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Friday, September 2, 2016

Back For Another Round

It seems that we've just blinked and August is over. Did I sleep through the last three months? And what did I do with my time?
   1. Planted my vegetable garden. Harvested my garlic and continuing reaping sauce tomatoes and            beans. A few summer squash, zucchinis and tasty asparagus Beets and carrots are coming along.
   2. Had a lawn sale...starting to downsize in anticipation of a future move. What did I need all that
       all that stuff for anyways? You know what they say..."Use it or loose it."
      what they say..."Use it or loose it" And I found more to sell  afterwards and planning another sale
      for next summer. More to downsize.
   3. Continuing my Bible College courses. Sent for what I thought was a Hebrew language course.
       Surprise! It turned out to be a Biblical Hebrew course. Not disappointed. I love the challenge!
   4. My art buddy and I are continuing to sketch on location when the weather isn't too hot. And
       and hasn't it been this summer?
Across the River

Gazebo at Central Square

Last week we took a day trip to visit the Golden Paints art gallery and store in New Berlin,NY. On the way back home we stopped in Sherburne, NY at the Rogers Enviromental Education Center.
We didn't have time to go through the whole park but we did take time to get some interesting pictures. Here are some of mine.:
That's a whole lot of lily pads!

Maybe these fish thought we were going to give them lunch.

The water was so clear we could see lots of fish in both ponds.

I'd love to go back and spend a day just exploring that place and sketching, of course.

The weather is cooler than it has been so I'm spending the afternoon outside playing with my pastels...while my unfinished quilt continues to glare at me as I walk past the doorway.

Happy Rosh Chodesh!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

And Here I Am Again!

My last post was only 9 days ago. If I can manage to keep posting this often I will consider my return to blogging a triumph. I'm still trying to get more into a routine but, alas, the veggie garden calls and I have to dodge rain, heat and weeds. (Didn't I weed that area just this morning? Well, they're b-a-a-c-k  before 6PM) The tomatoes are looking happier and the beans are up. However, my pepper plants were not thriving (the wind last week left them looking like they had been weed-wacked) so today they were plucked out and replaced with much happier plants.

I've been out and about this past week looking for things to photograph. A friend and I went to a local village to sketch. The object of our sketching was the lighthouse in the following photos. This is located near the mouth of Oneida Lake in NY State.

You can see a little bit of the river on the right side of the picture.

I won't show you my sketch but I plan on doing a watercolor painting of the lighthouse soon.

I also spotted a stand of pretty flowers at the edge of the wooded area.

Have a great week and, God willing, I'll be back sooner than later.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


It's not that I wanted to neglect blogland but distractions come and distractions go. And since life's distractions are in a lull, blogging has come closer to the forefront . At least, I'm going to give it a try again. So what have I been doing since my last post in October?

I've just finished up my Bible college class for this semester. Got 100% on my final and doing my victory dance! With that major item out of the way, my next class doesn't start until July 10th. So I have 5 weeks of playtime. Of course, there is always housework, cooking and working in the veggie garden but I think I can find time to play in blogland.

I'm still working on the quilt I shared in a couple of posts again. All winter I kept putting it off but have started quilting it again. (Yes, I am further along on this but I haven't a new picture of it.)  I figure that if I spend at least a half-hour a day on it, I'll be able to get it off the frame and on to the next quilt top in short order. I have two more tops to quilt and then I'll be putting the quilting frame up for sale. Hand quilting anything bigger than a wall hanging takes too long for me. I'll be quilting-as -you-go on the sewing machine for quilts in the future.

I've gotten my camera back out to use. Would you believe I forgot how to use some aspects of it? Duh? Had to get the manual out to get the instructions.

While I hunt out some new subjects, I leave you with a couple of pictures taken last year of the wildlife in my yard.


Have a happy day and thank you for visiting.