Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blue Skies

There have been some gorgous blue skies in Colorado lately. Just blue enough to get lost in. Highlighting the blue sky, a dead cottonwood tree next door was stark white with the sun shining brightly on it. There were geometric patterns and sub-patterns.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Another version of blue morning glories

I suspect this week will be the last for the morning glories as a hard freeze is coming. We even had thunder and lightening tonight, but cold is coming. Seeing that it is almost the end of October it's time for cooler weather. I will have to move on from my flower subjects til next spring, unless. . . . I took the dog out for a run yesterday, I walked and did pretty good. The sun was shining just right on the cottonwood trees along Cherry Creek. It lit them up like a line of gold in the middel of the dry field.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tooled leather

Just added Anna Troth's new blog to my links. She had a birthday and so did I. We got an old saddle to add to the decorations at the cabin. I love the patterns the tooled leather presented and made a couple of mandala out of them. I am glad someone else has the patience to tool the leather although maybe it is automated now - no matter how, the patterns are sure intricate.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

blue morning glories

Morning Glories are beautiful. The ones I planted this spring are just now starting to bloom prolifically - a little late in the season considering we just got our first warning of a possible freeze. So until they bit the dust with a freeze I will enjoy them! I love the sprial pattern that the tightly closed buds present. Then the unfolding! The pattens they present are neat. I'll upload a couple more in the coming days.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

another view of the changing leaves

The vine was growing on the fence which created the straight lines in the mandala. There are so many colors in the fall even from the same plant. Both this and the previous mandala are from engleman ivy vines in my backyard. I'm getting around with a cane now, still very slowly.