|Sunrise on a foggy morning, May 3|
It finally feels like actual Spring here. Not too hot, but nice enough to be outside. I have spent enough time in the gardens the last few days that I'm sore, my hands are all scratched up and at least one of my beds looks like a garden rather than a spot we didn't mow.
|Taking a short rest before continuing the journey.|
We enjoyed being on the path of the migration of Red Admiral butterflies last week. I have never seen anything like it! They were everywhere. The yard was alive with them- every flower and branch. Sadly, there were hundreds of them killed along the roads, too.
|Jack (in the pulpit) in (one block) Wonderland|
I got the borders on the one block wonder I have been working on with a fabric Jane's "Sunshine and Shadows" collection. I would really like to have this finished for the show in October! I need more practice with the quilting design I want to use first, though.
mosaic "workshop" Kathi led at an ArtCGirlz meeting last year. I wanted to make a sort of larger sunset behind the part with the trees. But I didn't have much of that same fabric to work with. (the bit sticking out the sides is part of the strip set I haven't cut up yet. I found some neat batiks to play with, so the whole thing may look different next time you see it.
My green tip this week is to remind you that how you drive, as much as the car you drive, affects the fuel efficiency of your car. I am a lead foot, so I have to remind myself it's not really important how fast you get up the hill. You save gas by letting your speed decrease a bit rather than accelerating up those hills. There are other things you (and I!) can do. A few of them are here!
I am grateful for:
The beauty of a sand mandala I was able to witness last week
A very understanding and supportive boss
An exciting baseball game!(which I always thought was an oxymoron)
A mild sunburn- to remind me to bring sunscreen