Thursday, July 24, 2008

Where the Water Meets the Sky...

Yesterday was one of those perfect summer days. The water was a mirror to the sky and you couldn't tell where one began or the other ended. (Please click uncropped pic to enlarge) Pointe Abbaye is on the left as the bay lets out into Lake Superior looking north. The Huron Islands are just around the land jut on the right. We had ham sandwiches, iced tea, and beer for lunch and I also got some more stitching done on the Aurora block as Dan fished.

We spotted this Bald Eagle as he was scoping out his own lunch.

Here's a cyber bouquet of wildflowers especially given to all my blogging friends....they're at their peak and boldly showing their blooms in every field and road edge. If I could send you all a vase full, I would!.


I 'd never tried flower pounding so with all the color profusion, I had to give it a go to see what would happen. Some of the flowers came out better than others, both with color and clarity and of course I would never try washing this, I just lightly rinsed in cold H2O... The best and truest of the colors was the brown that sooo resembled "poo" both in tint and consistency after pounding! I'm going to try again using just green leaves, mostly ferns, in a more planned composition. Maybe a stitching base for the the Stitch Along that I'm sorely behind with. If you're a reader of this blog, you know that I have to savor this precious weather when I can and although my stitching is spotty , I am "filling the well" for when the snow flies.

I almost forgot....

CQ Magazine's July Issue is online now

and Carole Samples has a new blog!!! , My Hearts Fancy

11 comments:

sparkle jars said...

Oh, to be out on that lake~beautiful!

Teresa said...

Wonderful pictures..looks like a painting. Your flowers and flower pounding turned out great as well.

Threadspider said...

What a perfect day.The stitch along will be there when days like this are just memories. Thanks so much for the beautiful flowers. This is such a perfect time of year.

Judy S. said...

You are so right about "filling the well"! On days like this one it's easy to forget about the ones that aren't so nice. It's the same way here, when the sun shines, we're gone!

Anonymous said...

and I thought I was the only one to feature poo on my blog! flower punding sounds very interesting -0 just one more thing to try.

what a great photo of the lake..as soon as i win the lottery Im coming over...in summer of course

Susan said...

Beautiful pictures of your environment! Thanks for sharing. The flower pounding looks interesting, but I don't think I'm ready to try it yet. Is that on muslin?

Allison Ann Aller said...

I didn't know Superior could be so glassy!
What a perfectly beautiful day...thanks for taking us along.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane,

Loved seeing your Great Outdoor photos. Just beautiful. It wonderful to be out enjoying such a lovely place because the "dreaded" winter comes all to soon. Hugs Judy

gocrazywithme said...

Hi Jane, Thanks for the pics of the lake. We have lakes here, of course, but no water/sky horizon lines like that! Looks very exotic to this mountain girl.

Candi said...

The pic's of the lake are just beautiful. Color me green:-) Thanks for sharing.
HUGZ:)
Candi

BumbleVee said...

I tried some flower pounding...and discovered the secret....it is more like flower "tapping". Hit it gently with the hammer....and you are right...just arrange it how you like it on a board...then tap away. If you want to frame a nice piece of art ...I bet if we use a thin piece of board... it could be beautiful. It looks like a painting. I handed my husband one of the 2 X 4's I was using ...he laughed .. and said.. flowers.. for me?