Mountain Laurel & Rhododendron

Mountain-Laurel-in-bloom

Mountain Laurel grows wild all over the mountain and is in bloom. It is absolutely specular this year! The first and second picture I took today while on a hike of the Mountain Laurel, very beautiful!

Mountain-Laurel-blooming

Rhododendron-blooms

Purple Rhododendrons are also in full bloom! I also took the Rhododendron pictures in our garden today.

Rhododendron-blooming

Purple Rhododendron are beautiful but so are the pink! Check out the next few pictures of the Pink Rhododendron blooms!

can you spot the tiny ants and insect on the blooms?

Pink-Rhododendron-blooms

Pink-Rhododendron

So which do you like the best, the Mountain Laurel or the Rhododendrons?

Enjoy your evening!

Check out my handcrafted Black Walnut Feathered Crotch Sushi Board. The colors on this board are beautiful!

Black-Walnut-crotch-Sushi-board

 

Capers Blades and Blue Tips

caper blades and blue tip oysters

Above picture – Capers Blades

I spent the last few days this week at Isle of Palm with my friends, together there were  six of us. We had a big house with a pool that was one block off the beach. This house was huge and had 6 master suites.

Blue-Tips-oysters

Above picture – Blue Tips

We all enjoy eating oysters, so we ate oysters each night at different restaurants, Pearlz, Boathouse, etc. The above picture is Capers Blade oysters, these are elongated and are delicious.

capers-blade-oysters

I love all oysters but my favorite are Blue Tips, all with a little lemon, sauce and horseradish!

Do you like oysters? What is your favorite?

Photo credit Rina Jordan, check out her website, Rina Jordan Photography

Michael's-Woodcraft-Walnut-cheese-board

Hand Mirrors

Michael's-Woodcraft-handcrafted-hand-mirrors

Many of you might think that all I make is cutting boards, serving boards, cheese boards, etc. but I also make hand mirrors too! I made 9 hand mirrors this week for customers, pictured above is a right hand and a left hand mirror made from Walnut. Walnut is by far the most popular wood for hand mirrors.

After sanding smooth, I then finish the hand mirrors with 4 coats of a hard, low gloss poly. The poly helps bring out the grain and protects the surface.

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Enjoy your week!