th birthday

I don't know if I'm 5 or 10 in this one it doesn't spark any memories at all.

Love that hat

Love that hat , originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Some old photos of me... for my 59th birthday
I'm 7 years old in this one, on the front steps of our house on Bolton Road in Atlanta. Another Easter dress photo.

Easter basket

Easter basket, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Some old photos of me... for my 59th birthday

I'm 5 years old and dressed for Easter.

Buckaroo and me

Buckaroo and me, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Some old photos of me... for my 59th birthday

Looks like I can barely stand up in this one, big brother Gene is armed to the teeth, and my Dad.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Mar20Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

First day of Spring today... so we spent the day doing a bit of Spring cleaning...gorgeous weather today, so we grilled some steaks for dinner, boy were they good!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Mar19Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

This is a little family story, I just had to save for my grandchildren to enjoy years from now. I doubt there will be Tonka trucks in the future, there are no trucks like my brothers had even now... they were tough, metal, indestructible... today they are mostly plastic. My brother is very creative and artistic today, he actually sells his art work... I thought he'd be a writer or a lawyer, or maybe a politician... he can spin a story.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


BDayCardLiz, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

From the equally talented Liz Youssef... on the same side of the world... and yet... Canada is very far removed from the American South ... a lovely handmade card, with more flowers... I was born on the first day of Spring... so I do LOVE these flowers.
You have both made me feel really special this year.... thank you both very much.


BDayCardKaushik, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

What a delight today, to find not one but 2 gifts from my watercolor friends...
From the talented Kaushik Sharma... half way around the world literally half way around he's in India... I got the most beautiful painting of watercolor flowers. Thank you Kaushik I will treasure it, frame it and hang it where I can study it often.


Mar18Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

We have an EVIL squirrel in the back yard, he throws nuts at the dogs to taunt them... they can be having a nap, and bam, the little devil beans them from above and sets them to barking and trying to climb the tree. I saw him tonight as I was cooking dinner, the dogs were all in the house so he came down and went to get a drink out of their water bowl... he is HUGE, as big as a cat that squirrel is.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Mar17Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Everyone wants to be Irish today... even Obama found some Irish relatives in his family tree.
Me I just like wearing green stuff and drinking beer LOL.


Mar16Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Drove to DC yesterday, today took the Metro train into the city for the TeaParty/FreedomWorks rally at the Capitol. Henry Brown my Congressman arranged a tour of the House of Representatives for me. It was well worth the time and trouble to see... and having a staff member led tour was the way to do it.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Mar15Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

This was a silly 60's movie about airline stewardesses... but that wasn't what I was thinking when I drew this. The progressives have started a 'new' group, to replace ACORN, they are calling it the 'Coffee Party'... Oh course I've been involved with the Tea Party movement almost since it began here in Charleston... and then there's ME... a member of the smallest minority there is... an individual... ME.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Mar14Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Ran across a picture of a Bernese Mountain Dog on the internet today, and it brought back memories of my Berner, Ouija. He was a big sweet dog, and only the second breed champion of his breed to also earn a Utility Dog obedience title.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Mar13Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Breakfast meeting this morning, listening to the candidates for the SC School Superintendent. Ron and I agreed on who we'll support. Hockey game tonight, Rays secured a play off position by finishing the game in a tie, even though they lost in overtime... arghh..

Friday, March 12, 2010


Mar12Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

The Great Blue Heron is such an elegant, graceful bird it is a thrill for me every time I see one.
Rainy again today, but warm... I'm hoping for some good weather to work on my yard a bit this weekend.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Mar11Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Flamingos are pink from eating brine shrimp...they are found everywhere as yard art or casinos ... so everyone knows what a flamingo is...
It is POURING down rain today... I'm very weary of all the rain we've had... I know I shouldn't say that, as we are likely to have a drought later on this Summer.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Mar10Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Rain held off until I came home tonight... so my little weather thingy is not exactly correct... darn weather man... I should have waited till later in the day to add it to the page... great weather, great day today, should have worn my flip flops.. yes I should have.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Mar09Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Chic-fil-a is one of my favorite places to eat. Started in my home town Atlanta Georgia, in 1946 by Truett Cathy. They moved into Greenbriar Mall and were always considered a great place to work, because they aren't open on Sunday's and they treat their employees right. I don't think there are many Chic-fil-a restaurants outside of the Southeast, but if you visit here, give them a try.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Mar08Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Bribes, back room deals, arm twisting, dirty tricks... naked men in heads are next... the Democrat party is determined to pass the hell-th care bill no matter who it hurts.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Mar07Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

I do enjoy these trips... and feel a sense of accomplishment. That we've done some small part of preserving the forest for others to enjoy for years to come. The forest service needs volunteers to make up for all the budget cuts they have faced the past few years.


Mar06Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.


Mar05Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Mar04Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Rico..looking innocent... he's such a character.
We're headed to North Carolina tomorrow, to work in the Uwharrie National Forest putting up guard rails, picking up trash and whatever else they want us to do... our Jeep club has adopted a OHV (off highway Vehicle) trail in the park up there and we go up there to work several times a year. It's a lot of work, but it is worth it to have a great place to go and enjoy our Jeeps and the outdoors. I may not be able to update my blog until I get home on Sunday evening.. I'll catch up then.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Mar03Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Brown out at work today, brought all the computers, phones and the heater... DOWN... so I took a advantage and got my annual check up and all my prescription refills...
Now about that Toucan... Winna wanted me to draw my Scarlett Macaw "Rico"... and I did try... but I couldn't get it right... so I did the Toucan instead... I'll keep working on a Macaw... until one is fit to publish.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Mar02Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Headed to my watercolor class.... been thinking about telling the teacher the dog ate my homework :-) but which dog? A JRT or the lab? Who to blame?

Monday, March 1, 2010


Mar01Art, originally uploaded by CaptElaine.

Long day, meetings after work at the Library... home very late... off to dream of Spring.