After doing my watercolor sketch of the nest yesterday, I decided to go for a short walk to the trail last night with my camera. I wanted to check on a nest that I've been watching for a few years. It hasn't been used in that time, and is in a state of decomposition, so I decided to bring it home. When my husband saw it, he said, "you're not taking that inside too, are you?" Of course I will, but for now it sits on my little table on my deck where I can see it form my kitchen window.
The deck plants are recovering nicely from the big storm on the weekend (Arthur).
Even though it was a short walk, I spied a few interesting things. There seem to be many plants that grow in this star burst formation. I've never noticed this one before.
These tiny clusters of berries caught my eye. My goodness, I don't have time in the day to look up and identify everything I see!
This little patch reminded me of stardust.
Today, I was really good, doing a sketch after both my breakfast and lunch! Here is the breakfast one done with colored pencils. I looked it up on line and I think this might be called sea lettuce.
My goodness, I have so much to talk about! Better here than to my husband though. I make him sound like he wouldn't listen, lol. He does try but I can go on a bit at times. And then at other times he tunes me out. So, you get to listen (read).
This afternoon, I added the final curved borders to the seahorse and then a final border. I was quite happy to find something in my stash that I thought worked and I quickly added the final batik border. As an after thought iIwonder if maybe I should have also added it with a curved seam as well.
Tomorrow, I will be going out to put in my hours at the shop downtown. I plan to bring my basket with my cosmos piece, some perle cottons, ribbons, and beads. Hopefully, I'll get it finished up and ready for the binding.