Bless my sweetie. He made me a shelf over the dining room window for my plants. We’re having below freezing temperatures and some of them have to come inside (everything outside gets covered in straw (and eventually snow) for the winter). Most of my pumpkins are slowly ripening and turning orange.
And in honor of the new shelf, I used three more Inktober patterns to create a plants-on-a-shelf theme.
Last year I discovered Inktober … in November. Bummer. But this year I was ready for it!
I figured I would roll the daily pattern prompts into my weekly tile challenge, working on tiles a little bit each day. I need to do some catch up anyhow, so a few extra tiles here and there won’t hurt.
My weekly challenge themes come from the stuff of my world. The patterns are selected by Stephanie of Everything is Art as a part of the #InktoberTangles2019 challenge.
Everyone kept saying snow was coming and we didn’t quite believe it. I mean, come on, it’s September!
We got the little bit that didn’t stick, but then we woke up to more snow.
But I have to admit the snow is pretty.
And in honor of all this snow, a weekly tile with a snow theme.
If you look at the picture there are white streaks coming down. That’s snow, though it’s not sticking because the ground is still warm enough.
We pulled all the bunny tractors under our roof. And then I pulled in all the squash, pumpkins, and tomatoes (and one little cucumber). They are as ripe as they are going to get (I see green tomato pie in our future).
I hear strains of “Let it go!”
Each week I pick a theme and create a Zentangle tile around it (I am a bit behind schedule so I’ll have to get busy in the next few weeks).
Around here the leaves are starting to turn colors, so I picked a few pretty ones and used them as a set of strings.
Yesterday my DIL knocked on the door and asked if I wanted to go mushroom hunting. We’ve had recent rains and it turns out our back five acres is a good place to go hunting.
It took me a bit to figure out what I was looking for, but pretty soon I recognized the yellow-orange chanterelle mushrooms and picked a whole bag.
Paul made mushroom gravy to add to our dinner and the rest will probably be cut into small chunks and cooked up in a bit of butter (I’m told that is the best way to serve them).
I’m totally getting into this whole foraging thing. 🙂
The other day my sweetie and I heard this really raucous sound. We finally decided it was a bird and then we saw this fellow out our dining room window. He’s a Stellar’s Jay.
The picture doesn’t do him justice. He was a very striking blue sporting a black mohawk of feathers (it’s called a crest, but he had attitude so mohawk it is).
Then the kitty arrived.
She inched her way up a pole of our snow roof and parked on a beam to watch the bird.
I did say the bird had an attitude, right? Well, here he is teasing the cat by flying and landing just out of reach.
It’s been a while since I posted. Life got complicated. 🙂
Grampa had a small stroke (just some mild tingling). So we had a time of hospital visits and doctor’s appointments. And all this while we are trying to get our snow roof up (we should get the rafters done this weekend) and do a major rework on a website.
Life can be challenging.
That said, life can also be beautiful.
The puppies are such a treat. Here they are on a “family walk” (which looks more like semi-controlled chaos). Eight puppies, mom, a toddler, and an infant.
And they’re all headed up to the bunny yard to feed and water the bunnies (8 adults and 20 kits).
And here’s a bit of doodling, including the pattern inchworm. LonettA’s CreA(R)Tive’s shares a Zendala template each month and here’s my take.