Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 553

I love it when my family helps me find my picture of the day. I love it even more when they bring it right to me while I'm working inside. And since I love my daughter lots anyway, I especially love today's picture.

When you deadhead flowers at my house you never know what is going to crawl up your arm!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 552

It wasn't only yesterday's quail that reproduced like crazy. My Christmas scraps have done the same thing.

Those 99 stockings I cut out produced scraps. Those scraps were put together to make six patchwork stockings. The creation of those patchwork stockings created even more scraps. Those scraps were then put together to make six more stockings.
I thought I was done until I turned around and looked behind me. I still have scraps from the Elvis-themed Christmas stockings. Guess more patchwork (and scrap) stockings are in my future.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 551

It seems like forever I've been waiting to take this picture. In reality it has just been since Day 405. Back then I snapped this shot of a pair of quail:
It seemed like all spring not a couple days would go by without me spying a pair roaming around the yard. I just knew there would be lots of babies this year.

I was right. I've seen lots of babies these last few weeks and just haven't been able to get them all in the same frame. I tried my best today and got quite a few of them, but I still didn't get them all.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Day 550

My attempt to be perfect almost kept me from today's picture.

On Day 518 I cut out 99 Christmas stockings for Stockings for Soldiers. On Day 544 I took all the scraps left over from cutting those stockings and sewed them into strips with the intent of making patchwork stockings. And today, after looking at the finished product, I almost didn't turn them into stockings.

But I looked beyond my need to impress others and looked at the needs of others. Those scraps allowed me to make six more stockings, stockings that six soldiers wouldn't have received otherwise.

With these six new stockings I have even more - even smaller - scraps. More stockings perhaps?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day 549

Some days I'm impressed by the picture I take. Some days the picture is just so-so.

This one here started out as one of my so-so ones. Just another picture of another flower.

Only when I put it as the background on my computer did it become a wow picture. What a gorgeous site every time I get on the computer! I need to start using my pictures more often.