A harbinger of changing weather is apple-picking time. Here in Northeast Ohio there are lots of wonderful orchards such as Eddy Fruit Farm in Chesterland. I love all the corn stalk and pumpkin decorations.
Picking apples right from the tree is heavenly!
As we picked different kinds of apples the sun set, making it a memorable evening.
Time for everyone to get out their favorite apple crisp recipes!
For the past few weeks I’ve felt like a little kid happily anticipating Christmas. All spring I look for my peonies to start blooming. I’m crazy for them!
This is the first plant to bloom. I should have some other colors come along before too long.
I like the paper-y petals. There are so many subtle color contained in them!
I didn’t realize how complicated the structure within is.
I’ve been busy designing new patterns, but they’re not yet ready for prime time. In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy some wildflower photos. I’ll post one or two every few days.
Here’s a field of purple pretties. I don’t know what they’re called. If you know these, please leave a comment!
Here are a few more photos from my time at Camp Stitches at the Tamaya Resort north of Albuquerque. What a gorgeous place!
Thank you to everyone who commented on my blogiversary posts. It was fun celebrating with my blog readers. I appreciate you all!
You know how much I love nature. Here are some shots from a hike on the east side of the San Simeon State Park in the Central Coast area of California.
While the beach is nice, I enjoy the peaceful riparian habitat as well.
For the past several weeks, I’ve watched a mama chipmunk dash in and out of her underground nest with goodies to feed to her young. The babies finally emerged to explore their world.
Is it safe to come out now?
The children stay close to Mom while they check out their new surroundings.
Mama dashes back into the den
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