Friday, September 19, 2014

Fly By

Following the leader
Flying South for the winter
such sensible creatures!

Perhaps not so sensible
you can hear them honking amongst themselves well before
you actually see them.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Reflecting on Herons

The sun was strong enough to create reflections
but only just.

Sometimes you can only just see the herons through the long grass.
I have been wondering what the reflection down the right side
of the water is.
Perhaps the mountaintop wind turbine.

Chasing his own reflection. 

Mirror imaging
only just
because I missed most of his reflection.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

South African Journeys

In my small collection of embroideries
are these South African pieces.
Some simply record the local animals

Some record the local folklore.

Each one heavily stitched
by the women of South Africa.
All these pieces are from a dear friend, Valerie Hearder.
Valerie leads groups on trips to South Africa
where you would meet the women who make these
What a treat that would be.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Time Passing, Time Scratching

It's been a busy week in between
Facetime sessions watching
Ashley Rose!

The hairy woodpecker
dropped by the bird feeder.
Haven't seen him for ages.

On Tuesday the Artist's Way Group
met around a huge sheet of brown paper
on which we placed all our paintings
 outlined them
and recorded which painting would go where.
Hopefully this will help speed up
hanging our show at the end of October.

I have been gathering up fallen apples
and cooking delicious deserts.

Geese are gathering on the Basin.
Very tempting for certain Rusty Pups!

I have been cutting up and stitching greys.
Do you remember fishnet stockings?

On Sunday drawing classes started again
with Louise.
It must be Fall.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Scratching A New Arrival

A red letter week.

Just imitating the life ring stitching going on.

Ashley Rose arrived in this world on September third.
Oh the joy of being a Grandma!

I made pizzas when a friend dropped by for dinner
and we celebrated with ice cream and wine!

Busy stitching away
and watching our grand baby on Facetime!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sunrise on the Marshlands

We walk as the sun rises
and the marsh hawk looks for breakfast

He then flies off looking for a better vantage point
as the heron wades in shallow waters.

I love this time of day.