Saturday, October 3, 2015

Old wood.

 I was back in the archives again.
Love the weathered wood.
These are from 2008.
The top one is an old wagon in the field next door.
 The next two are from old pilings on Ludington beach.
Sun and water makes wood weather fast.
Yesterday my newest great grand child came into
the world. David Edward  8 # 5 oz. 21 inches long.
Congratulations to Scott and Liz.
Ed and my daughter Kathy will have a little boy
to hold and enjoy and watch grow up.
The best pleasure in this world.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall 2006

 I went on to an old storage device and found these 
photos from 2006. It is amazing how time passes 
so quickly. I love all these shots and could turn
them all into quilts.
The path to the back of the old airport.
I would follow it back but it is posted.
Must ask for permission this fall. 
 This oak tree on the fence line south of the pond
is now 8 foot taller.
Time does not stand still.
I love the mix of pines and oaks.
That's probably why I love our place to much.
Monday the yard crew came and trimmed all the dead
flowers off. We do this early so when the white
pine trees drop their needles they comer all the mess.
We start out in spring with a clean slate.
Each year, week, or day is a clean slate.
Spend your time wisely.
Time flies by so quickly.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Old Barns

 I love old barns.
I stop and take photos whenever I can.
These relics are fast disappearing.
 I was glad I took time to photograph this one.
The next spring the farmer took it down.
Now it is preserved forever on my computer.
It may be time to make this into a quilt.
Another was to keep it.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


 The bark on the trees on our hill is interesting
So much texture.
Gnarly and peeling.
No two are the same.
 It is so interesting what nature give us in the way
of visuals. Looking at the tree I wonder is it hurt
 when it was growing,
Nature is a wonderful thing.
 In 2009 I did a series with watercolors and 
branches and leaves.
I pressed the branches from the trees around the pond.
Than I created spontaneous watercolor to use with 
them and framed them under glass. 
Wish I would have kept this one.
It is amazing how it is hard to re-create something.
Works of art are always one of a kind.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cedar Ridge

 As you can see I don't have to leave home to get
inspired.  Trees everywhere.
Plenty of  privacy.
Wide open spaces.
 We bought this hillside building site because of
the mature pine trees and oak trees.
25 acres of perfection.
Until its is time to do fall and spring clean up
Which is where we are now.
We do the simplest thing bet out the weed whacker.
Chop it all down and let the pine needles fall.
Today I am going to plan out the next 2 months projects.
I need 2 pieces for the Niches show in November,
Several small in Primary colors for January.
One piece for a show in the North east.
I had better get off this computer and get busy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


 My favorite time of the year.
Cool nights and warm days,
Plenty of sunshine.
Whats not to like. 
 Here at Cedar Ridge the sunsets are awesome.
Watching the sunset in the west from the deck
is our favorite time of the day.
Trees, wooded hillside and a couple of ponds makes
this an ideal place to live.
My son is having his last chemo treatment this Friday.
Than another week of radiation.
4 weeks of building some strength.
Than the big surgery.
Keep us and him in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Summer End

 The photos are not glamorous anymore. 
Summer has gone and Fall is here.
Now is the time to gather seed heads for next year.
But I still enjoy the last  of the flowers.
 Sorry I have been absent lately but that is the way
it will be for a couple of months.
I have been helping my grand daughter clean and 
prepare the basements of her Dads house so she 
can move in and help him as he goes through the
cancer treatments. His major surgery will be the end
of October and he will need help.
As much help as a single mother and a 3 year old 
can do. Now to make curtains for the windows
in the basement. ME who doesn't clean her own
house has been mopping and wiping down walls.
Such is life.