Friday, March 04, 2011

blogger (me) has spring fever too

Forgive the wild changes on the blog this week. I'm having a little bit of spring fever and doing the equivalent of rearranging the furniture fifteen different ways - we'll see where I end up. Something not quite so "busy" - but I'm having fun playing with all the options... :)


Grey Horse Matters said...

It's a pretty picture and easier to read than the last one. I do the same thing all the time too. Changing things is good to keep it from getting stale.

billie said...

Arlene, I know that last one was very hard to read but I felt like Keil Bay was listening every time I opened up my blog, so I had fun while it was there... :)

I love this one if I can resize the photo so i don't have to tile it.

With all the blank space it won't be so cluttered, and i can experiment with colors to get them better suited.

I've discovered that playing with blog design is a heck of a lot easier than moving furniture!!

Anonymous said...

Like this one - very clean and easy to read.

ponymaid said...

billie, I do enjoy anything green.

billie said...

I didn't tell the story of the photo. The roses were from daughter's birthday several years back. I finally had to toss them as they were turning to dust, but we enjoyed them for many years as they dried. This is one of what I call the ballerina spiders who live with us. I had never seen this type of spider until we moved to November Hill, and although I have always had a fairly intense phobia of spiders, these are so respectful of my space (they tend to stay up near the ceiling, and in corners) and they are so beautiful when spinning - it's like a dance almost, hence the name ballerina - I decided I would live with them instead of eradicating them.

They also seem to enjoy beauty. This photo was one in a series of ballerinas who came down from their lofty perch to rest beside something lovely. In this case, the roses, in other photos from that series, various pieces of art that are hanging in our home.

I have come to love the ballerinas. They are quiet, elegant, and they are also useful. They eat ants and fleas. I clear their old webs with the vacuum cleaner hose but carefully maneuver so as not to get them. They often move to a remote corner of their web so I can clear the dusty webs, and then they rebuild new ones. Each year they die and tiny babies hatch out and start the cycle all over again.

It's quite wonderful to be friends with these lovely creatures after all my years of fear.