Monday, October 20, 2014

Scratching September's End

Three weeks ago

 Way back on September 22nd I was binding a quilt in dotty red.
On the Tuesday morning RP's chased a raccoon into a salt pond
where the brave little thing turned and faced them
not moving another inch.
I flew to Toronto and up to Collingwood on Wednesday.

Finally I was able to hold my first grandchild
such a precious little thing
I think my stitched feet are larger than hers!

She loves her vibrating chair.
Think I could use one of those!

They have a lovely old fashioned pram.

Then life got busy.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Grand Babies are Grand

The reason for my silence
three glorious weeks away meeting this little honeybunch.
At times she sleeps as peaceful as can be
but not necessarily.
Just like her Dad, even in her sleep she can be
A bundle of wriggling muscles.

So serious was she as she studied everything around her.
when I arrived she looked at light and contrast.
By the time I left she was looking at our eyes and faces
and the smiles were beginning to be real.

Tiny hands would wrap into fists

Arms would stretch out relaxed over Mama's shoulders

The yoga ball was used to soother at fussy times.
Both parents would take it in turn gently bouncing with babe in arms.
I didn't trust myself to do that
but could have done with one back in the seventies!

Uncle Brett came to meet his niece.

Handy Hubby became an adoring grandpa.

Butterfly babe

So many thanks to Mark and Donna for allowing 
me to share this precious time with them.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Messy Scratchings

Fall is here for sure now

Drove up the valley for doctor's appointment
then on to a FAB meeting already in progress.
Found the girls pounding colour paints
onto scrunched up cottons.

First Taoist Tai Chi class
I am determined to keep moving this winter.
I remembered how much I love stitching blind
for two days.
Can't get much more expressive than that.

Friday and chair yoga started again
my body was very grateful.

Saturday we walked crunching over the first frost.
Sunday and drawing the negative spaces.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fly By

Following the leader
Flying South for the winter
such sensible creatures!

Perhaps not so sensible
you can hear them honking amongst themselves well before
you actually see them.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Reflecting on Herons

The sun was strong enough to create reflections
but only just.

Sometimes you can only just see the herons through the long grass.
I have been wondering what the reflection down the right side
of the water is.
Perhaps the mountaintop wind turbine.

Chasing his own reflection. 

Mirror imaging
only just
because I missed most of his reflection.