Thursday, October 31, 2019

warmer days


As we close out October, I'm sifting through photos and getting them ready for Shane to backup and finding so many from the last three months that I barely looked at. We have many delightful places to walk in our area and admire both natural and man-made beauty. And although we do not spend as much time outside as I would like, we do get to enjoy many different experiences and activities that I am thankful for.

looking for color

The grocery store blooms lasted a couple of weeks before the stems grew yucky. I wasn't ready to give up the bright September yellow. So I snipped the flower heads and put them in water in a thrifted glass bowl, floating together with some polished rocks on the bottom for interest. Decorating with items found outside has always intrigued me. And while some of my ideas stay, some are ditched almost immediately. But changing my mind costs nothing. Heh.

Earlier this fall, I turned my ankle while out for a walk with Shane and the girls. It was very painful and swelling set in almost immediately. The sprain severely limited what I could tolerate doing. Enjoying the autumn weather and tree colors was impossible except for the few trips in the car I needed to make. After so much forced rest, I was anxious to test out my recovering ankle and see the changing leaves. I couldn't go walk everywhere I wanted, but sitting in the sunshine and admiring the views was restorative.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

made with love

This little potted plant was a birthday gift for a sweet friend. I bought the pink pot from our local florist shop, wrapped some gold leaf ribbon around it and then added one of my own rooted jade plants with a few small rocks for drainage. Then I just started tucking in small items from my nature collection and miniatures that I found when we cleaned out my mom's craft cabinet. The little basket has one pussy willow tuft leftover from my spring branches and the little book just needed some sticker love and the secret message tucked inside.  ♥