Saturday, October 11, 2014

ooo-To Every Season-ooo

It's always a little sad putting down the garden at the end of the season.
The summer of 2014 was certainly one of the better ones for my flowers this year.
They were colourful and seemed to last much longer (probably because of the cool temps and rain). 
I had many compliments on how nice it looked (which for an amateur, "do the minimum gardener" like me is pretty flattering). 
So I find taking the clippers to it all a little ruthless - and timing is never certain - we could get another run of warm weather next week! However the fact it was 27 F this morning (yep) and frosty convinced me today was the day. I learned my lesson the year I left it too long (ugh, a lot of mushy leaves to contend with).
The one good thing I can take away from it all is this. I've had my garden several years now and it always comes back - may be not as nice as this year but it always returns.
Nature is pretty awesome that way... Enjoy. Jewels

Sunday, October 5, 2014

You say Asemic...

Say what LOL? Leslie introduced me to this in one of her recent posts: a wordless open semantic form of writing (yep you can find it in Wikipedia). When I saw what she was doing with a Karen Isaacson swap I asked if she and I could exchange.
Here is the close up of her writing....
And the full postcard she mailed me - love it!
Here is my writing (with a few bleep, bleeps) because of the graphic I used.
Calling all Cars! I found this story in an old Popular Mechanics about the latest technology being used by New York Police - what a hoot! Just thought there may have been a little frustration going on with this new fangle thing hence the bleeps (can you see these two stopping any major crimes - I don't especially the gentleman to the right LOL). How far we have come.

This was a lot of fun and I plan to do more in the future. Thanks Leslie! Enjoy. Jewels.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mennonite Envelopes +++ Part 2

Jo and Lenna's envelopes - they were both different and quite beautiful!
Lenna's arrived first before she flew off to see Frieda in Scotland (lucky girl).
Lots of detail on the outside...
And a lovely letter on the inside!
Jo, clever girl, put hers in one of those cellophane covers to protect it coming over the ocean. There is a vintage stamp on it she was concerned would confuse the posties!
Juicy colours all over
And a whimsical picture inside (heh, that could be me and Mr. D lol)....

Next challenge is a "one staple collage"....Enjoy. Jewels