May your 2018 be rich with the things that matter and your days with the people you love.
The other day I was thinking of last December. I went through some photos to remind myself of everything that happened and ran into this gem. At the very end of last year, we were treated to gorgeous, glittering woods after snowfall:
It was really hard to get the light and shadow balanced well; this is one of my better shots, I think, in that respect. The light on the icy trees is so beautiful!
The Halloween weekend in our corner of woods has offered all kinds of fall weather, from bright and breathtakingly glorious…
…to grey and bland, to rainy and windy, and everything in between. One day we quite unintentionally had appropriate Halloween effects delivered by nature (with an assist by us):
We’ve stripped our garden canopy for the winter season already. If the sun’s just right, we get the shadow of a huge “spider” cast on our window.
We also witnessed an attempted murder…
…but the two crows in question never found enough flockmates to complete it. #BadPuns
There’s a new “baby” in our house! The monstera plant grew a new leaf:
I find the new, uncurling leaves of any plants fascinating – the shapes and colors change almost daily, and the shape, especially, can get very ornate. Beautiful.
P.S. I won’t be blogging on Monday due to Labor Day. Hope my U.S. readers have a relaxing long weekend!
Spring is my absolute favorite time of the year, but summer is great, too. A case in point: a July sunset near our house from a few years ago:
Isn’t it amazing? I find the pink cloud cover turning gradually to purple especially striking.
In business-related news, I’m taking a few days off to attend my cousin’s wedding. My Etsy shop is in vacation mode for the duration, and instead of a fresh post, I’ll be reblogging from my hobby blog Co-Geeking on Monday.
Miho Fujita creates delicate jewelry and accessories out of crocheted lace under the label fujitamiho. If that sounds hopelessly old-fashioned, you’re in for a treat: the end result is about as far as you can get.
The accessories are made to look like leaves, berries, clusters of mushrooms and other natural elements.
The crochet is incredibly tiny and delicate, and the shapes are as marvellous as only a close attention to detail can produce. Some of the jewelry looks almost modern and minimalistic. The pale, natural colors certainly speak to my Nordic sensibilities. 🙂
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.
The wild ground ivy I photographed a few years ago seems to have permanently settled our yard.
It’s from the mint family, so it shouldn’t be dangerous like it’s near-namesake poison ivy.
Now, if only ground ivy could choke out poison ivy in our back woods, I would not mind it… 🙂
A bumblebee visited us the other day. And I went out barefoot!
I usually get cold very easily, so this is indeed a minor miracle at this point in April. 🙂