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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Almost Dark

A pale thumbnail crescent moon 
slips in and out 
from behind the gray curtain 
of clouds at dusk...

Saturday, November 10, 2018

And Yes, It's Piling Up

More fluffy white stuff started falling
through the night and it is
still coming down.
This is what I see out my windows now:


Friday, November 9, 2018

First Snow of The Year

This morning's fast-falling precipitation was apparently sleet.  Now, large swirling flakes are covering grass and trees.  We knew it was coming.  It always does.  We might see 7 inches of accumulation today.  It's a good thing I put away the lawn ornaments and cleaned up the veggie garden two days ago!!!  

Saturday, November 3, 2018

SPECIAL THINGS


  • Yellow poplar leaves of different sizes, round and tooth-edged, scattered like so much confetti on the shoulder of the road, skittering along when cars swish by.

  • Wild geese calling as they fly just above the bare treetops.

  • A crinkly Monarch butterfly riding on my hand all the way to the Post Office and back.  Watching it drink hummingbird nectar from a jar lid.  Checking on it while it stayed around all day until strong gusts of wind carried it (and the deck furniture) away. 

  • The full moon like a stadium light, brightening the midnight sky.

  • Orion's defining stars overhead, twinkling sharply in the deep dark canopy of a clear night.

  • A fickle breeze playing with the window curtains.

  • White frost outlining a fallen brown leaf.
  • Hungry songbirds at the feeder waiting for me to add more seeds.

  • Finding two packs of usable salmon-colored copy paper discarded by the sidewalk.

  • Hearing from a long-silent distant friend.

  • Making my postmistress laugh despite the stress she faces everyday.

"These are a few of my favorite things..."

Thursday, October 25, 2018

My Favorite Shoe Box

I've saved this shoe box cover for years.
Something about the simple graphics caught my attention.
Perhaps I might try painting in this style sometime.

Or, you could look at it upside down...
I see a watermelon slice...
Easy to amuse here, smiles...

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Autumn-Themed Wall Quilts

If you've been following my blog through the years, you've probably already seen the last two quilts.  The first two are UFO's (in the quilting-world, that means Unfinished Objects).  I recently pulled them out of the piles of wall quilts/art quilts I have made and put them up, hoping that the sight of them would prompt me to finish constructing the one, and put the binding on the other: 






Saturday, October 6, 2018

Twice-Blooming Rhododendron

One brave blossom began to open 
at the end of September.  
It's right in front of a window
where I look out, all through the day.
I've never known this plant to flower twice.