Monday, November 19, 2007

ready or not

Looking out at the morning ...

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There are still leaves on many trees, (and in my gutters!) A seasonal juxtaposition ...

At least I was able to dig the glad corms...and transplant lettuce to the greenhouse. Turns out I didn't have to plant it, the lettuce had sowed itself. I left some in the garden, to see how long I could harvest it, and have not even had a first cutting before the first accumulating snow.

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The shawl has been finished on the loom since last week. It is resting while I figure out what I am going to do with the border. There are several other projects in the works. I am still working up a series of small bags. They are rather organic and unusual. They are more form than functional. Someday, if I get up the courage, I will post the photos of them.

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Around eight o'clock this morning, while I was outside doing chores...I heard geese flying overhead. As I looked up I noticed huge flocks going over. More than I have ever seen before at one time. I estimate the count to be well into the hundreds. As I went about my tasks, I continued to hear and see large flocks. They are leaving. Snow birds....

10 comments:

Cady May said...

oh! do post the bag photos when you get to a place for that. I am a function over form person, myself, except when it comes to fibery stuff.
"What is that?" you ask, "I don't know" I answer, "but isn't that a wonderful wooly thingie? it's got silk in it, too!"

Quick on the draw with the camera this morning! wonder how deep it will get?

Cathy said...

Yes - post bag photos - you know you have an eager audience. :-)

The northern geese are arriving by the hundreds. The local geese are teaching the late youngsters some landing techniques on the lake. The sky is noisy.

Pat K said...

Soon the geese that leave the north will be wintering over on the golf courses and ponds of Phoenix and Tucson, where they will stake their turf claims despite the ire of the local homeowners. Lovely picture of the snow. And I'm looking forward to seeing a picture of the finished shawl.

elizabeth said...

I saw your title in Bloglines and thought 'if she posts a picture of snow, I'm going to scream!' It's 71 and humid here in Birmingham.

You should make a wildlife/nature calendar. I'd buy it.

Dawn said...

Pretty snow! It is cold here, but no snow. The sun was shining today.

Would love to see your little purses!

Rurality said...

Snow... it's that white stuff, falls from the sky, right?

I'm not holding out any hope that we'll get any this year either.

Sharon said...

Looks like winter is really setting in at your place. It been SO HOT here, it nice to see photos of the cold, its refreshing from the dust, sweat and parched ground (and its only spring for us...)

The shawl looks great, looking forward to seeing it finished.

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Form over function is a valuable exercise and often very artistic. You shouldn't need courage to share it with us!

I can't wait to see what you do with the shawl, it looks lovely on the loom.

Donna B said...

The top picture gives me that lovely shivery feeling inside, like I got on chilly mornings as a child when looking out from a cosy house....it is beautiful. Can't wait to see the scarf finished....and hope you show the bags! Back when I was younger I hardly ever made anything functional, I just knit for the sheer joy of it.

Judy said...

I left my lettuce/osaka in the garden. I need that garden free time...but remember I said the catalogs would be coming soon...I got the first seed catalog yesterday, and quickly put it away for after Christmas viewing.

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