Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I will show a picture later (the she is)   but I am just amazed.  I have been very ill and have been told I won't bounce back as fast as I want to from the e coli.  I went out to feed the creatures in my backyard and I am seeding here in amazement.  I heard a light "quack" and I looked up from were the sound was coming and there were 2 ducks (Drakes) watching me from the neighbor's roof.  I said, "Hi, ducks". Both flew off the roof right in front of me and sat down to eat right in front of me.  OMG....I couldn't believe it because I haven't seen them for a couple of days except the very early morning when I get up to take my medication and work a little to my beautiful new friends on etsy around the world. They are spending time in the lake which I want them to because it is so nutritious for them.  Besides they need the lakes not me until bad weather and closing lakes.  And...to tell you the truth they are expensive for e to feed and I have only had 1 donation so far from a lady to feed them.  God Bless her.  Believe me it would feel good to get just a few dollars from everyone to feed them.

One flew off....The other had to be a baby...she must have been her mom showing her were to feel safe and feed. I could tell I needed my camera.  I went in a got it and got the most amazing picture of the little one right in front of me checking me out.  I talked to it in say, "How are you?", "Did you lose your mommy?",  and, small talk.  It came right up to me and lightly quackd.  It was lost a little looking for it's mommy.  This was a good 3 minutes.

It then raised up it's head and looked up in the direction of the house next door.  It's mommy was there and quacked lightly.  The little one took off following it's mommy.  I felt such a deep love for the little one and it's mommy making the little one feel safe and the beautiful introduction to me.  It felt safe with me and inspected me and then it's mommy came back.  AMAZING!!!

It is amazing to have such a connection with the little girl and her mommy.  Don't tell me there is no God.  So I will add the picture but I need to crop and upload it and I am very tired.  I love having a refuge/sanctuary in my backyard were these creatures can feel a safe harbor.  I am learning sooo much.  Tonight about 7:30 P.M., 07/20/10, Central time I saw an amazing sight of a mom duck and a baby duck in my backyard learning the ropes so to speak.

What a beautiful night cap.  Marilyn

Saturday, July 17, 2010


This is how I get greeted almost every day.  This little squirt comes to my door and or when it is warm lays on it's little belly right on my door steps.  What a greeting.  I talk to these little ones.  I think they all know that I am their friend.  I have put this in my animals section of my etsy so anyone can have a print.  Each squirrel has a different personality.

I love these little squirts.  I feel a bit better but it has been tough.  E coli is awful.  Please, WASH YOUR HANDS.  Marilyn

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I still feel pretty tough

This s the only painting I have done in a month except I feed the animals and I am making an attempt to paint Betty White. 

When is it that I will feel better?  It has been tough for 2 years and now is the time for me to start feeling great...enough already.  Be back soon...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hi Y'all

Just to let you know I am still quite ill but I am trying to get better.  E-coli is terrible.  I will try to blog more when I feel better.  Thank you for your patients and kindness.  Marilyn

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My animal sanctuary

My creatures did not show up at all yesterday, I'm sure, they were frightened by the "sky lighting" up.  I know it is and was beautiful and I watched it from my front steps.  It is fun to be with all the people, "awwwing", at all the beautiful fireworks but I am ill and trying to over come the bladder infection which I have told you about but the little ones need our help.

This morning I saw one duck and many squirrels coming running to be fed but it in all it's beauty must have been frightening for them.   This is one of my paintings, bookmarks, jewelry, greeting cards, note cards, t-shirts, decorator pillows, scented candles and other items as playing cards that sell on http://www.artbymarilyn.net looped to etsy and this painting is one of them.  They are expensive little ones and if you could dig deep into your pockets and send me a dollar or two I could afford these little ones easier.  I just bought a 50# bag of food for $7.37 yesterday and I am very ill so you know I work hard at keeping these little guys safe and serene. I buy at least 1 bag a week plus bird seed for $3.95.   Or purchase one of my items from etsy.  It sure would help.

Anyway thank you for stopping by and viewing my blog.  Later....Marilyn

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Pledge of Allegiance

Happy Fourth of July


This really looks great as a greeting card, various size print, bookmark, t-shirt, decorator pillow, jewelry, note card, scented candle, decal, and as many different items as I can think of...enjoy!!!