Sunday, July 24, 2011

We all need to be Aware of Cats Killing our Beautiful Birds

We are losing too many of our beautiful birds simply because cat owners do not take responsibility for the carnage their beloved cats are causing around our homes.  In our local newspapers the other day they stated that one cat can destroy on an average of six insects, birds etc in one night.  Therefore millions will be destroyed all over Australia in one night.  We can stop this from happening with a little bit of effort.

The stray cat is hiding waiting for the unsuspecting prey
The beautiful bird sits resting in the tree oblivious of the cat.

We all need to do our bit to avoid our cats from destroying our beautiful birds.  There are many different types of exercise runs that we can instal around our backyards to keep the cats happy with plenty of exercise and keep our birds safe from the cats in our own back yard.

A Fiery Sunset

It doesn't matter how many sunset or sunrises you take a photo of, you never appear to get two that look alike.  We could not resist catching a snap of this one.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The magnificent Tiffany Lamps

It has been recorded that the first Tiffany lamp was created around 1895 which is incredible in itself as there is so much color and making one of these is not as simple as it looks.

Having said it is not easy to make one does not mean you cannot.  With the right equipment and a lot of patience anyone can make one.  Although I would suggest that you make lots of other things before trying something as magnificent and intricate as these.

Some consist of hundreds of little pieces of glass being cut out and then soldered together.  This is where the patience comes into it.  To learn more about these beautiful lamps read more

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Many ways of being creative with stained glass

Stained glass does not just mean windows. There are many ways of being creative with stained glass. Yes you can make windows, skylights, terrariums, lamp shades, door inserts or even put windows in your glass cabinets.

My husband bought this old cupboard and it really needed a lot of tender loving care. He pulled it all to pieces and rebuilt the woodwork then worked on replacing the windows as most of it was broken. So piece by piece he cut out the bits of glass and renewed each section.

You can do this with any sort of cabinets. They do not necessarily have to have been a stained glass front to start with. All you need is a pattern of your choice and size it to your requirements and start cutting and grinding each piece until they fit exactly to your pattern. Good luck I hope this will give you the incentive to get started.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Our dog Playing in Pool with kids

Oyr Blue Heeler dog loves to play in the pool with the kids.  They throw it to him and he promptly bounces it back to them.  Dogs are part of the family just like the children.  They all should be allowed to interact with them.
Having said that you still have to be very wary that they do not bite anyone.  Never let a dog near your face.
This same dog in the video, give the kids a little nip (no not a bite) he just snaps his mouth.  In otherwords he is telling the kids that he has had enough.

We should all take notice of the signs that our pets give out.  Maybe then people would be less likely to be bitten.  This is not always the case though.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Beautiful Fire warms the travelers up at Willuna

Everyone needed this beautiful fire to warm us up at Wiluna because it was minus five degrees each morning way back in June 2010.

On the same morning our tables and chairs were covered with ice.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stained-Glass-How to Download-Free-Stained Glass-Patterns on the internet

Starter Kits from Tracy's Glass
They also have free patterns
to download

Stained glass is such a beautiful hobby. Although it is a hobby that you will have to be careful when doing or you could end up with small splinters of glass in your fingers or if not wearing good shoes tread on some.

Sometimes the most expensive part to starting any hobby is buying the tools.  Once you have done that then you will need some new exciting patterns to start practicing with.  I would sugggest that you start simple doing things with straight cuts.  Once you feel more comfortable with that then you can move forward onto the more intricate items.

Although you as you will probably want to cut your costs, instead of spending hundreds of dollars by going out and buying all the latest books.  You can download patterns for making lamps, tarariums, mirrors, windows and all those other novelties on the net for FREE.

What could be better than Free Stained Glass Patterns?  read on to learn how to do this -

A very stormy day

Look at the red glow around the sun

Kangaroos in Rockingham in front of housing complex

A beautiful sunrise from our back fence

Foreshore at Rockingham Grain Terminal

Foreshore at Rockingham Grain Terminal

With these correllas you wouldnt need to have a lawn mower in your back yard