Sunday, August 15, 2010

Oh My Gourd!


I hope everyone is having a great summer; it's been terribly hot, humid, and we need rain here.
This is a stash of gourds that I picked up at a garage sale last week, they were free and I can never pass up a gourd. I'm hoping for a cool afternoon to soak and clean these; can you tell I'm anxious for autumn to arrive?

 

I also picked up a pair of these rockers, I'm not sure if I will paint or stain them. They are in excellent condition and I sort of like the weathered look that they have now; maybe I can just put a clear coat on them.



Well summer is still here so I thought I'd add a picture of some of the linens that I collect. I love cool, white, vintage and antique linens. They add such a freshness and coolness to hot summer days.



I found these little pumpkin people at the same sale with the chairs and I just had to bring them home. I'm ready to start decorating for autumn and Halloween but I 've got to get into the craft room; I've lots of things to finish. The last few weeks I've barely gotten anything done between the high blood pressure problem and this heat so it's catch up time now and housework has to come first.


This little witch met me at the first sale that I went to, she was waiting for me I'm sure.



She's not the usual primitive style that I prefer but that little twinkle in her eye reminds me that I can forge ahead and be back on track in no time.

Blessings everyone.
                                                                                     

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Late Summer Art



This is a little table that Kirby found at a garage sale yesterday; it needs a redo and will take it's place in line with other projects that will be moving forward as the weather cools and time allows. He has a good eye and this little primitive beauty will find a place with us for many years. I love the little drawer with it's hand cut dovetails; it just has that good feeling about it and with a little bit of work it will come alive again and it begin life again with us in our home.



And that brings me to this----




It is a most beautiful day, overcast and so wonderfully cool. Summer has been furious this year and the forecast promises that she will return in all her hot, humid, glory in just a day or two but for today Mother Nature has given us a sweet reminder that Autumn awaits. 

The art of each season amazes me and has so all of my life. In the fury of the coldest winter day I am amazed; and  the precious spring when the birds are nesting amid the foliage of fresh new life can bring the
the greatest joy to my life. I wait anxiously through the flaming beauty of summer, amid the dazzling beauty and scent of flora and fauna for the cool quiet of autumn in all it's splendor to arrive.

                                                                            The Crepe Myrtle is in her glory now but long after her blooms and leaves have faded she will remain a sculptural beauty even through the long dark days of winter.




The sacred Holly is robust and heavy laden with berries; she shares these with the mocking birds and squirrels so they may be fed through the winter. 

 

When autumn arrives these berries will change to to orange and then red and through the winter they will linger to give color and hope to the promise of a new beginning. In summer the Robin's will feast on these red berries; there is nothing quite like watching a mother robin feeding her fledgling; (still a bit timid from the glory of it's first flight) beneath this old holly.   

I am so fortunate to see these miracles and to feel the spiritual energy that binds all living things together. It gives me peace and promise. 


Happy Solstice

I hope everyone is having a beautiful day and celebrating the beginning of summer. She arrived just after a long week of heat and ...