Friday, July 23, 2010

The Cotton Blooms

Pokeing around the garden I decided to show you how pretty a cotton plant can be, prior to spinning and sewing it. The bloom starts out off white, turns pinkish, darkens and dries up and falls off.

(I think I better press the green part)

After the flower falls, the pod forms. It is about the size of a ping pong ball here.

I planted about 10 plants, just to observe. It is in fields everywhere here, but up close is very interesting.

I took these from last fall

a field near....

Have a good weekend! Stay Cool!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Goose Pond

It was a beautiful overcast and much cooler morning on Saturday.
So we went fishing at a friends place!
Caught 30 brim in short order.
Very relaxing.

Back of the place overlooking the lake.
I hope you all had a nice weekend.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Inspiration from Diane Knott

Inspiration, comes from many places.....this project started after I heard from...

Diane is so, soooo talented. A little nudge from her got me going....thinking...
where "have" I been???
I had to chuckle, as I had no idea how to answer.
I have not posted as much as I used to,,, not even inspired to create.
I am not going to over analyze it, but, just reconnect with my muse.
Thank You Diane.
I am sending you a big southern hugggg from an out of place, fellow Yankee.

I had the good fortune to find a book from 1960 that teaches Braille. It captured me, and for the three dollars, well, wouldn't you get it? It was one of those moments, you know that you know, that you know it's right, and you hold it tight to your chest and feel it means....something good.

The creamy pages, and the millions of thoughts of all the perforations, what it must mean to one who has no sight. It makes me so grateful for the gift of sight, and all my other senses. Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing, and became a remarkable woman that brought courage to millions of blind people. She was born only an hour from here,,,, click here to learn more. I read quite a bit about her, discovered to my disappointment that she was a socialist. Oh well, she did some good. We visited Ivy Green a couple of years ago, it is a very charming place. 

I am further inspired to finish the piece in the first photo, and I am exploding with ideas. I have dishes in the sink, and I do not care.

Have a creative weekend to my fellow blogger friends, you do make a difference!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Sometimes I think the youth of America are spoiled little twits, then my faith is restored......

Happy 4th of July!