MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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SCARF OF THE WEEK

SCARF OF THE WEEK

My scarf of the week from my VIDA Collection is my beautiful “AZALEA PARADE” Modal scarf. Regularly priced at $40, it can be yours this week for only $32 plus FREE U.S. SHIPPING!!!

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.naturegiftstore.net


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50 WAYS TO WEAR A SCARF

VIDA MODAL SCARF (PAPER WHITE) 5.jpgGet your summer on with beautiful scarves and other wearable art from my VIDA Collection! Wear them as sarongs, to ward off chills, or any creative way you can think of as depicted here.

Last week, I received these seven Modal scarves I ordered from my Collection.

 

VIDA MODAL SCARF (MAGENTA SKY) 2

MAGENTA SKY

VIDA MODAL SCARF (PINK TRUMPET 2)

PINK TRUMPET

VIDA MODAL SCARF (GLOW IN DARK) 3

GLOW IN THE DARK

VIDA MODAL SCARF (MR CARDINAL)

MR. CARDINAL

VIDA MODAL SCARF (MRS CARDINAL) 2

MRS. CARDINAL

VIDA MODAL SCARF (PAPER WHITE) 2

PAPER WHITE

VIDA MODAL SCARF (FRESH RED ROSE) 7

FRESH RED ROSE

To shop my Collection, click here.

And as always, this is from my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚


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NOW INSIDE MARY ANN’S BOUTIQUE

Nature’s Finest by Maxine Billings is now inside Mary Ann’s Boutique. Please stop by to browse and shop.

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com

 


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VIDA–NOT JUST FOR WOMEN

Just want to remind everyone that VIDA is not just for women. We also specialize in accessories for men. To help you widen out in your selections, I’ve added more products (particularly men’s cotton and silk pocket squares) geared especially toward males.

In addition, many of our products are suitable for either gender, such as the scarves, tapestries, and accent pillows. Below are just some of the products you’ll find in my Collection suitable for both sexes.

VIDA SQUARE PILLOW (MR CARDINAL)

“Mr. Cardinal” Square Accent Pillow

So, if you prefer something more masculine in appearance, you’ll find it. Also, if you want a nature image that you don’t see, please let me know, and I will be happy to see if it’s in my gallery. If it isn’t, I will do my best to get pictures of what you’re seeking to design your desired selections and add them to my Collection.

As always, this is from my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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CAPTURING MR. CARDINAL

BIRD (CARDINAL) NF.jpgI did it!!! I finally captured a picture of Mr. Cardinal!!! Yesterday, I moved the feeder to a spot on the porch rail where I can get clear shots from inside the house. Throughout the day today, he kept landing on the opposite rail but never came close to the seed while I was nearby.

Finally, he somehow got past me and got to the seed. I went for my camera, and he took off! Then later on, I could not believe he landed on the rail beside the seed and stayed long enough for me to get his picture!!!

Here he is, and he’s available on products in both my Fine Art America and Pixels online stores.

Next: Mrs. Cardinal!!! πŸ™‚

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

MaxineΒ πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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OUTFOXING THE CARDINALS

BIRD SEED (NEW & EATEN).jpgI just had to share this! I finally figured out a way to outfox the cardinals. You know how I’ve been trying for weeks to get some pictures of the handsome and beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal who feed regularly everyday at my feeder? Well, this morning, I had to refill the feeder. I found a small chunk of leftover seeds that had fallen to the ground, so I put it on the porch rail right in front of my glass storm door. Also, I placed the refilled feeder beside the chunk of seeds.

Sure enough, I peeked outside my office window and saw Mr. Cardinal eating away. However, as soon as I tiptoed into the living room and grabbed my camera, he flew off! But I know he’ll be back, and I am determined to get my picture.

One day last week, I was sitting on the sofa talking on my cell phone to one of my sisters. Mr. Cardinal came up and just plopped himself on the porch rail directly in front of the door. He stayed there a long time, but I was so busy talking that it did not dawn on me to grab my camera which was right there on a table in front of me, aim it, zoom in, and get a close up of him. By the time I thought of it and picked up my camera, he flew away! I imagined him the whole while I was sitting there talking with my sister, heckling at me and saying, “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, you can’t catch me!” And then when he saw me grab my camera, laughing as he high-tailed it out of there. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I know y’all think I’m crazy, but that’s okay. Life is what we make it, and enjoying God’s awesome natural creation is one of my ways of making the most of it.

Until next time, this is from my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

MaxineΒ πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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NATURE’S JEWELS

One of the many admirable qualities of natural creation is that it oftentimes takes on the appearance of other things in life that bring us pleasure. I took these pictures of my crepe myrtle tree one summer after a refreshing downpour. The crystal-clear beads of water dripping from the buds and blossoms look like glistening pieces of jewelry. I put the first picture on one of my VIDA pieces–a sheer wrap.

And here is my beautiful, dear friend JoAnn modeling it for us. Doesn’t she look lovely!

Whether out on the town or at the beach, this light and airy piece makes the perfect go-to accessory to style any outfit. Wear it with a dress, pants, skirt, or capris or slip on over a swimsuit for a chic, standout look. Each piece is uniquely designed and custom-printed. To get yours, click here to shop my collection. And as always, this is from my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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FILL ‘ER UP

My birds are really loving their seed! This morning when I got up, the feeder was empty, and I had to fill ‘er up. I love to use these little, round cakes of seed. I purchase mine at Walmart, well, because Walmart’s my store. πŸ™‚ That’s where I got my feeder from, too. Anyway, each cake comes with a hole already in it, so all I have to do is unwrap them and load them onto the feeder. Cool, huh? πŸ™‚

My cute, little tufted titmouse has become one of my best friends. It comes everyday to eat from the feeder and will even stick around long enough for me to take several photographs of it.

On the other hand, the beautiful, brilliant red cardinal that also comes by everyday to feed is like a speeding bullet and a streak of lightning. As soon as I try to steal some pictures, it takes off! But I’m determined not to give up in my quest, and when I do, I’ll be sure to share my treasures here and in some of my online stores.

As always, this is from my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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PUZZLE LOVERS

CAMELLIAS (WET) 14 (NF).jpgI’m currently seeking serious puzzle lovers who would like to enter a drawing for a FREE 252-piece puzzle of my “Regal Camellia” pictured above. Shipping is also free to any U. S. address.

PUZZLE (REGAL CAMELLIA) BOXPUZZLE (REGAL CAMELLIA) INSIDE BOX

I love photographing God’s awesome natural creation so much that I want to give this beautiful puzzle to someone who will really appreciate it. So, if you are a serious puzzle lover, all you have to do is respond in the affirmative to this post before 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 26, 2017.

A drawing of the names of everyone who entered will determine who the winner is. HAPPY PLAYING!

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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WINGED BEAUTIES

 

As you can see, my birds are really enjoying the seed I put out for them. And here is one of the winged beauties now that constantly feeds at the feeder. Isn’t it just so cute!!! πŸ™‚ It’s a tufted titmouse, a small songbird from North America. It is a species in the tit and chickadee family.

BIRD (TITMOUSE) 11 (NF).jpg

I gain so much joy and pleasure from photographing God’s awesome natural creation, and since becoming a nature photographer, I am now more observant of it than I have ever been in my entire life! Imagine how much pleasure Adam must have gained from observing the animals and giving each one its name! (Gen. 2:19 & 20) What a wonderful and loving Creator we have!!!

As always, this is from my heart ❀ to yours ❀!

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com