I am not even going to say how long I have had this birthday garland die, so it was about time it was used. All those little hearts stars and flowers on the garland are little dies that come in the set so I just cut them out and applied them to the garland. I also added some crystal glaze to the sentiment to give it a bit of shine. The pretty roses were a freebie from a British magazine, just added a die cut to put them on. The little bow under the roses is also from the garland die set.
Spellbinders - Happy Birthday Garland cut twice, Floral Doily Motif, A2 matting basics A dies
Quick cards - Parisian dreams paper collection and rose diecuts
Nuvo - crystal glaze on the sentiment
Now on to more of our Mississippi trip, after having lunch we went back to the water, this time in Biloxi, when we pulled up we saw this beautiful Blue Heron.
He didn't seem to be too scared of us so I just started taking pictures and he let me get him from all kinds of angles.
It is so amazing how tall they are.
This gentlemen asked us if we would like to see one eat a fish, and we said yes, so he went to his truck got out this net, through it in and caught a fish.
It reminded us of Jesus telling the disciples to throw their nets in to catch the fish.
You could tell this bird was getting so excited when he saw him throwing the net into the water. He threw the fish and the bird caught it.
He started leaving us and we were hoping he wouldn't go far.
It didn't take long for another bird to come along and try to take it from him, but he just wasn't having that.
I can't even tell you how many pictures I took of him eating this fish but he finally got it down.
If you look back at the first picture and then look at this last one you can see how big his neck gets to accommodate the fish.
It is nice talking to the locals because we found out that after Katrina Hurricane went through Biloxi this area is now just a park, but it was once full of very expensive yachts, we saw many areas that are just now rebuilding and many empty lots that you can see a parking lot is there but no building and the land is for sale. I noticed when my husband was driving through that in the center median of the road every now and then there was a carving, I wondered then if they were carved out of dead trees and so I googled it when we got home and that is exactly what they did after Katrina took out so many trees, if you want to read about it HERE is one article that I found. I am so bummed now that we didn't get any pictures of them ourselves but it was very busy traffic when we went through.
Thanks for hanging in there with me through all these pictures.
Hope you enjoy a great weekend,