Monday, March 27, 2006
This picture has GREAT significance! Mother Nature has given us back the water...ICE OUT!!! It is such a thrill to see a FISH JUMP and leave the simple rings of it's existence on the surface of the lake. For sure, spring is just around the corner.
And this is a picture of our beach, which at this time of year is AT LEAST up to the bottom step of our stairs. A little disturbing in one sense (drought this summer?) but on the other hand, when carey arrives back from his week in Florida there will be LOTS OF BEACH to stand on to throw ALL THOSE ROCKS into the water!! Hurry home guys, we miss you! Notice my coffee cup on the step...besides trying to walk, my other morning ritual in the summer is to start the morning out here. It's a freakin' nature show first thing in the morning. Eagles, herons, ducks, fox, deer, the best!
And I'm happy to say I've had a breakthrough on the ireland quilt which I've named "Peat Bottom River". The rivers are black, black, black, because of the peat, romantically eerie (think Ophelia). So, this is what I have so far:
compared to where I started:
It really does help to have some distance, get a cup of coffee, work on something else, go away for the weekend.
You can see I'm still having a hard time on the lower right side, but I'm pleased with the direction I'm headed in. And I think a little colored pencil or paint on the picture won't hurt anything? I'll work on this today along with spending some time outside!