Tuesday, June 7, 2011

torpid tuesday

if a day can be
torpid


this morning had a feel to it
when I got up
the lake was as clear as a mirror
there was a lot of wild life going on out there
ducks and geese and herons and turtles
and they all
disappeared
upon my arrival
the baffle head mama duck had the babies out
and she was sitting on a log in the water
and a few of the babies were with her and the others were swimming in circles around her
making ripples
the heron was standing on the dock
and the geese were over at the other side of the dock
just their heads showing
such a great shot
I tell you
but you will never see it
as I said
they were gone in an instant
pooff
gone


but it didn't stop me from
snapping
the one above is me trying to be artsy
it's upside down
see the log
in the sky???
:) :) :)



and here you can almost see the geese through the trees and bushes
the ivy trees 


the husband joined me
and scared away all the birds I was trying to shoot
as he sneezed a rather loud and mighty sneeze
and then instructed me to take a few shots of the
ivy trees
the one above is what he saw
he planted the ivy a few years ago
and up the trees it went
there is none left on the ground
as he cleared it when the house next door was being fixed
and the neighbour now doesn't mow down there



the sun was at the wrong angle to show it properly
but you get the drift



the magnolia is being uncooperative this year
all the flowers are way up high and I can't get them
the one I tried to snap was full of bugs and nasty creepy crawlies and I got covered in
eeewwwwww



this is called gold dust
it's a little bush
it's all that's left of the
very big one we had
before it was moved
it shouldn't have been moved
as it was just fine where it was
and it was happy where it was
and it showed its displeasure by
dying
.....



the day lilies are blooming
they are happy and where they belong
and no one is going to move them

:) :) :)







then the wind started blowing and the humidity started floating in
and I left the outside
and came back
inside


.......





where I finished my latest
 melon addition
these aren't melons but they are made with the
never ending supply of
melon coloured yarn



I got to play with my
sewing machine
and use the old noggin to make a lining for it
which isn't difficult but you do have to remember how
especially those corner bits that make it stand up
.....


and of course it was finished off with my favourite
edging stitch
and it was nice to play with the fabric for a change
in between
being alert for the sounds of being needed
as the husband is working outside
and
doing various and sundry
and using all his
noisy toys
but it's getting done and he doesn't seem to need help
I did get to power wash the table tops and the
nasty trash compactor
but I was forbidden to wash the patio
yes I said
forbidden
...........................................




this is the only melon I have left
the others I made have gone to others
and that's a good thing
coz
now
I
am
all
melon ed
out
for
sure
............................................
have to go
I think it's cleaning up time

be good
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