Wednesday, 31 October 2012

We're Late, We're Late for a Very Important Date!


Some geese flew overhead before the storm
and 
because I had been playing with mark making with Diane


I wanted to snap them
just as marks in the sky.

I'm posting this and scheduling it before the storm just in case we loose power.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A Bird's Breakfast


The Cardinals are back at the feeder
after spending the heat of summer
in the woods


They are catching up with all the gossip
over a plate of seeds.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Scratching Life


Week number 42 I think


The cardinals are back at the bird feeder


Exploring stitch
and
an autumn day trip in the car


On Thursday Diane and I
played in our sketchbooks
and watched an eagle overhead


On Friday


the RP's and I walked


through an all embracing fog


One of the pleasures of daily scratching this year
has been just exploring stitch.
And so this brings us to October 28th.
Halloween is nearly here
and we wait to see what super storm Sandy will bring this week.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Misty Moisty Mornings


Starting our walk
It looked like early morning mist rising


But in fact it was descending
and soon we were walking
in a thick pea soup fog.


Back at home I stitched a bit more
on last Sunday's scratchings.
Good luck to all of you
in the path of this monster storm coming our way.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

I know...Enough Already!




Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
Emily Bronte


Monday, 22 October 2012

A Week Gone By and Scratched


This week took up a lot of fabric and thread


Days are getting shorter
Nights are closing in


Tuesday felt like a patchwork kind of a day


That red berry lying on the path
got me thinking grey and red


First frost was on Thursday
Boy it was cold on the dike
my finger tips never warmed up


Just playing on Friday


On Saturday we fulfilled our civic duty
voting
in Municipal Elections


A pair of mallards frolicked in the pond.
I was going to fill the background with long grasses
but ran out of time!


Saturday, 20 October 2012

How Can Anyone Stay Inside on a Day Like This?


Oh, the yellow grasses
and the scarlet maple leaves


the less showy oranges of Fall


and the scruffy reeds.
So inspiring each and every one.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Frosted Woodland and a Woodland Bear


Brrrr!
First frost of the season this morning


Little rose leaves edged in cold.


Dark brown branches against orangey red leaves.
Love it.


It being the season of beautiful woodlands
I was reminded of this little bear
made at least 20 years ago
He is called Woodland Bear.


I was into silk ribbon back then


Handy Hubby made his joints.


Being a Woodland Bear he enjoys reposing in fallen leaves!
If he were being stitched today
he would look very different.


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Walking before Breakfast


Rosehips heavy with early morning dew


A little bit of red in the middle of the path
probably dropped by someone
as they ran for shelter as the RP's approached


The long necked one is out there every morning
fishing on the mudflats


for his breakfast.


Many leaves have fallen
but lots more to come

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Rain Walking


A mountain walk in the rain


water everywhere


Beads of water formed


on fallen leaves
but only on the ones that landed upside down.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Scratched This Week


We started the week with Thanksgiving
followed by two days of just trying stitches
Then a windy, windy day


and the herons were back at the pond.


The coyotes were howling not far away
on our early morning walk.
The RP's and I walked a bit faster back along the dike than usual!


We lit the first fire of the season.
It's wet and windy
The leaves are falling
so I played with leaves.


Leaves of every colour are falling to the ground


Some are salmon in colour


but none are striped like this!
That's the trouble with variegated threads I find.


Sometimes it is the dullest that I like the most.