We have had heavy frost for the past three nights and the leaves are falling to the ground in a race to see who gets there first. The deer have been chomping away daily at our apple trees, being flushed out by area hunters. The beauty of Fall is fading fast and winter is looming large. Here are a few pics I took yesterday morning.
The first is in our back yard. The deer have been enjoying the last remnants of our hostas. This is a mother and her two yearlings. She is lame in her right front leg and has been visiting the yard the past 3 years. We call her Limpy. Her limp doesn't prevent her from a fast run, however. I love how the light streamed thru the trees in this one.
And finally, what is prettier than white sheets blowing in the breeze on a crisp fall day? They smelled so so good when I brought them in. They went right on the beds for our next wave of houseguests. Lately we have been running a bed and breakfast, but no problem. DH and I enjoy it. We really enjoyed our last guests, two families with young children visiting at the same time. Yeah, things were everywhere, but the kids had a ball and so did the adults. They made forts under the ancient hemlocks, climbed trees, gave us a puppet show they all worked on for a few hours, and helped cook a lot. The adults and kids enjoyed a bonfire out on the river with some good wine and cheeses while they tossed rocks in. It was quality time. Wednesday our next group arrives and now that we have had a day or so to rest up we are looking forward to it. By early next week we should be all quiet again with more crispy clean sheets on the bed for the holiday round of visitors.
I don't have any close by sewing friends. One of our houseguests this weekend can't sew a button but she has been cross stitching since the age of 15 and is now in her 40's. Her work is fabulous and she specialized in primitive and sampler design. She has a great eye. She and I went through my stash of buttons and also played with the trims for the CJ. Her imput was terrific. We both agreed on a different path for the buttons and trim and I will have more on that later. I will just say that now I am finally very happy with my choices. Isn't it great to have another set of eyes? eyes that can understand? When we visit her in the upcoming months she is going to take me to a cross stitch shop in the Syracuse area where I can buy my heart out on over dyed threads and such for my smocking and embroidery. I am so looking forward to it. I wish I had a picture of her work to show you...Bunny