Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Friday

It's Friday, sunny, blue skies and promises of a warm afternoon so it doesn't get much better than that!   So here's what has been happening.....

First up, the Halloween mailart I received from Connie.  Her stitching is beautiful!

And here's what I stitched for her. The front has pumpkins and addresses (no photo)

On the home front, it's all about the critters .....

outdoors ....  a small feeder with a catch bowl.  It actually works pretty good for catching seed.   The chickadee doesn't seem to mind the lower level.

The hummers are back.  Now that it's cooler they seem to spend a lot of time either at the feeders or in the nearby trees.

The patio plant groupings are getting smaller.  I cut back the grape vine and have made a wreath with the cut portion.  The hardy fuschia continue blooming.

and the indoor critter....

Sully  looks so innocent doesn't he.....there seems to be untold amounts of mischief he manages to get in!  Mind you for him each day is a new one, new discoveries and finding his toys again.  It is a dog's life.

Sully and one of his gifts, named Aflac.

And then there are the little boys.......

Nate at 5, a selfie with my camera!

Noah at 7, very handsome!

I waited all summer for the pineapple sage to bloom  lol    finally brought the plant in and now it blooms.  

Here's a recent find at a thrift store.  It's a miniature painting by an Australian artist Terrence John Hadler titled Dusk at Euston Station.  I looked online and was able to read more about the artist. This painting was in a bag behind a small frame.  I was happy with my find.

Last evening I finally managed an outdoor (not through glass) photo of this guy.   Shortly after we watched as a pair of hummers played in and around the trees.  So nice to watch and enjoy.  

till next time......


Michelle said...

Wow, that last photo is quite the close-up; beautiful!

kath001 said...

Cute inside critters (human and canine) and outside critters. :)

Julia said...

Debbie, thanks for sharing your great idea about using a strainer bowl to catch the tiny seeds that falls off the feeder. Seeds are very expensive and the bowl will pay for itself in no time with the money you save with less waste.
Great photo of that hummingbird. They don't usually stay long enough to pose for the camera.
Love the selfie.

Have a great weekend.

Julia said...

Great idea about that screen bowl to catch the tiny seeds. Half the seeds ends in the grass.

Love that selfie of your little grandson and a nice photo of the other one too.
Have a great weekend.

~ Dixie said...

Your cross stitching exchanges are so nice.
Sweet photos of your grandsons. Sully looks like a character! :)
Hummers here there and everywhere...how lucky. Great photots, too.

jocondine said...

Great post and a lot of news. Thank you for sharing all those pics. Stichings are very nice, I can recognise snowglobe from Gazette. Sully is photogenic, looks so unsuspicious. I was lucky with my fuschia too this year, blooming later but longer, still some flowers. Hugs.

Merry ME said...

THe bowl idea is genius!