Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Full Use

Drying our sheets out on the line is an affordable luxury.
The smell of sunshine stays on the sheets all week.

I dry my lemons when I make lemonade.
I use the lemon peels to make lemon ginger tea.
Only after they have steeped for five minutes to I send them to the compost bin. I strive for full use.

I am reading embroidery books.
I am gathering my threads and needles.
I am remembering my stitches.
I am gathering ideas.
I take many photographs every day.

I am living the artful life
with the birds today.
I am establishing a relationship with the
male Hummingbird.
I am working on stop action.
When his mate arrives I hope she
will pose for a few portraits.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have the stop action down pat. Great shots. The embroidery books about flora and fauna look amazing. I wouldn't mind a look at those. We had our first Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at the feeder yesterday. FUN.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry, sheets that have dried in the sunshine, make going to bed such a pleasure. It takes me back to my childhood....mother sheets were always hung out to dry and laundered perfectly.

The hummingbird shots are very have mastered the stop action very well.

I do hope a female comes to your gardens would be lovely to see them both.....

LG said...

Beautiful photos...I enjoy the way you live your life to the full...that's how it must be...enjoy your embroidery...we get decent sun even in winter, went 18mo without a tumble dryer, it's quite easy once you get used to it....perhaps post your lemonade recipe for us? I'm looking for a decent recipe...