Looking Back | October 2019

Looking Back | October 2019

October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again. — Hal Borland

My October images had a clear pattern of almost daily changes – I watched the trees go from green to glorious in slow motion – the color beginning at the top and gradually flowing down the course of the leaves. We had our first frost. We also had such amazing skies and, happily, very little rain! It also included a quick Michigan trip to visit some of my favorite people. And, movement… lots of movement.

The video last month has to be one of my favorites. There were so many butterflies all month long! Our butterfly bush just seemed to be hanging on just for this purpose and it was magical to head outside each afternoon and find dozens of them covering the blooming panicles.

Thanks for looking back at October with me! How about you? What did your October hold?

Photographic Overload Friday

Photographic Overload Friday

Today I am sharing my brief, but spectacular trip to Michigan in photos!

It was a whirl-wind weekend, packed full of so many good things!

My backyard pano was insane!

Monday’s sunset was truly amazing, but boy was I happy to get into my own bed!

And that, my friends, brings us to another weekend. One that will, at least for me, be much less busy! See you all back here on Monday and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Looking Back | September 2019

Looking Back | September 2019

September was an incredible month…there was baking, and the first day of school, and so many amazing skies (most of which were captured on my morning walks!) and there were good sips, Pilates, Sherman, and a new do! One thing struck me in looking back was this: even though the daylight hours were waning, the light itself was truly spectacular! Especially for taking pictures because it is softer and warmer and I definitely noticed that in this months photo images.

The video shares 1 minute of a September that felt like it began and ended about that fast!

And, that  is a wrap for the week! I am heading off to Michigan bright and very early tomorrow morning. (Okay, really dark and insanely early as I will be on my way long before the sun rises!) I will see you all back here next week in time for Unraveled Wednesday!

Looking Back | August 2019

Looking Back | August 2019

August, die she must
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold.
April Come She Will, Simon and Garfunkel

If you asked me what I accomplished in August my response would be, ‘not much’. But as I look at these images, it seems I accomplished more than I realized!

There was so much making… pies and jams, sewing, and always knitting! Plus, hours in the gardens (although if you saw them today you’d be doubtful of that!)

Vegetable Garden Productivity was stunningly awful. I never had more tomatoes than I could use and not enough to preserve any for future use. The only tomato plants that had any success at all were the Oxhearts – and even that was a manageable production. As for my flower beds – alas, the deer ravaged them multiple times this month…sigh.

The biggest changes were in light and skies – those August skies were less blue but rather filled with interesting clouds! And, as the August days drew to a close, we felt the first inklings of the change of seasons. Cooler breezes paired with cooler days and nights that  required another blanket on the bed and a sweater for my morning garden excursions.

The video this month was so much fun! There was so much butterfly footage! Including “Butterfly Skirmishes” – which look like a gentle, swirling, fluttering dance…those Swallowtail’s are very territorial, it seems!

And with that, August memories are tucked away.

What about you? What is your favorite August memory?

P.S. If you want to knit a hat or two for Asylum Seekers in NorthEast Asylum Cities – all details about a KAL are here!

Looking Back | July 2019

Looking Back | July 2019

 

July was a tough month for me but in looking back, I am happy to see some very good things despite it being such a challenge! July 3rd might be my favorite picture of the whole month though! That single pierced ear has brought lots of laughter! (although a freshly washed and fluffy Sherman on the 13th is not bad either!) Though there was lots of rain (as you can see in the video below) the skies were so amazing in July – so many clouds!

Now for the video – my plan was to get 31 days of walking, but you all know that did not happen. I had hoped to maybe be back walking in August, but today that seems very unlikely…and yes, my frustration is growing! I got video all but one day – but I did take a photo of my new Birks so I inserted that in place of the missing video! I also managed to capture the elusive Hummingbird Moth along with so many bees and butterflies!

 

Looking Back | June 2019

Looking Back | June 2019

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. — L.M. Montgomery

I think my photos last month show exactly what it might be like were every month June! And, yes please – can I get this on endless repeat?

It was a month of perpetual flowers, interesting skies, first fruits, and some darned good cocktails! Oh, and countless hours of outside time!

Why even the rainstorms were beautiful! And, though I was not happy to see it happen – that first super hot day was pleasantly delayed until month end. I know that hot days are necessary to make those tomatoes grow!

The videos also were so fun this month – and so much Sherman! My favorite is him barking at the Chantix Turkey. Yep, he hates him and he barks at him every time the commercial is on!

How was your June?

Photo by Min An from Pexels

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