Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A pussy willow drawing

My last few posts on Places of the Spirit have been about doing some drawing at home -- along with a few sketches.  

It's nice to tip-toe back into drawing and watercolor - an aspiration for many years, but something that I just didn't do, unless I took a class of some sort. 

It's been fun.

After a quick partial clean-up of the front meadow, I thought, well why not a quick sketch, too.

Often taking just a little time to do something is all the encouragement that's needed.  A dried pussy willow stem was my sketch this afternoon.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Some thoughts about Vancouver a year ago

I was checking on seasonal posts from last October and was reminded that we'd just returned from Vancouver at this time last year.

Here are the thoughts I shared on Places of the Spirit.


And a reminder of the full moon view from Cambie Bridge.

View from Cambie Bridge

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time in Quebec

Thinking about the Northern Appalachians, a search here for "a house in Quebec" brought up so many good memories.

I've just written more about this on a post in Places of the Spirit:  Thinking about the Northern Appalachians.  It's a place that's compelling, as I think about visiting for a month or so this winter, and then returning in the summer and fall.

At the table in the living room

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Many more monarchs

An abundance of monarchs deserves a repeat post, at least a link from here Our Asheville neighborhood is currently graced with multiple monarchs nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Buddleia, and Zinnia.

https://placesofthespirit.blogspot.com/2018/10/even-more-monarchs.html
A nectaring monarch
My post in Places of the Spirit continues the story.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Back to gardening

This post, in Places of the Spirit, about gardening again, a plant mystery and raised beds to tend is pertinent here.


It started out as a reflection about gardening as a practice, but detoured into an investigation of apparently sorrel seedlings.

This link describes the mystery.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Sightings of multiple monarchs

On our neighbor's butterfly bushes, we saw upwards of 20 monarchs nectaring over two days in a row.  How exciting!

Here was my post about it in Places of the Spirit, my new blog.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Another venture into drawing

I wrote about trying to capture a wonderful wildflower-rich view last summer in a practice drawing in Places of the Spirit (my new daily post blog).

It's equally meaningful here, too.

Here's the link.  Just click through if you're interested.
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