Thursday, October 8, 2015

Chestnuts and the Last of the Summer Flowers

All throughout the neighborhood, the leaves
are beginning to shed... it is the month of October
after all. Shared here the last of the summer flowers,
the red ones were blooming by the public library,
the pale yellow ones I saw during an evening walk.
Not sure what their names are, nevertheless I like their
shapes and colors. And with the onset of Autumn, there
was the scattering of nuts, in particular the chestnut
variety, their prickly casings contained those glossy
brown nuts squirrels could not stay away from.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Begonias at City Hall

The begonias by City Hall were the centre of my
attention, low-lying bushes nestled amongst other
annuals, they thrived under the shady protection of
giant evergreen trees. Tucked away from the afternoon
heat, their blooms of vibrant pink and yellow so lovely
I simply could not walk on by without stopping to take
a few shots. Some flowers were made up of just a few
petals, others consisted of more than one layer, and
there were some that looked like roses. My favorite was
captured in the fourth photo, which one do you like?

I found a pink begonia face down by the grass and
decided to rescue it, showcased here in the last photo
all on its own on a David New-Small glass plate.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Scent of Lavender

The scent of lavender was what we sometimes
notice during our evening walks for the past few
weeks. On some days it was so strong we simply
had to stop and take a few moments to delight in
its aroma. It has been so very lovely to be able to
enjoy this late summer perfume until last week...
when we strolled by to find most of the lavender had
been trimmed... Alas! No more fragrance for us.

But a quick observation revealed some flowers
had been left behind. Hastily I gathered all that I
could, the light was getting dimmer by the second as
the sun began to set. And... in just a few moments
there was enough stems for a small bouquet with
plenty of blooms to fill a small potpourri sachet.

The buds now sit at the corner of my studio
table, its delightful savor accompanied me
when I made this little purse.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Polka Dot Purse

A polka dot purse was something I have always
wanted for myself. Last week, a brief visit to the
local fabric store led to the discovery of a metal
zipper. It hung there out of place, the only brass
colored zipper amongst all the plastic ones, its
seafoam fabric caught my eye, I just thought
the pale shade of blue was so very pretty...

Further wander through the store later resulted in
the finding and purchase of some polka dot linen...
Over the next couple of days, some planning and
coordinating, not to mention some cutting of fabric.
A combined effort by the sewing machine and hand
stitching led to my very own pink polka dot purse!

It measures 5.5" x 3.75", has two separate sections
and is big enough to hold some coins, couple of bills,
house keys, even a credit card and a bus ticket!!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

The PNE At Night!

We went to the PNE again, this time at night!
The plan was to catch a show but alas dinner took
too long and we arrived too late... so the concert
was full. Blahhh... oh well, I guess there was still
plenty of time to wander around. The fair grounds
looked very different all lit up, we quite enjoyed
the light show. There were lots more people
this time as the wind and rain had stopped.

The last time we visited the PNE at night was
many many moons ago, some pictures from last
week that helped bring back the fond memories...