Yeah it's been a while since I posted anything. I have a bunch of pictures to share. Hopefully Blogger will keep them in semblance of order.
|A late season reminder that summer is long over. The blackbirds are flocking by the hundreds in this area, and leaving soon. They don't come to the feeders anymore, so the seed lasts longer.|
|Love those spectacular sunsets!|
|This one seems to be dressed for fall.|
|For DDIL Stacey's birthday party, Mother Nature gave her a rainbow! She got one on her wedding day too. I know she's a little bit Irish, so I wonder if there was a pot of gold involved?|
|We had a fine crop of toadstools out by the mailbox this year. More than last year. I'm told they've never appeared on the property before. Maybe it's something about me; the fantasy writing and all that...|
|These would make very nice fairy umbrellas!|
|We only got one big picking of beans before the frost got them, but they went in late. There was 23 lbs in that single batch and out of them I got 14 quarts put up for the freezer. I'm not complaining.|
|Hot peppers. I had some sweet ones too, but I guess we forgot to take a picture. This is the final gleaning before the frost.|
|A very big picking of melons and squash. We got another smaller picking of melons later. That biggest watermelon weighed 41 lbs and the smaller ones were 25lbs. I have never grown melons of that size. They were tasty too.|
|Only $5 worth of glittering fun here.|
|I used some of this in a recent project.|
|I found a garden dress! Broke in without being worn out, and uber-comfy with no wild colors. Yes it's big, I'm a chunky little gal.|
Orange foam, two yellow buttons, and bronze E-beads sewn to each side in the holes made a sun charm for the FIRE triad. I was going to use glitter glue to edge it but decided on the orange floss instead. The sun is healing if you sit out in it, and Roger lives in sun-drenched Florida. It needed more length of beading to match the size of the house charm. It's such a cheery little thing to look at. I don't think you can feel sad too long on a bright and sunny day, and its warmth and brilliance makes it easier to get up and try to be active. A good part of recovery is facing the necessary discomfort you have to deal with in order to heal, and accepting those things that will never be the same. That all takes courage. I hope this helps remind him that the sun will rise and bathe the earth in light every day even if you don't feel particularly perky.
|Next to the FIRE triad is a bell chain with fiery beads, little suns and hearts. I hope that red bell calls forth whatever strength and passion for living he needs to get through all this medical brouhaha.|
|...to make this dishcloth of alternating single, half-double, and double crochet. The cotton yarns tend to fade like crazy and they're stiff, but the wear like iron and make good pot scrubbers.|
|This is why I need to relax at night. I've gotten three books written and published in less than a year. Plus I write short stories that appear in magazines and mixed author themed anthologies. I'm expecting another novel and at least one more short story in an anthology to be out by year's end. I'm already working on next year's books. Since I also am assistant editor for one of the three companies I currently write for, I get to work on other people's books too. |
Ah the joys of being an empty-nester with a later life career! Of course I still have to do housework, cooking, and grocery shopping, because I'm not wealthy enough to hire staff yet. LOL And the farm renovations are still ongoing around me. So now and then, a day off for thrifting, fun shopping, or just kicking back and being creative in some other more tactile form gives my overloaded mind a vacation.
|Ariel The Wonderdog and I would like to thank you for stopping by and visiting with us again. We'll try and be a bit more frequent with our updates. Just not enough hours in the day sometimes. |
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