"I'm so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers." ~ L. M. Montgomery
What would Fall be without the wonderful month of October? Cooler temps, brisk winds, crop harvests, hot cider, warm soup on the stove, sweaters, crunchy walking, blazing fires, tucked inside, cozy feelings, getting out the quilts, and hopefully some fabulous fall color.
No surprise here, I love vintage photos. I love the black and white images that really let me read the faces. I love how they capture a certain time and place in history. I know, images today capture a certain time and place in history, too, but I am drawn to these snapshots from yesterday.
I have folders of "knowns" (family) and folders of "unknowns" (non-family).
Besides, I really wanted to use my new bird clips :-)
On one of my daily walks this week I spotted this fragile egg shell ~ it measures almost one inch by almost 3/4 of an inch. I carefully carried it in my hand for the rest of my walk and kept it safe until I got home. Then it was tucked into a little nest that I have on display in my laundry room.
Yes, they all do leave home eventually, and it is a wonderful thing.
Enjoy your weekend. Unusual, but it will reach 106* today ~ cooler tomorrow at 99*.
As some of you already know, my son has a few tattoos. And from this image you can see that some of his friends do also. Nick is the one looking straight at the camera and he is a tattoo artist. He has lots of ink. I think Nick and William have been friends since 1st grade. This was taken the evening before William's graduation - he received his Master of Arts in Teaching a few weeks ago.
Left to right: William, Alex, Nick, and Jeezy
Here's a video clip for you. Yes, it is me, getting a tiny tattoo on the top of my foot. Seriously, it is only 3/4" x 3/4" - a tiny bird. Just ignore all the talk about drug dealers, it was all said in jest.
So there you have it, my foot on video here. The entire tattoo work took 60 seconds. Then we all went out for sushi and sake.
Challenge work this week is a sign of spring. Since we have rain all week I'm not out and about with the camera. I chose to create this concept of Spring instead of offering images of soggy, wet fruit tree blossoms.
Spring evenings are still cool here, as are most days yet. Sometimes Spring flings iteself upon us and before we know it, it is already gone. So I am taking this opportunity to hold Spring in my hand in an effort to make it last just a bit longer.
Sometimes growth is only seen on the outside, above ground. But much new growth comes from within, below the surface. So I see the roots being equally important.
Texture credits and brushes used are listed under the image on Flickr: New Growth
Yes, we are down with the flu. My mother has had it at the care home where she lives. It has been so bad there, that residents are confined to their rooms to keep it from spreading. Then Claire got it Friday night. Then it hit here.
One thing about being ill, it takes the pressure off of getting everything else done! Kids will be home this week and they will take care of everything.
Have a most wonderful Christmas with those you love. If they cannot be with you, I'm sure they will be in your heart and in your thoughts.
I found this just so darned facinating! Have always loved birds but this video gave me goosebumps and left me in total awe of nature. I cannot imagine what it would feel like to see something like this in person!