It's March and time for the annual peepshow in Waynesville. The participating stores have either a paper cut-out of a pink marshmallow rabbit Peeps or a yellow marshmallow chick Peeps on their doors. I stopped by two shops Saturday to take pictures.
Every year, the participating businesses compete with their dioramas made using marshmallow Peeps. Then, the shoppers vote on them. What imaginations! They're all so cute and clever. It's a tough decision.
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The peepshow entry at Forner's Woodshop this year was absolutely adorable!!!!!! I understand they won last year and I wouldn't be surprised if they repeated that this year. There's Mollie in the background waving!
Mollie and Jerry made the Peeperville Hatchery. It contains three sections - a Nursery, a Labor and Delivery area, and a nurses' station. Jerry is a woodworker and made the nurse's desk and the beds. Mollie painted and decorated everything.
In the first picture, you see the viewing window on the right and three newborn Peeps in their beds. The nurse is at her station at the back. Then, in Labor and Delivery on the left, Marvin and Marsha Mellow are "on the nest". If you look at the chalkboard behind them, you'll see that their due date is "any minute".
I also stopped in at Cheap John's Country Store and the adjoining antique shop on the corner. They had this year's peepshow and the previous two years entries on display. All were just too cute!
This year, their entry is the Village "Peep"le. How hysterical is that!!?! Notice that the four Peeps in the middle are performing YMCA. I love the costumes on the Peeps! Right down to their cowboy boots, chains, and feather headdress.
Peeping Peep was their 2011 entry. See the peeping Peep outside the bathroom window looking in at the Peep taking her shower/bath? I believe the bathtub is a margarine container.
I remember when my mother taught school. She had her students make dioramas of various books, etc. I always loved looking at them. They represented a little slice of life in a shoebox.
There was no knitting Saturday due to Dorothy Lane hosting a health fair in our space. I went to Wild Bird Unlimited to take advantage of their sale and then visited a bit at Wooly Bully with Donna and Beth. Then, Andy and I ran errands - to Kroger, Radio Shack, Green Country Market, etc. in Lebanon.
I have a new camera and these are the first pictures I've uploaded from it. I'm pleased! I had a Fuji Finepix point and shoot that was probably ten years old. I noticed a spot on the lens a few weeks ago and tried to clean it off but just made it worse. The spot turned out to be on the inside of the lens and the fellow at the camera store told me it would probably cost more than $100.00 to send it off to be cleaned. They would have to take it all apart to clean the spot off. Wish they could just say, "out damn spot!" Guess that only works in the theater!
Anyway, I bought a new camera. Another Fuji Finepix point and shoot. This camera is capable of performing at more than 3x what my other camera was re: features. AND, the best part - the camera price was $100.00 and there was a $20.00 rebate! Great deal!
This week, we've had a few visitors on the pond - what I think was a female Bufflehead Duck and two Canada Geese. The duck was just passing through but stayed two or three days. A Bufflehead is the smallest diving duck. I enoyed watching her swim around the pond and then dip for a dive underwater. In this picture, you can see the geese with the tiny duck in the foreground.
I came home one afternoon and she took off before I could get a really good picture of her. I walked all around the pond but couldn't find her so I guess she flew off while I was parking the car and getting the camera. Earl Gray and Gracie had a good time joining me in my search for the duck. Gracie even looked in the drainpipe. Can you see her with her head stuck out of the pipe? Silly kitty!
With the recent rain and snow we've had, our pond is more full than it's been in ages. It looks so nice with water in it! Here's a picture of the house from "across the pond".
Saturday was in the upper 40's but it seemed much warmer. Sunday, they're saying we could get 2 inches of snow. This has been a crazy winter and I've enjoyed every bit of it! The heat will be here soon enough.
Here are a Cardinal on the right and a Downey Woodpecker on the left. The woodpecker is eating suet from the upside feeder. The woodpeckers love this feeder because they have less competition - a lot of the other birds can't hang upside down like this and feed.
Sunday will be a busy day. I definitely need more days in my weekends! Lots of soaping and and lotion making on slate for tomorrow. I have several orders to complete and get in the mail on Monday. Also, the end of the month is fast approaching and I have reports to get done for work. Ugh!
Hope your Sunday is awesome!