I loved the way the afternoon sun made the pins in my pincushion look so pretty and decided to take a few pictures…and had a little camera fun too.
PS all that pretty thread is for the cross stitch on the new Impie, Hattie & Bea release, more pictures tomorrow!
A cake I baked
Strawberries I discovered
Roses at Amber’s
Jane sleeping under my bed
Spent a little time playing with my camera today. I’m working on up-close shots, these are right out of the camera as they say, or at least they say something like that. I don’t have photo editing software but I do crop pictures sometimes to create a tight picture of an object, these however are not cropped. They aren’t anything special but I’m having fun looking at everyday things.
I hope you have a beautiful weekend!
I’ve been feeling out of sorts, anxious, and not sleeping well. I’m trying to keep very busy with lots of stitching and some photography. Yesterday I headed out for a morning of looking for interesting barns to photograph when something on the roadside, less than a minute from the house caught my eye.
What I thought were unusual flowers turned out to be fungi, Omphalotus olearius or jack-o’-lantern mushrooms to be specific. Ethan was excited to hear that these produce bioluminescence but since it’s 54 degrees and pouring rain we are not checking them out tonight. Personally, I was intrigued that they so closely matched the color of the hydrant they were near.
I’ve been gathering acorns in the yard. These seem like extraordinarily large acorns to me but since I haven’t seen an acorn in about 15 years – not many Oak trees in Colorado – I’m not a good judge of what is ‘normal’ for an acorn. I did find a small one floating in the lake which you can see in the pictures. I hope no squirrels will starve because I’m cutting in on the gathering.
It sure feels like Fall!
PS I did get some nice barn photos too
Playing with the camera again and trying patiently to get a decent bumblebee picture. This guy was very busy on the bush by the back door which I believe is a Lavender Rose of Sharon Hibiscus bush or Hibiscus syriacus. He was also quite covered in pollen.
I took several pictures of the flowers on another rainy morning too.
Jerry is here for the week, we are planning a scenic drive to look at old barns and perhaps a great lake tomorrow, we’ll see how far we go before turning back for home. We did take a very nice twilight boat ride tonight, it is so nice to have him here. He is off to more work travel soon.
My sister-in-law alerted me to the presence of this fuzzy little guy this past Sunday afternoon. It took most of the evening for him to make his way along 50 plus fence boards between one tree to another.
Oh, this is an American Dagger Moth caterpillar.
It was enjoyable working on photography for a bit again, today I was stalking a bumblebee, not sure those turned out as well though.
We have had cooler weather and missed a few days swimming but Ethan and I took a dip earlier this evening, the water was beautiful.