Monday, March 14, 2011

For the birds

I put aside St. Patty's Day and Pi Day and have focused on the thought SPRING IS COMING! Oh sure, it's crazy cold with the wind today and the temps in the 30's, but I can still think of spring, right?

I'm so not a flowery girl. Most of you who know me personally know I'm rather flighty at times. So, when thinking of what to replace the Valentine hearts with on my little metal tree, I opted for birds.
I found a template online and altered it to suit my needs, then chose coordinating papers from my scrap cabinet and got to work.
I also added some beads to the ends of a few branches as a bud for the blooming of spring.
  I replaced the red ornaments from Valentines with the silver ones that I'd put away with the snowflakes. All in all, I love it all over again!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tires - a couple of photos

Every time we drive past one of these tire stores, I am amazed. I think back to tire stores in the states and how they sprawl out over the block or something more spacious. It seems like the bigger the set up, the better the business is supposed to be portrayed or at least that's the idea I get when I think back to certain tire service centers I've visited in the past.

And then there are these.
This one as you can sort of see is on the corner of a busy intersection. There's barely room for customer parking in front of the building and the work area is tiny for the tire maintenance.
Yet, they make it work.
We know first hand they make it work because we recently had new tires put on our Galloper. We bought them here and sat in the tiny waiting room huddled around the kerosene heater while the guys were out in the shop with open bays doing in the installation.