Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bits and Pieces


Caught in the Wind
(click on photo to enlarge)

It's time for another Stamp Camp. I've been occupied this past week with designing cards and creating samples. This coming week, I'll be cutting card stock, decorative paper and ribbons and otherwise gathering all the materials needed for the participants. It's fun, but time-consuming, so my blogging and blog-reading has been and will be somewhat neglected.

A week ago, I was working in the yard, enjoying the sunshine and balmy weather. We had temps in the low 80's and I thought Spring had arrived. On Wednesday of this week, the icy cold descended upon us again, and temps have not been out of the 40's for the past several days. Thursday brought a bit of icy weather, but it didn't hang around long, but it has not warmed up very much, either. It's good that I have "indoor" sorts of things to keep me occupied.


I was walking my "back forty" a few days ago (before it turned so cold) when my eye caught something hung up on a limb of my fig tree. Closer examination revealed a delicate feather, which had been caught by the not-yet-budded out leaf. How it managed to stay there in the strong wind is a puzzlement.

That's about it for today. I'm off to take precise measurements in preparation for cutting card stock and paper.

13 comments:

Countrygirl said...

Very good! I also love the hands picture.

Arkansas Patti said...

Great shot and composition.

That snow was surprising and pretty but didn't stick here. Nothing like 50 degree temp changes to keep us on our toes. Have fun in camp.

Patty said...

Apparently that branch wanted some decoration until the buds leaf out. So it was holding the feather tight.

Hilary said...

So lovely, Pat. And amazing.. I just photographed something very similar today. It's still in the camera so I don't know it if turned out anywhere near as well as yours. Just beautiful!

dot said...

The feather made a beautiful picture!! I wish I could attend your card session. I've given up trying to make cards because I never made one I was satisfied with. Now I use Hallmark sofware.

Dr.John said...

Why the wind doesn't blow a feather but blows over my garbage can baffles me as well. Great picture. Enjoy your stamping acvtivities.

Snap said...

You are going to show and tell us about your stamping adventure? !!!

Babooshka said...

This is a delicate beauty. The hands image is amazing, but I can't open it it to comment.

richies said...

An overly awesome photo. What a great eye to notice such a great photo op.

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rhymeswithplague said...

Your posts and your photos keep getting better and better!

Tootie said...

I especially like this photo and the one below of the hands. Very nice!

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Very nice shot! The photo is beautiful, great job..

JC said...

Beautiful picture of the feather caught in the tree. I know your looking forward to your camp. Are you going to send me an Easter Card? I still have the Christmas cards on my Refrig.