Autumn is almost come and gone. I love the colors of fall but they never last long enough. Many of the trees are displaying their skeleton forms and I can see the barns on the next road through the treeline in the back of our property again. The shagbark hickory tree in the front yard is still hanging on to this years crop of nuts. There will be plenty for the squirrels this year. The bluebirds were at the bird boxes this morning fending off a couple of sparrows. The bluebirds may stay in the area this winter if the weather stays mild.
|This view down our driveway to our home was taken 2 weeks ago. My trees are naked now.|
I forgot to post that I won a prize on a blog hop recently from Desiree Habicht at http://myclothesline.blogspot.com/ I was awarded a sketchbook (my absolutely favorite one to work in) a brush, marker, a mechanical pencil and a wonderful original sketch that I hung in my studio for inspiration.
Gardening season is just about done in our location. This week I will be harvesting my parsnips and planting my garlic.
It's getting cold enough here lately that I'm already thinking of nesting, my favorite thing to do. With nesting comes cleaning and redecorating for the season. And of course cooking our favorites and baking, my favorite way of heating up the house. I'm planning to get back into more quilting,knitting and weaving. More art too! I'm also working on restoring an antique loom. Can you tell I'm ready to hunker down for the cold months? I'm sure I'll have plenty to keep me occupied and will have lots of things to post to my blog about. Toodles!