Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Eve

Wishing you all a very happy season of however you will be celebrating, perhaps quietly, perhaps not quietly!  For myself, I'll be visiting my friends at their farm.  We're going to eat, play contract rummy, watch over the animals and all spend time together.  There will be some Swedish dishes and I have made a bison meatloaf to take!

To celebrate the season, I made some biscornu pincushions from tutorials on Eva's blog, Colourful Research and Els blog, Fiberrainbow.Thank you, Eva and Els.

That's all for now...blessings and bounty to you all!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Moony moon

Hello Everyone,

Because of Jude's posting about the video on Glennis' website, I decided to make an adventure of seeing the lunar eclipse this morning.  I set 2 alarms, but could hardly sleep for fear I'd miss the show.  At about 3 a.m. the full moon was high and bright in the sky, but clouds were hovering.  This is the first photo I took at 5:06 a.m...

Here is the second, at 5:51:

This is the last I was able to take, at 5:53:

I wish I could show you how it looked suspended in the sky, glowing as if lit from within, but my camera couldn't pick up the soft light.  I was down at the dogpark, where many had gathered for viewing.  One couple had a special viewer set up for a close up look.  Oh what a magical sight...our moon, waiting out earth's shadow.   Shortly after 6:30, it became impossible to see any more of the display because of the haze, so I visited the water birds who were getting ready for their day:

Yesterday, I picked one of the last persimmons (sigh) with the picker:

and finished up the felted "Oystercatchers having a discussion about their relationship", to prepare for Open Studios this weekend!

That's all for now.  Have a weekend to remember fondly, hopefully...