Thursday, October 7, 2010
Stinkbug and a Washed out Wake
Yesterday, I put away most of my summer clothes, set aside quite a few for charity, and took out a few sweatshirts and sweaters to get me through the next couple of months. I have a box of jeans and long sleeved shirts in the closet of my sewing room and need to get that out. Hope I can fit into my jeans! I didn't get out the winter clothes, yet.
The leaves are rapidly fading to yellows and lighter green. I don't expect to see the vivid color we saw back east. Some trees are just dropping their leaves, brown and dingy - nothing flashy to look at. Within a month, most of the deciduous trees will be bare and the evergreens (primarily cedars) will look starkly green with little other color to blend against. It will be their time to shine. I'm going to move the birdfeeder to just outside my sewing room window and set up the birdcam out there. I also need to jimmy the north gate so that I can use it from the backyard and save myself a few steps on setting out feed.
The girls found an enormous stinkbug on the patio, yesterday. It was two inches long. I guess it is a stinkbug. Evelyn took a sniff and began hacking and coughing. She wanted no part of it. Pearly then nuzzled it before jumping back. She started rubbing her snout on the grass and I got up to separate them, thinking it had stung her or something. But no. She just wanted to roll on it. And she proceeded to roll on it, blissfully, for the next ten minutes. At a certain point, Evelyn came back over and, eventually, Pearl ate it.
We are now getting to the tricky part of it and it might all come together, or I might just throw up my hands and say, "It was a nice idea."
Happy Quilting, Penny, Evelyn and Pearl