Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cool Down

The Carolina Wren is so cute.

I always smile when he is about.

The Hackberry butterfly

enjoyed the banana I put out.

This afternoon I brought out the scrapbook I am working on.
 I made it from the shopping bags I acquired while on vacation.
Today I used an awl and punched holes through the folded paper.
I made a binding with yarn from my 2010 road trip.

Now I am working on each page.
I'll need another crafting session before I am finished.

I finished my nightgown.
Next sewing project is to make a hat liner.
This straw hat is too uncomfortable
 without some sort of inner band.
I had a piece leftover from my nightgown.
I will see what I can do.

While crafting I heard the Wind Harp.
It has been months
 since I heard her sweet song.
It only plays when the wind is out of the north.
I saw a few berries beginning to ripen in the Dogwood.
Autumn is winking at us.
Tonight it is to be in the low 60's.
I just had to be outside.
It was too lovely to be indoors.

When end of Summer days are cool
it is easy to love Summer.

The Hummers will be here for another couple of months.
I want to spend as much time with them as I can.
The butterflies will leave too in just a couple of months.
I will sew and finish my scrapbook when it rains again.
I want to be outside in the gardens.
I want to be with the bugs and the birds.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Making books must be in the air. I have had a book making fit lately. I have read other blogs where they have been making books. Maybe it is the change of seasons. The days getting shorter one starts thinking about cozying up with books. Your wren looks like a fledgling. Aren't hackberry butterflies the most friendly? They like to land on people. This cool down does make summer easy to love. It is the part of summer I love for sure. Isn't it funny that the upper 80's seem comfortable after all those higher temps. The 70's feel cool even. Wonderful. Straw hats are the typical summer hat but I think they can be very hot and uncomfortable. I hope your hat band will make this one tolerable. Have a great weekend.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry,

Such fun making books. I look forward to seeing your artwork at a later date.

Autumn, I am sure is knocking at my door. My trees drip with berries, elderberries are ready for picking. I have been eating blackberries on my walks with nella for several weeks now.
This summer has been too cool.
Butterflies have been scarce, I worry, knowing they are already in decline.
A lovely Red Admiral landed on Rileys leg yesterday. I watched from afar as he sat with it so quietly. Eventually it took to the skies, his eyes followed......I was enchanted. I am so blessed with my grand-children.
I am sure we will use their tree house to watch the creatures at dusk or in the still of night.

I love your straw look lovely in your hats.

Cathy said...

Part of me will glad when the hummer are gone. Have four hummers that do nothing but fight over the two feeders. They make it hard to read a book at lunchtime when you have to dodge them because they are not watching were they are going when they go after each other.

Oh new poem at my blog too!!!